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Power Academy Course

Introduction to Power Substation Electrical Drawings

Aug 19 - Aug 21, 2024

Online Course

3 Half-Days | 14 PDHs | $1000

Introduction to Power Substation Electrical Drawings provides theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and training in reading and interpreting the various types of prints you will encounter in substations.

Recent college graduates, team leaders and managers, construction managers, project managers, and entry-level engineers and technicians who desire to gain basic skills for reading and interpreting substation electrical drawings.


  • Identify the symbols, abbreviations, and designations used on substation prints
  • Read and interpret conceptual diagrams, including power one-line diagrams and relay one-line diagrams
  • Read and interpret elementary diagrams, including three-line AC schematics and DC schematics
  • Learn how to read and interpret wiring diagrams, as well as how to locate equipment and trace circuits between wiring diagrams, interconnection diagrams, front view diagrams, and elementary diagrams


This online instructor-led course will provide students with experience interpreting different types of substation prints used on work projects. Classes will run for five hours each day over three days.

In addition, students are required to complete web-based trainings before class begins.
Instructors will be available for one-on-one sessions after class hours to assist students with course topics. Students are provided with drawings and schematics to conceptualize and analyze a substation and its components.


  • A basic understanding of electrical power system operation and equipment commonly found in substations

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