Electrical Engineering > Relay Protection in Power Systems

About this training course

Power system protection relays operate when there is a disturbance of the voltages, currents, or frequency on the high voltage network, preventing or minimising their effects on the affected plant. The overarching objective of protection systems is to ensure fast, reliable, and selective clearance of unwanted conditions within the high voltage network. In other words, to ensure safety of personnel, public and equipment, while minimising disruptions to the power network. The protection systems are therefore a critical part of the high voltage network, and understanding how they operate and how to design them is essential for the safe and reliable operation of an electric power system.

In many cases the protection system cannot prevent faults from occurring, but it can and must limit their effects. The protection schemes must detect faults, but also apply discrimination in isolating the faulty section, and prevent spurious operations during healthy conditions which may appear as faults.

This 2-day course will immerse you with a solid understanding on the importance of relay protection in determining high voltage network expansion limitations, day to day operation and equipment maintenance activities.

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:

  • Comprehend high voltage networks and their topologies
  • Analyze power systems protection elements and their objectives
  • Assess high voltage network components and how to model them for protection studies
  • Evaluate current transformer performance and selection principles for power systems protection
  • Explore various protection schemes and methods for setting them

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

  • Power protection engineers
  • Relay protection engineers 
  • Circuitry design engineers
  • Project engineers and project managers
  • Power network commissioning engineers
  • Power network planning engineers
  • Power network asset engineers
  • Network field technicians
  • 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: 2 days in total (14 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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