Date:            16-17 April 2024, 10am-6pm AEST 

Delivery :    Hybrid Seminar  (In-person | Online )

Venue:         Rydges or Hilton Hotel SYDNEY | Lived Streamed via ZOOM


Reliable protection systems are integral to electricity networks whether they be within industrial, distribution or transmission networks. The requirements of safety, minimisation of damage to faulted plant, minimisation of consequential damage to healthy plant and maintenance of a stable and secure supply of electricity are paramount to all protection designs. A reliable protection scheme needs to be both dependable and secure. A dependable scheme thus has a very high level of certainty of operating correctly for all faults within its zone of coverage. Conversely, a secure scheme has a very high level of certainty of not operating incorrectly under any circumstances, especially in the presence of faults and disturbances external to its zone of coverage. These two requirements of dependability and security are thus conflicting.

To meet both of these requirements, the protection systems need, simultaneously, to be coordinated, fast operating, secure and dependable. The provision of these conflicting requirements is fundamental to the National Electricity Rules (NER) which regulates the performance of protection systems and ensures inter-regional power flows are not constrained and that power system stability is maintained. Thus the task, not only of the protection engineer, but of all engineers and technicians associated with power systems, is to ensure that planning, design, coordination, implementation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of protection systems optimises both the dependability and security of these schemes.

Seminar Overview

This is an “ Entry Level ” seminar specifically designed to provide a basic, but nevertheless comprehensive, understanding of power system protection design. It is ideally suited to meet the learning requirements of those who are new to the areas of protection design, or presently have minimal or limited knowledge of power system protection design and principles.

It will assist those whose day-to-day work directly involves them in the applications of protection esign, scheme coordination and relay settings. In addition, it will also provide a valuable and necessary insight into these principles for those in the many associated areas of electricity power system design. The seminar focus particularly on the basic and high level principles of protection design. The more complex and mathe- matical aspects of protection design have thus been purposely excluded. The technical discussions and principles are reinforced with many real life examples and experiences from the seminar leader’ s professional experience, covering 3 decades.

This seminar has been specifically prepared to meet the requirements of :

  • Planning Engineers, to identify the difficulties in providing protection for various power system configurations under review
  • Maintenance Engineers, to ensure that system protection is not compromised as plant is removed from service during maintenance
  • Circuitry Design Engineers, to ensure that protective schemes are implemented in a manner to provide optimum performance
  • Commissioning Engineers, to ensure the actual field installation of the protection scheme and associated relay settings meets the design requirements.
  • Field Technicians, to understand the importance of their role in installing, testing and maintaining effective, reliable, dependable and secure protection systems.
  • Protection Design Engineers, to identify protection implications and to ensure design, coordination and relay setting principles provide the necessary levels of speed, security, dependability and safety.

Topics to be covered

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  • Fundamental Concepts of Power System Protection
  • Fault Calculations & Sequence Components
  • Fuses, Over Current & Earth Fault Protection
  • Voltage and Current Transformers
  • Introduction to Distance Protection
  • Introduction to Protection Signalling
  • Introduction to High Impedance Differential
  • Introduction to Transformer Protection
  • Introduction to Low Impedance Busbar
  • Introduction to Feeder Differential Protection
  • Auto Reclosing Concepts
  • Protection of Capacitor Banks

About the Seminar Leader

Our seminar leader is the Principal Engineer of Power System Protection Training, a provider of professional development training seminars on the topics of power system protection. With over 39 years experience in the Queensland electricity transmission industry, he has been involved in the design, coordination and implementation of protection schemes associated with Queensland’s HV and EHV transmission systems since 1981. He also has extensive experience with the protection of large generating plants.

From 2000 to 2007, he filled the role of Senior Engineer Protection Design, with state-wide responsibility, leading a Protection Design Team in a reputable and large utility in Queensland. From 2007 to 2012, in the role of Principal Consultant Substation Protection, and then Principal Engineer-Investigations, he provided specialist Protection Design and Fault Analysis services to support the Asset Management and Operational Groups within the organisation. He has 20 years of experience within Australia and internationally in the provision of university post graduate training on the design and implementation of HV and EHV Transmission Protection Systems. He has presented a number of papers on specialized aspects of protection design at conferences both within Australia and internationally. He has been a member of CIGRE committee APB5, Power System Protection and Automation and has served as a corresponding member of Cigre and IEE working groups on Protection Systems.

Seminar Fees (2-Day Seminar)

  • Super Early-Bird Fee

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

  • Online Attendee
    Registration Fee (Excl. GST) : AU$1,280
  • In-Person Attendee
    Registration Fee (Excl. GST): AU$1,380
  • Early-Bird Fee

    ( If payment & registrations
    are received by 12 March 2024 )

  • Online Attendee
    Registration Fee (Excl. GST):AU$1,330
  • In-Person Attendee
    Registration Fee (Excl.GST):AU$1,430
  • Standard Fee

    ( per delegate )

  • Online Attendee
    Registration Fee (Excl. GST):AU$1,380
  • In-Person Attendee
    Registration Fee (Excl.GST):AU$1,480


CPD International recognizes the value of learning in teams. Register 3 or more delegates and receive 5% off current fee. Group Discount will compound on the top of your early-bird discount fees where applicable