February 2022

Power System Grounding and Bonding

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Rachel Osterman at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - Friday, February 25, 2022
Time: 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 Feb 8, 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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  • A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 08, 2022 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation
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Contact: Rachel Osterman | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4897
Toll-Free 1.888.430.8035 ext. 4897
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Grounding and bonding techniques are of the upmost importance in electrical system performance and overall cost. But above all, it plays an essential role in personnel safety and equipment protection. In this regard, engineers should have a good understanding of grounding and bonding issues and practical solutions to the most common problems.

Seminar Description

Participants will gain a general understanding of grounding and bonding methods, common issues and practical solutions:

  • Understand the basic principles of grounding and bonding of electrical systems and equipment;
  • Know the applicable standards and design methods;
  • Know how to measure and improve an existing grounding and bonding system; and
  • Apply sound grounding and bonding techniques in designing new installations.


  • Review of Grounding and Bonding Objectives
  • Basic Knowledge on Personnel Safety and Electric Shock Hazards

Simple Ground Electrode

  • Characteristics of Soil (Acting as Conductor)
  • Simple Ground Electrode
  • Fundamentals of a Simple Ground Electrode
  • Calculation of Ground Electrode Resistance
  • Measurement Techniques
  • Examples

Substation Ground Grid

  • Description of a Typical Substation Grounding System
  • Electrical Safety Criteria – IEEE 80
  • Performance Analysis and Design Optimization
  • Case Studies

Grounding of Electrical Power Systems

  • Distribution System Grounding
  • Utility Versus Industrial System Grounding
  • Ground Fault Protection

Grounding and Bonding of Electrical Equipment

  • Bonding Definition and Objectives
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Sensitive Electronic Equipment

Who should attend?

Electrical engineers, project managers, maintenance managers, involved in the design, installation, inspection and maintenance of electrical systems.


Practical course in which participants focus on grounding and bonding concepts and complete exercises using typical case scenarios.

  • Formal/informal presentation and discussion
  • Practical examples and exercises

What Previous Participants Have Said About the Seminar

  • “Presenter was really good.”
  • “Good informative seminar by presenter.”


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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