Electrical Engineering > Power Quality & Harmonics in Power Systems

About this training course

In an ideal electrical power network, electrical power is expected to be delivered with

  • A purely sinusoidal voltage of constant nominal magnitude
  • The three phase voltages at identical magnitudes and identical phase-phase angles, and
  • The load currents aligned with the respective voltages – that is with purely active power load.

This is rarely the case in reality. Electrical power networks often experience problems with voltage magnitude fluctuations, harmonics, unbalance between the three phase voltages, and reactive power. Power Quality is an electrical engineering field which looks at causes, effects, and remedies associated with these issues.

Power quality studies aim to determine the effect the customer loads have on the supply grid, and to ensure that the customer load network connection does not negatively impact the grid network. The Power Quality Studies typically focus on Reactive power, Harmonics, Unbalance and Flicker. The power quality studies are therefore a critical part of the negotiations between the customer and the grid authority and are typically conducted whenever a new connection is established, or when an existing connection is augmented.

This training is intended to cover HV and MV with voltage levels from 11kV to 330kV.

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

  • Comprehending High Voltage networks and their topologies
  • Examining Power network components and how to model them for power quality studies
  • Diving deeper into reactive power, harmonics, flicker, load and consequently Voltage unbalance
  • Reviewing traditional and modern technologies for alleviating Power Quality issues, including Scott Transformer, Static VAR Compensator / STATCOM, Rail Power Conditioner and Static Frequency Converter

The course will greatly benefit the following groups but not limited to:

  • Staff involved with connection negotiations
  • Power network modelling engineers
  • Power network planning engineers
  • Power network asset engineers
  • Project engineers and project managers
  • Commissioning engineers
  • Field technicians
  • Basic or Foundation
  • Intermediate

The training instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all participants gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught in their own organization.

Course Duration: 1 day in total (7 hours).

Training Schedule

0830 – Registration 0900 – Start of training 1030 – Morning Break 1045 – Training recommences

1230 – Lunch Break 1330 – Training recommences 1515 – Evening break 1530 – Training recommences 1700 – End of Training

The maximum number of participants allowed for this training course is 25.

This course is also available through our Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) format.

Your expert course leader received his MSc from the University of Belgrade, Serbia in 1995, and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia in 2020. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland since 2004.

Between 1995 and 2000 he was with Energoprojekt, Belgrade, Serbia, working on Transmission and Distribution Substation projects in Nigeria and Botswana. From 2001 to 2002, he worked for UGL, Sydney, on Water treatment plant electrical networks, DC railways and Transmission Substation upgrades. Between 2002 and 2006 he was with Power Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia, working in Transmission Protection and Automation. From 2006 to 2008 he was with WorleyParsons, Brisbane, working in the Oil and Distribution high voltage networks. Between 2008 and 2019 he was with Queensland Rail and Aurizon, Brisbane, working on major Traction Power Network upgrade programs within the Queensland passenger and heavy haul railway networks. Since 2019, he has been with Arcadis in Brisbane as Technical Director, working in the transmission, distribution, rail and oil and gas sectors.

In 2020, he completed his PhD in the field of Traction Power Network analysis. He has conducted significant research and has published numerous papers in the areas of Protection, FACTS and large-scale Battery systems for Traction Power Networks. As a member of IEEE, he has reviewed many IEEE conference and journal papers in the Power Systems field.

He has delivered numerous training courses in Power Systems Protection.

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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RPCD Senior Engineer, NGCP

Power Edge training was very informative. It helped me gain more knowledge about the field and help me understand more about the subject. The chosen lecturer was very qualified to talk given his experiences and knowledge. He was able to deliver the information effectively and answered all the questions.

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The training was very well taught. There was an exchange of thoughts and experiences on the practices of each individual that contributed to the added knowledge.

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