Power Transmission & Distribution > Electrical Power Substation Engineering, Insulation Coordination Transient Recovery Voltage and EMF

About this Training Course 

The electric power substation, whether generating station or transmission and distribution, remains one of the most challenging and exciting fields of electrical power engineering. Recent technological developments have had a tremendous impact on all aspects of substation design and operation. The objective of the course is to provide an extensive overview of substations, as well as its applications: from substation components and its sizing and applications, ground grid design and considerations, transient voltage recovery at the circuit breaker terminals, insulation coordination and electrical stresses due to lightning strikes, power quality and its impacts on the substation performances, electromagnetic field, as well as testing and commissioning of electrical substation components.

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply your knowledge of the fundamentals of the utility and oil and gas power substation and power quality problems
  • Recognize the important operating characteristics of major power components
  • Understand the transient recovery voltage and insulation coordination applications
  • Improve substation grounding and safety related topics
  • Discriminate between the criteria governing the application of overcurrent and overvoltage protective devices
  • Implement better start-up and regular maintenance of electrical installations
  • Get familiar with the electromagnetic field impacts on substation design and on people
  • Electric power engineering professionals
  • Electrical maintenance and operations engineers
  • Electrical transmission and distribution engineer
  • Electrical grid engineers
  • Electrical network and relay engineers
  • Mechanical engineering professionals
  • Civil engineering professionals
  • Power plant managers
  • Outage managers
  • Intermediate

Your expert course leader is a professional engineer with extensive experience in power system studies, substation design field-testing, and EHS programs settings for Mining and Electrical Utilities sectors. He was formally the Engineering Manager at GE Canada in Ontario. He received his M.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick and his MBA from Laurier School of Business in Waterloo. He has managed and executed more than 150 engineering projects on substation design EMF audits and power system studies and analyses, EMF audits and grounding audits, for major electrical utilities, mines, oil and gas, data centers, industrial and commercial facilities in Canada and the U.S. He is a certified professional engineer in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta.

He has various IEEE publications, has served as a technical reviewer for many IEEE journals in power systems and control systems, and is the chair of the Industry Application Chapter (IAS) for IEEE Toronto Section. He remains a very active member for the IEEE substation committee of IEEE Std. 81 ground testing (WGE6) and IEEE Std. 80 ground design (WGD7). A certified electrical safety trainer by GE Corporate and a Canadian Standard Association (CSA) committee member at the mining advisory panel for electrical safety, he also taught many technical courses all over Canada to industrial customers, electrical consultants as well as to electrical utilities customers.

Highlighted Projects:

  • Various Power System Studies for 345/230 kV Stations – Nova Scotia Power (EMERA)
  • RF audits for Telecom tower and antennas – Cogeco/Rogers Mobile
  • Power System analysis – Powell Canada
  • Structural/Geotechnical Design and upgrades – Oakville Hydro
  • Underground Cables testing and sizing – Plan Group
  • Relay programming and design optimization – Cenovus Canada
  • Different Arc Flash Analysis and BESS Design – SNC Lavalin
  • Environmental site assessment (ESA) Phase I/II for multiple stations – Ontario
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) assessment for Toronto LRT expansion – MOSAIC
  • Battery energy storage system (BESS) installation at City of London – Siemens Canada
  • EMF audits for 500 kV Transmission Lines – Hydro One
  • EMF audits for 500 kV Transmission Lines – Hydro Quebec
  • AC interference for 138 kV line modeling and mitigations – HBMS Mine

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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