Introduction to Electrical Power Systems - Design, Planning, Installation and Maintenance (1.2 CEUs)

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
Today’s civilization cannot be sustained without electrical power. The 2003 Blackout in North America made obvious this fact; small errors in Electrical Power System Maintenance and Loading can lead to catastrophic effects. In those moments, everybody realized how important electrical power is!
This course is a MUST for all personal involved with: Design; Installation; Maintenance; Troubleshooting; Planning and Decision Making regarding Electrical Power Systems.  The course will enable participants to understand the structure; function and usage of Normal and Abnormal operation of Electrical Systems.

After completion of the course, the participants will understand the Electrical Power Systems’ functionality, main parameters and characteristics. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in technical debates related to the selection of a new power system. They will utilize the knowledge gained to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each type of generation, transmission and utilization of Electrical Energy.

The course will provide information on

  • Power System Structure: Generation, Transmission and Utilization
  • Introduction to Electrical Power Generation; Nuclear, Fossil, Gas and non-conventional systems; Wind, Solar, Geothermal
  • Transmission and Power Distribution, AC vs DC and voltage levels in transmission lines
  • Utilization of Electrical Power
  • Power factor correction; power quality current and voltage, total harmonics distortion
  • Electrical Energy Backup and Protection

Target Audience

  • Managers in charge of Electrical Projects or the Maintenance of Electrical Systems
  • Engineers and Technicians
  • Non-Engineering Staff such as procurement personal and buyers ordering and evaluating major electrical components 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the Electrical Power generation process
  • Have a solid awareness of the main types of Power Generators
  • Select the best type of generation for the area and load magnitude and type
  • Prepare a conceptual design for an electrical system, including Power Generation and Transmission lines
  • Recommend the most technical sound solution for a Power Distribution and Transmission Line
  • Evaluate the cost and provide the most cost effective solution for an Electrical System

Special Features
Discussion and Case studies will enable the participant to recommend the best technical and cost effective solution for an Electrical System, when given the desired Electrical System Performance
Demonstration of ETAP software will be provided

Material Required

  • Laptop for use of provided USB memory containing;
  • Course Material
  • Animations and models of Power Generators for direct observation of the Electrical Power flow and control

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

The importance of Electrical Energy in today’s world;
    • The importance of Electrical Energy
      • What can happen without Electrical Energy, if there is an outage of one week; one month or more
        Energy conversion systems: An overview of the most important Energy Convertors:
          • Solar
            • Wind
              • Water
                • Geothermal
                  • Chemical
                    • Cosmic
                      Introduction to Electrical Systems;
                        • an overview of the configuration and functionality of an electrical system based on a simplified one line diagram
                          Electrical Generation Types:
                            • Nuclear Power
                                • Principles behind Nuclear Power generation
                                  • Advantages and challenges in a Nuclear Power Plant
                                    • Types of Nuclear reactors
                                      • Controls of Nuclear Power
                                    • Hydro Power
                                      • Electrical Power Generation using water fall energy
                                        • How it works
                                          • Impact on the environment
                                            • A study of the smallest and largest hydro-power stations in the world
                                          • Fossil and Gas
                                              • How it works
                                                • Why Fossil and Gas Power Plants are losing popularity
                                              • Comparative analysis between the three major power generation types: Nuclear; Hydro; Fossil and Gas, evaluating
                                                  • Power Range
                                                    • Efficiency
                                                      • Standard Operation
                                                        • Lifecycle of the Plant
                                                        Conversion of Electrical fossil plants in Gas Plants: Solution of implementation, and challenges
                                                          Operation Cost of Electrical Fossil Power Plants and Gas Power Plants
                                                            Feasibility of conversion of the Electrical Fossil Power Plants in Gas Plants, practical solution of implementation
                                                            Reverse Power Generation; Energy Storage;
                                                              • Methods of centralized electrical power storage, using strong electromagnetic fields, versus distributed power storage and localized storage systems for electrical and thermal power

                                                                Day Two

                                                                  None conventional Energy Power Generation;
                                                                    • Solar Power:
                                                                        • Electro-chemical Process in the power solar panels
                                                                          • Factors of influence for solar panel efficiency
                                                                            • Practical solutions when building a solar panel.
                                                                          • Wind Power:
                                                                            • Types of turbines used in wind generation of power
                                                                              • Factors of influence for efficiency and regulation of Energy production, based on the available wind speed
                                                                              • Geothermal Power:
                                                                                  • Principles behind Geothermal Power conversion
                                                                                    • Practical implementation of a geothermal Electrical power Plant.
                                                                                    Interconnection of new none conventional generation systems to the grid;
                                                                                      • Typical challenges to synchronize the generators to the grid
                                                                                        • Electrical power generators used in none conventional systems
                                                                                          • Control of Active and reactive Power in the grid
                                                                                            New Standards and Regulations for Electrical Power Generation, (considering new non-conventional power generation
                                                                                            Electrical Power Convertors;
                                                                                              • One Two and Four quadrant operation of Electrical Convertors
                                                                                                • Recuperation of Electrical Energy, energy flow in power converters
                                                                                                  Transmission lines;
                                                                                                    • Structure
                                                                                                      • AC versus DC power - why is it becoming more common to use DC transmission lines? What are the challenges in implementing DC transmission lines?
                                                                                                        • Standard Voltages - use for transmission lines
                                                                                                          • Voltage drop and power factor correction for transmission lines
                                                                                                            Power Factor Correction Systems;
                                                                                                              • Active Power
                                                                                                              • Reactive Power
                                                                                                              • Total Power; including or not including deforming power
                                                                                                                Electrical System Protection and Maintenance;
                                                                                                                  • Types of Surge Arrestors
                                                                                                                    • Arc Flash Limiters
                                                                                                                      • Cable Fuse Protectors.

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                                                                                                                      More Dates & Locations

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

                                                                                                                      • Edmonton, AB Thursday, November 19, 2020
                                                                                                                        Global Innovative Campus
                                                                                                                        17818 -107 Ave NW
                                                                                                                        Edmonton, AB
                                                                                                                        T5S 1J1
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