Ref No: EE 111 Program Name: Modern & Advanced Power System Protective Relaying & Relay Testing

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26 Feb 2024 01 Mar 2024 Dubai, UAE $ 4,750
12 Aug 2024 16 Aug 2024 Entebbe, UG $ 5,250
25 Nov 2024 29 Nov 2024 London, UK $ 5,750



The training program on Modern & Advanced Power System Protective Relaying & Relay Testing is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of modern protective relaying principles and advanced techniques for relay testing in power systems. Protective relays play a critical role in detecting and isolating faults in power systems, ensuring system stability, and preventing equipment damage. This program aims to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in the design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of protective relays.

Over the course of five days, participants will explore the latest advancements in protective relaying technology, including numerical relays, communication-based relays, and adaptive relaying techniques. They will learn about the principles and applications of different types of protective relays, coordination techniques, and relay testing methodologies. Through interactive sessions, practical demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, participants will gain the necessary expertise to effectively apply protective relaying concepts and conduct relay testing in power system environments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamental principles and components of modern power system protective relaying.
  • Gain knowledge of different types of protective relays and their applications in power systems.
  • Learn advanced techniques for protective relay coordination and selectivity analysis.
  • Develop skills in relay testing, including test plan development, test equipment usage, and result interpretation.
  • Explore the latest trends and advancements in power system protective relaying technology.

Training Methodology:

The training program will employ a combination of lectures, practical demonstrations, case studies, group discussions, and hands-on exercises to facilitate active learning and practical application of concepts. Participants will have access to industry-standard relay testing equipment and software tools to enhance their understanding of relay testing procedures and analysis. Experienced instructors with a strong background in protective relaying and relay testing will lead the program and provide guidance throughout the training sessions.

Target Audience:

The training program is suitable for electrical engineers, technicians, and professionals involved in power system design, operation, maintenance, and protection. It is particularly beneficial for individuals working in power utilities, industrial facilities, consulting firms, and research organizations. Participants should have a basic understanding of power systems, electrical protection, and relay principles.

Program Outline:

Day 1: Introduction to Modern Power System Protective Relaying

  • Overview of power system protection fundamentals and the role of protective relays
  • Introduction to modern protective relay technology and advancements
  • Types and applications of protective relays in power systems
  • Case studies: Real-world examples of power system protection challenges and solutions

Day 2: Protective Relay Coordination and Selectivity Analysis

  • Principles of protective relay coordination and selectivity
  • Methods for setting relay parameters and coordination time intervals
  • Selectivity analysis techniques and graphical representation
  • Practical exercises: Protective relay coordination and selectivity analysis using software tools

Day 3: Numerical and Communication-Based Protective Relays

  • Introduction to numerical relays and their advantages
  • Communication-based protective relaying systems and protocols
  • Implementation of adaptive relaying techniques
  • Hands-on exercises: Configuration and testing of numerical and communication-based relays

Day 4: Relay Testing and Test Equipment

  • Overview of relay testing methodologies and best practices
  • Test plan development for relay testing and commissioning
  • Testing equipment and instrument selection for relay testing
  • Practical demonstrations: Relay testing procedures and analysis of test results

Day 5: Advanced Topics in Power System Protective Relaying

  • Advanced techniques for fault detection, identification, and location
  • Emerging trends in power system protection, such as wide-area protection and PMU-based relaying
  • Case studies: Analysis of complex power system protection scenarios
  • Recapitulation, Q&A session, and certificate distribution

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