Power System Protection and Control (1.5 CEUs)

Daily Schedule:

8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
(the last day of this seminar will run 8:30am-11:30am


This course covers basic protection concepts and applications. The main objective of this course is to give students an understanding of the technical aspects of power system protection and management. The concepts and operation theory of electromechanical and modern relays (electronic, digital, and IEDs) will be covered as well as proper protection to individual components such as distance, feeder, directional, transformer, busbar, motor and generator protections. The course also includes an overview of electromechanical and digital relays.


Power-system protection is a branch of electrical power engineering that deals with the protection of electrical power systems from faults through the isolation of faulted parts from the rest of the electrical network. The objective of a protection scheme is to keep the power system stable by isolating only the components that are under fault, whilst leaving as much of the network as possible still in operation.

Target Audience

Employees who require a general knowledge of, or refresh their knowledge in Protection Systems to fully understand how they interface with their equipment, but who do not work directly on the relays, eg: supervisors, electricians, technicians, technologists, P&C operators and area dispatchers.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
  1. Understand general protection schemes used at a power generation station that differs from protection schemes used at a transmission substation or at a distribution substation.
  2. Explain the principles of protective relaying including the theory and operation of modern relays (electronic, digital, and Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs).
  3. Understand different relay systems and how they respond to a fault.
  4. Understand the applications of protection devices in the design of protection systems for transmission lines, feeders, transformers, busbars, motors and generators.
  5. Understand the operating principles of protection system components, e.g. fuses, relays, circuit breakers, instrument transformers and their applications for the design of protection systems for transmission lines, motors, generators and transformers.
  6. Indicate the most common elements used to protect the different elements of the power network system.
  7. Apply Current Transformers (CT) and Potential Transformers (PT) to relay systems.

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.
  1. Module #1: Overview of Electromechanical and digital relays (47 slides)
  2. Module #2: Fundamentals of distance protection (41 slides)
  3. Module #3: Distribution feeder protection (45 slides)
  4. Module #4: Directional protection and directional zone sensitivity (22 slides)
  5. Module #5: Transformer protection (32 slides)
  6. Module #6: Busbar protection (43 slides)
  7. Module #7: AC Synchronous generator protection (28 slides)
  8. Module #8: Motor protection (28 slides)
  9. Module #9: Capacitor bank protection fundamentals (59 slides)
  10. Module # 10: Reactor protection (65 slides)

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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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Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher

Course Materials

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


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