Modern Electrical Power Systems

Modern Electrical Power Systems


Modern electrical power systems increases the efficiency of electrical power generations, transmission and distribution it also lower carbon footprint for a greener world. It includes the ‘green generation’ of electricity by means of PV Solar Systems, Wind Power Technology, Geothermal Technology and Hydro Power.

In addition, the introduction and merits of the Smart Grids are also discussed in this LAKESHORE ISL Modern Electrical Power Systems training seminar. The determination and control of fault levels, active power, reactive power, voltage and frequency are essential in a modern electrical power system. Power quality issues are also addressed by modern mitigation techniques.

Power System Stability incorporates the Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) have been evolving to a mature technology with high power rating. This technology has wide spread application, became a top rate, most reliable one, based on power electronics. The main purpose of these systems is to supply the network as quickly as possible with inductive or capacitive reactive power that is adapted to its particular requirements, while also improving transmission quality and the efficiency of the power transmission system.

This LAKESHORE ISL training seminar will highlight:

  • The various types of renewable energy generation, transmission and distribution
  • The significance and merits of smart grids
  • The importance of reactive power
  • Power quality issues and mitigation methods
  • The flexible AC transmission system merits


Delegates will gain a detailed appreciation of the following:

  • Alternative forms of generation and embedded generation – carbon emission limiting, etc.
  • Power flow optimization for ‘real power’ and use of a of FACTS devices to improve system operation, including DSM approach
  • New CT and VT optical transducers and protection system using micro processor relays
  • Non linear loads and injected Harmonics, at the PCC (point of common coupling)
  • Diagnostic monitoring of plant and in particular GIS substations
  • High speed fault limiters and thermal monitoring systems for cables

Training Methodology

Participants will receive a copy of the comprehensive training course notes. The presenter will outline and discuss the topics using PowerPoint displays and DVD’s. This LAKESHORE ISL Modern Electrical Power Systems training course is designed to have an interactive format, to maximize delegate participation. Questions and answers are encouraged throughout and at the daily roundup sessions. Needs-based case-studies and examples will be introduced and discussed, in problem solving workshop sessions.

Organizational Impact

This LAKESHORE ISL training course will allow delegates to interact and gain from the following:

  • Shared experiences of others
  • Carefully selected examples and case studies used to illustrate the material being discussed
  • Emphasis given to ensure that the material is appropriate to the organizations represented
  • Each delegate should leave with an awareness and understanding of the operational aspects of modern power systems
  • How new technologies can assist in improving the quality and reliability of the consumers supply?

Personal Impact

On successful completion of this LAKESHORE ISL training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Appreciate how power is transferred efficiently across a network
  • Understand how FACTS devices can provide real time support to improve network operation
  • Understand how to improve the quality of the supply, dips, swells and harmonics sources
  • Be familiar with diagnostic tools that lead to improved reliability including PD measurement
  • Deal with methods to handle higher fault levels and power demand and cable thermal rating
  • Deal with the question of alternative forms of generation and CO2 emissions

Who Should Attend?

  • Designers
  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Professionals involved with the planning, operation and maintenance of small to large scale power networks, from around 11kV upwards
  • Professionals from the Distribution Companies
  • Power Utilities, Engineering Professionals in the Electricity Supply Industry and Petrochemical Companies who have to deal with aspects of generation, transmission and distribution

Seminar Outline



  • Overview of a Typical Systems covering Generation, Transmission and Distribution and the SMART grid
  • Determination of Flow of Real (P) and Reactive Power (Q)
  • Determination and Control of Fault Level
  • Control of Reactive Power & Voltage
  • Control of Active Power & System Frequency
  • The Requirements for Reactive Compensation – voltage profiles
  • Overview of Power System Disturbances


Current Operational Problems and System Operation

  • Coping with Rising Demand for Power – transmission and distribution
  • The Costs associated with increasing Fault Level and Types of Faults
  • Monitoring of Plant Condition – e.g. temperature
  • Power System and Substation Automation
  • Increasing Problems of Heavily Loaded Systems – stability, voltage dip
  • Transmission Voltage Levels – line and cable design, power loading and de-rating for temperature effects
  • Major Causes of Power System Failures


Emerging Technologies

  • Energy and The Environment – solar power, geothermal power, etc. CO2 and its impact on the world
  • ‘Green’ Generation – Is it possible on a large scale or are there stability problems?
  • Demand Side Management – remote load control – minimizing demand – optimizing transmission – coping with dips and swells
  • Optical Current Transducers for Protection – optical current sensors eliminate CT saturation
  • High Voltage Applications – Surge protection, current limiters network switching, etc.
  • Non-linear Loads – harmonics at PCC – filtering – G5/4 requirements
  • Harmonics Mitigation Techniques


Advances in Control and Monitoring

  • Power Electronics Applied to Power Systems
  • Flexibility in AC Systems (FACTS) – static VAr Compensation – series controlled capacitors
  • Changing Maintenance Schedules, Remote Surveillance of Plant and the Introduction of Unmanned Substations
  • Data Logging
  • HV-DC Links for Stability Improvement
  • Optical Cable Temperature Monitoring
  • SCADA and Artificial Intelligence Systems for Fault Diagnostics


System Protection

  • Advanced Protection and Control Techniques
  • Digital and Micro Processor Protection
  • Electrical Insulation – Air and SF6 – the problems
  • Condition Monitoring of Plant
  • Is – Fault Current Limiter – how to apply?
  • GIS Diagnostics – partial discharge techniques
  • Q & A Session


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