Compliance with Generator Regulatory Technical Requirements

22 - 25 MAY 2017 | KUALA LUMPUR

About The Course

The Generation Controls course is designed to instruct plant engineers and technicians on the core concepts of utility generators and associated control systems with a goal of familiarizing technical utility staff with the requirements of the latest NERC regulations and to help them identify their role in meeting these requirements within their organization. The material is tailored to cover the specific systems, configurations and operating scenarios associated with the attendees.

The course provides classroom based instruction and utilizes a comprehensive computer based course manual along with a generator controls simulation software package. This software package allows each attendee to perform interactive simulation exercises that are related to various course topics, such as: Generator Reactive Capability, Generator Voltage Control, Auto Voltage Regulator Tuning, Power System Stabilizer Operation and others. The simulations utilize accurate generator and control system models and allow the user to adjust settings, alter system configurations and control operation while viewing the simulated response on graphs and meters. The interactive simulations are an excellent means of better understanding the practical application of the course material.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will learn about:

  • Review technical background material necessary to understand the topic and provide references for further study
  • Review latest version of the applicable standard along with regional interpretations of the requirements
  • Discuss methods of meeting technical requirements.
  • Perform sample calculations, exercises and simulations illustrating the technical issues and test methods.

Who Should Attend

Electrical engineers involved in power generation, particularly for those plants in an interconnected system Power plant operational staff, particularly for those units equipped with a PSS or considering the addition of a PSS Electrical engineers involved in interconnected system operation and planning, particularly those involved in dynamic system simulation

Course Faculty - Leonardo Lima

Leonardo Lima received his B.S.E.E. in 1986, his M.Sc. in 1991 and his D.Sc. in 1999 from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in power system analysis and simulation, including system studies for transmission planning and operation. He worked in the development of the small-signal stability program PacDyn between 1984 and 1988. In 1992, he joined the Power System Engineering Department of the Universidade Federal Fluminense, in Niterói, Brazil, as an Assistant Professor, lecturing under-graduate and graduate courses in classical control theory, power system analysis, power system stability, power system planning, and electrical machines. He became a full Professor in 1999. He joined the PTI’s (currently Siemens PTI) consulting practice in 2002 and became a Principal Consultant in 2009, where he specialized in dynamic modelling and simulation using PSS/E. He joined Kestrel Power Engineering in 2010 as a Senior Engineer. He is a member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society and is currently the Secretary of the Power System Stability Controls Subcommittee of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee.


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This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan