Electrical Power Systems Modeling and Simulation

Online /
Sep 27 - 28, 2022 /
Course Code: 13-0907-ONL21

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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Model electrical power system using Easy Power
  • Run the power flow calculation to identify the undersized equipment and bus under-voltage
  • Run short circuit calculation and equipment duty to identify if there is equipment which cannot withstand the maximum short circuit power
  • Run protection coordination, provide the optimum setting of the protection relays to achieve the best protection and coordination
  • Run arc flash calculation, using NFPA 70E or IEEE1584 to identify the arc energy when working on power on electrical system and the required PPE

Today's society relies heavily on electrical energy. generation; transmission and distribution are forming the BULK electrical system.

The electrical power system is vital for all industrial segments and residential consumers. In this course, the participant will learn how to build an electrical model for an existing system or use the generic model for the study of a new system. All possible normal operation and abnormal operation configurations can be evaluated to provide the fundamental support for optimisation of the electrical power system configuration.

Course Outline:

  • Electrical system modeling
  • Data collection
  • Validation of the electrical system model
  • Build electrical model and configuration management
  • Load flow calculation
  • Active and reactive power balance in the electrical system
  • Bus voltage evaluation and improvement
  • Equipment and cable sizing
  • Short circuit calculation
  • Equipment duty
  • Protection coordination
  • Protection relay setting sheets
  • Arc flash calculation
  • PPE requirements
  • Generating arc flash labels and reports

Who Should Attend:
Electrical Engineers • Electrical Engineering Technologist • Managers with Electrical Background

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Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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Day 1

Scope and Definition of the Power System Modeling

  • Defining the Scope of the Study
  • Certified Documentation and Level of Trust
  • Walk-Down Charts and Templates for Data Collection
  • Collecting and validating the Input Data-Equipment Labels
  • Requesting Supplementary manufacturer data
  • Load Verification request
  • Recovery of "As Found Settings" of all adjustable Circuit Breakers
  • Verification of all FIELD data by creating TEST Bulk Models
  • Comparing other Data Base if available, e.g. Power Monitoring system and Building Automation System Log Files
  • Building a Load Profile is required or determine the Pick Load of the system

Criteria of Selecting the Proper Software Tool

  • Steady State Software Platforms
  • Most Commonly Used Software for Power Systems: ETAP; EDSA; SKM; CYME (Cooper Industries)
  • Comparing the Results with Analytical Calculation
  • Transient and Dynamic Load Study-Laplace and Runge-Kutta Incorporated
  • Major Difference between Steady State Simulation and Transient Simulations
  • Specific Parameters that change in Transient Simulation; e.g.
  • Transient and Sub-transient of a Generator Inductance Values
  • Most Commonly used Software for transient Simulation: MATLAB; MATEMATICA; FORTRAN
  • Finite element calculations for Electromagnetic Field Simulation, CORONA
  • Heating Calculations for Power Systems
  • Fast Fourier Calculation for Harmonics Injected into the Power System

Steady State Power System Study:

  • Validation of the Primary Data Collection
  • Field Measurements and Load Profile
  • Model of a Power System for Steady State Study
  • Ground System Modeling and Study
  • Load Flow Calculation
  • Sizing of the Major Equipment and cables
  • Calculation of the Voltage drop under Steady State Condition
  • Load shearing
  • Transformer Voltage Tap selection Study
  • Voltage Fluctuation Compensation
  • Unbalanced System Simulation
  • Short Circuit Analysis
  • Protection Coordination Study
  • ARC Flash Calculation
  • Unbalanced Load Study
  • Steady State Electromagnetic Field Study

Day 2

Transient Power System Study

  • Dynamic Load Study, electrical motors
  • Transient Power System Study and Simulation, e.g. power swing
  • Electromagnetic Field Study for Transients and power switching
  • Corona Effect and High Power Modeling
  • ARC Flash calculation beyond Steady state and Standard requirements
  • Lightning Protection Modeling and Calculation
  • Surge Protection Calculation and Modeling
  • Insulation Coordination Calculation
  • Analytical Calculations for Power Systems for systems in transient condition

Example of a Power System Modeling and Simulation

  • Modeling Example for Load Flow calculation
  • Modeling Example for Short circuit analysis
  • Example of Simulation and calculation for Electric System with
  • Battery Backup
  • Protection Coordination example for a medium voltage system
  • Steady state Simulation when dynamic loads are included
  • Example of a Electromagnetic Field calculation

Case Study of a Complete Power System Simulation and Validation

From Utility to End Used CASE Study


Eduard Loiczli, P.Eng.

Dr. Eduard Loiczli is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in motors and drives. His most outstanding contributions are related to the development of a High Speed Magnetic Levitation System; Vector Control System for Streetcars and Subways; and Medium Voltage 4.16Kv Drive for up to 4.5MW Induction Motor.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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