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:

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

Who Should Attend

Engineers and technical managers and technicians working in the electrical power industry. Specifically, 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 work examples and afternoon sessions are dedicated to hands-on experiments and power system protection case study using ETAP software