Date:           6-7 June 2024, 10am-6pm AEST

Delivery:     Hybrid Seminar ( In-Person | Online ) 

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


Voltage and Reactive Power Control play critical roles in the electricity networks at all voltage levels whether within industrial, distribution or transmission systems. Fast and dynamically controlled reactive power plants such as Static Var Compensator (SVC) and STATCOM are often employed to control voltages, increase power transfer capability, improve system stability and provide fast voltage response and reactive power support to the network during and post fault events. SVC and STATCOM are often used to provide dynamic Volt-VAr supports to transmission interconnectors, electrified traction loads, advanced Volt-VAr Optimisation (VVO) systems in distribution systems and renewable generation sources such as solar and wind.

SVCs and STATCOMS require significant investment in cost, time and a comprehensive knowledge to plan, specify, design, operate and maintain them efficiently. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of SVC and STATCOM and how they should be specified and applied in different network scenarios is vital in the planning process. Knowing what should be included or not to be included in the specifications can save utilities significant time and cost. Having the competent knowledge to specify equipment and systems requirements for different applications and network scenarios will enable the Distribution and Transmission Network Operators (DSO and TSO) to optimise the investment cost, risk and performance of SVC and STATCOM.

Seminar Overview

This seminar is specifically designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and comprehensive understanding of SVC and STATCOM capabilities and their applications. It will assist Industry, DSO and TSO personnel with the application knowledge of SVC and STATCOM used in industrial, distribution and transmission systems.

The main focus of this seminar is to provide managers, engineers and technicians with the essential knowledge and practical approach to plan, specify, build, operate and maintain SVC and STATCOM suitable for their network requirements.

Topics to be covered

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  • Voltage Control and Reactive Power Compensation in Power Systems
  • Placement, Sizing and Characteristics of SVC and STATCOM
  • Configurations and Implications – SVC vs. STATCOM
  • Main Components of SVC and STATCOM
  • Applications of SVC and STATCOM
  • Control, Protection and Monitoring Systems
  • Major Component Ratings
  • Project Overview – Specifications, Schedule, Installation, Tests
  • SVC and STATCOM Specifications
  • Asset Management – Operation, Maintenance and Refurbishment

About the Seminar Leader

Our seminar leader has over 20 years of experience in the electricity supply industry. He is currently an Asset Strategies Engineer at a large utility company in Queensland and has extensive knowledge and practical experience in Voltage Control and Reactive Power Plants (SVC and STATCOM), SCADA and Automation Systems, and covering a wide range of disciplines including technical specification, design, contract and project management, construction, commissioning, investigation and training. He was the Technical Project Manager, Technical Superintendent Representative and SVC Subject Matter Expert for 16 SVC projects with total project budget in excess of $145M. He successfully led a number of major technical investigation tasks identifying the major contributing factors to a wide range of equipment and power system faults associated with SVCs and STATCOMs

He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland and an International Professional Engineer, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours), Master of Systems Engineering – Specialised in Large and Complex Electrical Systems, and is finishing a PhD research in the field of Power System Harmonics and Power System Network Modelling. He is a member of Standards Australia committees and Joint Standards Australia/New Zealand committees, and a member of IEC TC 57 / WG 10 (Australian Delegate). He presented a number of papers on the subjects of SCADA, Automation Systems, Power Systems Harmonics, Voltage and Reactive Power Control and SVC projects at CIGRE and CIRED conferences. He currently delivers training courses and provides consultant services to utilities and industrial customers.

Seminar Fees (2-Day Seminar)

  • Super Early-Bird Fee

    (If payment & registrations
    are received by 3 Apr 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 2 May 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