Date:          5-7 August 2024, 10am-6pm AEDT

Delivery:    Hybrid Seminar ( In-Person | Online )

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


Protection of HV & EHV Electricity Transmission Systems is necessary to maximise safety for the public and electricity industry employees alike, to disconnect faulted plant from the system and to maintain quality of supply to customers. The modern trend is :

  • To operate HV and EHV electricity transmission systems closer and closer to their limits of performance;
  • Augmentation of the power system is often delayed whereby aging plant continues to service customers;
  • Value engineered solutions are often implemented, to achieve the most cost effective provision of electricity supply to network participants.

Under these situations, the associated protection systems are required to meet the crucial requirements of being simultaneously coordinated, fast operating, secure and reliable. These requirements tend to be mutually exclusive, yet meeting them is fundamental to the National Electricity Rules (NER), which mandate the performance of protection systems to maintain power system stability and not restrain power flows within the transmission system network.

What You Will Learn?

This is an “Advanced Level”  power system protection seminar focuses on meeting the National Electricity Rules (NER) via the implementation of unit and non-unit protection schemes to HV & EHV transmission systems.

Delegates will learn the principles of protection scheme selection, scheme configuration and the principles associated with the determination of relay settings. The difficulties associated with unique system configurations, such as mutually coupled and/or teed feeders, will also be explored.

Crucial Knowledge for :

  • Planning Engineers, to identify the protection implications associated with proposed schemes for augmentation of the power system.
  • Maintenance Engineers,  to ensure that system protection is not compromised as plant is removed from service during maintenance.
  • Circuitry and Automation Design Engineers,  to implement protection schemes which optimise power system performance.
  • Protection Application Engineers,  to identify protection implications and to ensure design and setting principles meet the NER and provide the necessary levels of speed, security, reliability and safety.

Topics to be covered

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  • High Impedance Differential Protection
  • Biased Differential Protection 
  • Application of Biased Differential Schemes to Busbars
  • Differential Protection of Feeders – Pilot Wire Schemes
  • Differential Protection of Feeders – Current Differential Schemes
  • Distance protection – Current & Voltage Transformers
  • Distance Relay Fundamentals
  • Protection Signalling
  • Advanced Aspects of Distance Protection Design
  • Principles of Reach (Setting) Selection

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 (3-Day Seminar)

  • Super Early-Bird Fee

    (If payment & registrations
    are received by 3 June 2024)

  • Online Attendee
    Registration Fees (Excl. GST): AU$1,450
  • In-Person Attendee
    Registration Fees (Excl. GST): AU$1,590
  • Early-Bird Fee

    ( If payment & registrations
    are received by 1 July 2024)

  • Online Attendee
    Registration Fees (Excl. GST):AU$1,500
  • In-Person Attendee
    Registration Fees (Excl. GST): AU$1,640
  • Standard Fee

    ( per delegate )

  • Online Attendee
    Registration Fees (Excl. GST):AU$1,550
  • In-Person Attendee
    Registration Fees (Excl. GST): AU$1,690


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