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3-Day Power Quality Training

3 Day Power Quality Training

You Can Access The Live Online Training Through Our Web-Based Platform From Your Own Computer. You Can See And Hear The Instructor And See His Screen Live.

You Can Interact And Ask Questions. The Cost Of The Training Also Includes 7 Days Of Email Mentoring With The Instructor.

Power Quality Training - Our 3 day (18 hours) live online instructor-led course is actually a series of three courses:

1. Power Quality Analysis Training - September 30 - October 1, 2024 - $499

2. Power Factor Correction Training - October 2, 2024 - $199


1. Power Quality Analysis Training - This 12-hour live online instructor-led course is important because power quality and harmonics analysis, measurement, and mitigation of electrical disturbance is no longer an option in our modern electronic society, it is a necessity. The course is designed to help organizations to recognize power quality problems by their symptoms and waveforms and to understand the root causes of electrical power quality problems as well as typical remedies.

Course Details Here:

Power Quality Analysis Training - September 30 - October 1, 2024 - $499


2. Power Factor Correction Training - Our 6-hour live online instructor-led course explains the three types of power factor, from a cause and effect basis and then teaches the intricacies of each type along with the methods to improve each power factor. The course demonstrates how to size power factor capacitors for various types of situations and the pitfalls to be avoided. Several real life examples are worked as a group to demonstrate the techniques used to perform analysis of power factor, size power factor equipment and to quantify the expected results and ROI.

Course Details Here:

Power Factor Correction Training - October 2, 2024 - $199





WHO should attend

  • Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Electrical Engineers, And Electrical Maintenance Personnel
  • Consulting Electrical Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Field Technicians
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Plant Operators
  • Plant Engineers
  • Electrical Supervisors
  • Managers In Charge Of Plant Electrical Infrastructure


Students receive

  • This Course Includes Our Latest Power Quality And Grounding Handbook!! (Value $20)
  • $100 Coupon Toward Any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • 1.8 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits (24 Professional Development Hours)
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $25.00)
  • Course Materials In PDF Format



Day One and Two - Power Quality Analysis Training Course


John Houdek, Power Quality Consultant, The Electricity Forum



•    Typical Disturbances
•    Disturbances associated with motor control applications
•    Voltage quality


•    Across the line motor starting
•     What are effects of voltage sags
•    Motor inrush current
•    Flat – topped voltage
•    Preventing Voltage sags
•    Soft starting with VFDs, RVSS 


•    Fundamental Frequency Power Factor
•    Causes of low power factor
•     What are effects of low power factor
•    Motor currents
•    Power factor vs energy savings
•    Improving Power Factor
•    Selection methods for power factor capacitors
•    Cost of low power factor 
•    Locating PF capacitors
•    Capacitor applications issues
•    Best practices


•    Sources of transients 
•    What are effects of transients
•    Capacitor switching transients
•    Effects of Transients on drives
•    Voltage notching
•    Best practices




•    What is harmonic distortion and what does it look like? 
•    What are effects of harmonics
•    Causes of harmonic distortion
•    Power system reactance – effect on harmonics
•    AC-DC Rectifier types
•    Problems caused by harmonics
•    Harmonics vs energy loss
•    Harmonic Voltage distortion & effect on circuit elements
•    Capacitors vs harmonics
•    Harmonic resonance
•    IEEE-519-2014 harmonic distortion limits
•    Analyzing harmonic distortion
•    Remedies for harmonic distortion
•    Line reactors
•    Tuned harmonic filters
•    Wide band harmonic filters
•    Multi-pulse drives
•    Active filters
•    Filter for grid connected inverters
•    Symptoms of harmonics
•    Best practices


PWM Voltage effects on motors
•    PWM effects on motor temperature
•    What are effects of PWM Voltage
•    PWM voltage when motors have long cables
•    Motor bearing currents
•    Remedies for PWM motor issues


•    Definition of EMI and RFI 
•    What are effects of EMI/RFI
•    Equipment vulnerable to EMI
•    Causes of EMI
•    EMI propagation methods
•    Measuring common mode current
•    Remedies for EMI
•    Best practices


Cautions for Retrofits
•    Starter to VFD upgrades
•    LED lighting upgrades
•    Best practices

Waveforms & Measurements


Day Three - Power Factor Correction Training


John Houdek, Power Quality Consultant, The Electricity Forum


Introduction to Power Factor

  • Definition Of Power Factor
  • Benefits Of High Power Factor
  • Problems With Low Power Factor
  • Types Of Power Factor


Fundamental Frequency (Displacement) Power Factor

  • Motor Currents And PF
  • Typical PF By Industry
  • Lagging (Inductive) Current
  • Leading (Capacitive) Current
  • How Much Capacitance To Add
  • Harmonic Resonance
  • Detuning Capacitors To Avoid Resonance
  • Capacitor Boosting (Voltage, KVAR, Current)
  • Local Vs. Centralized Capacitors
  • Fixed Vs. Automatic PF Capacitor Systems
  • Capacitor Switching Device Ratings
  • Cost Of Low Power Factor


Distortion Power Factor

  • Estimating Distortion PF Based On Harmonic Current Distortion
  • Causes Of Low Distortion Power Factor (Harmonic Distortion)
  • Typical Current Distortion By Equipment
  • What Does Harmonic Current Distortion Look Like?
  • Improving Distortion PF


Total (true rms) Power Factor

  • Function Of Both Displacement And Distortion PF
  • Best Practices
  • Decisions To Be Made About Total PF


Questions and Answers




All Days days:

Start: 10 a.m. Eastern Time
Finish: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time


Live Online Course Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this live online training course is $699 + GST/HST.

Click Here to download a $100 discount coupon that you can apply toward the regular registration fee and pay only $599 + GST/HST

Register 3 delegates at full price $699, and get a 4th registration FREE!

Earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits

Successful completion of this course qualifies delegates to receive a certificate of course completion with indicated CEUs.


CEUs are granted by the Engineering Institute of Canada. One CEU is equivalent to 10 professional development hours of instruction.

This course earns 1.8 CEUs.

Live Online Course Schedule

Live on-line or in-person. Customized.

Live online group training

We can present this 3-Day Power Quality Training to your electrical engineering and maintenance staff, tailored to your specific equipment and requirements. We are ready to help design this program for you. Click on the link below to request a FREE quotation.


John Houdek
Power Quality Specialist, The Electricity Forum