Active & Reactive Power Balance

Code : E007
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Why Attend This Training Course?
The active power balance in the power system is the precondition for frequency stability. Similarly, voltage is regulated by a reactive power balance. Therefore, safety measures and advanced training are essential for the operator. For two systems transmitting the same amount of active power, the system with the lower power factor will have higher circulating currents due to energy that returns to the source from the energy storage in the load.
This course explains the basics of active and reactive power, the layout and operation of the power grid, as well as the power markets. Terminology, grid structures and grid components, market players and the coordination of supply and demand will be also be discussed in this specialized training course.

What Is The Training Course Methodology?
This training methodology illustrates the concepts involved in the above areas through practical consideration of actual real-life problems, as well as explanation of concepts by experts in area using video projectors and computer aided case studies based on practical applications. Participants will solve their system problem, where the trainee’s try to apply the skills learnt with guidance from our specialized experts. ACAD will provide participants a comprehensive assessment on the problems solved using the skills acquired in the training course.

Who Should Attend This Training Course?
This course is intended for Junior & Senior Electrical Engineers, who work in operation, planning, maintenance, protection, control and analysis of Utilities and Industrial Electrical Network.

What Are The Training Course Objectives?
  • Understand the basics of reactive power and power factor
  • Understand the purpose, configuration and limitations
  • Know the operational characteristics of the various reactive power devices at their disposal
  • Know the system schemes and graphical presentation
  • Adapt new information for less chance of costly mistakes
  • Know the Static VAR Compensators: Types and control methods
  • Learn more about reactive power compensation and control

What Is The Training Course Curriculum?
Basic Concepts of Active and Reactive Power
  • Power system components
  • Importance of continuity of supply
  • Characteristics of generation units
System Behavior due to the Abnormal Operational Conditions
  • Shortage of active power
  • Shortage of reactive power
  • Frequency deviations
  • Voltage deviations
  • Case study (I)
Optimum Load Shedding
  • Overcurrent load shedding
  • Frequency load shedding
  • Priority of loads
  • Case study (II)
Reactive Power Control
  • Main concepts
  • Regulating devices
  • Sizes & locations of reactive power regulating devices
  • Tap changing transformers
  • Practical application

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Exam Details:

Duration: 1 hour | Multiple Choice | Closed book | Pass mark: 65%

Course Schedule

Course Location and Date

29 Nov - 03 Dec
Cairo | Instructor-led
5 Sessions

Course Location and Date

24 - 28 Jan 2021
Cairo | Instructor-led
5 Sessions

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