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Power System Grounding and Bonding

Friday, May 24, 2024
8:15 AM–8:30 AM Pacific time: Registration and Login
8:30 AM–4:30 PM Pacific time: Webinar

Eligible for 7 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning

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Event Details


Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $400.00 + GST = $420.00 until May 10, 2024

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


Jennifer Wu | Continuing Education Coordinator
Direct: 236.521.9709
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.9709
Email: [email protected]

Event Presenter(s)

Dr. Ali Moshref, P.Eng.

Partner, Principal Engineer, Power Systems and Testing, BBA Inc.

Dr. Moshref joined BBA in 2012 with over 39 years of power system experience in the energy industry, including power system planning, system operation, asset management, 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), IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer, Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS), Canadian Mirror Committee to IEC TC114 for Marine Energy, Guide for Evaluating AC Interference on Linear Facilities Co-Located Near Transmission Lines, IEEE Standard P2746™, and a seasonal lecturer at the University of Victoria (UVic).

About the Event

Grounding and bonding techniques are of the utmost importance in electrical system performance and overall cost. But above all, they play 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, and maintenance managers involved in the design, installation, inspection, and maintenance of electrical systems.


This is a 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.”