Dynamics & Stability Analysis - Advanced

4-Day Workshop
Jun 5 - 8, 2017
Houston, United States
Fee: $ 2,200

Day Morning Afternoon

Introduction to Transients

Introduction to ETAP
Introduction of Power Systems Transients and Dynamics
Synchronous Generators
Basic Concept of Generator Control
Power Transferring Capability
Swing Equation
Equal Area Criterion
Exciter and Dynamics
Governor and Dynamics
Power System Stabilizer
Typical Transient Stability Studies

System Stability Studies

Critical Fault Clearing Time Study
Critical System Separation Time Study
Voltage Relay and Frequency Relay Protection Study
Motor Dynamic Acceleration and Reacceleration Study
Generation Plant Local Load Effect Study
Transient Stability Study of a Real Industry System

Generation Plant Stability Analysis

Generation Plant
Deviated System Frequency Operating Study
Frequency Deviation Transient Study
Excitation System Fault Study
Turbine-Governor Internal Fault Study
Negative Forcing Excitation Study
Exciter and Governor Dynamic Model Parameter Tuning
    Generator Startup -  TSCase10-Genstartup2
       Single generator
       Special type of exciter with field flashing capability – Discuss the requirements
       Special type of governor with additional controllers – Discuss the requirements
       Special type of generator model – Discuss the Requirements
       Switching load at certain time – Discuss why?
    Generator Startup – TSCase9-Genstartup
       Single generator
       Single-UDM Exciter – Show what components need to be added.
       Single-UDM Governor – Show what components need to be added.

Transmission System & Renewable Energy Stability Studies

Active Power Transferring Capability Study
Reactive Power Transferring Capability Study
Generator Frequency Response Study
Critical Fault Clearing Time Study
Generator Damping Factor Effect Study
Generator Inertia Effect Study
Load Dynamic Model Effect Study
Fault Clearing Time Effect Study
Excitation Effect Study
Governor Effect Study
PSS Effect Study
Synchronizing Impedance Effect Study
Maximum Exchange Power Study
Hybrid Wind-Diesel Power Penetration Studies

User-Defined Dynamic Models – Excitation Systems

Fundamentals of Excitation System Modeling
Creating an Exciter/AVR Model
Creating Power Factor and Mvar Controllers
Creating a PSS Model

User-Defined Dynamic Models – Governor / Prime Mover Systems

Fundamentals of Governor and Prime Mover Modeling
Creating a Governor / Prime Mover Model in ETAP UDM
Debugging Techniques and UDM Governor Internal Actions
Governor Model Initialization Requirements
Creating Generic Dynamic Load Models

Workshop Description

  • The purpose of this 4-day advanced hands-on workshop is to develop a more thorough understanding of the capabilities of ETAP in regards to stability & dynamics of the system.
  • The topics covered in this workshop embrace fundamentals on power system dynamics and stability as well as induction and synchronous machine dynamics. Modeling of their associated control systems such as excitation/AVR, turbine/governor and PSS are discussed.
  • Additional topics include network and load modeling, steady-state and transient-state stability limits, simulation of system disturbances and actions, motor starting and acceleration, affects of system parameters, common transient stability studies such as critical fault clearing time, critical islanding time, protective device settings, bus transfer, load shedding, etc. Case studies from actual industrial and T&D systems will be provided and worked on.
  • Through the hands-on exercises using ETAP, the attendees will acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience to conduct power system dynamic and stability studies for their own systems.
  • 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 Professional 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 practical cases and how to fully utilize ETAP capabilities most efficiently to analyze the dynamic behavior of the systems. 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 transient cases & dynamic analysis.



The Early Bird discount is available up to 30 days before the start of the workshop.
Register EARLY and save $200.

 3.2 CEUs available by completing this workshop.


Texas Training and Conference Centers
11490 Westheimer Rd, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77077

Date & Time

Jun 5 - 8, 2017
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM


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


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


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