Power quality is of upmost importance to electrical engineers since it can greatly affect power system performance, design requirements, and project costs. Power system engineers have dealt with power quality issues for decades, and yet, despite this knowledge and experience, power quality still poses a challenge to daily system operations.
Power Quality and Harmonics course is designed to help attendees understand the causes, effects, and methods of addressing various power quality problems. The course presents study approach, field measurement, and monitoring programs to familiarize attendees with the definitions and concepts used to evaluate power quality. The course introduces methods of modelling and simulating power systems for study purposes, and these methods are demonstrated using case studies of actual power quality problems. The effects of harmonics on various power system components and methods of reducing excessive harmonics will also be addressed. Power quality and harmonics standards, IEEE recommendations, NEC and CSA requirements, are also emphasized in this course.
The main course objectives are to:
- Understand the basic principles of power quality and its impact on electrical systems and equipment.
- Know how power quality is measured and analyzed.
- Obtain an overall understanding of the applicable standards (IEEE, NEC, CSA, etc.).
- Apply sound design techniques to new or existing installations.
This course is designed to familiarize power system engineers dealing with planning and operating power systems, as well as managers responsible for power quality monitoring programs.
Basic knowledge of power system analysis.
This is a practical course in which participants focus on power quality concepts and complete exercises using typical case scenarios. The course will include formal presentations and discussions, as well as practical examples based on real-life problems.
- Power Quality Definitions
- Power Quality Classifications
- Steady State Voltage Regulation
- Undervoltage/Overvoltage and Motor Starting
- Voltage and Current Unbalance
- Capacitors and VAR Compensation
- Impact of Distributed Generation
- System Faults: Sags, Swells and Interruptions
- Voltage Transients Due to Equipment Energization (Capacitors, Transformers, etc.
- Measurement Devices and Monitoring Programs
- Case Studies
- Harmonic Sources: Variable Speed Drives and Inverters
- Harmonic Effects
- Harmonic Studies and System Modeling
- Harmonic Standards, IEEE 519
- Harmonic Filter Types
- Case Studies
Partner, Power Systems and Testing, BBA Inc.
Mr. Tessier began his career at BBA in 1985 and became a Partner in 1990. He is a power systems specialist providing services for industrial complexes and utility systems that include short circuit calculations and load flow studies, design, protective relaying application and coordination studies, power system, ground mat design, and transient phenomenon studies.
Responsible for power quality studies, Mr. Tessier manages and conducts various surveys related to measurement and analysis of the electromagnetic compatibility. He has extensive experience in solving problems pertaining to power systems and industrial installations. He also prepares technical audits and master plans. His fields of activity include production, transport, and distribution of electricity as well as energy transformation and electro-technology applications in industrial installations.
As Head of the technical training services, he develops and presents training programs and seminars to engineers and technicians in universities, industries and public utilities. Mr. Tessier is member of the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia.
Partner, Principal Engineer, Power Systems and Testing, BBA Inc.
Dr. Moshref joined BBA in 2012 with over 35 years of power system experience in the energy industry, including power system planning, system operation, asset management, and alternate energy resources for power generation, and software development for the analysis of power systems.
Previously at Powertech Labs, Dr. Moshref was the Power System Studies Manager and reported to the Smart Utility Business Unit Director. Dr. Moshref developed planning and operation strategies and policies for various utilities and industrial organizations.
Early in his career, Dr. Moshref co-founded CYME International Inc. where he designed and developed more than 12 computer programs for power system analysis.
Dr. Moshref is the recipient of numerous awards from McGill University in Montréal, Quebec, the IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Sciences in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and the NSERC Industrial Fellowship, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Dr. Moshref is Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE) and member of the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, and a lecturer at the University of Victoria (UVic).