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July 2014

Power System Stability and Control Seminar

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Power System Stability & Control - Day 1
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Power System Stability & Control - Day 2
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Power System Stability & Control - Day 3
9:00 AM-3:00 PM: Power System Stability & Control - Day 4
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Prabha S. Kundur – President, Kundur Power Systems Solutions Inc., Toronto
Credit: 26 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Power System Stability & Control - Day 1 : $1599.00 + GST = $1678.95 until June 24, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Power System Stability & Control - Day 1 : $1799.00 + GST = $1888.95

Non-Member Price: Power System Stability & Control - Day 1 : $1799.00 + GST = $1888.95

Student Member Price: Power System Stability & Control - Day 1 : $1799.00 + GST = $1888.95
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by June 24, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Power System Stability and Control Seminar. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of power system stability and control problems. This includes basic concepts, physical aspects of the phenomena, methods of analysis, examples of incidents of system instability, challenges to the secure operation of present-day power systems, and comprehensive approach to enhancing system security.

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of power system stability and control problems. This includes the basic concepts, physical aspects of the phenomena, methods of analysis, examples of incidents of system instability, challenges to the secure operation of present-day power systems, and comprehensive approach to enhancing system security.
 
The book Power System Stability and Control by Dr. Prabha Kundur (McGraw-Hill, 1994) will be used as reference for the course and the book will be supplied as part of the course material.  
 
Course Outline
 
DAY 1
 
1.      Introduction to Power System Stability 
  • Definition and classification of power system stability 
  • Brief description of each category of system stability
  • Conceptual relationship between power system stability, security and reliability
  • Traditional approach power system security assessment
 
2.      Review of Equipment Characteristics and Modelling 
  • Synchronous machines: theory and modelling, machine parameters, saturation modelling, synchronous machine representation in stability studies, reactive capability limits.
  • Excitation systems: elements of an excitation system, types of excitation systems, control and protective functions, modelling.
  • Prime movers and governing systems: hydraulic turbines and governing systems, steam turbines and governing systems, gas turbines and combined-cycle units.
  • AC Transmission: performance equations and parameters, surge impedance loading, voltage-power characteristics, reactive power requirements, loadability characteristics, factors influencing transfer of active and reactive power.
  • Power system loads: basic modelling concepts, static and dynamic models, acquisition of load model parameters.
 
3.      Control of Active Power and Frequency
  • Fundamentals of frequency control
  • Composite regulating characteristics of power systems
  • Automatic generation control
  • Under-frequency load shedding
 
DAY 2
 
4.      Control of Reactive Power and Voltage
  • Control objectives 
  • Production and absorption of reactive power
  • Methods of voltage control
  • Principles of reactive compensation in transmission systems
  • Static and dynamic compensators
 
5.      Transient (angle) Stability
  • An elementary view of the transient stability problem 
  • Simulation of power system dynamic response 
  • Numerical integration methods 
  • Performance of protective relaying 
  • Transient stability enhancement 
  • Case studies 
  • Examples of major system blackouts due to transient instability
 
DAY 3
 
6.      Small-Signal (angle) Stability
  • Nature and description of small-signal stability (SSS) problems 
  • Methods of analysis; modal analysis approach 
  • Characteristics of local-plant mode and inter-area mode oscillations 
  • Case studies 
  • SSS enhancement 
  • Examples of major system disturbances due to small-signal instability
 
7.      Subsynchronous Oscillations
  • Steam turbine generator torsional characteristics
  • Torsional interaction with power system controls: PSS, HVDC converter controls
  • Subsynchronous resonance
  • Impact of network-switching disturbances
 
8.      Voltage Stability 
  • Description of the phenomenon 
  • Factors influencing voltage stability
  • Methods of analysis 
  • Prevention of voltage instability 
  • Case studies  
  • Examples of major system disturbances due to voltage instability
 
DAY 4
 
9.      Frequency Stability 
  • Nature and description of frequency stability problems
  • Examples of system disturbances caused by frequency instability
  • Analysis of frequency stability problems
  • Case studies
  • Mitigation of frequency stability problems.
 
10.  Wind Turbine Generators
  • Wind turbine characteristics
  • Types of wind turbine generator technologies
  • Protection systems
  • Impact on power system dynamic performance
 
11.  Major Power Grid Blackouts in 2003
  • Description of events
  • Causes of blackouts
  • Lessons learned
 
12.  Comprehensive Approach to Power System Security 
  • Requirements
  • Application of power system controls
  • Defense plans against extreme contingencies
  • On-line security assessment
  • Reliability management system
  • Real-time monitoring and control
  • Risk-based Dynamic security Assessment
 
What Previous Participants have said about this Seminar: 
  • “Very knowledgeable, great instructor. Excellent choice of instructor!!”
  • “Dr. Kundur is one of the best instructors I have ever had the privilege to hear.”
  • “Very good presenter with a very wide background and experience with subject.”
  • “Very pleased with course! Instructor was excellent and quite clear for such a challenging topic.”
  • “Obviously a world expert. Invaluable to gleam knowledge from Dr. Kundur.”
  • “Does an excellent job and presents many good ideas and his examples come from experience which are excellent.”
  • “Excellent course, brings 40 years of power system experience in a ‘4 day’ format.”
  • “The best course I have attended.”

Presenter
 
Dr. Prabha S. Kundur – President, Kundur Power Systems Solutions Inc., Toronto
 
Prabha Kundur holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and has over 35 years of experience in the electric power industry.  He is currently the President of Kundur Power system Solutions Inc., Toronto, Ontario.  He served as the President and CEO of Powertech Labs Inc., the research and technology subsidiary of BC Hydro, from 1994 to 2006.  Prior to joining Powertech, he worked at Ontario Hydro for nearly 25 years and held senior positions involving power system planning and design.
 
He has also served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto since 1979, at the University of British Columbia since 1994, and at the University of Manitoba since 2006.  He is the author of the book Power System Stability and Control (McGraw-Hill, 1994), which is a standard modern reference for the subject.  He has performed extensive international consulting related to power system planning and design, and has delivered technical courses for utilities, manufacturers and universities around the world.
 
Dr. Kundur has a long record of service and leadership in the IEEE.  He has chaired numerous committees and working groups of the IEEE Power Engineering Society, and was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1985.  He is the past-chairman of the IEEE Power System Dynamic Performance Committee, and is currently the PES Vice-President for Education/Industry Relations. He is the recipient of several IEEE awards, including the Nikola Tesla Award in 1997 and the Charles Concordia Power System Engineering Award in 2005.
 
He has also been active in CIGRE for many years. He served as the Chairman of the CIGRE Study Committee C4 on “System Technical Performancefrom 2002 to 2006, and is currently Chairman of the Canadian National Committee of CIGRE. He is the recipient of the CIGRE Technical Committee Award in 1999. He was bestowed by CIGRE title of Honorary Member in 2006
 
In 2003, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He has been awarded two honorary degrees: Doctor Honoris Causa by the University Politechnica of Bucharest, Romania in 2003, and Doctor of Engineering, Honoris Causa by the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2004. 


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