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Power Academy Course

Introduction to Power System Protection and Controls

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Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2024

1866 Colonial Village Lane, Suite 112, Lancaster, PA 17601

4.5 Days | 31 PDHs | Cost: $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 learn concepts and terms used.
  • 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 Protection, Bus Protection, Transmission Line Protection, DCB, POTT, DTT, and PTT.
  • Describe protection considerations, including Protection Groups, Security, Dependability, and Reliability.
  • Define protection Communication-assisted protection schemes, including Power Line Carrier, substation communication equipment, fiber optics, and microwave.


This 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.

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


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

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