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Electrical Testing & Commissioning of Power Systems

Electrical Commissioning

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 Commissioning - This 12-Hour live online instructor-led  Electrical Testing and Commissioning Training course covers practices and procedures that are essential to the safe start up of any electrical system for the first time, regardless of its size, type or industry. 

Electrical Commissioning is a very special occurrence and poses some unique challenges to electrical personnel. Inexperience and poor planning will inevitably result in prolonged delays in the start up which can lead to costly productivity losses. This course provides invaluable information to anyone who wishes to know and understand the role of Electrical testing, troubleshooting and commissioning of electric power systems.

The importance of planning and preparation for the project, from engineering to testing, troubleshooting and commissioning and eventual start up, will be emphasized. This course deals with safety considerations and testing and start-up procedures for all the components of any electrical system. The course leader will also offer useful guidelines on what to do when things go wrong during this phase of a project.

This course provides guidelines to anyone who wishes to know and understand the role of commissioning in a project, whatever its size. The importance of planning and preparation for the project, from engineering to commissioning and start up, will be emphasized. This course includes the safety considerations in maintenance and testing procedures for all the components of any electrical system.

WHO should attend


This course is a must for electrical engineers, electrical maintenance personnel, plant electricians, electrical contractors, power specialists, maintenance managers, consultants and technologists responsible for the design, construction, installation, inspection, operation, or maintenance of electrical systems, electrical technicians, inspectors, safety personnel and other employees responsible for the operation and maintenance of electrical systems in a commercial, industrial, institutional setting.

  • Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Electrical Industry Engineering and Maintenance Personnel
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Plant Electricians
  • Qualified Electrical Workers
  • Instrumentation Mechanics
  • Electrical Technicians


Students receive

  • 100+Page Electrical Maintenance Handbook
  • FREE Dgital Intelligent Power Today Magazine Subscription
  • $100 Coupon Toward Any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • Course Materials In Paper Format


Electrical System Documentation

•     IEEE Device numbers

•     Drawing Symbols

•     Single lines drawings

•     3 line drawings

•     AC/DC Trip & Control Schematics

•     Electrical Wiring Diagrams & Connection Wiring Diagrams

•     General System Design, Lay-out and Drawings

•     Protection Relay Setting Sheets

•     Manufacturer Manuals

•     Warranty


Analysis and Design of Electrical Systems

•     Time-Current Characteristics

•     Ground Fault Systems

•     Coordination studies

•     Short Circuit Studies

•     ARC Flash Calculation

•     Dynamic Load Study –Motor starting

•     Unbalance Load Study


Testing Procedures

•     DC Voltage Testing Techniques

•     Insulation resistance tests

•     Step voltage and high voltage tests

•     Testing power factor correcting capacitors

•     AC Voltage Testing Techniques

•     Power factor and dissipation factor tests

•     Power Transformer On Power and Off Power Testing

•     Power Transformer Oil Testing


Electrical Safety Requirements during System installation and Equipment Maintenance

•     Construction Site Considerations

•     Safety during a start up project

•     Temporary generators and construction power

•     Personal Protective Equipment Voltage Detection


Equipment, Hot-sticks, Grounds

•     Temporary Grounds

•     Interlocking

•     Tagging and Permits

•     Qualified Electrical Personnel

•     Roles and duty of Authorizing Personnel


Commissioning Electric Power Systems

•     Management of Start Up & Commissioning Projects

•     Turnover Packages

•     Terminology

•     Objectives

•     Specifications

•     Documentation

•     Drawing control, field mark ups and“as built”

•     Test sheet document control

•     Keeping track of completed tasks

•     Deficiency tracking




Commissioning Electric Power Systems

Large Area System Commissioning

•     Ensuring the system is working completely

•     Using electrical drawings & flow-sheets

•     Sensing Devices

•     Isolating devices and isolating points


Transformer Commissioning

•     General Construction, Operation & Safety

•     Field Assembly and Vacuum Filling of Power Transformers

•     Handling Transformer Oil, Tap-changers

•     Transformer Protective Devices, Bushings, auxiliary devices alarms & trips

•     Dry type transformers: inspection, acceptance tests

•     Liquid type transformer: inspection, and acceptance tests

•     Routine transformer tests: AC high potential testing, polarity test, induced potential test, polarization index test, and DC winding resistance tests

•     Transformer Oil test, On Power and Off Power Expectation.


Circuit Breaker and Switchgear Commissioning

•     General Construction, Operation & Safety

•     Metal Clad Switchgear construction and safety features

•     Commissioning Switchgear

•     600V Breaker construction and safety features

•     Capacitors

•     Current Transformers

•     Instrument Transformers, Test switches, Metering and


Relaying Devices

•     Insulation resistance measurement test

•     DC or AC hi-pot testing

•     Power factor or dielectric loss test

•     Circuit breaker contact resistance test


Commissioning Control Systems and Instrumentation

•     Field devices

•     Input and outputs

•     Program verification

•     Power up and start-up

•     Sensors

•     PLC and PAC Based Systems

•     Distributed Control Systems

•     SCADA


Commissioning Motors and Drive Systems

•     Motor checks and testing

•     Wiring & cable Run

•     VFD checkout and start-up

•     Filters

•     Servo Systems


Substation Equipment Commissioning

•     Ground Grid Design, Grounding (Step & Touch Potentials, Earth Resistivity, Bonding Resistance)

•     Testing ground grids and soil resistivity

•     High voltage towers and switches

•     Outdoor SF6 Breakers

•     Other Breaker Types

•     Other Substation Equipment


Plant Start Up Procedures

•     Pre-energization checklists

•     First energization procedures

•     Phase rotation and other measured system parameter

•     Systems and their integration

•     Energizing sequence

•     Safety considerations

•     Load checks

•     Documentation

•     Correction of defects

•     Spare parts

•     Final acceptance


4:00 pm -- Day 2 Wrap Up

•     Review Quiz

•     Questions and Discussions

Live Online Course Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this live online training course is $599 + GST/HST.

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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 Online Course Schedule

Live on-line or in-person. Customized.

Live online group training

We can present this Electrical Testing & Commissioning of Power Systems 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.


Brad Biollo
Testing and Commissioning Specialist, The Electricity Forum