Learn the basics of substation design from initial site selection through to developing economical layouts for network switching and/or bulk supply functions. This course covers the process from civil and circuitry design through to commissioning. As substation design is a complex, collaborative process involving multiple technical disciplines, we will introduce the following topics during this course;
- Substation site selection and substation plant configuration
- Electrical Layouts, arrangements, and configurations
- Civil Design and Environmental Considerations
- Insulation coordination
- Earthing and Earth Grid Testing
- Lightning protection
- Project management and construction
- Circuitry and secondary systems
- Testing and commissioning
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With a balance of theoretical and practical examples, this course creates a shared learning environment for engineers to develop new high voltage substation design skills. This course is delivered via intensive face-to-face delivery of core content with PowerPoint slides, notes, and further readings, providing students with an essential explanation of how to design a substation. Using a discursive and case study approach, this course facilitates an ongoing interaction with peers and university/industry experts. Participants will examine real-world examples, engage in related exercises, and be actively involved in follow-up class discussions.
Who should participate?
This course is designed to enhance the understanding of engineers working within the power sector, developing their analysis of power system load flow. While there are no pre‐requisites for this course, participants require a sound understanding of electrical transmission technology, an adequate level of design computation knowledge, and a working knowledge of power system engineering.