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SGEA_400NEW - Introduction to Security Constraint Unit Commitment (SCUC) -- Our colleagues at Siemens Smart Grid Energy Automation have prepared this great one and a half-day course for System Operators, System Planners and Generation coordinators who want to learn about more about optimization capabilities. Below are scheduled dates and we are pleased to offer you an opportunity to host this course at your facility where you can dialogue with the Siemens EA SOL team and others on the benefits and evolution of Security Constrained Unit Commitment (SCUC) as a tool for Integrated Grid Optimization. 1.5 Days - 0.9 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) -  9 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Training objectives > NEW COURSE
The Introduction to Security Constraint Unit Commitment


Price: $1,185.00

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Certification Programs
CERTSiemens Power Academy Certification Programs -- Our certificate programs provide engineers the opportunity to create a long-term development plan that adds a Siemens Certification in Power Technology, Distribution Systems, or Network Planning and Analysis (PSS®E) to their CVs. Associate, Advanced or Expert Certification levels are available.

Earning Siemens Power Academy TD – NA professional certification enhances your path to productivity, sets you apart from your peers, adds depth to your understanding of the field and ability to meet the demand for skills in the global market place. With fewer available on-the-job resources, engineers who invest in rigorous training and gain certification will be in exceptionally high demand at the world’s leading utilities and system operators.

For more information, including scheduling, click here to download our Certification Program bulletin.


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PDEC-Distribution
PDEC_421MV Switching Devices & Switchgear - Basics & Application (MV-SWTICH) -- Training objectives
The participant will be familiarized with functions and selection criteria of medium voltage  devices as well as switchgear with standards, types and planning criteria.

Target audience
Technical staff involved in sales and project planning, for power distribution systems up to 36 kV.

Prerequisites
Basic technical knowledge.

Main features 

■■ Medium voltage switching devices: 

– Design function, fundamental characteristics 

– Selection criteria 

– Switching duties 

■■ Medium voltage switchgear installations: 

– Planning of switchgear 

– Busbar systems 

– Building specifications 

– Personnel safety 

– Switchgear types 

– Circuit breaker switchgear 

– Load-break switchgear 

– Voltage detecting systems 

– Handling of SF6 Gas 

– Connection and termination systems 

– Safety accessories 

Waitlist – If all scheduled sections are full we accept waitlist registrations for this course.  Should there be enough demand, additional sections will be added to the schedule. Please email power-academy.us@siemens.com with the course name in the subject line to be added to a waitlisted section.



Price: $1,825.00

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PDEC_500Power Distribution Engineering - Introduction (PE_DISTENG) -- 


Training objective

Improve the participant’s understanding of power circuit analysis and distribution systems is the objective of this course. The participant will take away the ability to analyze common power circuit problems and gain a stronger understanding of distribution system problems and equipment applications.  A great course for new engineers, technicians from industrial applications, operations or Smart Grid application engineers who need to better understand the distribution system components, its limits and its risks. 

 

Prerequisites 

It is assumed that participants have college level geometry, trigonometry, matrix algebra, and physics. A background in electric power systems is not required. 

Main features 

■■ Review of steady-state analysis of AC circuits methods applied to power distribution systems 

■■ Including as review of complex numbers, phasors and vectors 

■■ Ohm’ s law for resistive, capacitive and inductive linear circuit elements 

■■ Real and reactive power in AC circuits (kvA, kW and kvar) 

■■ Kirchoff’s laws and the fundamentals of circuit analysis 

■■ Matrices and network solution methods 

■■ Three-phase power systems 

■■ The per unit system 

■■ Symmetrical components 

■■ Fault currents and Thevenin and Norton equivalents 

■■ Overview of the power delivery systems 

■■ Introduction to reliability and power quality 

■■ Distribution system configuration 

■■ Distribution equipment 

■■ Voltage drop and voltage regulation 

■■ Load types: lighting, motors and load cycles 

■■ Power factor correction and capacitor applications

 

Take advantage of our multi-course discounts and enroll in the Distribution Certification Series - see dates below. 


3 Days -
1.8 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 18 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) 

To register, click the"View Schedule" feature below
Then click
"Location" to view training location details and logistics. 


New York Summer Distribution Series 

Dates 

Location 

Power Distribution Engineering – Introduction

May 14-16

Schenectady, NY

Substation Engineering and Operations

May 19-21

Schenectady, NY

Power Distribution System Economics

May 22-23

Schenectady, NY

Understanding System Losses for Utility Management

Jun. 4-6

Schenectady, NY

Power System Planning Principles

Jun. 9-10

S Schenectady, NY

Power T&D Systems - Load Flow & Short Circuit Calculations

Jun. 11-12

Schenectady, NY

Power Distribution Systems - Management and Automation

Jun. 13

Schenectady, NY

Industrial Power Systems and Networks

Jun. 16-18

Schenectady, NY

Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses)

Jun. 23-27

Schenectady, NY



Price: $2,399.00

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PDEC_525Power System Planning - Principles (NET_PRINC) -- 

See our Distribution Certification Series dates below. 

Training objectives
The participants will receive general information about technical-economical solutions of power transmission and distribution in industry and other supply utilities.

Target audience
Siemens employees as well as other employees from utilities and industry with their main field of work in planning and operation of power systems. Prerequisites Basic knowledge of physics, preferably electrical engineering.

Main features
■■ Power system configuration and extension planning of high voltage, medium voltage and low
      voltage power systems, substation and component design
■■ Neutral grounding, project planning of earthing systems, interference of power supply
      installations
■■ Power system analysis and calculations(load flow and short circuit)
■■ Instrument transformer dimensioning, design and coordination of protection systems
■■ Operating and dynamic behavior of industrial systems with numerous use of machinery
■■ Switching operations, overvoltage protection and isolation coordination
■■ Harmonics and filter circuits, system perturbations
■■ Behavior of HVDC converter stations, static var compensators and controlled series
     compensation
■■ Accompanying practical instructions in questions of power system calculation, current
     transformer dimensioning and protection coordination

 

 

New York Summer Distribution Series 

Dates 

Location 

Power Distribution Engineering – Introduction  

May 14-16 

Schenectady, NY 

Substation Engineering and Operations 

May 19-21 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution System Economics 

May 22-23 

Schenectady, NY 

Understanding System Losses for Utility Management 

Jun. 4-6 

Schenectady, NY 

Power System Planning Principles 

Jun. 9-10 

Schenectady, NY 

Power T&D Systems - Load Flow & Short Circuit Calculations 

Jun. 11-12 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution Systems - Management and Automation 

Jun. 13 

Schenectady, NY 

Industrial Power Systems and Networks 

Jun. 16-18 

Schenectady, NY 

Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses) 

Jun. 23-27 

Schenectady, NY



Price: $1,825.00

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PDEC_535Power Transmission & Distribution System - Load Flow and Short Cicuit Calculation (NET- CALCU) -- 

See our Distribution Certification Series dates below. 

 


Training objectives
The participants will receive information about the actual status of standard power system calculation methods, recognizing weak spots in the power system and searching for remedies.

Target audience
Engineers and service technicians from power supply utilities and industry in operation, planning, design and servicing of switchgear.

Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of electrical engineering

Main features
■■ Symmetrical components
■■ Model of the network components
■■ Mathematical methods of the network calculation
■■ Short-circuit
■■ Application: Overcurrent protection coordination
■■ What is the purpose of load-flow and short-circuit current calculation?
■■ Power system structures and star point handling
■■ Characteristic equipment values
■■ Theory of calculating electrical power supply systems
■■ Modeling the most important electrical equipment (generator, transformer, line and load)
■■ Load-flow calculation, current iteration and Newton Raphson methods
■■ Short-circuit calculation, regeneration methods, standards
■■ Selectivity of time-graded protection facilities (overcurrent-time and distance protection)
■■ Small examples calculation relating to the above-mentioned methods
■■ Calculating really existing power systems with the aid of interactive calculation programs on a PC or workstation to verify manually determined values
■■ Interpreting the results
■■ Possibilities of remedying weak spots in the network

 

New York Summer Distribution Series 

Dates 

Location 

Power Distribution Engineering – Introduction  

May 14-16 

Schenectady, NY 

Substation Engineering and Operations 

May 19-21 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution System Economics 

May 22-23 

Schenectady, NY 

Understanding System Losses for Utility Management 

Jun. 4-6 

Schenectady, NY 

Power System Planning Principles 

Jun. 9-10 

Schenectady, NY 

Power T&D Systems - Load Flow & Short Circuit Calculations 

Jun. 11-12 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution Systems - Management and Automation 

Jun. 13 

Schenectady, NY 

Industrial Power Systems and Networks 

Jun. 16-18 

Schenectady, NY 

Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses) 

Jun. 23-27 

Schenectady, NY



Price: $1,825.00

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PDEC_540Distribution Transformers - Grounding and Protection (TR-DGRDPRO) -- See our Distribution Certification Series dates below. Also great companion course to the Houston TX  Understanding System Losses Course (PDEC_562 Oct 27-29)

Training objectives
 
The participants will gain a better understanding of the distribution system including primary and secondary systems, allowable connections, connections to be avoided, distribution system grounding types and overcurrent protection devices and applications.  

Target audience
 
Electric utility engineers and technicians involved in distribution planning, engineering, standards, protection, and operation of the distribution system. It is also valuable to engineers involved in consulting and the design of industrial and commercial power systems, as well as educators not familiar with the practical aspects of transformer application.  

Prerequisites
 
The course participants should have an engineering degree, an electrical technology background, or practical experience in power distribution system design and operation.  

Main features
 
■■ Transformers with single- and three-phase load
 ■■ Regulation and secondary fault currents
 ■■ Voltage unbalance and unsymmetrical loading
 ■■ Transformer bank loading equations (4-W Delta/4-W Wye)
 ■■ Switching overvoltages
 ■■ Fundamentals of fuse application to pole-top units
 ■■ Currents and overvoltages during faults
 ■■ Relays, circuit breakers, reclosers, sectionalizers, switches and fuses 
■■
Distribution system grounding  

3-Days - 1.8 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 18 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)  

 

 

South Africa Distribution Series 

Dates 

Location 

PSS®E – Quick-Start Steady State and Dynamics using PSS®E 

Mar. 3 – 7 

Johannesburg, South Africa 

Distribution, Transformers Grounding and Protection 

Mar. 24 – 26

Cape Town, South Africa

Power Distribution Systems - Management and Automation 

Mar. 27 – 28

Cape Town, South Africa

Introduction to Grid Automation and the Future of the Grid 

Mar. 31 – Apr. 3

Cape Town, South Africa

Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses) 

Apr. 7 – 11

Cape Town, South Africa

Power Distribution System Economics 

Apr. 14 – 16

Cape Town, South Africa

PSS®E – Quick-Start Steady State and Dynamics using PSS®E 

Aug. 11 – 15

Nairobi, Kenya

 



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Price: $2,399.00

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PDEC_545Power Distribution Systems – Management and Automation – Basics (NET-AUTOM) -- 

See our Distribution Certification Series dates below

Training objectives
The participants will understand the customer process regarding Distribution Network Structures and Management, with a focal point on Distribution Automation. They will be able to express the most important benefits of a Distribution Management System, and they will understand the general use of the IT Systems in relation to Electricity Distribution.

 

South Africa Distribution Series 

Dates 

Location 

PSS®E – Quick-Start Steady State and Dynamics using PSS®E 

Mar. 3 – 7 

Johannesburg, South Africa 

Distribution, Transformers Grounding and Protection 

Mar. 24 – 26

Cape Town, South Africa

Power Distribution Systems - Management and Automation 

Mar. 27 – 28

Cape Town, South Africa

Introduction to Grid Automation and the Future of the Grid 

Mar. 31 – Apr. 3

Cape Town, South Africa

Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses) 

Apr. 7 – 11

Cape Town, South Africa

Power Distribution System Economics 

Apr. 14 – 16

Cape Town, South Africa

PSS®E – Quick-Start Steady State and Dynamics using PSS®E 

Aug. 11 – 15

Nairobi, Kenya

 

New York Summer Distribution Series 

Dates 

Location 

Power Distribution Engineering – Introduction  

May 14-16 

Schenectady, NY 

Substation Engineering and Operations 

May 19-21 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution System Economics 

May 22-23 

Schenectady, NY 

Understanding System Losses for Utility Management 

Jun. 4-6 

Schenectady, NY 

Power System Planning Principles 

Jun. 9-10 

Schenectady, NY 

Power T&D Systems - Load Flow & Short Circuit Calculations 

Jun. 11-12 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution Systems - Management and Automation 

Jun. 13 

Schenectady, NY 

Industrial Power Systems and Networks 

Jun. 16-18 

Schenectady, NY 

Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses) 

Jun. 23-27 

Schenectady, NY

 



Price: $950.00

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PDEC_563Understanding System Losses for Utility Management (MO-LOSSES) -- 

See our Distribution Certification Series dates below.

 

Also  

great companion course to the Houston TX  Distribution Transformers Grounding and Protection (PDEC_540 Oct 21-23)

Training objectives
This course provides participants with an understanding of the nature and characteristics of electric system demand and energy losses, and teaches methods for effectively modeling, analyzing, allocating and reducing these losses.  

Target audience
This course provides transmission and distribution planning engineers, rate design engineers from utilities, and regulatory commissioners with methods for effectively modeling, analyzing, allocating and reducing losses.  

Main features
■■ Discuss the nature of electric system losses and the impact on the power system operation 
■■
Roles and responsibility of utilities regarding losses and how they are paid for in the marketplace
■■ Concepts of active and reactive power and how they relate to system frequency and voltage
■■ Understand how power calculation and its impact on losses
■■ Calculation methods for transmission, transformer, primary and secondary distribution losses and electric meters
■■ Overview of the parameters used in transformer purchase calculations
■■ Describe the solution method for the transformer purchase problem 
■■
Understand equipment purchasing parameters that can impact losses.

3 Days - 1.8 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 18 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

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New York Summer Distribution Series 

Dates 

Location 

Power Distribution Engineering – Introduction  

May 14-16 

Schenectady, NY 

Substation Engineering and Operations 

May 19-21 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution System Economics 

May 22-23 

Schenectady, NY 

Understanding System Losses for Utility Management 

Jun. 4-6 

Schenectady, NY 

Power System Planning Principles 

Jun. 9-10 

Schenectady, NY 

Power T&D Systems - Load Flow & Short Circuit Calculations 

Jun. 11-12 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution Systems - Management and Automation 

Jun. 13 

Schenectady, NY 

Industrial Power Systems and Networks 

Jun. 16-18 

Schenectady, NY 

Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses) 

Jun. 23-27 

Schenectady, NY

 

 

 

 

 



Price: $2,399.00

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PDEC_591Substation Engineering and Operations (PE-SUBENG) -- 

See our Distribution Certification Series dates below. 

 


Training objectives
This course will introduce participants to aspects of substation engineering and operations. Specific topics include: station design parameters, bus arrangements, major equipment specifications, electrical clearances, above-ground structures and line/station overvoltage protection.  

Target audience
Engineers interested in topics that include design parameters, bus arrangements, drawings, specifications, electrical clearances, structures, foundations, grounding design, conduit design, protection, monitoring, and maintenance.  

Prerequisites
The structure of the course is intended for engineers who want to get an overview of the substation engineering and operation process.  

Main features
■■ Introduction
■■ General design parameters
■■ Electrical engineering and design
■■ Construction, commissioning and startup
■■ Maintenance

 3 Days
1.8 CEU's
18 PDH/CEH

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New York Summer Distribution Series 

Dates 

Location 

Power Distribution Engineering – Introduction  

May 14-16 

Schenectady, NY 

Substation Engineering and Operations 

May 19-21 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution System Economics 

May 22-23 

Schenectady, NY 

Understanding System Losses for Utility Management 

Jun. 4-6 

Schenectady, NY 

Power System Planning Principles 

Jun. 9-10 

Schenectady, NY 

Power T&D Systems - Load Flow & Short Circuit Calculations 

Jun. 11-12 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution Systems - Management and Automation 

Jun. 13 

Schenectady, NY 

Industrial Power Systems and Networks 

Jun. 16-18 

Schenectady, NY 

Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses) 

Jun. 23-27 

Schenectady, NY

 



Price: $2,399.00

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PDEC_620Distributed Generation and Energy Storage Application on Power Systems -- 
Special presentation by NOVA Energy Specialists

Distributed generation (DG) is becoming a key component of current and future energy strategy in the US and through the world. This course provides a detailed review of dispersed photovoltaic, wind, fuel cell, and conventional dispersed generation technologies, the theory of operation, economic factors, and technical impact on utility distribution systems. Topics include interfacing and optimal location of dispersed generation, protective relaying and system interconnection issues, islanding, voltage flicker effects, power quality effects, design, location and sizing. Intended for engineers involved in solar, wind, fuel cell, ICE, MicroTurbine, and other generation technologies.
2 Days - course will operate 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.
1.2 CEU's
12 PDH/CEH
Fast Facts

Training Location Logistics can be downloaded by clicking on the "Location" box in the "View Schedule" option below.


Price: $1,875.00

No sections available.
 
PDEC_630Low Voltage Networks - Theory and Practical Applications (NET-LV) -- 
3 Days - 1.8 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 18 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Training objectives
 
The participants will be provided with an objective overview of the design and use of distributed generation technologies and technologies that are based on renewable energy sources, their effects on the power system and aspects that must be considered when integrating these plants into existing network structures. 

Target audience 

Designed for engineers and technicians involved in planning, design and operation of low-voltage spot network systems. An Excellent course for those interested in topics that include network system planning, design or operation through real world, practical examples including the importance of maintaining the high reliability of low-voltage networks. Those who seek to better understanding network system design, protection and operation. 


Prerequisites
 
The structure of the course is intended for engineers who want to get an overview of the substation engineering and operation process. 

Main features 

■■ Network relay characteristics and settings
■■ Fuse and cable limiter characteristics and coordination
■■ Primary system grounding and relaying, application of primary side fuses
■■ Overvoltages during capacitive backfeed and arcing fault characteristics
■■ Protection schemes for 480-volt spot networks

■■ Cogeneration and closed transition load transfers on spot networks
■■ Network protector test sets for relay and protector testing.


Search “Training Center Logistics" for information on course location, hotels and directions. 

 

Waitlist – we accept waitlist registrations for this course.  Should there be enough demand, additional sections will be added to the schedule. To add your name to a waitlist section, please email us at power-academy.us@siemens.com with the course name in the subject line.



Price: $2,399.00

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PDEC_650Power Distribution System Economics -- See our Distribution Certification Series dates below.

2 Days - 1.2 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 12 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) 
 

Training objectives
Teaches engineers how to develop practical solutions to effectively minimize overall distribution system costs by use of macroscopic and microscopic electric utility economic model analysis. Reviews and analyzes the overall aspects of the electric utility system cost structure, the relationship of these costs to the distribution system, and the application of project cost analysis to various types of distribution alternatives. This course is intended for distribution engineers involved with all aspects of system design, operation and equipment specification. 

Target audience  

Designed for engineers, managers and technicians involved in planning, design and distribution operations.  

 

Prerequisites
The structure of the course is intended for engineers who want to get an overview of distribution economics.

Main features

■■ Analysis of the overall electric utility system by use of a macroscopic economic model 

■■ Generation costs as affected by investments in equipment vs. fuel, cost considerations for supplying base, intermediate, and peak loads 

■■ Economic effects on the system as a result of the utility considering power purchases, sales, and wheeling 

■■ Size and economic consequences of power losses in various parts of the system: distribution system losses cost, customer system losses (commercial losses) & minimization (technical losses) 

■■ Analysis of the distribution system by use of a microscopic economic model 

 
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See our Distribution Certification Series dates below. 

 

South Africa Distribution Series 

Dates 

Location 

PSS®E – Quick-Start Steady State and Dynamics using PSS®E 

Mar. 3 – 7 

Johannesburg, South Africa 

Distribution, Transformers Grounding and Protection 

Mar. 24 – 26

Cape Town, South Africa

Power Distribution Systems - Management and Automation 

Mar. 27 – 28

Cape Town, South Africa

Introduction to Grid Automation and the Future of the Grid 

Mar. 31 – Apr. 3

Cape Town, South Africa

Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses) 

Apr. 7 – 11

Cape Town, South Africa

Power Distribution System Economics 

Apr. 14 – 16

Cape Town, South Africa

PSS®E – Quick-Start Steady State and Dynamics using PSS®E 

Aug. 11 – 15

Cape Town, South Africa

 

 

New York Summer Distribution Series 

Dates 

Location 

Power Distribution Engineering – Introduction  

May 14-16 

Schenectady, NY 

Substation Engineering and Operations 

May 19-21 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution System Economics 

May 22-23 

Schenectady, NY 

Understanding System Losses for Utility Management 

Jun. 4-6 

Schenectady, NY 

Power System Planning Principles 

Jun. 9-10 

Schenectady, NY 

Power T&D Systems - Load Flow & Short Circuit Calculations 

Jun. 11-12 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution Systems - Management and Automation 

Jun. 13 

Schenectady, NY 

Industrial Power Systems and Networks 

Jun. 16-18 

Schenectady, NY 

Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses) 

Jun. 23-27 

Schenectady, NY

 



Price: $1,825.00

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PDEC_655Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses) (SG-DISAUTO) -- 

See our Distribution Certification Series dates below. 


Training objectives
Electric utility engineers need to advance their knowledge of DMS (Distribution Management Systems) to take advantage of Smart Grid applications and fully integrate AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) technology. This course will help participants better understand DMS meter data management requirements through case studies including Siemens Metering Services and E-Meter solutions, examples of Siemens distribution planning software, PSS®SINCAL, and how the use of meter data in distribution planning supports decision making for protection schemes, enabling better use of distribution engineering resources. 

Target audience

Distribution and electric utility engineers need to advance their knowledge of DMS (Distribution Management Systems) 

Main features

■■ Review of the Current system and current issues facing utilities including d
istribution topologies, equipment, review of electrical fundamentals, reliability, peak load, losses, PG
■■ Distributed Generation (DG) and Smart Grid Drivers including: 
How DG (Distributed Generation) fits into Smart Grid
■■ Distribution planning software tools: PSS®SINCAL and Applications with class examples including: 
FDIR/FLISR, CVR, VVO, IVVC and power flow analysis with optimization
and Asset health such as transformer M&D
■■ Modern Smart Grid Hardware including: 
Regulators, switching capacitors, reclosers, communication equipment
■■ Software and Management Systems including
- SCADA, DMS, EAM, MDMS and - SG IT including SOA, INOC, central and distributed; Big Data & Analytics including databases, cloud services,
and Cyber security, standards, etc
■■ Communications including: 
Basics, DA Architectures, communication mediums, etc
■■ SG Economics including i
ncentives for Smart grid, economic analysis and tools.

4.5 Days - 2.7 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 27 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) 

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"View Schedule" feature below then click "Location" to view training location details and logistics. 

 

See our Distribution Certification Series dates below. 

 

 

South Africa Distribution Series 

Dates 

Location 

PSS®E – Quick-Start Steady State and Dynamics using PSS®E 

Mar. 3 – 7 

Johannesburg, South Africa 

Distribution, Transformers Grounding and Protection 

Mar. 24 – 26

Cape Town, South Africa

Power Distribution Systems - Management and Automation 

Mar. 27 – 28

Cape Town, South Africa

Introduction to Grid Automation and the Future of the Grid 

Mar. 31 – Apr. 3

Cape Town, South Africa

Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses) 

Apr. 7 – 11

Cape Town, South Africa

Power Distribution System Economics 

Apr. 14 – 16

Cape Town, South Africa

PSS®E – Quick-Start Steady State and Dynamics using PSS®E 

Aug. 11 – 15

Cape Town, South Africa

 

 

New York Summer Distribution Series 

Dates 

Location 

Power Distribution Engineering – Introduction  

May 14-16 

Schenectady, NY 

Substation Engineering and Operations 

May 19-21 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution System Economics 

May 22-23 

Schenectady, NY 

Understanding System Losses for Utility Management 

Jun. 4-6 

Schenectady, NY 

Power System Planning Principles 

Jun. 9-10 

Schenectady, NY 

Power T&D Systems - Load Flow & Short Circuit Calculations 

Jun. 11-12 

Schenectady, NY 

Power Distribution Systems - Management and Automation 

Jun. 13 

Schenectady, NY 

Industrial Power Systems and Networks 

Jun. 16-18 

Schenectady, NY 

Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses) 

Jun. 23-27 

Schenectady, NY

 



Price: $2,825.00

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PSEC-Engineering
PSEC_505Power Flow Analysis with Applications - Introduction (NET-POWER) -- 

4.5 Days – 2.7 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 27 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
NERC Approved (27 CE Hours, 27 Standards Hours, 5 Simulation Hours)

Training Objective
The participants will learn about the fundamental theory of steady-state power flow, network modeling and solution methods, along with various applications such as contingency and transfer limit analysis, reactive power and voltage control.  

Target audience
The participants for this training seek an education in steady state power flow analysis of electric power systems.  Prerequisites An engineering degree with knowledge of basic electrical circuit theory is desirable. No prior experience with power flow simulation is required.  

Main features
■■ Review of voltage, current and power in balanced three-phased Systems
■■ The per unit system
■■ Generating plant models
■■ Load models
■■ Introduction to PSS®E
■■ Electrical characteristics of transmission lines and cables 
■■
Line model
■■ Power and car transfer on a line
■■ Reactive compensation of lines and cables
■■ Power factor correction
■■ Transformer ratings
■■ Two and three winding transformer models
■■ Load tap changing transformers
■■ Phase-angle regulators
■■ Modeling of non-conventional devices: (FACTS and Wind farms)
■■ Iterative methods for solving the power flow problem
■■ DC and AC solutions 
■■
Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson solution methods 
■■
Solving difficult power flow cases
■■ Inertial and governing power flow solutions
■■ Reactive power flow and voltage control
■■ Contingency analysis 
■■
Performance indexes
■■ Network sensitivity factors
■■ Power transfer limit analysis
■■ Voltage collapse and network models
 

 



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PSEC_515Project Management for Power System Engineers -- 
Are you implementing studies or projects to manage critical activities and processes? Project teams face challenges like aggressive deadlines, scope creep, communication breakdowns and financial constraints. It takes solid project management skills and knowledge to successfully manage these challenges and achieve project success. This course discusses and examines tools used in the project management process for scheduling and controlling the types of projects a power system engineer would encounter. 
2 Days
1.2 CEU's
12 PDH/CEH


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Price: $1,825.00

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PSEC_535Wind Power - Power System Studies for Integration (REN-WPPSS) -- 4.5 Days – 2.7 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 27 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
NERC Approved (27 CE Hours, 23 Standards Hours, 4 Simulation Hours)

Training objectives
The primary objective of this course is to provide the participant with an overview of the technical challenges and benefits for integrating large amounts of wind turbine generation into the power system, and the Power System Studies that need to be conducted.
  
Target audience 
This course is for power system engineers, planners and developers who need to understand the growing role of wind energy in the power supply and the operational impacts of integrating wind resources.  

Prerequisites The course requires no specialized background in power system engineering, but does presume a general understanding of the power and transmission systems.

Main features
 
■■ Technical considerations for integrating large amounts of wind turbine generation into the power system
 ■■ Wind turbine generation interconnection requirements, as well as current practices and industry trends
 ■■ Wind turbine generator types and technical capabilities for participating in the active power and ancillary services markets.
 ■■ Industry trends; generator sizes, technology and location (off shore versus on shore)  
■■
Modeling of wind turbine generators for steady-state and stability analyses  
■■
Steady-state and voltage stability impacts of integrating large amounts of wind turbine generation
 ■■ Dynamic studies required for the integration of wind turbine generation
 ■■ Wind integration operational impacts; frequency regulation (AGC and spinning reserve), load following (economic dispatch), and unit commitment
 ■■ Market impacts of wind integration; forecasting, day-ahead, hour-ahead markets  



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PSEC_580NEW - Industrial Power Systems and Networks (PSEC_580) -- 3 Days - 1.8 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 18 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Training objectives
The participants will gain theoretical knowledge of design and operation of a modern industrial power system and learn problem solving strategies from case studies. The participants will acquire the ability to build, modify and verify power system models and perform required system analysis utilizing commercial software tools such as PSS SINCAL, PSSE, ETAP and CYME.   

Target audience 
This training is intended for electricity distribution and industry engineers who are responsible for the supply of electrical energy to process and manufacturing facilities. Course presumes that participants are engineers involved in power system design, planning or operation.  

Prerequisites
The structure of the course presumes that participants have a general understanding of industrial power systems but does not presume extensive planning or operating experience.  

Main features   
■ Fundamentals of power systems analysis
■ Overview of industrial network and standards
■ Conceptual design and system planning
■ Power factor and grounding
■ Generator, transformer and load models
■ Power flow solutions
■ Reactive power flow and voltage controls
■ Transient stability analysis
■ Short circuit calculations
■ Harmonics analysis and basics of filter design
■ Motor starting analysis
■ Reliability analysis
■ Power quality in industrial networks
■ Monitoring and measurements
■ Mitigation techniques and typical solutions
■ Principle of electric power system protection, application and coordination of protective devices
■ Case studies using commercial software such as PSS® Sincal, PSS®, Etap and Cyme.

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PSEC_600Power System Dynamics - Introduction (NET-PSDUS) -- 

4.5 Days – 2.7 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 27 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
NERC Approved (27 Operating Hours, 0 Standards Hours, 5 Simulation Hours)

Training objectives
Engineers in operations will gain an understanding of dynamic effects encountered in daily operation of the system and necessary in planning contingencies.


Target audience
This training is recommended for engineers seeking to understand methods in modeling a dynamic system, the classical control techniques to determine control system stability and the relationship between system relative stability and calculated indices.

Prerequisites
Participants should have a degree in electrical engineering and be familiar with load flow and stability topics.

Main features
■■ Overview of power system dynamics
■■ Power system models for generation control
■■ Power system stability concepts
■■ System design for stability
■■ Frequency response techniques
■■ Synchronous machine models
■■ Load flow criteria in system design
■■ Reactive support – condensers and static
■■ Induction machines
■■ Series capacitors
■■ Sub-synchronous oscillations
■■ Shaft torques
■■ DC transmission
■■ Load characteristics
■■ Voltage collapse
■■ Out-of-step protection



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PSEC_635Power System Scheduling and Market Operations (MO-MRKTOPS) -- 

3 Days - 1.8 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 18 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
NERC Approved (18 CE Hours, 8 Standards Hours, 17.5 Simulation Hours)

Training objectivest
This course provides participants with an understanding of current methods and techniques used to schedule and operate electric power supply systems in an economic and secure manner.

Target audience
Engineers, operators and those involved in electric regulation, policy and planning.

 

Prerequisites
An engineering degree with basic knowledge of electric utility systems is desirable.


Main features

■■  Training overview
■■  Characteristics of generating units
■■  Economic dispatch
■■  Unit commitment
■■  Generation control
■■  Interchange evaluations and power pools
■■  Operating security
■■  State estimation


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PSEC_638Power System Reliability (NET-PSREL) -- 

2 Days - 1.2 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 12 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Training objectives
This course will provide participants with an organized review of the power system fundamentals, defining the reliability relationship, and discussing traditional and modern methods to improve reliability. 

Target audience
Engineers and planners interested in system performance, forecasting, load modeling and reliability issues of the electric power grid.

Prerequisites
Course participants who have some experience in planning or operating ;power systems will come away with the greatest learning experience. Although the content will be largely technical, the material will also be useful to those whose interests lie on the commercial, regulatory or legal side.

Main features
■■ Basic Reliability Concepts and Methods
■■ Bulk Transmission System Reliability Assessment
■■ Forced Outage Models & Distribution Reliability Indices
■■ Generation System Reliability
■■ Local Area Reliability
■■ Subtransmission and Substation Reliability
■■ Transfer Limit Analysis
■■ Must-run Generation for Reliability

 

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PSEC_640Protective Relaying - Fundamentals (PR-FUNDA) -- 


Training objectives
This training provides participants with an understanding of the protective devices and systems commonly used in generation, transmission, subtransmission, and distribution systems.

Target audience
Recommended for engineers seeking an understanding of protection fundamentals, the course would also be a valuable resource for engineers just entering the system protection field.

Prerequisites
Fundamentals of power system engineering and the basic mathematical skills, such as trigonometry, complex numbers, matrix algebra, and applied calculus.

Main features
■■ Protection fundamentals and applications
■■ Protective relay operational characteristics
■■ Relay input sources (CTs and PTs)
■■ Generator protection
■■ Protection applications
■■ Transformer protection
■■ Bus protection
■■ Transmission line protection
■■ Over-current and distance relay
■■ Blinders on distance relay
■■ Out-of step relay
■■ Loss of excitation relay
■■ Relay coordination and over-current relays
■■ Fault current and breaker duty
■■ Instantaneous setting procedure
■■ Distribution overcurrent protection
■■ Relays, fuses, reclosers, and sectionalizers
■■ Coordination of devices

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PSSC-Systems Software
PSSC_500PSS®E - Power Flow and Steady State Analysis Using PSS®E -- As the only authorized provider of PSS®E training, our Siemens Power Academy's Certified Instructors help you use this powerful tool for network and contingency analysis.  The first in our  Network and Planning Analysis Certification, this course is the first step for new and early users to help make the most out of the tool.

Training objectives
Interpret power flow results (convergence, divergence, non-convergence), understand the causes and event sequence of voltage collapse and apply data checking functions in PSS®E to identify power flow modeling issues. This course provides the fundamental PSS®E software training to help users navigate the interface and gain comfort and experience through hands-on exercises. Topics include power flow modeling data, one-line diagrams, power flow solutions and reports, program automation, response files, Python™, contingency and transfer limit analysis. Plus participants benefit from the dedicated learning environment and interaction with peers from around the global or at a regional training hub.

Target audience
New and early users who wish to become familiar with the power flow and fault analysis sections of the PSS®E program.

Prerequisites
This course assumes participants are familiar with computers, electric network modeling fundamentals symmetrical component theory of poly-phase systems

Suggested courses options for preparation might include:
- “Power Flow Analysis with Applications – Introduction (NET-PFLOW)”, and
- “Power Distribution Engineering – Introduction (PE-DISTENG)" for theory based instructional preparation.

Main features:
■■ Introduction to PSS®E
■■ Basic power flow modeling data
■■ Creating one-line diagrams
■■ Power flow solution and reports
■■ Data addition and modification
■■ Features of the new interface
■■ Data checking
■■ Program automation
■■ Contingency and transfer limit analyses
■■ Balanced switching
■■ Fault analysis
■■ Line properties calculator
■■ Data management
■■ Network reduction
■■ Special applications

Hardware/Software requirements
For locations other than Schenectady, NY, students should bring their company issued laptop with software pre-installed. We can provide access for software installation, dongles and the installation string. Most software installations requires administrative rights - downloads should be completed 2-3 weeks in advance of the course.

Hands-on use of software

4.5 Days M-T 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, F 9:00AM to 12 noon
2.7 CEU's / 27 PDH/CEH

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PSSC_510PSS®E - Voltage Control and Reactive Power Planning Methods (PSSE-VCONT) -- 
Learn about the industry need beyond reactive power planning. Utilities are discovering those double ‘voltage’ contingencies pose very high risks. Indeed, in many systems seemingly routine coincident equipment outages can cause voltage collapse or greatly increase the risk of collapse. Under-voltage load shedding has emerged as a cost-effective solution to these less frequent but still troublesome events. Aspects and issues of voltage and reactive planning are covered in this course.

Training objectives
The objectives of this course are to provide a thorough coverage of today’s voltage and reactive power planning issues, and of the tools and procedures that are most effective in studying them.  

Target audience
Power system planner or operator concerned with voltage stability.  

Prerequisites
This training is most beneficial to those who have had at least a year of experience in power system design, planning, or operation. Power flow analysis experience is recommended but not essential.   

Main features
■■ Overview
■■ Equipment voltage characteristics
■■ Analytical tools
■■ Analytical methods
■■ Voltage characteristics
■■ Bulk system voltage characteristics
■■ Reactive power planning 
■■
Review and closing discussion

Students also receive a copy of Harrison K Clark’s course – “Voltage and Reactive Power for Planning and Operation” text as part of this course. 

 
Hands-on use of softwar
e
4.5 Days M-T 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, F 9:00AM to 12 noon
2.7 CEU's / 27 PDH/CEH

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PSSC_525PSS®E - Fast-Track Steady State and Dynamics -- 

As the only authorized provider of PSS®E training, our Siemens Power Academy's Certified Instructors offer this course in limited locations to help customers get started quickly and expose participants to concepts, use and application of PSS®E for both network and contingency analysis as well as dynamics in the 1-week intensive course.  Participants are strongly encouraged to enroll in PSSC_500 and PSSC_550 to participate in the Network and Planning Analysis Certification.

Training objective

This intensive hands-on PSS®E course will help users interpret power flow results (convergence, divergence, non-convergence), understand the causes and event sequence of voltage collapse and apply data checking functions in PSS®E to identify power flow modeling issues. This course will also help participants understand different types of disturbances can cause systems to behave in certain ways through analysis of system response outputs from PSS®E dynamic simulations.   

Target audience
Power System Engineers interested in learning PSS®E Power Flow and Dynamics in a condensed format to begin study work.  We recommend customers also invest in the full-course format to obtain the best possible instruction on the use and application of this powerful tool.   

Prerequisites
Instructors assume participants have an understanding and ability to quickly grasp the concepts being presented. Expected general knowledge of computers, electric network, Symmetrical component theory of poly-phase systems,  modeling fundamental, generator, turbine control and network protection models and conversant with differential equations and Laplace transformers.     Recommended prerequisite courses include:   -“Power Flow Analysis with Applications – Introduction (NET-PFLOW)”),   - “Power Distribution Engineering – Introduction (PE-DISTENG)”  - “Power System Dynamics – Introduction 3

Main features

■■ Introduction to PSS®E 
■■ Basic power flow modeling data 
■■ Creating one-line diagrams 
■■ Power flow solution and reporting 
■■ Data addition and modification 
■■ Features of the new interface 
■■ Data checking 
■■ Program automation 
■■ Contingency and transfer limit analyses 
■■ Balanced switching 
■■ Fault analysis 
■■ Line properties calculator 
■■ Data management 
■■ Network reduction 
■■ Special applications 
■■ Program automation 
■■ Dynamic simulation overview 
■■ Dynamic data preparation and checking 
■■ Performing simulations and plotting results 
■■ Changing data and models    

Hardware/Software requirements

For locations other than Schenectady, NY, students should bring their company issued laptop with software pre-installed. We can provide access for software installation, dongles and the installation string. Most software installations requires administrative rights - downloads should be completed 2-3 weeks in advance of the course.

Hands-on use of software

5 Days M-F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
3.0 CEU's / 30 PDH/CEH

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PSSC_535PSS®E - What's New in PSS®E Version 33 -- 
To keep pace with the demand for reliable power and ever-expanding complex networks, our PSS®E software team responds to industry needs by adding features and making continuous improvements to our software. This course provides users with an introduction to new program features and functionality based on the latest version of PSS®E. PSSC 535 is a great way to quickly refresh your knowledge and gain experience with new program features.
3 Days
1.8 CEUs
18 CEH/PDH

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PSSC_550PSS®E - Dynamic Simulation Using PSS®E (PSSE DYNSI) -- As the only authorized provider of PSS®E training, our Siemens Power Academy's Certified Instructors help you extend this powerful tool for dynamic simulation.  The second course in our  Network and Planning Analysis Certification, participants can learn the full value of the tool to better understand how the system transitions from one status state to another using PSS®E.

Training objectives
This intensive hands-on PSS®E course will help understand different types of disturbances can cause systems to behave in certain ways through analysis of system response outputs from PSS®E dynamic simulations.

Target audience
Power System Engineers interested in learning PSS®E Dynamics.

Prerequisites
Instructors assume participants have attended the course “PSS®E – Power Flow and Steady State Analysis Using PSS®E (PSSE-PFSS)” and are familiar with generator, turbine control and network protection model. Participants should also be conversant with differential equations and Laplace transformers. Other suggested courses include:
-“Power System Dynamics – Introduction (NET-PSDUS)”. 

Main features
■■ PSS®E Power flow and dynamic simulation data
■■ Running PSS®E and dynamic simulation approach
■■ Steady state analysis setup
■■ Initialization
■■ Setup documentation
■■ Running PSS®E
■■ Running dynamics simulations
■■ Examining results
■■ Model library overview
■■ Sanity checking
■■ Response tests
■■ Setup modifications
■■ Model writing introduction
■■ Hands-on exercises

Hardware/Software requirements
For locations other than Schenectady, NY, students should bring their company issued laptop with software pre-installed. We can provide access for software installation, dongles and the installation string. Most software installations requires administrative rights - downloads should be completed 2-3 weeks in advance of the course.

Hands-on use of software

4.5 Days M-T 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, F 9:00AM to 12 noon
2.7 CEU's / 27 PDH/CEH

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PSSC_600PSS®E - Using Python™ to Integrate PSS®E Workflow (PSSE-PSCRI) -- Do you need help automating batch processes and maximum flexibility? Python™ can do anything that IDEV can do, except better! Don't settle for less when you can have more. An IDEV script will always be just a script. An equivalent Python script can be turned into an executable program that can execute IDEV files. No need to scrap what you have now; this course can help you orchestrate it with Python™ and, if desired, migrate later.

Training objectives
This course instructs users on the Python programming language to enhance the power and flexibility of PSS®E. Topics include: automating PSS®E execution, creating specialized reports, communicating PSS®E data to other software applications, building custom program dialog and running PSS®E response files and IPLAN programs from Python™.

■■ Python language overview
■■ Input/output processing
■■ Variables and data structures
■■ Flow control
■■ Functions and objects
■■ Interface with PSS®E
■■ Accessing PSS®E data
■■ Looping through buses and branches
■■ Load flow applications and control
■■ PLAN programming in Python
■■ Plotting and graphics
■■ Interacting with the host operating system 
■■ Text parsing and customized I/O

Hardware/Software requirements
For locations other than Schenectady, NY, students should bring their company issued laptop with software pre-installed. We can provide access for software installation, dongles and the installation string. Most software installations requires administrative rights - downloads should be completed 2-3 weeks in advance of the course.

Hands-on use of software
3 Days - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1.8 CEU's / 18 PDH/CEH

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PSSC_620Advanced Transmission Planning (PSSE- ADVTR) -- 
Do you want to understanding how to use the latest analytical and simulation technologies available in the PSS®E Product Suite? Understanding the practical applications and expert methods of using the PSS®E Product Suite is at the heart of this course. Learn from our transmission planning and PSS®E experts how to use the latest analytical and simulation technologies including:
PSS®E, PSS®MUST and PSS®E OPF for transmission planning. Experience the benefits of learning by doing in this hands-on course designed to demonstrate concepts and help you implement advanced planning methods and techniques to get quick and reliable planning study results.

Main features
■■Planning criteria,
■■Planning under uncertainty,
■■Assessment of reliability schemes,
■■Thermal capacity expansion,
■■Reactive capacity requirements,
■■Transfer limit analysis,
■■Dynamic modeling and stability analysis for future transmission systems and stability countermeasures, and database requirements for transmission planning.

4.5 Days
2.7 CEU's
27 PDH/CEH

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PSSC_655Power Electronics in Transmission Systems (PSSE-PETS) -- 

4.5 Days – 2.7 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 27 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Training objectives
To provide engineers with a comprehensive understanding of HVDC systems, FACTS devices, and alternative energy sources as well as technical problems that may be encountered when installing these elements in an existing power system. The training presents operating and control fundamentals along with discussing modeling principles and advanced analytical tools available. Emphasis on use of the PSS®E software is made and detailed hands-on examples are used to better understand power electronics performance.

Target audience
The structure of the course presumes that participants have a degree in electrical engineering and are familiar with load flow and/or dynamic calculations. Experience in using PSS®E is strongly encouraged.

Prerequisites
Fundamentals of power system engineering and the basic mathematical skills, such as trigonometry, complex numbers, matrix algebra and applied calculus.

Main features
■■ Introduction
■■ Conventional HVDC systems
■■ Latest HVDC technologies
■■ FACTS technologies
■■ Alternative energy sources
■■ Wind turbines and plants

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PSSC_700PSS®MUST - Using System Transmission Data for Decision Making (PSS-MUST1) -- 
This course will teach you how to efficiently calculate:
  •  Transaction impacts on transmission areas, interfaces, monitored elements or flowgates
  •  Generation re-dispatch factors for relieving overloads 
  •  Incremental transmission capability (FCITC) 
  •  FCITC variations with respect to network changes, transactions, and generation dispatch
  •  The impact of transmission element outages on power flow by both DC and AC contingency analysis. 
Now NERC certified, this course provides practical applications of PSS®MUST for transfer limit analysis, ATC calculations, parametric contingency analysis, transactional impact analysis on transfer limits, impact of interregional transactions on control areas, sensitivity analysis for the most limiting constraints, generation dispatch sensitivity analysis on transfer limits, identification of the “must run” units and the NERC flowgate concept.
8 Hands-on use of software
3 Days
1.8 CEU's
18 PDH/CEH
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PSSC_710PSS®E - Advanced Power Flow using PSS®E (PSSE-ADVPF) -- 
Do you need to conduct deterministic or probabilistic reliability assessments? Do you need to analyze system vulnerability through PV/QV analysis? This course teaches users advanced applications of PSS®E power flow. Topics include load flow and short circuit interface, transformer and FACTS devices modeling, voltage analysis, optimal power flow, advanced contingency and reliability analysis, program automation and more.
8 Hands-on use of software
4.5 Days
2.7 CEU's
27 PDH/CEH
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PSSC_715PSS®E - Advanced Dynamic Simulation for PSS®E (PSSE-ADVDY) -- 
Running simulations and dynamic modeling require different skill sets and knowledge. If you are ready to learn advanced analysis of system stability and dynamics, then this course is for you. Redesigned to include more hands-on exercises, this course provides an integrated learning approach; you will be challenged with study examples including interconnection of conventional power plants and wind farms, voltage stability and dynamic reactive power compensation, and frequency control and underfrequency load shedding. These examples and exercises are designed to focus on aspects of dynamic modeling such as synchronous generators, excitation systems, prime movers, wind turbines, HVDC and FACTS devices, and loads. This is a challenging course designed for more experienced engineers.
8 Hands-on use of software
4.5 Days
2.7 CEU's
27 PDH/CEH
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PSSC_720PSS®E - Model Writing for User Defined Models (UDMs) in PSS®E (PSSE-UDM) -- 
Do you need a new manufacturer device modeled? Do you need to know how to analyze the models dynamic performance? This advanced training course for PSS®E users is designed for those engineers who want to write their own PSS®E dynamic models or customize an existing model. It covers the description of the PSS®E simulation program structure, indexing, variables and arrays. This course covers structuring user models, equations for typical model blocks using the FORTRAN and FLECS program languages, and advanced uses of CONEC and CONET. Students will write samples of PSS®E dynamic simulation models.
8 Hands-on use of software
3 Days
1.8 CEU's
18 PDH/CEH
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PSSC_730PSS®SINCAL Basic -- 
Participants will acquire basic knowledge on how to use the net planning program PSS®SINCAL for basic calculations on topics related to load flow and short circuit. Students will participant in hands-on exercises using PSS®SINCAL. This course is valuable to engineers and service technicians who work in operation, planning and design of power systems.
8 Hands-on use of software
2 Days
1.2 CEU's
12 PDH/CEH
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Price: $1,825.00

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PSSC_790PSS®E - Reactive Power Planning Using PSS®E (PSSE-REACP) -- 
Utlity engineers who conduct studies with PSS®E must understand the fundamental concepts of power system behavior as well as knowing how to execute the many complicated routines within the program.  This course is directed at the experienced PSS®E user who would like to increase his/her analytical skills in the analysis of voltage control issues in steady state and dynamic simulation.
3 Days
1.8 CEU's
18 PDH/CEH
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Price: $2,399.00

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PTEC-Transmission
PTEC_411Transformer Diagnostics -- 
If aging transformers and new equipment purchases, along with load growth and the need to create a livable maintenance plan keep you awake at night, this course is for you. This course provides power transmission and distribution systems engineers (particularly those who need to understand the concepts related to transformer specifications, design review, application and testing), with the necessary information to address the challenges our industry faces when it comes to managing these important assets. Specific topics address issues related to the continuous assessment of these costly and essential assets. This course also covers new industry challenges such as the introduction of online monitoring systems, new synthetic and vegetable oils, and the recurrence of corrosive sulfur in oil as a potential cause of major transformer failures.
3 Days
1.8 CEU's
18 PDH/CEH
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PTEC_500Overhead Transmission Line Design-Fundamentals (HV-OVHDLN) -- 4.5 Days - 2.7 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 27 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Training objectives
This course provides participants with a fundamental understanding of the electrical and mechanical design of AC 69-765 kV transmission lines with special emphasis on the basics such as component parts of lines and their functions, insulation, electrical environmental effects of fields and noise. Several of the presented concepts are of special importance to those working with overhead line software tools. 

Target audience 
Designed for electrical, mechanical and civil engineers interested in overhead line design and operations.

Prerequisites
The structure of the course is intended for engineers who want to get an overview of the topics discussed

Main features 

■■ Line design overview, line components, line ROW, major cost considerations
■■ Line design constraints, typical tasks related to overhead line planning, design and construction
■■ Overhead line route selection and licensing
■■ Loading and strength design criteria: deterministic based design (NESC overview) and reliability based design (IEC overview)
■■ Conductors and shield wires, types and characteristics, electrical and mechanical ratings, technical-economical selection, stress-strain curves
■■ Steady-state, transient and dynamic thermal ratings, Line operation at high temperature
■■ Conductor bundling; line parameters and power flow
■■ Catenaries: sags and tensions, unloaded and loaded conditions, wind and ice loading, conductor catenary’s change of state equation, sag-tension calculations, Initial and final conditions
■■ Creep, ruling span, wind span and weight span, stringing tables, tower spotting; tower uplift, aeolian vibration, ice galloping

■■ Electric fields, Corona Effect, Audible Noise, Radio Noise

■■ Magnetic fields
■■ Overview on electromagnetic compatibility between OHTL and nearby facilities
■■ Overview on structures and foundations
■■ Insulators, hardware and accessories
■■ Voltage stresses (60Hz, switching, lightning)
■■ Insulation coordination


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Waitlist – we accept waitlist registrations for this course.  Should there be enough demand, additional sections will be added to the schedule. To add your name to a waitlist section, please email us at power-academy.us@siemens.com
 
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Price: $2,825.00

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PTEC_550NEW - Fundamentals of Overhead Transmission Line Asset Management (HV-OVHDMO) -- 4.5 Days - 2.7 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) - 27 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Training objectives - NEW COURSE
The Fundamentals of Overhead Transmission Line Asset Management course provides participants with a fundamental understanding of leading edge maintenance and operation techniques for Overhead Transmission Lines. A great compliment to PTEC 500 Overhead Line Design Course, this 4.5 day course covers concepts that are of special importance to those working in the field and want to gain a better understanding of commissioning, maintenance and operations techniques that are a vital part of any asset management program.

Target audience 
Designed for electrical technicians and engineers interested in overhead line design and operations.

Prerequisites
None

Main features 

Day 01
Pre-Operation (Commissioning) Inspections
Asset Management Overview
    -- Overhead Line Performance
    -- Data Collection for Asset Management
    -- Asset Management Systems
    -- Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

Day 02
     ■ Corrosion and Corrosion Protection
     ■ Asset Management of Overhead Line Components
        -- Degradation Modes
        -- Failure Modes 
        -- Inspection Techniques   
        -- Condition Assessment
        -- Maintenance Actions  

Day 03
     ■ Overhead Line Inspections
     ■ Preventive Maintenance
     ■ Corrective Maintenance
     ■ Overview on Live Line Maintenance

Day 04
     ■ Relevant Options for Increasing the Utilization of OHTL
        -- Uprating
        -- Upgrading
        -- Refurbishment
        -- Life Extension

Day 05
     ■ OHTL thermal ratings establishment and monitoring
     ■ Conductor vibration mitigation
     ■ OHTL lightning performance improvement

 



Price: $2,825.00

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SGPS-Prof Series
ESGP_600The Energy & Smart Grid Series for Non-technical Professsionals (SG-EPROF) -- A great course for Finacial, Marketing, Legal, Government and even engineers!

Training objectives
Understanding the Phyiscal Grid and then developing a Smart Grid strategy is a complex endeavor. This course provides participants with an assessment of the critical infrastructure and the associated decisions required to maintan the current system and plan for smart grid solutions.

Target audience
Whether you are in development, customer service, finance, project management or a transitioning civil or mechanical engineer, understanding the concepts of the electrical grid and smart grid concepts will enable you to provide valuable contributions to your organization.

Main Features
■■ The Physical Grid The Finacial Grid Grid Markets and Players
■■ Defining Smart Grid Objectives, a Needs Assessment
■■ Grid Challenges – social, environment and political drivers and impacts, reliability issues, changes in generation and technology improvements
■■ Understanding Distribution Systems and Grid Performance
■■ Understanding performance measures and challenges – reliability indices, cost of reliability, electric vehicles, distributed generation, outages and losses
■■ Current and Future Distribution System Equipment
■■ Smart Grid ROI – Weighing the Costs and Benefits to Stakeholders
■■ Communications, IT and Data Management
■■ Distributed Generation – PV, Wind, fossil generation and CHP
 ■ ■ As time and interest allows, examples of PSS®SINCAL – planning software tool will be used for demonstration of smart grid solutions


Price: $2,495.00

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SGPS_500Introduction to Grid Automation and the Future of the Grid -- 

This is a special course that is part of our South Africa Distribution Series - see dates below

Introduction to Grid Automation and the Future of the Grid discusses what it means to build a smarter grid. Where do you start, what is more important - the physical, communications, computer systems architecture, data and applications?

This 4-day course is geared toward the technical but also great for the non-technical professional who needs to understand how this all fits together, the terms and technology, and the pit-falls that result from not understanding the basics of Smart Grid technology.  Topics include:

Main features
■■ Defining Smart Grid Objectives, a Needs Assessment
Like any large project, understanding where you are, where you are going, and why you need to get there is part of preparing for the journey. This workshop focuses on defining common Smart Grid objectives and preparing a basic needs assessment in response to those objectives.

■■
Understanding Distribution Systems and Grid Performance
Once you have conducted your needs assessment, how will the Grid perform in response to your plan? This workshop focuses on understanding the distribution systems, performance measures, and outcomes in response to Smart Grid needs objectives.

■■
Asset Management Capability Analysis and Grid Optimization
This workshop focuses on understanding the importance of distribution equipment, system asset capabilities and the required maintenance to achieve Smart Grid objectives. Meters, monitors, sensors, reclosers, switchgear, fault detection, voltage optimization and capacitor communications will be discussed. 

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Smart Applications and Demand OptimizationDistribution automation, AMI, Electric Vehicles, Home Energy Management (HEM) systems; what are they, and how the information produced by these applications can lead to improved grid performance will be the focus of this discussion.

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Communication Networks, Data Management and Grid Performance Grid communication was designed with data flowing in one direction. For the grid to be smarter, it needs to both send and receive data quickly and securely. Given the amount of data and information that will result from new Smart Grid initiatives, new IT applications, new data management tools and new storage and security systems will be vital to the success of Smart Grid communications and network systems. These subjects will be explored in this workshop.

■■
Smart Grid ROI - Weighing the Costs and Benefits to Stakeholders 
The promise of a smarter grid comes at a cost. Who benefits and who pays for it will be the focus of this discussion.

 

See our Distribution Certification Series dates below. 

 

 

South Africa Distribution Series 

Dates 

Location 

PSS®E – Quick-Start Steady State and Dynamics using PSS®E 

Mar. 3 – 7 

Johannesburg, South Africa 

Distribution, Transformers Grounding and Protection 

Mar. 24 – 26

Cape Town, South Africa

Power Distribution Systems - Management and Automation 

Mar. 27 – 28

Cape Town, South Africa

Introduction to Grid Automation and the Future of the Grid 

Mar. 31 – Apr. 3

Cape Town, South Africa

Smart Grid - Distribution Automation Analysis (Volt/Var/Losses) 

Apr. 7 – 11

Cape Town, South Africa

Power Distribution System Economics 

Apr. 14 – 16

Cape Town, South Africa

PSS®E – Quick-Start Steady State and Dynamics using PSS®E 

Aug. 11 – 15

Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

 



Price: $2,500.00

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SSOT-Operator
SSOT_310Reliability Operator Standards and Operating Review -- 
NERC Approved (12 CE Hours, 7 Standars Hours, 5 EOP Hours)

As a result of the PracTest™ 2006 training, system operators will achieve: • Assistance in obtaining their initial NERC credential through hands-on practice in preparing for the required NERC System Operator Certification Exam • Assistance in maintaining their existing NERC credential through the award of Continuing Education (CE) Hours for successful completion of the training • Familiarity with the current NERC operating reliability standards and their application on North American systems • Familiarity with and application of interconnected power system operation principles, such as: real power balancing, AGC, emergency preparedness, interchange, transmission operation, and power system restoration

Reliability Coordinator Operator Examination Content Outline
NERC 2009 Study Guide



Price: $295.00

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SSOT_320Balancing, Interchange and Transmission Operator Standards and Operating Review -- 
NERC Approved (16.5 CE Hours, 9.5 Standards Hours, 5 EOP Hours) 

As a result of the PracTest™ 2006 training, system operators will achieve: • Assistance in obtaining their initial NERC credential through hands-on practice in preparing for the required NERC System Operator Certification Exam • Assistance in maintaining their existing NERC credential through the award of Continuing Education (CE) Hours for successful completion of the training • Familiarity with the current NERC operating reliability standards and their application on North American systems • Familiarity with and application of interconnected power system operation principles, such as: real power balancing, AGC, emergency preparedness, interchange, transmission operation, and power system restoration

Balancing, Interchange and Transmission Certification Examination Content Outline
NERC 2009 Study Guide



Price: $275.00

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SSOT_330Balancing and Interchange Operator Standards and Operating Review -- 
NERC Approved (13.5 CE  Hours, 8 Standards Hours, 4 EOP Hours)

As a result of the PracTest™ 2006 training, system operators will achieve: • Assistance in obtaining their initial NERC credential through hands-on practice in preparing for the required NERC System Operator Certification Exam • Assistance in maintaining their existing NERC credential through the award of Continuing Education (CE) Hours for successful completion of the training • Familiarity with the current NERC operating reliability standards and their application on North American systems • Familiarity with and application of interconnected power system operation principles, such as: real power balancing, AGC, emergency preparedness, interchange, transmission operation, and power system restoration

Balancing and Interchange Operator Certification Examination Content Outline
NERC 2009 Study Guide



Price: $275.00

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SSOT_340Transmission Operator Standards and Operating Review -- 
NERC Approved (16.5 CE Hours, 9.5 Standards Hours, 5 EOP Hours)

As a result of the PracTest™ 2006 training, system operators will achieve: • Assistance in obtaining their initial NERC credential through hands-on practice in preparing for the required NERC System Operator Certification Exam • Assistance in maintaining their existing NERC credential through the award of Continuing Education (CE) Hours for successful completion of the training • Familiarity with the current NERC operating reliability standards and their application on North American systems • Familiarity with and application of interconnected power system operation principles, such as: real power balancing, AGC, emergency preparedness, interchange, transmission operation, and power system restoration

Transmission Operator Certification Examination Content Outline
NERC 2009 Study Guide



Price: $275.00

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SSOT_400Advanced System Operation Courseware -- 
Advanced System Operation Courseware (ASOC) is a PC-based training program comprised of nine independent courses, each consisting of 6 - 10 hours of interactive instruction. This product is a self-study curriculum designed to provide system operators with an understanding of system operating concepts, theory and practices. If you are a NERC Continuing Education Provider, Siemens Energy, Inc., can make it easier for you to expand your training portfolio with ASOC. We have worked with NERC to develop pre-canned applications that will simplify the ILA process for you.
The ASOC curriculum includes: 
  • Voltage & VARs 12 CEHs 
  • System Frequency 8 CEHs 
  • Automatic Generation Control 5.5 CEHs 
  • Voltage Dynamics & Control 7 CEHs 
  • Power System Restoration 8 CEHs 
  • Power Flow 7 CEHs 
  • Resource Scheduling 8 CEHs 
  • Power System Monitoring & Control 8 CEHs 
  • Frequency Dynamics & Control 8 CEHs
Thirty-day demos are available for the Voltage and VARs course. Click here to download the installation files.
(This is a 31 MB download which may take several minutes to complete depending your connection speed.)

When the download is complete follow these steps to install the demo program on your system.
1. Extract the compressed files and open the "setup" folder that contains downloaded files.
2. Double click on the filed called setup.exe.
3. Follow the installation instructions.
4. To activate the 30 day demo, contact Siemens Power Academy TD - NA at (518) 395-5005, or via email at pti-edpro.ptd@siemens.com to obtain the 30 day demo agreement and your activation key.


Price: Call for details
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Training Center Logistics
TRNLogisticsTraining Center Logistics -- Download the logistics for our North American Training Centers here:

Burlington, ON, Canada
ERCOT, Taylor, TX
Houston, TX, USA
Jackson, MS, USA
Littleton, CO, USA
Minnetonka, MN, USA
Orlando, FL, USA
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Schenectady, NY, USA


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Users Group Mtg
PSSCUGM_600PSS®E - Using Python™ to Integrate PSS®E Workflow Workshop -- Do you need help automating batch processes and maximum flexibility?

Python™ can do anything that IDEV can do, except better! Don't settle for less when you can have more. An IDEV script will always be just a script. An equivalent Python script can be turned into an executable program that can execute IDEV files. No need to scrap what you have now; this course can help you orchestrate it with Python™ and, if desired, migrate later.

Training objectives
This course instructs users on the Python programming language to enhance the power and flexibility of PSS®E. Topics include: automating PSS®E execution, creating specialized reports, communicating PSS®E data to other software applications, building custom program dialog and running PSS®E response files and IPLAN programs from Python™.

■■ Python language overview
■■ Input/output processing
■■ Variables and data structures
■■ Flow control
■■ Functions and objects

Workshop Location
Oslo, Norway
www.VisitNorway.com

Workshop Schedule - June 4-6, 2014
Wed. - 1:30 to 4:30 
Thu.  - 8:30 to 4:30
Fri.    - 8:30 to 4:30

Contacts

UGM/Marketing Contact: Brooke Aaserud
Marketing Communications
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Infrastructure & Cities Sector
Tel:  + 1 (518) 395-5054 Mobile: + 1 (518) 389-5168

Power Academy Contact: Mary Ellen Shea
Voice: +1 518 395-5005
Email: Maryellen.shea@siemens.com



Price: $1,895.00

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PSSCUGM_720PSS®E - Topics in Advanced Model Writing for PSS®E UGM Workshop -- 
Do you need a new manufacturer device modeled? Do you need to know how to analyze the models dynamic performance? 

Training objectives
This advanced training course for PSS®E users is designed for those engineers who want to write their own PSS®E dynamic models or customize an existing model. It covers the description of the PSS®E simulation program structure, indexing, variables and arrays. This course covers structuring user models, equations for typical model blocks using the FORTRAN and FLECS program languages, and advanced uses of CONEC and CONET. Students will write samples of PSS®E dynamic simulation models.

Workshop Location
Oslo, Norway
www.VisitNorway.com

Workshop Schedule - June 10-12, 2014
Tues. - 8:30 to 4:30 
Wed.  - 8:30 to 4:30
Thu.   - 8:30 to Noon

Hardware/Software requirements
The Model Writing Course requires PSS®E version 33.5, the Environment Manager that runs with Python 2.7, IVF 12 with VSPPE.  If students do not have a company issued computer, they are welcome to follow along with the instructor and the materials. 

Power Academy Contact
Mary Ellen Shea
Voice: +1 518 395-5005
Fax: +1 518 346-2777
Email: Maryellen.shea@siemens.com

Contacts
UGM/Marketing Contact: Brooke Aaserud 
Marketing Communications 
Siemens Industry, Inc. 
Infrastructure & Cities Sector 
Tel:  + 1 (518) 395-5054
Mobile: + 1 (518) 389-5168


Power Academy Contact
Mary Ellen Shea

Voice: +1 518 395-5005
Email: Maryellen.shea@siemens.com



Price: $1,895.00

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PSSCUGM_ODMSPSS®ODMS CGMES-Compliant Model Assembly, Maintenance and Exchange -- 

PSS®ODMS Training – CGMES-Compliant Model Assembly, Maintenance and Exchange

This interactive, hands-on software training course provides step-by-step guidance through the process of assembling a CGMES 2.4.13-compliant CIM16 model in PSS®ODMS 10 from multiple data sources including PSS®E, the ENTSO-E Modeling Authority Set and other supplemental files.

Training objectives



This workshop also covers model maintenance topics including recommended workflows for extracting and importing incremental network model changes from PSS®E and ensuring  rdf:ID persistence when publishing CIM/XML models to ENTSO-E and other TSOs. Additional topics for general discussion and demonstration include possibilities for Python-driven automation and integration with other systems such as EMS.







Hardware/Software requirements



The PSS®ODMS training course requires a laptop with PSS®ODMS 10.0.1 and SQL Server 2008 R2 or 2012 Express Edition installed. Customers can refer to the standard product documentation for further prerequisite details. PSS®ODMS does not require dongles.







Workshop schedule & location

June 5, 2014 - Oslo, Norway: Tue.  -- 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM



June 10, 2014 - Madrid, Spain: Thu.  -- 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM














Price: $895.00

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UGM_2014Using PSS®E in Reliability Standards/Grid Codes Compliance Studies -- User Group Meetings are a great way to take advantage of training.  As the only authorized provider of PSS®E training, our Siemens Power Academy's Certified Instructors offer courses designed to help customers make the most our of our software and gain exposure to the latest trends in the industry.

Training objective
Learn how to use the new features of PSS®E to conduct steady state and dynamic simulation studies to ensure that your transmission system and interconnected facilities meet the applicable reliability standards or grid codes.

Main features
■■ Use the Single or Multi-level AC Contingency Analysis engines to detect events that can potentially lead to overload cascading or significant loss of load;
■■ Develop strategies for mitigating or preventing operating limit violations by using the calculated Sensitivity Factors;
■■  Conduct N-1-1 Analysis to assess system performance under scheduled outage conditions;
■■ Perform Preventive Security Constrained Optimal Dispatch (SCOPF) to prepare the system for the next N-1 condition;
■■ Calculate the power factors of interconnecting generating facilities;
■■ Assess the low voltage ride through capabilities of wind farms and detect transient voltage dips during dynamic simulations.

■■ NEW Results Analysis and Visualization (RAV) Tool to drill deeper into the contingency analyses results in a systematic and graphical manner.
■■ NEW Geomagentic Induced Currents (GIC) Module to calculate induced voltages and currents during geomagnetic storms and assess the potential impact on the steady state and dynamic performance on your power system.




Price: $2,399.00

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Workshop
PSSC_550_WECCWORKSHOPPSS®E - Modeling Building and Conversion Workshop for WECC -- As the only authorized provider of PSS®E training, our Siemens Power Academy's Certified Instructors help you extend this powerful tool for dynamic simulation.   This customized workshop is designed to support the WECC with PSSE/PSFL conversions and Dynamic Simulation and Model Building in PSSe.

Training objectives
This custom week-long workshop for WECC users supporting the dynamic model conversion   process.

Target audience
WECC Power System Engineers experienced in Dynamics - Invitation Only


Workshop features
■■ PSS®E Power flow and dynamic simulation data
■■ Running PSS®E and dynamic simulation approach
■■ Setup, initialization and running dynamics simulations
■■ Model library and Model Writing including the new WECC PV and wind models 
■■ WECC will host the PSLF to PTI dynamics conversion process

Hardware/Software requirements
Participants should bring their company issued laptops with Version 33.5 installed. Students should also have the Intel compiler installed. A free evaluation-level copy of the software (temporary) available for download can be found at: http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-software-evaluation-center. Participants should have administrative access to their machines to update and download software. Please check with your system administrators to begin the process two-weeks prior to the course.  

Workshop schedule - May 5 - 9, 2014
Mon.  -- Noon to 4:00 PM 
Tue. -- 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Wed. -- 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thu. -8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Fri. -- 8:30 AM to Noon 

Workshop location
Siemens Industry, Inc.
7810 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 100
Littleton, Colorado 80127
Reception: +1 303 279-8500

Power Academy Contact:
Mary Ellen Shea
Voice: +1 518 395-5005
Fax: +1 518 346-2777
Email: Maryellen.shea@siemens.com

To register, click "view schedule" below, select your section, add to cart, proceed to "Check-out" at top of screen and complete your information and payment options.


Price: $550.00

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For more information, please contact Siemens Power Academy TD NA at 518-395-5005 or email pti-edpro.ptd@siemens.com