EMTP-RV Course in Montreal_Nov_2014

November 3 to 7, 2014
5-Days course CONFIRMED (Few seats left)
Montreal - Canada

Simulation and Analysis of Power System Transients using EMTP

Language: English. As the software is in English all supports will be written in English. 
Public: New users of the software and people who wish to discover the powerful features of EMTP-RV.
Course Fees: 2500 USD excl VAT for the 5 days per person.

Course objectives:

The objective of this course is to give to beginner and intermediate participants a good hands-on experience on the simulation and analysis of power systems transients in general. The course is based on the usage of EMTP (latest release). (www.emtp-software.com) for demonstrating concepts and teaching through practical problem cases. EMTP contributes greatly to the simplification of complex power system studies and to the visualisation and accurate simulation of large systems. 

Course structure:

The duration of the course is 5 days.
Each participant will have access to a personal computer to learn about presented topics and to analyze available practical examples.
The course starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. every day.
Lunch breaks are from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Intended audience:

EMTP users that want to increase their level of knowledge on the software usage and applications.
Engineering personnel familiar with the basics of electric power system analysis that need to get more in-depth practical knowledge of power system transients simulation and analysis in areas such as:
 Insulation coordination of HV substations and transmission lines;
 Electromagnetic and electromechanical transients;
Practical system studies
Day 1, Introduction
1. Introduction to the program
a. Welcoming remarks
b. What you can expect to learn
2. Theoretical background on Power System Transients
a. Fundamental notions on power system transients: classification of transients
b. The range of problems and frequencies: lightning, switching and temporary overvoltages, electromechanical transients
c. Theoretical analysis methods
d. Load-flow, steady-state and time-domain solutions
3. Introduction to EMTP and EMTPWorks using examples
a. Overview: devices, pins and signals
b. Power and Control devices
c. Device attributes
d. Simple examples with basic models
e. Simulation of control systems
f. Simulation options
g. Visualization of simulation results
h. Page setup, multipage designs
i. Search methods, error checking
4. Creation and maintenance of subnetworks
a. Subnetwork uniqueness, Masking
b. Hierarchical designs: from small systems to large scale problems
c. Symbol editor
d. Password protection
5. Creation and maintenance of libraries
6. Available Libraries
7. Capacitor bank energization studies
8. Switching device models
9. Statistical analysis options
Day 2, Transmission and distribution system models
1. Transmission/Distribution line and cable models (JM)
a. Theory and available models
b. PI-section, Constant Parameter model, Frequency dependent models
c. Corona model
2. Line and Cable parameters (AA)
3. Surge arrester models
4. Application examples: temporary overvoltages, switching surges, kilometric fault, steady-state coupling, statistical analysis methods for overvoltages
5. Three-phase power-flow (JM)
a. Methodology and setup options
b. Initialization
6. Nonlinear devices (JM)
7. Application examples (JM)
a. Synchronous and asynchronous machine models and related controls
b. Setup of complex systems
c. Transient stability analysis
d. Synchronous machine startup and synchronization
e. Load models
f. Integration of wind generation
i. Wind park models
ii. Grid codes
8. Simulation and analysis of distribution systems (IK)  
a. Multiphase load flow, short circuit and fault flow. 
b. Assessment of neutral conductor voltages. 
c. Study of IEEE distribution test feeders and assessment of errors due to topological assumptions
d. Transient Studies: DG Integration 
e. Solar Inverters: Circuit based models and average models.
i. Protection strategies. 
ii. Control options. 
iii. Impact Studies: harmonics, voltage stability, transients, short circuit contribution.
f. Transient analysis of large scale urban  networks
i. Network Protector Modeling 
ii. Combination of visual designs with text based subcircuits
iii. Interaction of network protectors with DGs
Day 3, Transformers models and power system protection studies
1. Transformer models (AR)
a. Fundamentals
b. Transformer types
c. EMTP transformer library and models
2. Transformer behavior under fault conditions and the model for protection studies
3. Inrush current in transformer
4. Ferroresonance phenomena and transformer model 
5. Transformer model for power system transient studies
6. Transformer model for fast transients and internal Overvoltages
7. Transformer Model for Surge Transfer and Fault Clearance TRV
8. Power System Protection Studies (AR) 
9. Fundamentals of protection systems
10. Instrument transformers, i.e., CT, PT, and CVT, and their models
11. Electromechanical, Solid-State, and Microprocessor based Relays and modeling considerations
12. Building the models of various types of overcurrent relays
13. Building differential relay model
14. Building distance relay model
15. Overview of the other relay type models, such as over/undervoltage and frequency relays
16. Manufacturer models (HG)
Day 4, HVDC transmission and insulation coordination
1. Power electronics devices and control systems (SD)
a. Simple power electronics circuits
b. HVDC and FACTS examples available
c. MMC models from full detailed to average value models
2. Dynamic performance of an HVDC VSC based point-to-point link
a. Analysis of transients (ac and dc faults, set point changes) 
3. The CIGRE DC Grid test system
a. Description of the 3 test systems; detailed parameters and justifications
b. Analysis of the full test system
1. Insulation Coordination principles (DM)
a. Voltage stresses within the system
b. Power Frequency Insulation and pollution
2. Lightning, switching and temporary overvoltages
3. Lightning arrester selection
4. Insulation coordination methodologies
Day 5 Insulation coordination
1. Insulation Coordination of a 230 kV Transmission System (DM)
a. System setup
b. Power-flow and steady-state stability of the system
c. Statistical switching studies and line insulation
d. Temporary overvoltages, usage of line arresters and reclosing resistors
e. Ferroresonance and harmonic resonance
f. Lightning protection of substations
2. Practical Power System Studies (DM)
a. Insulation coordination of a 230-kV GIS
b. Transformer and capacitor bank switching
c. Temporary overvoltage cases - load rejection, self excitation, etc
d. TRV studies
e. Breaker failure analysis with detailed arc model

The course will take place at:


AFI Training Center

1100, René-Lévesque West Blvd
suite 1205
Montreal (Quebec) - Canada  H3B 4N4

Phone: 514 670.2344

Nearby hotels

01 René-Lévesque Blvd. Est, Montréal
Phone 1-855-301-0001
Please mention de code AFI Company to get the rate of CAD 122.

Novotel Montreal Centre 
1180, rue de la Montagne,
Montréal (QC) H3G 1Z1  
Phone 1-514-861-6000  
Please mention the group name EMTP-RV to get the of CAD 129 for Single and Double room.

General conditions for EMTP-RV courses:

Please register as early as possible if you plan to attend the EMTP-RV course. As soon as the minimum of participants is reached, POWERSYS will confirm the course.
The registration to the course includes the lunch and coffee breaks.
Participants have to pay 100% in advance before the course by October 31rst. Payment methods are : Bank transfer, check or credit/debit card (5% surcharge applies for credit/debit card payment).

Cancellation can be made according to POWERSYS’ General Conditions for courses:

Withdrawal from the Course:
In case you cannot attend the course after having registred, please contact us as soon as possible at sales.usa@emtp-software.com
In case of cancellation three weeks OR MORE before the beginning of the course, the participants will not be charged.
In case of cancellation less than three weeks before the beginning of the course, POWERSYS will charge the participant 50% of the course fees.

Please note that POWERSYS will not reimburse any travel and/or accommodation expenditure in case of cancellation of the course. We recommend you to make your travel arrangements once the course is confirmed.

Course information and content is subject to change.


You can register now on POWERSYS Website:
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Akihiro Ametani
Doshisha University
Sébastien Dennetière
Research engineer
RTE, France
Henry Gras
Support engineer
Ilhan Kocar
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Québec, Canada
Doug Mader
New Orleans, LA, USA
Jean Mahseredjian
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Québec, Canada
Asfhin Rezaei-Zare
Research engineer
ARTM Power Inc.
Ontario, Canada

Contact for course information:

POWERSYS Inc  |  American office

David COTTINI | d.cottini@powersys-solutions.com or  sales.usa@emtp-software.com 
Mobile:   +1 727-288-8100