Power System Analysis - Advanced

4-Day Workshop
May 23 - 26, 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
Fee: £ 1,360

Day Morning Afternoon

ETAP Overview

ETAP Company Background
ETAP Global Offices
ETAP & Supporting Various Industries
ETAP & Power System Solutions
Quality Assurance, Technical Support & Trainings

3-Phase Balanced Load Flow Study

Data Requirements
Calculation Methods
Load/Generation Modeling in Power System
Loading/Generation Categories 
Diversity/Demand Factors
Parameter Settings/Adjustments
Result Analyzer

Unbalanced Load Flow & Open Phase Fault Analysis

Introduction to Unbalanced Load Flow
Harmful Effects of System Unbalance
Buried Delta Winding & No Load Losses for 2/3 Winding Transformers
Motor Modeling for Unbalanced Studies
Open Phase Fault Analysis
Output Reports / Alerts

Optimal Power Flow Analysis

Review of Load Flow Solution
Optimal Power Flow Approach & Comparison with Load Flow
Optimization Examples
Power Balance Equation & Control Variables
Objective Functions & Constraints
ETAP Study Case
Output Reports

Short Circuit Study, Evaluation & Result Analyzer - IEC

Data Requirements
IEC 909 Calculation Method
Types of Short Circuit in IEC & Factors
Device Duty Calculation in Mesh & Non-Mesh Networks
Unbalanced / Ground Faults
IEC 61363 Transient Fault Current Calculation
Parameter Settings / Adjustments
Reports / Alerts
Result Analyzer

Optimal Capacitor Placement Analysis

Problem of VAR flow in Power Systems
Purpose of Shunt Capacitor Applications
General Methods for Capacitor Placement
Genetic Algorithm
Data Requirements
ETAP Optimal Capacitor Placement Capabilities
Display Results / Plots

Motor Acceleration Studies

Data Requirements
Motor / Load Modeling
Starting Devices / Categories
Static / Dynamic Motor Acceleration
Parameter Settings / Adjustment
Reports / Alerts / Plots

Motor Parameter Estimation

Overview of Induction Motor Nameplate
Induction Motor Model & Library
Induction Motor Load Model & Library
Estimating Motor Parameters Based in Nameplate
Parameter Estimation Tuning
Reports and Plots

Protective Device Coordination / Selectivity

Data Requirements
Protection Equipment Library
Protection & Selectivity Concepts
Protective Device Arrangements
Time-Current Characteristics

Auto Evaluation of Protection & Selectivity Settings

Protective Device Coordination utilizing Short Circuit
Parameter Settings / Adjustment
Sequence-of-Operation Study
Study / Device Setting Reports Exercise
Auto Evaluation Concept & Application
Auto Evaluation Rule Book
Auto Evaluation of Protection & Coordination on Selected Zones
Errors, Alerts & Warnings

AC & DC Arc Flash Hazard Analysis & Result Analyzer

AC & DC Arc Flash Concept & Overview
Calculation Methods (NFPA 70E and IEEE 1584)
Data Requirements
PPE Requirements
Parameter Settings / Adjustments
Effects of Short Circuit and Protection/Coordination
Reports / Alerts
Result Analyzer
Arc Flash Labels

System Dynamics & Transient Stability Analysis 1

Review of Transient Stability Concept
Instability Causes & Effects
Data Requirements
Modeling & Data Preparation
ETAP Study Outputs
Study of Various Stability Types in Power Systems Using ETAP
Systems Using ETAP: Exercise Set-1

Workshop Description

  • This 4-day advanced hands-on workshop is designated for experienced ETAP users in order to take advantage of the full capabilities of the application to solve more complex power system problems.
  • This workshop covers a variety of advanced power system solutions for generation plants, transmission, and industrial facilities.  It considers the balanced/unbalanced power flow concept along with open phase faults in such networks, details of stability phenomena & dynamics in power systems, and arc flash hazards assessment & mitigation techniques utilizing auto evaluation of device coordination tools.
  • This workshop does not include any refresher on fundamentals of power system modeling in ETAP.
  • An ETAP workstation is provided for each attendee.

Who should attend

  • ETAP Advanced workshops are recommended for engineers who have taken prior ETAP workshops and/or are proficient in basic functionalities of ETAP.
  • This series of workshops are to employ ETAP in more complex cases and learn how to fully utilize ETAP capabilities to conduct advanced studies most efficiently.
  • This course is recommended for users who have practical experience with the details of power system modeling, managing 3-dimensional database and utilizing device libraries in the ETAP application, as well as being familiar with performing the related study scenarios for the topics covered in this workshop.


 A £64 Early Bird discount is available up to 2 weeks before the start of the workshop.



Manchester, UK

Date & Time

May 23 - 26, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Light breakfast snacks, beverages, and lunch are included with the registration fee.


All travel and hotel arrangements are the responsibility of the attendees.


ETAP Automation Ltd.
Ergon House Horseferry Road
London, SW1P 2AL
+44 (0) 203 7134 375

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