Power System Analysis (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)


This course provides the theoretical background required to model and analyze large power systems. It includes modelling of transmission lines, generations and loads for steady-state and transient conditions, balanced and unbalanced power system fault analysis and transient stability studies. In addition, this course aims at developing a detailed understanding of the power system analysis tools applied to the operation, design and investigation of modern electric power systems in normal and under symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults.


The main objective of the course is to be able to perform load flow, short-circuit and transient stability analyses in normal steady-state operation and under symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault conditions in an interconnected system. Power system analysis is important for planning future expansion of power systems as well as in determining the best operation of existing systems.

Target Audience

This course is intended for transmission and distribution engineers, planning and operation engineers, power system managers, consultant engineers, or personnel involved in the design and analysis of three-phase electrical network systems. No previous electrical system analysis experience is required.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Get an overview of the power network system and its changing landscape, and understand the nature of the modern power system, including the behavior of the constituent components and sub-systems
  2. Apply load flow, short-circuit and transient stability analysis tools to an electrical power network and interpret the results of the analyses
  3. Analyze a power network system under both balanced and unbalanced fault conditions, and demonstrate an awareness of the methods used for monitoring network abnormalities based on operating conditions and status changes
  4. Analyze the transient stability of a single machine/infinite bus system using both analytical and time simulation methods
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the factors which determine transient stability in both single machine and multi-machine systems, and
  6. Understand the role of protection in modern power systems and the operation of a range of protection schemes.

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.) Power Flow Analysis – Fundamentals: Modelling the power network systems; Network equations and power flow equations; Gauss-Seidel method of solution and application to load flow; Newton-Raphson method of solution; Fast-decoupled load flow analysis; Control of power flow and voltage.
Day 1 (a.m.) Power Flow Analysis – Applications: Power flow studies and calculations including checking the condition of the network, detecting network abnormalities, and monitoring power flows and voltages based on operating conditions and status changes; Grid interconnections, phase-shifter interconnections and HVDC interconnections as examples; Single and double contingency analyses including islanding.
Day 1 (p.m.) Power System Fault Analysis – Sequence Components: Symmetrical component representation of network elements; Matrix representation of networks; Symmetrical fault calculations; Unbalanced fault calculations; Computer analysis of network faults.
Day 1 (p.m.) Power System Fault Analysis – Fault Review: Causes and effects of faults; Review of per unit system and symmetrical components; Symmetrical three-phase faults; Asymmetrical faults, short circuit and open circuit conditions; Introduction to simultaneous faults.
Day 2 (a.m.) Power System Rotor Angle Stability: Concepts and classification of transient stability; Small and large rotor angle stability; Power-angle equations and inertia constant H; Application of equal area criterion; Swing curve and critical clearing time; Different forms of instability; Examples of recent major system disturbances or blackouts.
Day 2 (a.m.) Power System Voltage Stability – Causes and post-mortem analysis of voltage instability; P-V and Q-V curve analyses with a view to improve voltage stability; Generator AVRs, under-load tap-changers and load shedding as means of voltage control; Localized reactive supports such as shunt and series capacitors, shunt reactors, synchronous condensers and static Var compensators used to improve voltage stability.
Day 2 (p.m.) Power System Frequency Stability: Power balancing associated with frequency stability; Causes for frequency instability arising from: Power system moment of inertia; Different types of system loads; Automatic generation control (AGC); Energy storage frequency regulation; Frequency control in islanding operation; Examples of frequency instability incidents.
Day 2 (p.m.) PTI PSS/E Program
Part 1: Power Flow Solution
Part 2: Short-Circuit Fault Solution
Part 3: Transient Stability Solution

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Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at info@tlnt-training.com for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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