This course will introduce the topic of power system protection so that attendees will:
- Understand the reasons for power system protection,
- Understand the key principles (including instrument transformer performance) affecting protective relaying,
- Understand how to calculate short circuit currents in power systems (including the use of symmetrical components), and
- Understand how to develop relay applications and settings for the following parts of the power systems:
- Distribution systems
- Transmission systems
- Generators and motors
- The power system as a whole through system integrity protection schemes.
Day 1: Short Circuit Analysis of Power Systems
The seminar is intended to provide an understanding of how to calculate short circuit levels on three phase power systems. One of the important purposes of calculating short circuit levels is to facilitate the application and setting of protective relays. This seminar (or equivalent knowledge) is a prerequisite for subsequent seminars on distribution, transmission, substation, and generation protection.
This course will present the fundamentals of high-voltage power system protection so that attendees will understand:
- Impact of short circuits on power systems,
- Use of per unit systems and comparison with physical units,
- Symmetrical components,
- Manual calculations of balanced and unbalanced short circuits,
- Network and machine data for short circuit calculations (including power electronic sources),
- Applications of short circuit studies,
- Uses and abuses of fault studies, and
- Short circuit model validation.
Basic knowledge of three phase electric power systems. Familiarity with vector mathematics. Electrical technologist or engineering degree.
The course of interest to engineers who are responsible for planning, designing, operating, and maintaining electric power systems with respect to the use of fault studies for rating power equipment. It is suitable for those not familiar with the principles. It is aimed primarily at those interested in understanding how to calculate short circuit currents in power systems.
What Previous Participants have said about the Seminar:
- “Instructor explained the subject nicely with full command on the subject. Very good.”
- “Charlie is a dynamic presenter and responsive to his audience.”
- “A very knowledgeable specialist to give us a very valuable course. I enjoyed the whole course.”
- “Good presentation style – humour, good sound level, good pace.”
- “Charlie Henville – one of the best instructors in this subject—interesting, organized, friendly. His interest in this topic comes thru in this presentation.”
Day 2: Overcurrent Protection of Power Systems
The seminar is intended to provide an understanding of how overcurrent protection is applied and set on distribution systems. This seminar (or equivalent knowledge) is a prerequisite for a subsequent seminar on transmission, substation, and generation protection.
This course will present the fundamentals of distribution system protection so that attendees will understand:
- Why overcurrent protection works
- System grounding
- Time current characteristics
- Fuse protection
- Overcurrent relays
- Selective clearing and 'apples and oranges'
- Circuit reclosers
- Complicating factors
- Current transformers
Basic knowledge of three phase electric power systems. Familiarity with vector mathematics. Electrical technologist or engineering degree. Prior participation in Engineers and Geoscientists BC Short Circuit Analysis Seminar or equivalent knowledge.
This course will be of interest to engineers and technicians involved in the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of overcurrent protective devices for electric power systems. The short circuit computer program ASPEN OneLiner will be used as an example of a computer tool for protective device coordination. However this is not a training seminar on the use of ASPEN OneLiner.
What Previous Participants have said about this Seminar:
- “Excellent presenter. Made a potentially dry topic interesting, thanks to visible passion for it as well as good strong voice to complement slides. Thanks.”
- “Excellent speaker, encouraged questions and class participation. Very knowledgeable.”
- “Good speaker (volume and clarity). Good slideshow. Good on screen tools with flipchart backups.”
- "Very good instructor. Has a good knowledge of the industry."
- "The seminar content was excellent with many examples from utility."
- "Charlie is an excellent speaker/presenter. Everything was easy to follow, handouts and materials were clear, and the pace was good (not too slow, not too fast)."
Day 3 and 4: Fundamentals of Transmission, Generation, and System Protection
The course is intended to introduce the subject of transmission, generation, and system protection to enable engineers understand techniques of applying and setting protective relays for transmission and generation equipment. It includes presentations on protection of substation equipment including bus protection and transformer protection. Further, transmission line protection, including directional overcurrent and distance protection systems, will be discussed. It will also cover communications assisted transmission line protection, including line differential protection, single phase tripping and reclosing, generator intertie protection, special protection schemes, undervoltage, and underfrequency load shedding. Case studies and examples presented will allow even experienced protection engineers to benefit from the course since some advanced topics will also be introduced.
This course will present the fundamentals of high voltage power system protection so that attendees will:
- Understand how to develop relay applications and settings for the following parts of the power system:
- Substation busses and transformers
- Transmission systems
- Generators and motors
- The power system as a whole through system integrity protection schemes
- The course includes an overview of disturbance analysis and reading of oscillographic data collected during system disturbances.
- Much of this seminar will use examples of electromechanical and solid state analog relays to provide a foundation of the principles used. However, most of these principles are incorporated using numerical technologies in modern protection systems. A description of the basic components and functions of microprocessor-based relays will be provided so that attendees will understand the key features of modern implementation of protection systems.
Basic knowledge of three phase electric power systems. Familiarity with vector mathematics. Electrical technologist or engineering degree. Prior participation in Engineers and Geoscientists BC Short Circuit Analysis and Overcurrent Protection Seminars or equivalent knowledge.
The course of interest to engineers who are responsible for planning, designing, operating, and maintaining electric power systems with respect to ensuring proper protection. It is suitable for those not familiar with the technology and the special features considerations that are required to ensure reliable protection systems. It is aimed primarily at those interested in understanding how to apply and set protective relays on transmission and generation equipment for reliable operation during short circuits and system disturbances.
Charlie F. Henville, P.Eng.
President, Henville Consulting Inc.
Charlie Henville is a specialist in electric power system protection. After a 30 year career with BC Hydro, he retired in 2005 from the position of principal engineer. He now runs his own consulting company in power system protection. Charlie is well experienced in training engineers in power systems. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin and the University of BC, and has presented training courses to working engineers world wide. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and Past Chair of the IEEE Power System Relaying Committee.
Dr. Mukesh Nagpal, P.Eng.
Principal Engineer/Manager, BC Hydro
Mukesh Nagpal is Principal Engineer/Manager with the Protection and Control Planning Group within BC Hydro Engineering, Burnaby. He has more than 28 years of experience in electrical consulting, utility research, and power system protection. He is a senior member of IEEE and Power Energy Society, Distinguished lecturer, Adjunct Professor at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, and a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia. He received the PhD and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Dr. Nagpal has written more than 50 technical papers on power system relaying and contributed to several ANSI/IEEE sponsored standards or guides on relaying practices.