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Electrical Distribution System Protection - Distributed Energy and Renewable Energy Resources

Distribution System Protection Engineering

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.

Electrical Distribution System Protection Training - This 12-hour Live online instructor-led Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and bulk power integrated system protection training course will provide a practical understanding of protective device modern applications and protective relay schemes for electrical power systems and equipment.

Refresh your knowledge of the industrial and utility system protection techniques including fault analysis and overvoltage assessment. Develop your own relay settings and thoroughly understand the philosophy of protective systems. Study actual cases illustrating various techniques in present use and highlighting particular approaches used by experienced system designers. Enhance your experience with power system protection problems generally faced, and solutions successfully adopted, by industry. Understand how to apply microprocessor-based multifunction relays for the protection of various power system equipment and apparatus.

Power System Protection Training teaches students how to make sure that downstream devices (breakers/fuses) should activate before upstream devices and therefore protect their electrical systems. By doing this, it minimizes the portion of the system affected by a fault or other disturbance. At the substation level, feeder breakers should trip before the main. Likewise, downstream panel breakers should trip before the substation feeder supplying the panel.

DER Integrated Power System Protection and Coordination of various electrical equipment and apparatus requires a good understanding of phase and ground short circuit currents, detection, and safe clearing of the faulted equipment. This DER integrated Power System Protection and Coordination Training Course provides a practical and comprehensive description of the principles and concepts of analysis, application and operation of protection schemes for various power system elements such as feeders, transformers, motors, buses, generators, etc.

The Power System Protection And Coordination Training course starts with an overview of power system fundamentals, design and short circuit calculations which lead to the understanding of protection scheme requirements and their applications. Protection requirements for industrial plants, cogeneration, and interconnection with the utility power system are explained in detail. This course covers the subject of power system protection from a practical perspective, and includes important functional aspects such as testing and coordination of protection systems.

This course is designed for individuals who are involved with industries and utilities which depend on proper system protection for operational efficiency and minimizing damage to equipment.


WHO should attend

  • Electrical Power Distribution Engineers;
  • Electrical Power System Planners;
  • Electrical Power System Engineers;
  • Plant Managers;
  • Consulting Engineers;
  • Electrical Engineers and Technical Staff entering the protection field,
  • Engineers and technicians involved with design, operation, maintenance, testing, and troubleshooting of high and medium voltage electrical systems and equipment.
  • Technicians and technologists in the industrial, consulting, and utility fields involved in design, operation and maintenance who require knowledge of electrical system protection techniques.



Students receive

The Power System Protection And Coordination Engineering Training Course:

  • Will Reduce Unnecessary Downtime!
  • Provide Recommended Settings For Adjustable Trip Circuit Breakers And Relays.
  • Will Increase Coordination (Selectivity) Between Devices.
  • Identify Deficiencies In System Protection.
  • Will Provide Recommended Solutions To Help Correct Your Problem Areas.
  • Reviews And Discussion On The Use Of System Devices With Respect To Electrical Code Requirements, And Appropriate ANSI/IEEE Standards


Electrical Distribution System Protection Training Course Outline



Distribution and industrial power electricity

Power systems grid fundamentals

System design considerations

• Safety

• Reliability & Flexibility


System Planning

• Utility service & requirements

• Protection consideration

• Special Loads


Distribution Power system configurations

Equipment selection

• Circuit Breakers

• Voltage Transformers

• Current Transformers

• Relays & Protection Schemes

• Microprocessor and Electro-mechanical relays


Distribution Power system analysis

Short circuit calculations

• Effects of Short Circuit

• Sources of Fault Currents

• Sensitivity & speed

• Voltage Considerations

• Limiting short circuit currents

Case study calculation using the MVA method


Distribution System grounding design considerations

Principles of power system protection Ground fault protection

• System grounding methods

• Zero-Sequence currents

• Ground Fault concerns


Case study: Sequence component calculation


Distribution Feeder Protection

• Main protection elements to consider

• Fuse characteristics

• Time-current coordination curves

• Relay-fuse-relay TOC, IOC selectivity & coordination

• Main-Tie-Main transfer schemes

• Radial systems, Loop systems, Selective systems


Distribution Bus Protection

• Main protection elements to consider

• Principles of Bus applications

• Bus topologies

• Protection Schemes

• Hi-ampacity current detection

• Hi-impedance relaying





DER - distributed Energy Resources

• Protection Challenges posed by renewable energy sources

• Microgrid technology developments

• Power Stability issues & the associated impacts on Protection



Transformer Distribution Protection

• Main protection elements to consider

• Substations components

• Protection philosophies

• Ground fault protection

• Neutral grounding systems


MV Distribution Transmission Line Protection

• Main protection elements to consider

• Line protection

• Line Distance protection relaying

• Line differential communication

• Non-pilot schemes

• Pilot wire & schemes


Motor Protection

• Main protection elements to consider

• Motor nameplates

• Thermal overload protection

• Thermal capacity relaying

• Acceleration limits

• Phase and Ground Fault Protection

• Protection elements

• Setting considerations

Case study: A complete relay setting calculation



Both 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 $599 + GST/HST.

Click Here to download a $100 discount coupon that you can apply toward the regular registration fee and pay only $499 + GST/HST

Register 3 delegates at full price $599, 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 1.2 CEUs.

Live on-line or in-person. Customized.

Live online group training

We can present this Electrical Distribution System Protection - Distributed Energy and Renewable Energy Resources 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.


Eric Stark
Electricity Forum Electrical Protection Specialist
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