Delivery:  Online Seminar (Live Streamed via ZOOM)

Date:        15-17 May 2024, 10am-6pm AEST

Seminar Overview

This 3-day professional development seminar is intended for those working in protection areas with a basic knowledge of Power System Protection. It will primarily focus on the principles and policies of application of Protection to the various levels of the power system, i.e. where and why to use the various protection equipment and configurations and what are the limits of application of each type of protection. It will also deal with the integration of various individual protection schemes into complete schemes applying to a whole power system or to a whole substation.

Who Should Attend?

Technical personnel who have basic knowledge of power system protection, and are involved in design, installation, operation and maintenance of protection system for power systems, such as :

    • Electrical power system protection engineers, managers and technical officers
    • Power system consultants
    • Power system planners
    • Power system operators
    • Researchers

Topics to be covered

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  • Protection Policies & Requirements
  • Impedance and Fault Level Calculations
  • Clearing Time Requirements
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Differential Protection for Transformer, Feeder and Busbar
  • Distance Protection
  • Back-Up Protection
  • Complete Protection Schemes for Transformers, Feeders,
  • Busbars and Switchgear
  • Current & Voltage Transformers and Transient Behaviour
  • High Voltage Fuses and Application to Distribution
  • Transformer Protection
  • Protection of Low Voltage Busbars and Switchboards
  • Other Protection Scheme Components and Issues

About the Seminar Leader

Our Seminar Leader retired in 2016 from a long career with a large electricity distribution company in Sydney and Newcastle areas, Australia where he held many positions in the substation and protection fields, and most recently as Engineering Policy Development Manager. He is a recognised expert in power system protection and a practicing protection engineer, and he has been awarded an OAM for his services to Electrical Engineering in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday honours list.

His career of over 50 years includes all aspects of substation work, particularly protection work, including field operations, engineering, design, construction and commissioning, specification and procurement, protection planning, incident forensic investigation, etc. It includes work in the many related areas of switchgear, substation design, high voltage engineering, EMF, control schemes, testing, construction and maintenance.

John is and has been a member of a number of standards committees, Industry committees, and Australian Standards committees: EL 7 High Voltage Switchgear, EL 7/5 High Voltage Fuses, EL 43 Substations and HV installations, EL 8/8 HV Bushings, EL 23/02 Protection in Mines and Quarries, EL 24 Lightning Protection, and is a former member of Standards committees on CTs and VTs, and a former member of ENA and ESAA working groups on Earthing and Induced Voltages, and Substation Fire Protection.

He is also a former member of CIGRE Australian Panels AP B3 Substations, and AP B5 Protection and Control. He has lectured for the past 30 years at universities in Protection at post graduate level. He holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of NSW, and has post graduate Certificates in Protection Engineering, Electrical Equipment design, and High Voltage Engineering and Testing.

Seminar Fees (3-Day Seminar)

  • Super Early-Bird Fee

    (If payment & registrations
    are received by 13 March 2024)

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    ( If payment & registrations
    are received by 10 April 2024 )

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