Electrical Power System Medium and High Voltage Switch Gear

An Interactive 5 - Day Training Course

Electrical Power System Medium and High Voltage Switch Gear

Operations, Characteristics and Maintenance of
Insulated Switchgears, Transformers, and Circuit Breakers

Classroom Dates
20 - 24 May 2024
16 - 20 Sep 2024
06 - 10 Jan 2025
Online Dates
16 - 20 Sep 2024

Medium and high voltage electrical power switchgears are critical and important components of an electrical installation. The salient equipment are the power transformer, the circuit breaker and the gas insulated switchgear. Currently these switchgears are migrating to eco efficient characteristics incorporating eco-friendly substances like fluids and gases. With regards to the reduction of global warming potential, new green gases are developed to replace the sulfur hexafluoride gas used in circuit breakers. In the gas insulated substations eco-friendly designs are now available incorporating digital components.

Maintenance of the medium and high voltage switchgears have progressed significantly with the emergence of new testing and diagnostics instruments. Remote monitoring has become a norm for high voltage transformers and circuit breakers. The operations of these switchgears have to be a more reliable and secured parameters, by incorporating digital technologies, artificial intelligence and internet of things. This training course will emphasis on operations, characteristics and maintenance of eco efficient of gas insulated switchgears, transformers and circuit breakers.

By the end of this Energy Training Centre training course, participants will learn to:

  • Recognise the types and characteristics of medium and high voltage switchgears
  • Explore the merits of eco efficient and eco-friendly switchgears
  • Understand the merits of ester based oils for transformers
  • Appreciate the use of green gases for gas insulated substations and circuit breakers
  • Achievement of well maintained and safe switchgears for operations

This ETC course will ensure that participants will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the outline with the instructor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Each participant will receive a copy of the comprehensive course material. The presenter will outline and discuss the topics using computer displays, videos and power point presentation.

The training is designed to have an interactive format to maximize delegate participation. Questions and answers are encouraged throughout and at the daily sessions. Needs-Based case-studies and examples will be discussed in problem solving workshop sessions. This gives participants the opportunity to discuss with other delegates and the presenter their specific problems and appropriate solutions.

Upon completion of the training course the organizational impact would be:

  • Technical training and up-skilling to improve and realise the full potential of a competent workforce
  • Productivity increase through minimisation of project time acceptance/design and testing
  • Identification for opportunities of improvements due to deep understanding of low carbon emission and clean environment
  • Networking of personnel with technology leaders and other engineers
  • Attitude change of workforce, as continuous follow up of new technologies and their up taking could otherwise create workforce with high resistance to change due to lack of understanding
  • Exposure to efficient and reliable remote monitoring of switchgears

On successful completion of this training course delegate will be able to understand:

  • Recognise the importance of zero carbon emission and global warming potentials in relation with the dielectric fluids and gases
  • Understand the principles of operation of power transformer
  • Appreciate the new generation green gas filled circuit breakers and gas insulated substations
  • Be familiar with the relevant testing and diagnostics instruments
  • Recognize the merits of remote monitoring techniques
  • Comprehend the importance of conditioned based maintenance of switchgears

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Electrical engineers
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Electrical supervisors
  • Engineering professionals
  • Managers of the electrical engineering department


  • Construction and characteristics of transmission and distribution transformers
  • Major common components and functionalities of a power transformer
  • Digital components of power transformers
  • Power transformer protection methods
  • Current transformer characteristics and construction
  • Capacitance voltage transformer construction and operations 


  • Principles and importance of arc quenching in circuit breakers
  • Air circuit breakers operation, construction, and characteristics
  • Sulfur hexafluoride circuit breakers operations and construction
  • Construction live tank and dead tank circuit breakers
  • Medium voltage vacuum circuit breaker construction and characteristics
  • Hybrid medium voltage circuit breakers 


  • Importance of carbon footprint reduction and its impacts
  • Greenhouse gases produced by electrical switchgears
  • Natural and synthetic ester base dielectric fluid for power transformer
  • Various green gases as replacement for sulfur hexaflouride
  • Eco efficient gas insulated substation switchgears
  • State-of-the-art eco-friendly medium and high voltage vacuum circuit breaker 


  • Importance of maintenance
  • Maintenance strategies with emphasis on condition based maintenance
  • Merits of thermography and relevant test instruments
  • Partial discharge presence in medium and high voltage switchgears and mitigation techniques
  • Power transformer routine tests and relevant instrument
  • Remote monitoring of dissolved gas analysis for transformer 


  • Overview and merits of a digital substation
  • Components of a digital substations including intelligent electronic devices and fiber optics cable
  • Digital transformer incorporating robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of thing (IoT)
  • Integration of switchgears between renewable energy and the grid

We offer two main training formats to cater to different preferences and needs: 

  • Classroom Training Delivery – Our traditional classroom-based training courses provide a face-to-face learning experience with subject matter experts. You’ll benefit form in-person interactions, hands-on exercises, and a structured classroom environment.
  • Online Training Delivery – We also offer convenient live/online training courses that you can access from anywhere with a stable internet connection. These courses provided flexibility and allow you to learn anywhere, making them suitable for busy schedules or remote learning.

The Energy Training Centre Certificate of Completion with corresponding learning hours who has successfully completed the training course.

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We value transparency and are happy to provide our instructor’s profiles upon request. If you would like to learn more about our instructor’s’ qualifications, expertise, and experiences, please email us at info@energytraining.ae.

Yes, we do. We provide tailored training courses designed to meet the specific requirement of larger group of individuals. These customized training courses can be conducted both classroom and online formats, allowing you the flexibility to choose you preferred dates and duration.

Please contact us at inhouse@energytraining.ae to discuss your group’s training needs, and we’ll work with you to create a personalized training course that aligns with your objectives.

We have multiple international training venues. You may find this through our website link: https://energytraining.ae/training-locations 

Our training courses are held at our partnered hotels within the city included within our training

Yes, here are the following options we can offer to assist you:

  • Corporate Discount – We can extend our corporate discount to participants staying at the same hotel, if we have any. Please enquire about the availability of this discount when you register for the training course.
  • Nearby Hotel Suggestions – If you prefer other accommodations, we can provide a list of nearby hotels to suit your needs and budget.

Feel free to go through hotel booking platforms on the internet to find the most cost-effective for you.

No, we do not provide job placement services after the training course. However, we are confident that our training course equips you with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance you career prospects and promote career growth. Our training course are designed to empower you with valuable skills and expertise to excel in your chosen field.

  • Tuition fee for a 5-day training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training
  • Meeting at a hotel venue corresponding to your chosen session
  • Welcome food and drinks, AM / PM snack, and Lunch
  • Digital course materials (e-Tablet)
  • Course completion certificates
  • Designing and administration of Pre-& Post Course Assessments
  • Preparation of participant’s Performance and Appraisal Report, if required
  • Issuance of Letter of Invitation for delegates needed visa processing, if required
  • Tuition fee for a 5-day online training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training through live/virtual delivery
  • An electronic copy of the training manual and relevant hand-outs
  • Issuance of The Energy Training Centre e-Certificate of Completion
  • Administration of Pre-& Post Workshop Assessments
  • Link access of online platform acceptable to both parties

Certainly, we do provide corporate rates tailored for organizations seeking to enrol multiple employees in our training programs. To facilitate this, we encourage you to make a formal request via email addressed to info@energytraining.ae. We’ll be delighted to discuss and offer a suitable arrangement for your corporate needs.

Yes, special discounts are available upon request if you have more than one registrant for a course. For further information please email us at info@energytraining.ae

We offer two convenient payment options:

  • Bank Transfer – You can make payment via bank transfer. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive an invoice with the banking details for the transfer. We would require you to supply a swift copy for us to confirm receipt of funds.
  • Payment Link – Alternatively, we provide a secure payment link that you can use to complete your payment after your registration has been confirmed.

Upon receipt of your registration details sent via email at reg@energytraining.ae, we will send you the following by e-mail within 24-48 hours of registration.

  • Joining Instructions
  • Invoice/receipt (where appropriate)

 If you register online, you will receive an e-mail on the same day confirming your registration.

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  • Online Registration Form – Register for your desired training course by completing the online registration form available on our website. Simple click on the registration button or select your preferred dates and provide the requested information.
  • Email Registration – You can email us your intention to register at info@energytraining.ae. Our team will guide you through the registration process and provide assistance you may need.

Yes, we do allow registration transfers in the event that you are unable to attend the training course. To initiate a transfer, please send us an official email requesting the change. We’ll guide you through the transfer process and ensure a smooth transition of your registration to another eligible participant.

Our training course sessions are scheduled and posted on our website for your convenience. However, we understand that there may be specific requirement for your group. If you have a preferred venue and specific training dates in mind, please feel free to propose them to us by clicking on the button “Propose you preferred location & date” of your preferred training course.

Our course timings slightly vary between the cities we offer our training courses. Please let us know of your preferred course and session (dates/venue) through email at info@energytraining.ae. Alternatively, you may call/WhatsApp us at +971 50 746 0956.

We understand that time zones may be different between our Senior Consultants and our delegates. Our standard online course timings (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, GMT+4 – Dubai, UAE) may be adjusted upon confirming the programme. Our team shall communicate between the confirmed registered delegates and suggested a suitable course timing for all.

Our standard course duration for our classroom programmes is 6 hours per day while our online session is 5 hours per day.

Our training programmes are designed to be concise yet comprehensive, focusing on professional development. The duration varies based on the specific course content and objectives – we normally offer programmes between 5 – 10 days. However, our emphasis lies in delivering interactive and engaging sessions that prioritize depth of learning within a condensed timeframe. This approach ensures participants acquire substantial knowledge and skills efficiently.

We have been assessed by TUV Rheinland Middle East FZE and comply with Quality Management System standards – ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 29993:2017, ensuring a commitment to quality and excellence in our operations and services.

Our training courses span across diverse industries, encompassing sectors such as but not limited to:

  • Power & Utilities
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  • Financial Institutions
  • Government and Regulatory bodies
  • Manufacturing & Production Industry

Our commitment lies in continuously refining and expanding our training course offerings to align with evolving industry landscapes. We encourage individuals to explore our website or engage with our dedicated support team for the latest information on available courses, ensuring access to the most pertinent and current educational resources.

Yes, Energy Training Centre is an ILM Recognised Provider (ID# 002398B), authorized to register learners and offer training courses recognized by ILM. Participants seeking ILM Recognised Certification would need to complete an assessment post the ILM Recognised courses. ILM is a renowned provider of leadership and management qualifications, part of the City and Guilds Group. Additionally, our company is a CPD Certified Training Company, ensuring our commitment to continuous professional development standards.