02 - 06 NOVEMBER 2020 | 13:00 - 19:00 (GMT+8) DAILY

About The Course

This 5-day planning course has been designed for engineering managers and engineers who work for owners and operators of both high and low voltage electricity networks in the range from 230/415V to 132kV.


The delegates will get a full understanding of issues associated with planning of MV and LV electricity networks via a practical approach that contains worked and delegate examples. The course will introduce planning concepts, various network configurations along with protection systems and the types of equipment used in typical systems. It also covers fault level, power quality, harmonics, power factor, cable ratings, earthing and lightning protection.

Course Fees

SGD 1,500 for 5 days

Learning Outcomes

This course has been designed to give electrical engineers, engineering managers and other professionals a sound grounding and understanding of the principles of planning electricity networks – both in industrial settings and electricity utilities:

  • Planning concepts;
  • Equipment used in electrical systems;
  • Network configurations including options for protection systems;
  • Fault level, including associated calculations;
  • Power quality;
  • Harmonics; and,
  • Earthing systems and lightning protection

Who Should Attend

This course has been designed for:

  • Electrical engineers
  • Engineering managers
  • Asset managers and other professionals working with or have responsibility for the planning, operation and development of electricity networks
  • Graduate engineers who are new to electrical power systems
  • Engineers or technicians who have changed jobs and are now working in an electricity power systems environment

Expert Course Faculty

In his 30 years working experience the trainer provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.


His technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.


The trainer is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, He was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents.  He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.


He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatization process.  He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. He carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.


He has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.


Overview of Planning Requirements

Drafting a LV Distribution System

Planning of MV Networks

Consideration of Voltage

Lightning Protection and Surge Arresters

Layout Consideration in Planning

Faults in the System

Types of Protection

MV Switchgear

Inverters and Converters

Load and Energy Management

Software for Planning

This training course will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will be given a link to join in the session via a confirmation email.
Soft copy course materials will be shared to the participants prior to the session. A hard copy Certification of Completion will be mailed after the course.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

  • Pre-Course Questionnaire (PCQ) 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