Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training

Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training

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Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training – Hands-on

Taking the Power System Fundamentals for Engineers training course will help you to understand the basic concepts of electricity generation, circuit analysis, power plants, generators, power delivery and power market. Power System Fundamental training course simply teaches you the history behind the power generation and lays down the basic theory of the circuit analysis in AC/DC systems. Different components of a power system including the generation units (power plants), transmission level (transmission lines and substations) and customers (loads) will be discussed. Operation principle of governors, boilers, cooling towers, and turbines are discussed in the power system fundamental training course.

This Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training course gives you a sufficient knowledge to understand the operation of synchronous generators as the main components in electricity generation by introducing the magnetic theory and simplified electrical models. Transformers as the second important devices in power plants will be introduced and analyzed in detail. Furthermore, power delivery topics including: transmission line modeling, HVDC transmission, reliability challenges in power delivery and customer demand are introduced in Power System Fundamental for engineers training course.

The audience will also learn about:

• RMS concept.
• Power factor correction.
• Kirchoff’s voltage and current law.
• Reactive compensation.
• Magnetic material.
• Circuit breakers.
• Dynamic loads.
• Induction machines.
• Concept of slip.
• Three-phase transformers.
• Reserve in power market.
• Black start definition.

Finally, the Power system fundamental for engineers training course will introduce the power system operation and market including: Energy concepts, Generation/Transmission operators, ancillary services, regulators and future markets.

Duration: 3 days

Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training

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» We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
» If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training Course is defined here:

• All individuals who need to understand the offshore wind farms from generation to consumption.
• Renewable energy utility engineers
• Test engineers
• Engineers seeking Ph.D. and graduate studies focused on renewable energies and microgrids
• Power traders to understand the offshore wind farm systems.
• Independent system operator personnel.
• Faculty members from academic institutes who want to teach the offshore wind farm course.
• Investors and contractors who plan to make investments in renewable energy industry.
• Professionals in other energy industries.
• Marketing people who need to know the background of the products they sell.
• Electric utility personnel who recently started career in power systems or having new job responsibilities.
• Technicians, operators, and maintenance personnel who are or will be working on renewable energy related projects
• Managers, accountants, and executives of power system industry.
• Scientist or non-electrical engineers involved in smart grid related projects or proposals.


Upon completing this Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training Course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Explain the basics of circuit analysis
• Understand the main elements of power plants
• Describe the electricity generation in generators
• Understand the transformer operation and modeling
• Differentiate different transmission lines
• Model and analyze transmission lines
• Understand the different types of loads and their performance
• Describe the operation of induction machines
• Understand the HVDC transmission systems
• Understand the concepts of power system operation and power market
• Explain the concept of profit in economic operation
• Understand the different terminologies in power market such as Ancillary services, concept of reserve and balance between generation and demand

Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training – Course Syllabus:

The Power system fundamental for engineers training course consists of the following lessons, which can be revised and tailored to the client’s need:

Introduction to power systems

History of the power generation
AC and DC concepts
AC circuits basics
–Sinusoidal functions
–Peak, RMS, and average values
–Root mean squared amplitude, angular velocity, and phase angle
–Time domain and phasor domain
–Voltage/current relationship in resistive, inductive and capacitive loads
–Kirchoff’s voltage and current law
–Circuit analysis using phasors
–Complex power, active power, reactive power
–Power factor
–Three phase circuits
–Y/D (star-delta) connections in three phase systems
–Concept of energy

Magnetic fields and AC circuits

Introduction to magnetic circuits
Flux linkage, inductance, reluctance and energy
Properties of magnetic materials
AC excitation
Permanent magnets

Power system components

Power Plants
Gas turbines
Steam turbines
–Cooling towers
Transmission lines
Substations (switchgears)
Low voltage
Medium voltage
High voltage
–Control room
–Circuit breakers
Constant loads
Dynamic loads
Power electronic based loads
Electric vehicle charging
Induction Machines
Introduction to poly phaser induction machines
Current and fluxes in induction machines
Induction motor equivalent circuit
Analysis of equivalent circuit
Effect of rotor resistance, wound and squirrel cage rotors
Slip, Torque and power by Thevenin theorem

Fundamentals of Generation/Synchronous machines (Generators)

Basic operation principles of synchronous machines
–Rotor and stator definition
–Field and armature windings
–Magnetic flux in the airgap
–Voltage generation
–Simplified generator model
–Phasor diagrams
–Power-angle formulation
Dynamic model of generators
–Mechanical dynamics
–Swing equation


Single-phase transformers
Magnetic circuit model, primary and secondary
Voltage induction, leakage flux
Turn ratio, output power
Equivalent transformer model
Three phase transformers
Delta- Star

Concepts of Power Delivery

Transmission Lines
Common types of transmission lines
Two-wire lines
Parallel-plate lines
Micro-strip lines
Steady state analysis of transmission lines
Transmission line parameters
Lossless transmission lines
Equivalent transmission line models
Power flow in transmission lines
HVDC transmission
Reliability and challenges for power delivery

Power System Operation

Historical Developments of power market
Power System Operator
Transmission system operator (TSO)
Distribution system operator (DSO)
Generation Company (Genco)
Consumers (large and small)
Market operator
Capacity markets
Ancillary services
Primary reserves
Secondary reserves
Black start capability
Manual reserve
Short circuit power, reactive reserve
Profit in market
Future markets
Day-ahead market
Intra-day market
Balancing market
Uncertainty in markets
SCADA systems
Energy Management Systems (EMS)

Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training

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