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This course aims at providing participants with fundamental understanding of power system protection and design. It involves an introduction to power-system fault calculations, review of protection principles and relaying with reference to relevant international standards and a study of fundamental practices in generator protection, transformer protection, line protection, motor protection and pilot relaying.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to: 

  1. Gain an up to date knowledge on power system protection schemes and related standards
  2. Familiarize with techniques to calculate out short-circuit currents
  3. Apply protection principles to design protection for electric power equipment and systems
  4. Model power system protection and coordination schemes using industry-standard software ETAP
  5. Acquire hands-on experience of protection relays and power system hardware simulator

Who should attend

Engineers, technical managers and technicians working in the electrical power industry. Principally energy utilities, manufacturers and services companies.


Course topics include: Introduction to power system faults, Short-circuit current calculations in AC systems, Review of standards, Protection principles, Relay Technology, Overcurrent Protection, Unit protection, Distance

protection, Transformer/Generator/Motor protection, Industrial power system protection, Control and limitation of short-circuit currents. Morning sessions are lectures and worked examples, with afternoon sessions dedicated

to hands-on experiments and power system protection case study using ETAP software