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Electrical Faults and Power System Protection Basics

2.5 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will:

  • Be knowledgeable of the fundamentals of electrical faults in power system and protections
  • Interact more effectively with other work groups involved in electric power system protection and relaying
  • Apply knowledge of power system protection in regulatory work related to electric facilities construction and operation

Faults in electric power system are common and often they are complex in nature. The course provides an overview of electrical faults in power system and why do they occur. It explains the types of faults that often occur in electricity generation, transmission and distribution systems, and the damages they cause to an electric power system. It also explains the impact of electrical faults and shock to human body when exposed to them. In addition to explaining the types of faults, the course describes the various types of protective devices used in electric power system designed to identify and isolate electrical faults to minimize the damages.

The course is intended to provide a clear understanding of electrical faults in power system to professionals who, although qualified in their own disciplines, may not have received specific training related to power system faults and protections. Electrical faults are complex, but the course avoids rigorous mathematical analysis so as to provide a more practical overview of electrical faults and the type of protection systems.

Course Outline

  • Power System Faults and Protections
  • How Stable is Our Power System

Who Should Attend
The course is designed for individuals who are associated with power system related work, especially reviewing electrical faults in facilities and recommending mitigation, but without having direct background of electric power system. For example, regulators, legal services, engineers from disciplines other than electrical engineering, technicians involved in power systems, professionals from oil and gas industries will find this course to be useful. In addition, professionals who need to refresh their current experience and knowledge of fundamentals of power system protection.

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Online, 10/18/2021


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

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