PWRS 400: Power System Fundamentals for Engineers
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This course provides power system fundamentals that underlie the material covered in the SEL University PROT courses. It addresses elements of system analysis as well as system operation and control.
- Day 1
- Introduction to Power Systems
- AC Circuits Basics
- Magnetic Fields and Circuits
- Power Transformers
- Day 2
- Induction Motors
- Synchronous Generators
- Power Lines (includes line-loading simulations)
- Day 3
- Power System Steady State (includes a power flow exercise)
- Power System Operation (includes an economic operation exercise)
- Power System Balanced Faults
- Day 4
- Symmetrical Components
- Power System Unbalanced Faults (includes a fault study exercise)
- Power System Transient Stability
- Relay Protection
Note: This course teaches fundamental knowledge but does not provide hands-on experience with SEL relays.
A degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience is required. In addition, participants should have:
- A basic knowledge of electrical circuits
- A working knowledge of trigonometry, basic calculus, and complex numbers
New electrical engineering graduates working in the power industry with little or no power background, and experienced engineers who want to refresh their knowledge and learn of new developments in the industry.
A laptop computer and a calculator for performing computations involving complex numbers in class.
At the conclusion of this course, students can:
- Describe the structure of modern power systems (generation, transmission, subtransmission, distribution, and consumption)
- Describe the basic principles of operation: voltage and frequency control, control of real and reactive power flow, transient and steady-state stability, and economic operation
- Describe modeling of different power system components
- Perform exact analysis of a complex power system using computer models
- Calculate the state of different power system components
- Create conceptual designs and improvements of power systems that satisfy the basic principles of operation
Classes are conducted from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Four-day course includes course notebook, reference materials, and certificate of completion. Complimentary lunch and breaks are provided.