for non-engineers and new employees

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

Delivery :    Hybrid Seminar  (In-person | Online )

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

Seminar Overview

A 2-day seminar on the fundamental principles and equipment involved in the modern day electricity power system. No, a busbar is not a place busses go to socialize on Friday night.

This is an introductory seminar designed to meet the needs of the many non-technical electricity industry employees in the support disciplines such as project management, accounting, financial support, legal systems, administration, clerical support, management, human resources, customer care, community relations, directors, office and senior managers without previous electricity utility experience. It is imperative for these non-technical and support professionals to grasp the jargon, language and technology of the electricity power system for them to proactively understand and optimize the key business performance objectives and activities. While it is necessary to cover some engineering concepts, with no more than some basic high school mathematics, this seminar is specially designed to cover those aspects in a way that will provide an overall appreciation of the “Big Picture” of the electricity power industry. Please note that, while this seminar is designed to focus specifically on the needs of the non-technical and support professionals within and associated with the electricity supply industry, it will also provide an invaluable insight for new technical and engineering entrants to the industry. Beginning with basic terms and concepts, this seminar will introduce participants to the power system components and designs associated with electricity generation, transmission and distribution systems.

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.

Topics to be covered

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  • Electricity – Fundamental Principles and Concepts
  • Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current(AC) System Concepts
  • Power Transformers
  • Real and Reactive Power (Watts, VARS and Power Factor)
  • Three Phase AC Systems, AC Generators and Motors
  • Power Generation, Steam turbine, Gas and Hydro systems, Wind and Solar Power
  • Transmission and Distribution Systems
  • High Voltage (HV) Overhead & Underground Cable Systems
  • DC Transmission Systems
  • Electricity Substation Design with HV Equipment – such as Busbars, Circuit Breakers, Isolators, Switchgear, Transformers, Capacitors etc
  • Protection Systems & Various Protection Schemes
  • Control and Communication Systems
  • Network Operational Systems
  • IEC61850 Standard

Seminar Fees (2-Day Seminar)

  • Super Early-Bird Fee

    (If payment & registrations
    are received by 15 July 2024)

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

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

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

    ( per delegate )

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