Backup Generators (1.2 CEU's)

Daily Schedule

8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.


The course will explain the functions of a Backup Generator and the parameters to be set for a desired performance. Also the participants will size and select an backup generator for an application based on the field data and the construction of the load profile of the system.
Different types of backup generators and their applications will also be described.


After completion of this course the participants will be able to select and size a backup generator for a specific application based on one line diagram; sequence of operation and the load profile of the system incorporating static and dynamic loads

Target Audience

Electrical Engineers and Technicians

After you attend this course/workshop, you will be able to

  • Design an one line diagram with the proper sequence of events for a system
  • Select the ATS type for the application
  • Generate the Load Profile for the System
  • Understand the Active and Reactive Droop Control
  • Protection Requirements for Paralleling Generators

Dr. Eduard Loiczli

Eduard Loiczli is currently a Nuclear Integration Senior Electrical Engineer for Ontario Power Generation. He has more than 26 years experience in Electrical Engineering and Controls and has made many achievements in the industry. He has designed programming applications for nuclear applications, SCADA and DCS. He has also created programming and integration solutions for oil extraction and an automated line for the glass industry. In addition to programming solutions, Mr Loiczli has been project leader for design in many electrical projects.
Mr Loiczli is a member of IEEE, Ontario Fire Association and APEO. He is a Certified Nuclear Engineer.


Day One:
  • Requirements of CSA 282 - 12 for Backup Generators
  • Make Before Brake and Brake before Make Backup Systems
  • Three Pole and Four Pole ATS
  • Circuit Breaker Based ATS
  • UPS System feed from Backup Generator, selection and requirements
  • Sizing a Backup Generator Based on the Static and Dynamic Loads
  • One line Diagram; Sequence of Event and Load Profile
  • Types of Engines, Gas; Gasoline; Flex Fuel Diesel
  • Four Stroke and two Stroke Engines
Day 2:
  • Engine Maintenance Requirements
  • Engine Control System
  • Governor Control System and Protections
  • Active Droop Control, Active Power Sharing
  • Leading and Lagging Generator
  • Alternator Types and Stability
  • AVR-Automatic Voltage Regulator
  • Reactive Droop Control and Reactive Power Sharing
  • Power Factor Control for CONDENSER Type Application
  • Generator Synchronization to the Grid
  • Protection Requrement for Backup Generators

GIC reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. GIC's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. GIC is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations. Please click here for complete policies.

Toronto Airport West
5444 Dixie Rd
Mississauga, ON
L4W 2L2
Note: Please do not book travel and accommodation until you receive course confirmation.

More Dates & Locations

This course is also offered at the following location(s):

  • Webinars (Live) Wednesday, June 17, 2020

    Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

    The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

We could offer any of our courses at a location of your choice and customized contents according to your needs, please contact us at : or click here  to submit an online request.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.



Price will increase on 03 May 2020

The current fee for this course is $1,245.00. The current price increases on 03 May GST applies where applicable.

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Seminars and Workshops offered within your organization anywhere in the world.

Offline Registration

To Register by fax, download and fill our registration form, then fax it to (888) 849-4871. Mail your cheque to our address.

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CEUs Certificate

A certificate of completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course. A fee is required for all complimentary webinars.

On-Site Training

This course can be customized and delivered on-site at your facility.

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