EMTP for Power System Transients (1.2 CEUs)

Daily Schedule:

8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily. (except webinars)
EMP is a universal program system for digital simulation of transient phenomena of electromagnetic as well as electromechanical nature. It has extensive modelling capabilities and additional important features besides the computation of transients. It has been continuously developed through international contributions over the past 20 years.
This course is designed to give participants a good first-hand experience on EMTP, an overview of its capabilities, concepts for power system modelling by way of practical problem cases.
The objectives of this course are to get participants familiar with the usage of EMTP-type software and the study of power system transients: how to model power systems, what scenarios to run, how to simulate complex networks and control systems, and how to interpret and verify results.
Target Audience
The course is intended for those who do not use EMTP to study power-system transients, switching transients, lightning transients & insulation coordination. The audience could be from various disciplines such as supervisors, engineers, electricians, technicians and technologists, and also to those in the engineering and construction companies and manufacturers, wind project developers, consultants, and others who require an in-depth understanding of electromagnetic transient modelling and simulation.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
  • Get familiar with the usage of EMTP software and the study of power-system transients, switching transients, lightning transients & insulation coordination 2. Understand the basics of EMTP, its applicability and benefits as modeling tools for power systems transients over conventional transient stability programs
  • Simulate real control systems interacting between control systems and power network components represented in a power network system
  • Pursue studies in power system engineering designs and for solving problems and unexplained failures
  • Determine the ratings of sub-station equipment and insulation levels for the selection of surge arresters (ratings and locations) to protect substation equipment from lightning and switching surges considering the frequency dependence of parameters of lines and cables connected to the substation
  • Model nonlinear inductance, capacitance, hysteresis reactor and voltage source to study, analyze and eliminate ferroresonance
  • Advance a career in power systems operation, planning and design, for professional development, and/or conduct post-graduate studies in system transients and abnormal conditions during the equipment’s operating life cycle.
Material(s) Required
“Power System Transient Analysis: Theory and Practice using Simulation Programs (ATP-EMTP)”
By: Eiichi Haginomori, Tadashi Koshiduka, Junichi Arai , Hisatochi Ikeda.
Vendor: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Edition: 1st published, 2016
Note: For reference only. Some topics are from published papers.  

Mike Dang

Michael D. N. Dang obtained his B.Sc. (Hon.) in 1968, M.Sc. in 1969 and Ph.D. in 1972 all in
Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology,
England. He worked for the Central Electricity Generating Board in London before immigrating
to Montreal in 1981 and joining Shawnigan Consultants Inc. He came to Toronto and joined
Ontario Hydro/Hydro One Networks Inc. in 1988. He retired from Hydro One in June 2013 and
joined McMaster University and Mohawk College, teaching five courses in Power System
Engineering. Today, he teaches only Power Systems Quality at McMaster University. His major
study areas included power system analyses, power transmission and distribution, power
systems protection, power systems quality, and system operations and connections of
combined-cycle and wind-turbine generation to the Grid. He has published 18 technical papers
to date.
Dr. Dang is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Ontario, a Fellow Engineers
Canada and a member of the Experience Requirement Committee of Professional Engineers
Ontario. His other activities include being a Secretary-Treasurer and member of the Board of
Directors, Multicultural Historical Society; Financial Secretary, Knights of Columbus, St. Andre
Bessette Parish; and Scholarship Judge on the Jean Lumb Foundation.
Day 1 (a.m.)
Introduction to EMTP: Type of power system studies; Time-scale of power system phenomena; Frequency ranges for EMTP simulation; Variety of EMTP studies for project design and engineering, and for solving problems and unexplained failures; EMTP input data structure; Source representation in EMTP such as step function, ramp function, modified ramp function, sinusoidal function, and switching impulse function.
Day 1 (a.m.)
Network Branches: Modeling network branches in EMTP as uncoupled and coupled, linear, lumped, time-varying linear and multiphase time-varying linear; Transmission line modeling includes RL Model, Lossless LC Model, π- Line Model, two-port network, distributed-line model, frequency-dependent line model, J-Marti’s Model, and Semlyen recursive convolution model.
Day 1 (p.m.)
Overhead Line Conductors: Different types of overhead conductors including shield/ground wires, conductor arrangement on towers and tower structures; Characteristic line parameter calculation given the type of the conductor and configuration of a three-phase overhead transmission line.
The parameters computed in EMTP are the resistance R, reactance X, susceptance B, and conductance G. These values are computed as distributed (per unit of distance), lumped or total (for a specific line distance), and in per-unit. The course also covers skin effects and frequency
dependencies due to ground resistivity.
Day 1 (p.m.)
Buried Cables: This session covers the components that make up a high voltage cable as well as the characteristics of each component in the cable; Power cables come in all sorts of types, sizes and material construction components, depending on cable application; Classification of buried cables are based on voltage ratings, number of conductors in the cable, cable insulation, construction of cables, cable types, installation and configuration of laying of cables; Cable transient studies are designed for power cables in underground or above ground installations.
Day 2 (a.m.) Power Transformers:
Transformers are major components of electrical power systems. This session combines theoretical and practical aspects of transformer design, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting. It also covers the following transformer model representations: two-winding transformer, saturated single and three-phase transformers, and star and delta-connected transformers; Auxiliary programs such as “XFORMER”, “TRELEG”, “BCTRAN”, “CONVERT” and “HYSDAT” are for transformer modeling that includes saturation and hysteresis.
Day 2 (a.m.)
Non-Linear Devices: This session deals with the modeling of nonlinear circuits that include V-I characteristics of diodes, transistors and thyristors, insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT), ZnO and SiC arresters, transformer magnetization characteristics, hysteresis characteristics of ferro-magnetic materials, surge and lightning arresters, and spark gaps.
The advancement of electronic circuits has been primarily due to the invention of non-linear devices and design techniques, and it is desirable for practicing engineers to have an updated perspective and understanding on state-of-the-art electronic circuits and future trends when using the EMTP program.
Day 2 (p.m.)
Synchronous and Induction Machines: The concepts of ac and dc machines are first reviewed starting with classification of motors and generators, constructional details and ending in principle of operation and performance analysis; For transient studies, the operation and modeling of synchronous machines including detailed mathematical representation of stator windings, rotor windings, stator and rotor fluxes/voltages, transformation from abc to dqo reference frame, effect of damping windings in modeling, and phasor representation of synchronous machine equations are covered. Topics such as main elements of synchronous machines, distribution of windings, eddy currents, mmf definition, effect of round or salient poles, saturation, losses and synchronous operation are also covered in this session.
Day 2 (p.m.)
Transient Analysis of Control Systems (TACS): TACS has been developed for simulating the dynamic interactions between control systems and electric network components represented in a transient program. It simulates real control systems interacting with the power network, such as HVDC converter controls, back to back thyristor controls in static VAR systems, synchronous generator excitation system controls, and component variables such as circuit breaker voltages and currents. With this information it is possible to simulate in TACS such breaker actions as prestrike, clearing, restrike, or reignition.

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