April 2022

Power Quality and Harmonics

Status: Advanced online registration is now closed. Please email Rachel Osterman at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - Friday, April 8, 2022
Time: Day 1, 2, 3, and 4:
8:15 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Login
8:30 AM–12:30 PM: Webinar
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Jean Tessier, Eng.
Power Systems, Protection and Control, BBA Inc.
Credit: Eligible for 15 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $400.00 + GST = $420.00 until Mar 22, 2022

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $500.00 + GST = $525.00

Non-Registrant Price: $500.00 + GST = $525.00

Student Price: $250.00 + GST = $262.50
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Contact: Rachel Osterman | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4897
Toll-Free 1.888.430.8035 ext. 4897
Email: [email protected]
Note: Please note this session is hosted over 4 half-days.
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.

Seminar Description

The 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 modeling 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.); and
  • Apply sound design techniques to new or existing installations.

Who Should Attend?

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.

Course Methodology

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.

Seminar Outline


  • Power Quality and Harmonics in Power Systems
  • Standards and Definitions
  • Power System Fundamentals

Steady State Voltage Regulation

  • System Planning and Operation
  • Means of Voltage Control
  • Unbalance

Harmonics in Power Systems

  • Harmonic Analysis and Effects
  • Harmonic Cancelation
  • Harmonic Filters
  • Case Studies

Motor Applications and Starting

  • Motor Characteristics
  • Starting Methods
  • Mitigations
  • Case Studies

Temporary and Transient Conditions

  • Short-duration Voltage Variations
  • System Grounding
  • Rapid Voltage Change and Flicker
  • Voltage Transients Analysis Due to Equipment Switching (Capacitors, Transformers, etc.)
  • Case Studies


Jean Tessier, Eng.

Power Systems, Protection and Control, 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 power system studies and design, protective relaying application and setting, as well as isolation coordination and transient studies.

Over the years, Mr. Tessier has overseen numerous power quality and grounding surveys and studies. He has extensive experience in solving problems pertaining to production, transport, and distribution of electricity as well as energy transformation and electro-technology applications in industrial installations. He also frequently develops and presents training programs and seminars to engineers and technicians in universities, industries, and public utilities.

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