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Fundamentals of Modern Electrical Substations

Fundamentals of Modern Electrical Substations
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents an overview of modern electrical substations, emphasizing their importance for reliable and effective operation of power systems; describing all major, auxiliary and control equipment; listing typical engineering issues associated with substation design and engineering; and providing recommendations for addressing these issues. The entire course series consists of three parts:

  • Part 1: Mission of Electrical Substations and their Main Components
  • Part 2: Electrical Substation Auxiliary and Control Systems
  • Part 3: Electrical Substation Engineering Aspects

The first part of the course starts with a discussion about the main goals that every utility company has and demonstrates how modern power systems are arranged to accomplish all these goals. It also concentrates on what place electrical substations have in the overall power system structure; and how important they are for reliable and effective operation of power systems. This part also provides an overview of substation major equipment, explaining the mission, and arrangement of each component.

The second part of the course is concentrated on substation auxiliary and control systems which play a major role in allowing all station equipment to function properly, thus, fulfilling the main substation mission to support reliable and effective operation of power systems. The following auxiliary and control systems are considered, including explanations of their mission, operation principles and arrangement including relay protection, metering systems, auxiliary AC/DC Power systems, station alarm and remote control systems.

The third and last part of the course is concentrated on substation engineering aspects, which may be very challenging and require from utility company engineers a very diverse knowledge and experience to address these aspects. The following topics include a description of specific problems associated with them as well as possible resolution options including reliability analysis, typical substation switching systems, insulation coordination, substation safety and fire protection, substation design issues, substation insulator’s performance improvement.

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and civil engineers and designers, construction professionals, as well as utility company management and field personnel looking to expand their knowledge and experience in modern electrical substations.

Learning Objectives

This continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of modern power systems arrangement
  • Understanding the substation mission and its place in the overall T&D structure
  • Familiarizing with the substation main components
  • Understanding the role that substation auxiliary and control systems play in allowing all station equipment to function properly
  • Understanding the mission and operation principles of the following systems: relay protection, metering systems, auxiliary AC/DC power systems, and station alarm and remote control systems
  • Familiarizing with the arrangement of all substation auxiliary and control systems
  • Understanding the complexity of engineering aspects related to design, operation and maintenance of modern electrical substations
  • Familiarizing with typical substation engineering problems and their corresponding resolution options
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "Fundamentals of Modern Electrical Substations". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 91 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz

Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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