About The Course

This seminar is specifically designed to provide a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of protection design. This seminar has been carefully formulated to provide a valuable insight into power system protection design and principles for those more experienced in the discipline of protection design while yet meeting the learning requirements of those who presently have a more limited or basic knowledge of power system protection principles..

Who Should Attend

This seminar will assist both those whose day to day work involves them in the application of protection design, coordination and relay setting, and also those in other less directly associated areas of electrical power system design. This seminar has been prepared specifically to meet the requirements of:

  • Protection Design Engineers, to identify protection implications and to ensure design, coordination and relay setting principles provide the necessary levels of speed, security, dependability and safety.
  • Planning Engineers, to identify the difficulties in providing protection for various power system configurations under review
  • Maintenance Engineers, to ensure that system protection is not compromised as plant is removed from service during maintenance
  • Circuitry Design Engineers, to ensure that protective schemes are implemented in a manner to provide optimum performance
  • Commissioning Engineers, to ensure the actual field installation of the protection scheme and associated relay settings meets the design requirements.
  • Field Technicians, to understand the importance of their role in installing, testing and maintaining effective, reliable, dependable and secure protection systems.
  • Project Managers, to ensure that the project implementation provides a safe and efficient implementation of electrical design

Course Faculty - Barrie Moor

Mr. Moor’s experience in this field is based on

  • 39 years in the Queensland Electricity Supply Industry in Australia, with the transmission corporation of Powerlink Queensland and its predecessors of QEC, QEGB & SEAQ.  Mr. Moor also has some experience in the Planning and Substation design disciplines, but has been devoted to Protection Design since 1981.  Having, over the years, performed protection design and settings for all of the Queensland electricity transmission network, including major generating stations, he then for 7 years was the team leader responsible for the entire design team.  Mr. Moor stood down from that team leader position in 2007 to allow him to take a more active technical involvement in the position of Principal Consultant Substation Protection.
  • CIGRE – for 7 years Mr. Moor represented Powerlink on the Australian CIGRE panel APB5 (Power System Protection & Automation).  He also served as a corresponding member of the international CIGRE working group WG21.
  • IET – Mr. Moor remains as a corresponding member for the IET International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (DPSP 2014 held in Copenhagen).
  • QUT – Mr. Moor has also been involved in the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Post Graduate Electricity Supply Training Course (QUT PESTC) for more than 20 years, preparing and delivering 2 modules on power system protection.  These are 15 hour modules delivered over a period of 2.5 days.  Apart from thus making more than 80 presentations at QUT over the past 2 decades, he has also presented these QUT modules in Singapore, Malaysia, and New Zealand.
  • AUSTRALIAN POWER INSTITUTE (API) – Mr. Moor has been the guest speaker at the Australian Power Institute (API) Summer School on the topic of “Protection Fundamentals and Best Practice” for the past 5 years.
  • POWER SYSTEM PROTECTION TRAINING (PSPT) – From 2007 Mr. Moor has also been presenting seminars on Protection Design, with now more than 50 seminars presented in the public arena as well as more than 20 seminars custom designed and delivered in-house to major transmission, distribution and engineering corporations throughout Australia and internationally.

After nearly 40 years of industry experience, Mr. Moor left Powerlink in 2012, allowing him to be more focused on the QUT PESTC courses and the many PSPT seminars that he now presents either in-house to major transmission, distribution and engineering corporations, or in the public arena, as noted above.


Fundamental Principles of Power System Protection


Fault Studies and Sequence Components


Sequence Components


Over Current & Earth Fault Protection


Instrument Transformers to IEC 60044

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