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.
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 and Harmonics in Power Systems
- Standards and Definitions
- Power System Fundamentals
- System Planning and Operation
- Means of Voltage Control
- Harmonic Analysis and Effects
- Harmonic Cancelation
- Harmonic Filters
- Case Studies
- Motor Characteristics
- Starting Methods
- Case Studies
- Short-duration Voltage Variations
- System Grounding
- Rapid Voltage Change and Flicker
- Voltage Transients Analysis Due to Equipment Switching (Capacitors, Transformers, etc.)
- Case Studies
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.