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Online Course

Introduction to Power System Protection and Controls

Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2024

Online Course

5 Half-Days | 31 PDHs | $1,500

This course provides foundational training in the areas of Protective Relays, Protection Schemes, Instrument Transformers, and other equipment used in Power System Protection and Controls.


  • Field and Commissioning Engineers and Technicians
  • Protection Engineers and Technicians
  • Entry-level Engineers and College Graduates


  • Learn how one-line diagrams relate to protection and controls
  • Describe basic Protection Schemes
  • Define and describe three types of protective relays: Electromechanical, solid state, and microprocessor
  • Describe instrument transformers, including current transformers, voltage/potential transformers, and capacitor-coupled voltage transformers
  • Describe protection schemes and applications: Differential, Transformer, Bus, Transmission Line, DCB, POTT, DTT, and PTT
  • Describe protection considerations
  • Define protection communication-assisted protection, including Power Line Carrier, fiber optics, and microwave


This online instructor-led course will provide students with foundational knowledge of Protection & Controls concepts and equipment.

Students use drawings to conceptualize and analyze protection schemes and applications.

Classes will run for five hours each day over five days, with self-study sessions in the afternoon.

In addition, students are required to complete pre-course work prior to attending class.

Instructors will be available after class hours for one-on-one sessions to assist with course topics.


  • Basic understanding of power system theory and operations
  • Experience reading and interpreting power system substation electrical drawings

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