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Electric Power Systems Fundamentals

Course/Workshop Title: Electric Power Systems Fundamentals
Course/Workshop Duration:  
Course Overview: The course is designed for industry engineers and qualified technicians who want to acquire an understanding of the operation of electric power systems. It will cover fundamental of AC power calculations in single and three-phase systems, the characteristics of power system plant and high-voltage substations, reactive power compensation, voltage control and power flow and fault analysis. Candidates will also gain an appreciation of the standards governing power system operation. The course is structured into several sessions over three days. The morning sessions are in the form of lectures and/or seminars, complemented by afternoon sessions where candidates can apply fundamental principles to analyse power systems and solve practical problems.
Case study exercises using appropriate software will be used where applicable.
Expected Learning Outcomes / Competencies Knowledge and Understanding
  1. Acquire fundamental power system principles: Voltage and current relationships in three-phase systems, apparent power, real power, reactive power and power factor.
  2. Recognize the operational characteristics of generators, transformers, transmission lines and underground cables and identify their limitations
  3. Carry out calculations on simple power systems using equivalent circuits under normal conditions.
  4. Appreciate the benefits of reactive power compensation, power factor improvement and voltage control.
  5. Be acquainted with national and international standards.
  6. Recognize the consequences of abnormal conditions on power system operation.

Intellectual Skills
  1. Derive and apply explicit equations describing the operation of power system components.
  2. Apply fundamental principles of electrical engineering to the analysis of three-phase power systems.

Practical Skills
  1. Perform practical case studies using industry-standard software.
  2. Recognize the practical constraints and limitations for power systems plant.

Transferable Skills
  1. Analyze power systems under steady state and fault conditions.
Requirement: A basic knowledge of electrical engineering concepts is required. Candidates having a general electrical engineering background should also benefit from the course