Course Overview

By using advanced hardware and software technologies, the automation of the distribution electric network can be carried out. The decentralized control is carried out by the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), which perform protection of the feeders, fault clearing, reconfiguration of the network and data acquisition, under the central control of an expert system, running on a personal Computer. The expert system performs monitoring of the system, network reconfiguration policy, overload forecasting and updating of the load diagrams of each feeder.

This course is designed and prepared to follow the new technology and recent updated knowledge of designing distribution systems in order to support the engineering staff with the recent and updated managing techniques and information of construction, operation, control, saving and protection of distribution system.

It may be advantageous to extend control networks to control smaller entities such as Distributed energy resources (DERs), buildings, and homes. 

Course Objectives

By the end of this course the participants will:

• Know more information of power system construction and operation.

• Know the new technology of distribution system design.

• Know and understanding how to manage the distribution systems.

• Understanding control and protection of distribution system.

• Understand the function of the smart grid

• Be aware about the components included in network automation

• Gain knowledge about related hardware and the software programs.

• Know and practice power system measurements and related signal processing.

Who Should Attend

Senior and junior engineers who are concerned with the electrical power system distribution and saving managements including those who are working within the transmission and Generation centers. Also high qualified technician who are involved with the operation, control and protection technology. Basic knowledge about the power system components performance is needed.

Course Content

Module (01) Power system components

1.1 Generation

1.2 Transmission

1.3 Distribution

1.4 Load

Module (02) Electric power network and function

2.1 Overhead lines

2.2 Underground cables

2.3 Compensators

2.4 Regulators

Module (03) Power transformers and distribution transformers

3.1 Components

3.2 Tap changers

3.3 Loading

3.4 Parallel operation

Module (04) Soli state transformers(SST)

4.1 Continuity of active and reactive power

4.2 Invertors and convertors

4.3 Topologies for SST

4.4 SiC super cascade

Module (05) Circuit breakers and switches

5.1 CB And switches functions

5.2 CB relay control

5.3 Automatic transfer switch

Module (06) Instrument transformer and control

6.1 Function of instrument transformers

6.2 CT and PT

6.3 Connection schemes

Module (07) Control circuit components and function

7.1 Contactors and relays

7.2 DC and schematic

7.3 Signaling and alarms

Module (08) Distributed generation

8.1 Capability curves of generators

8.2 Load sharing 

8.3 Independent generation

Module (09) Demand 

9.1 Demand Response

9.2 Demand side management

9.3 Failure conditions of the distribution system

9.4 Over loading

9.5 Short circuit

Module (10) Voltage sag and swell

10.1 Modeling of distribution operations

10.2 Closed-loop control of switching devices

10.3 Voltage controllers

Module (11) Capacitor and reactor compensation

11.1 SVC

11.2 FACTS

Module (12) Capacitors based on recommendations of the distribution optimization

12.1 Distribution System Reliability

12.2 Outage prevention and recovery, 

12.3 Optimal system performance under changing conditions

12.4 Operations and efficiency, management of peak loads

12.5 System restoration technologies