Date:   29-31 May 2024, 10am – 5pm AEST

Delivery:  Online Seminar (Live Streamed via ZOOM) 

Seminar Overview

This course covers the major decisions required in the design of a high voltage substation, focusing on those substations which use conventional outdoor equipment. Many of the same principles apply to the emerging use of various forms of gas-insulated and modular switchgear – especially in developing economic layouts and taking advantage of the facilities now available in secondary systems. The emphasis in this module however will be on developing economic network substations using, both outdoor and modular indoor switchgear, current transformers, voltage transformers and busbars.

Topics to be covered

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Many people in different technical disciplines will contribute to the final design, and this course cannot cover them all.  As described in the title “Introduction to Substation Design”, only the following basic topics will be covered:

  • Substation site selection and substation plant configuration
  • Electrical Layouts, arrangements and configurations.
  • Civil Design and Environmental Considerations.
  • Insulation coordination
  • Earthing and Earth Grid Testing
  • Lightning protection
  • Project management and construction
  • Circuitry and secondary systems.
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Estimating

About the Seminar Leader

Our course leader is currently a Technical Principal at SMEC (Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation).  He is a recognized specialist in Substation Design, Insulation Co-ordination and Earthing of Power Systems, both in Australia and internationally. He provides post-graduate professional development training on topics associated with power systems, with specific reference to Substation Design.

With over 40 years working experience in the electricity transmission and distribution industries. During this time , he has personally investigated and managed the risks associated with substation design, insulation co-ordination, earthing, lightning protection and interference. He has been involved in design, mitigation and implementation of insulation co-ordination schemes associated with Australia’s electricity transmission and distribution networks. He has held various responsible positions in the Electrical Engineering discipline, consulting, design, project management, maintenance of power systems and has a special interest in studies for network connections, insulation co-ordination, power system augmentations, detail design, layout and refurbishments, covering primary, secondary and protection systems.

He has worked on projects for the power generation, transmission, distribution, traction, mining and heavy industries in a variety of commercial project and design management roles, with primary responsibility for substation design, installation and commissioning and has practical knowledge and experience working with LV, HV to EHV systems, renewables and switchgear systems, with extensive experience in electrical substation design, protection systems, HV cabling designs, transformers, NER/X’s, capacitor banks and reactors, PLC’s, frequency drives and large motor control systems.   He is a Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland. He holds a Master of Engineering Science (Power Supply Engineering).

Seminar Fees (3-Day Seminar)

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