Power generation/trans./distribution/protection

The electric power network, which encompasses power generation, transmission, distribution, and protection is arguably one of the most important aspects of civil society, and all are part of the utilities sector. However, the increasing number of retiring utilities workers is creating a skills shortage in this industry.


Closing the skills gap

To help close this skills gap, we offer comprehensive training in the technologies required to work in this field, from the utilities sector to smart grid technologies.

Featured learning solutions:


AC Power Transmission

  • Comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of AC power transmission lines
  • DC power circuits, single-phase AC power circuits, and single-phase power transformers, also included as prerequisites for this field
  • Introduction to characteristics and behavior of high-voltage AC transmission lines, and their voltage compensation

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DFIG Principles

  • Unrivaled training in the basic principles of the doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) for those with sound knowledge of three-phase AC power circuits, rotating machines, and motor drives
  • Detailed coverage of the main components and operation of doubly-fed induction generators
  • Hands-on experimentation with an actual doubly-fed induction generator implemented with power electronics modules and a three-phase wound-rotor induction machine

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2 kW DFIG Training System

  • Designed for customers who are interested in further experimentation with the doubly-fed induction generators used in wind turbines
  • Includes the four-quadrant dynamometer, which can be easily interfaced with a computer to emulate wind effects on a wind turbine rotor
  • Included generator is a variation of the existing wound-rotor induction generator whose rotor voltage is three times higher than its stator voltage
  • Also includes two IGBT chopper/
    inverter modules that can convert in both directions in conjunction with line inductors
  • Three-phase power supply is used for connection to a standard three-phase network

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Distribution Transformer Trainer

  • Enables skills development required to connect single- and three-phase transformers, similar to those found in North American AC power networks
  • Portable, hands-on trainer
  • Contains two sets of three single-phase transformers to demonstrate three-phase transformer bank configurations, such as wye-wye, delta-delta, closed delta-wye, closed wye-delta, open-wye, open-delta, etc.
  • Faultable for troubleshooting

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Siemens Protective Relays

Comprehensive coverage of how protective relays detect and stop dangerous currents, voltages, resistance, or temperatures. Uses Siemens new generation of modular, flexible, and intelligent digital field devices.


Smart Grid Technologies Training System

  • Turnkey solution dealing with the smart grid technologies found in today’s electrical grid that make it safer and more reliable
  • Recreates real-world, complex applications normally found in large power stations

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0.2-kW Protective Relaying Training System

  • Extends training in protective relaying beyond the operation and calibrations of individual relays into broader circuit applications
  • Hands-on, system-level training in generator protection, transformer protection, and induction motor protection
  • Consists of several modules, which can be divided into five groups: Common Electrical Modules, Power System Modules, Protective Relaying Control Station, Protective Relays, and Additional and Optional Equipment

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