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PROT 401: Protecting Power Systems for Engineers

Overview

Engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and solutions for protecting electrical power systems should attend this course.

PROT 401 provides an overview of the principles and schemes for protecting power lines, transformers, buses, generators, and motors, and introduces the fundamentals of wide-area protection. The course provides basic guidelines for relay application and settings calculation. It also reviews basic power system concepts and describes instrument transformers.

Agenda

Day 1
  • Power System Basics
  • Power System Balanced Faults
  • Class Exercise: Power System Balanced Faults
  • Symmetrical Components
  • Class Exercise: Symmetrical Components
  • Power System Unbalanced Faults
Day 2
  • Class Exercise: Power System Unbalanced Faults
  • Relaying Fundamentals
  • Instrument Transformers
  • Line Overcurrent Protection
  • Class Exercise: Overcurrent Protection Coordination
Day 3
  • Line Directional Overcurrent Protection
  • Class Exercise: Line Directional Overcurrent Protection
  • Line Distance Protection
  • Class Exercise: Line Distance Protection
  • Line Pilot Protection
Day 4
  • Transformer Protection
  • Class Exercise: Transformer Differential Protection
  • Bus and Breaker Failure Protection
  • Class Exercise: Bus Protection
Day 5
  • Generator Protection
  • Class Exercise: Generator Protection
  • Motor Protection
  • Class Exercise: Motor Protection
  • Wide-Area Protection

Note: This course teaches fundamental knowledge but does not provide hands-on experience with SEL relays.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students can:

  • Identify the challenges and solutions to power system protection problems
  • Select the appropriate protection schemes for various applications
  • Analyze power system faults for balanced and unbalanced conditions using symmetrical components
  • Describe current and voltage transformers and their impact on protection scheme performance
  • Identify, apply, and calculate settings for distribution and transmission line protection schemes, including overcurrent, directional overcurrent, distance, and pilot protection schemes
  • Identify, apply, and calculate settings for transformer, bus, and breaker failure protection schemes
  • Identify, apply, and calculate settings for generator and motor protection schemes
  • Identify and apply wide-area protection schemes, such as power swing blocking, out-of-step tripping, and load shedding
Course Information
Course Base Fees: $USD2,875*
CEUs: 3.5
Available Courses
Vacaville, California, USA
November 26–30, 2018
This course is full. Please click waitlist button to be placed on the waiting list.
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Location:
SEL-Vacaville
810 Vaca Valley Parkway Suite 110
Vacaville, California 95688
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites
800 Mason St.
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-469-6200
Amenities: Free breakfast

Residence Inn
360 Orange Dr.
Vacaville, CA 95687
707-469-0300
Amenities: Free breakfast

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Irvine, California, USA
December 10–14, 2018
This course is full. Please click waitlist button to be placed on the waiting list.
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Location:
Market Place Center
350 Commerce, Suite 140
Irvine, California 92602
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn Santa Ana
2720 Hotel Terrace Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-556-3838
Amenities: Complimentary breakfast and fitness center

Holiday Inn Orange County Airport
2726 S. Grand Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-481-6300
Amenities: Complimentary internet, fitness center, restaurant on-site

Embassy Suites Orange County Airport
1325 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-241-3800
Amenities: Complimentary breakfast and evening reception, fitness center

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
February 18–22, 2019
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Location:
SEL-Charlotte
901 Center Park Dr
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Homewood Suites/Ayrsley
1921 Ayrsley Town Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28273
704-970-5500
Amenities: Free breakfast and dinner

Hampton Inn
9110 S. Pine Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28273
704-525-3333
Amenities: Free breakfast

Hilton Garden Inn
1920 Ayrsley Town Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Amenities: On-site restaurant

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, USA
March 18–22, 2019
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Location:
SEL-Fair Oaks Ranch
29250 Old Fredericksburg Rd Ste 104
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas 78015
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites
34935 IH-10 West
Boerne, TX 78006
830-816-8800
Amenities: Free Breakfast

Fairfield Inn & Suites
6 Cascade Caverns Rd
Boerne, TX 78006
830-368-4167
Amenities: Free breakfast

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Irvine, California, USA
April 8–12, 2019
Register

Location:
SEL-Irvine
420 Exchange Suite 100
Irvine, California 92602
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn Santa Ana
2720 Hotel Terrace Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-556-3838
Amenities: Complimentary breakfast and fitness center

Holiday Inn Orange County Airport
2726 S. Grand Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-481-6300
Amenities: Complimentary internet, fitness center, restaurant on-site

Embassy Suites Orange County Airport
1325 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-241-3800
Amenities: Complimentary breakfast and evening reception, fitness center

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA
May 13–17, 2019
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Location:
SEL-Saint Louis
340 Office Ct, Ste D
Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hilton Garden Inn Shiloh
360 Regency Park Dr.
O’Fallon, IL 62269
618-624-4499
Amenities: On-site restaurant

Holiday Inn
313 Salem Pl.
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
618-212-1300
Amenities: On-site restaurant

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Vacaville, California, USA
June 3–7, 2019
Register

Location:
SEL-Vacaville
810 Vaca Valley Pkwy Ste 110
Vacaville, California 95688
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites
800 Mason St.
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-469-6200
Amenities: Free breakfast

Residence Inn
360 Orange Dr.
Vacaville, CA 95687
707-469-0300
Amenities: Free breakfast

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Pullman, Washington, USA
August 19–23, 2019
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Location:
SEL Univeristy
2270 NE Hopkins Ct
Pullman, Washington 99163
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Residence Inn
1255 NE North Fairway Rd.
Pullman, WA 99163
509-332-4400
Amenities: complimentary breakfast

Holiday Inn Express
1190 SE Bishop Blvd
Pullman, WA 99163
509-334-4437
Amenities: complimentary breakfast

Best Western University Inn
1516 W. Pullman Rd.
Moscow, ID 83843
208-882-0550
Amenities: complimentary breakfast

Fairfield Inn
1000 West Pullman Rd.
Moscow, ID 83843
208-882-4600

LaQuinta
185 Warbonnet Dr.
Moscow, ID 83843
208-882-5365
Amenities: complimentary breakfast

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
September 9–13, 2019
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Location:
Training Location Coming Soon!
Las Vegas, Nevada
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Accommodations Coming Soon!
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
October 28–November 1, 2019
Register

Location:
SEL-Phoenix
3050 West Agua Fria Freeway Suite 240
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hilton Garden Inn
1940 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
623-434-5556
Amenities: Complimentary internet, on site restaurant, complimentary parking

Homewood Suites Phoenix Happy Valley
2470 W. Charlotte Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85085
623-580-1800
Amenities: complimentary breakfast and light dinner. complimentary internet, complimentary shuttle within 5 miles of hotel, complimentary parking
*Must schedule shuttle with front desk

Courtyard by Marriott
2029 W. Whispering Wind Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85085
623-580-8844
Amenities: Complimentary internet, on site restaurant, complimentary parking

Hampton Inn
2550 W. Charlotte Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85085
623-516-9300
Amenities: complimentary breakfast, complimentary internet, complimentary shuttle within 5 miles of hotel, complimentary parking
*Must schedule shuttle with front desk

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
November 18–22, 2019
Register

Location:
SEL-Atlanta
6835 Shiloh Rd East Suite C-1
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites
16785 Old Morris Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004
678-393-0990

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alpharetta-Windward Parkway
12505 Innovation Way
Alpharetta, GA 30004
678-339-0505

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North/Alpharetta
4025 Windward Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30005
770-360-7766

Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta
5750 Windward Pwky
Alpharetta, GA 30005
770-754-9600

*Please note that these are only recommendations
Irvine, California, USA
December 9–13, 2019
Register

Location:
SEL-Irvine
420 Exchange Suite 100
Irvine, California 92602
USA

Additional Information:
8:00am-5:00pm each day

Recommended Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn Santa Ana
2720 Hotel Terrace Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-556-3838
Amenities: Complimentary breakfast and fitness center

Holiday Inn Orange County Airport
2726 S. Grand Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-481-6300
Amenities: Complimentary internet, fitness center, restaurant on-site

Embassy Suites Orange County Airport
1325 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-241-3800
Amenities: Complimentary breakfast and evening reception, fitness center

*Please note that these are only recommendations

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Course Requirements

Prerequisites

A degree in electrical engineering or equivalent experience is required. In addition, students should have:

  • A basic knowledge of power systems
  • A working knowledge of ac three-phase electrical circuits, trigonometry, basic calculus, complex numbers, and phasor concepts

Recommended reading:

  • We recommend any electric machinery book of your choosing that covers transformers, synchronous generators, and induction motors
  • We recommend any power system analysis book of your choosing that covers per-unit quantities, symmetrical components, and fault analysis

Course Preparation

Please check the General Course Information page for course preparation details.