Classroom Dates
09 - 13 Oct 2023 London $5,950
07 - 11 Oct 2024 London $5,950

Electrical substations are the building blocks of an energy grid, responsible for regulating and changing voltage levels as electric power flows from generating station to consumer. But many were built decades ago when switching, adjustment, and data collection were done manually.

Substation automation using intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) is the integration of automated technology within the substation. The goal of substation automation is to optimize the management of capital assets and enhance operation and maintenance efficiencies. In addition, by removing human interventions from the operation of substations, companies reap the benefits of long-term fiscal savings.

Substation Automation System (SAS) provides protection, control, automation, monitoring, and communication capabilities as a part of a comprehensive substation control and monitoring solution. 

This Substation and Distribution Automation training course will highlight:

  • The operation, construction, and installation of substations
  • Equipment in substation automation system
  • Evolution of substation automation and IEC 61850
  • Benefits of digital substation
  • Safety and protection in a substation

By the end of this Substation and Distribution Automation training course, participants will learn to:

  • Identify the types of substations and their functionalities
  • Understand the characteristics of substation automation
  • Recognise the roles of the components in substation automation
  • Emergence of the digital substation
  • Assess the impact of IoT and AI in the digital era

This Energy Training Centre training course will be presented by means of Power Point slides through which all the required theory and equations will be provided. The training course also includes the introduction of state-of-art technologies and equipment where delegates will be given the heads up and future ready.

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 Energy Training Centre training course the organizational impact would be:

  • Technical training of a competent workforce in the area substation automation system
  • Increased knowledge with the latest IEDs and safety measures
  • Identification of new components and their functionalities
  • Networking of personnel with technology leaders and other engineers
  • Exposure of new technologies like substation automation and digitalization
  • Ensure safety practices are in placed

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

  • Understand the benefits of substation automation systems
  • Identify the electrical equipment installed
  • Appreciate the functions of each component
  • Recognise the significance of the digital substation
  • Reconcile with the importance of digitalization, IoT and AI

We encourage the staff involved in the operation, planning, design, and maintenance of power systems to attend this Substation and Distribution Automation training course.

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

  • Project Engineers / Managers
  • Electrical Engineers /Technicians
  • System Operators
  • Design Engineers
  • Asset Engineers / Managers
  • Planning Engineers / Managers
  • Protection, Instrumentation, and Commissioning Engineers/Technicians

Day One: Overview of the Types and Roles of Substations 

  • Type and roles of substations
  • Classifications and characteristics of substations
  • Substation equipment
  • Substation earthing system
  • Transmission and distribution substations
  • Air insulated and gas insulated substations

Day Two:  Protection Relays, IEDs and Earthing Systems

  • Earthing network
  • Substation protection systems
  • Instrument transformers
  • Common intelligent electronics devices
  • Power transformers
  • High voltage circuit breakers 

Day Three: Significance of Substation Automation Systems and IEC 61850 

  • Substation automation system architecture
  • IEC 61850 and GOOSE
  • Merits of substation architecture
  • Major components in the substation automation system
  • Substation automation models
  • Test equipment for the substation automation system 

Day Four: Characteristics and Merits of a Digital Substation 

  • Digital substation architecture
  • Equipment and components of a digital substation
  • Characteristics of a digital substation
  • Significance and performance of a digital substation
  • Digital substation models
  • Intelligent digital substation 

Day Five: Designing a Digital Substation 

  • Cybersecurity and digital substation
  • Design considerations
  • Merits of digital substation
  • Main elements of a digital substation
  • Commissioning of a digital substation