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Power System Real Time Operation and Reliability Readiness

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About the course

The Real-time Operations and Reliability Readiness training course is designed to ensure that operators of the bulk electric system have the tools, processes, and procedures in place to operate reliably. The attendees will learn about reactive power and voltage control issues in electric power systems, power system oscillations, power system reliability assessment technique, power system stability, and analysis of blackout development mechanisms in electric power systems, electric system restoration and finally lessons learned from recent major outages will be discussed.

This training course will help balancing authorities, transmission operators, and reliability coordinators to recognize and assess their reliability responsibilities and evaluate how their operations support those responsibilities.

The objectives of this training course is to recognize and respond to abnormal system configurations and to understand the events leading to and the lessons learned from major system outages. This will help improving the reliability performance of electric utilities.

Course Objectives

Recognize and respond to abnormal system configurations

Understand the events leading to and the lessons learned from major system outages

Course Outline

MODULE 1: Overview of Power Networks

  • Introduction
  • Power Generation
  • Power transmission
  • Power Distribution
  • Low Voltage Applications
  • Network studies

MODULE 2: Electric Transmission Lines

  • Nature of electricity
  • The transmission grid
  • Transmission outages
  • Components of the transmission system
  • Transmission line design
  • Advanced Transmission Technologies Real-time ratings of transmission lines

MODULE 3: Reactive Power and Voltage Control Issues in Electric Power Systems

  • Introduction
  • Reactive Power
  • Reactive Power in Operations
  • A Fundamental Illustration
  • Challenges in Voltage Control and Related Security

MODULE 4: Power System Oscillations

  • Introduction
  • Nature of Electromechanical Oscillations
  • Role of Oscillations in Power Blackouts

MODULE 5: Overview of Power System Reliability Assessment Techniques

  • Introduction
  • Power System Reliability Assessment
  • Analytical Power System Reliability Assessment Methods
  • Network Reduction Technique

MODULE 6: Power System Stability: New Opportunities for Control

  • Introduction
  • Power System Stability
  • Challenges and Opportunities

MODULE 7: Analysis of Blackout Development Mechanisms in Electric Power Systems

  • Introduction
  • Sequences and Qualitative Classification of Events
  • A Generalized Scenario of Cascading Disturbances
  • Case Studies

MODULE 8: Electric System Restoration

  • Introduction
  • Conditions That May Result in Major Area Blackouts
  • Determine Blackout Extent and System Status
  • Restoration of Auxiliary Power to Operable Generation
  • Preparation for the Transmission System Restoration
  • Restoration of the Transmission System and System Loads
  • Reliability Coordinator: Responsibilities during Restoration
  • Training and Testing

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

Electrical Engineers, Technicians and Dispatcher who is responsible for the operation and control of transmission & distribution networks, As well as useful for filed operators

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