COURSE NAME:Reactive Power compensation and control in Electric power system


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This training course presents reactive power compensation and an overview of modern practices in raising efficiency of power systems through application of reactive power and voltage regulation.


This training course starts with discussion about the structure of power systems from a power plant to the customer, and typical power system voltages in different parts of the system. Then, it explains how power losses and voltage drops in the power system may be reduced through compensation of reactive power either by shunt capacitors for an inductive load or shunt reactors for a capacitive load. Arrangement of a shunt capacitor bank and a sequence of its design is considered as well. Explanations are supported by numerous drawings, photos of actual equipment and the example showing how to design shunt capacitor bank.


Finally, it discusses reasons for voltage regulation in power systems and means to perform.  Explanations are supported by photos and example showing how transformer winding taps may be selected.



Upon completion of this course, the participant shall be able to;

  • Understand concepts of power factor
  • Understand disadvantages of poor power factor  and requirements of reactive power compensation
  • Understand aspects and methods of Reactive Power Compensation.
  • Understand about harmonics, sources of  harmonics, effect of harmonics.
  • Understand relationship between reactive power compensation and harmonics


Day 1:

  • Fundamental of Reactive Power Compensation.
  • The methods adopted for reactive power compensation.
  • Power factor and its effects, need for control of power factor

Day 2:

  • New solutions for reactive power compensation.
  • Basics of Harmonics, sources of harmonics, effect of harmonics
  • Harmonic analysis and total harmonic  distortion


Day 3:

  • Harmonic distortion solutions
  • Voltage stability
  • Power transfer limits
  • Voltage collapse


Day 4:

  • Shunt compensation
  • Shunt reactors
  • Shunt capacitors
  • Synchronous condensers


Day 5:

  • Series compensation
  • Series capacitors
  • Sub-synchronous resonance and solutions


The course is intended for : Electrical  Engineers & Technicians who work for electric utilities and transmission system operating companies who are involved in the planning, engineering, specification, and operation of power transmission systems.

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