Energy Training & Electric Power Classroom Seminars

Electric Power Grid Protection & Control in a World of 33% Renewables
Each Class is Limited to First 20 Registrants / A Two-Day Classroom Seminar (CPE Approved)
Irving (Dallas) , TX - April 17 & 18, Homewood Suites by Hilton Irving- DFW Airport

Power system Protection and Control (P&C) of various electrical equipment and apparatus requires good understanding of phase and ground short circuit currents, detection, and safe clearing of the faulted equipment. This course is ideal for engineers shifting into the field of Protection and Control. This program starts with a thorough overview of power system fundamentals, design approach and short circuit calculations principles which lead to the understanding of protection scheme requirements and its applications.

Protection requirements for industrial plants, cogeneration, and interconnection with utility power system are explained in detail. This course covers the subject of power system protection from a practical perspective, and includes important functional specs such as testing and coordination of protection systems. This course is designed for individuals who are involved with industries and utilities to get up to speed and to learn how to design and protect electrical systems.

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What You Will Learn
  1. REFRESH your knowledge of power systems design, planning, analysis, protective device applications, protective relay schemes, and relay coordination for safe and efficient operation of electrical power systems and equipment
  2. DEVELOP your own relay settings and thoroughly understand the philosophy of protective systems
  3. Learn Distributed Energy Resources" ("DER") grid interconnection in the real world
  4. LEARN actual cases illustrating various techniques in present use and highlighting particular approaches used by experienced system designers
  5. ENHANCE your experience with power system protection problems generally faced and solutions successfully adopted by industry
  6. UNDERSTAND how to apply microprocessor-based multi-function relays on PROTECTION of various power system equipment and apparatus
  7. GAIN valuable experience from an instructor who spent more than three decades of consulting work around the world to various utility and industrial power systems
You Will Also Learn
  1. Technology Issues in the modern "Distributed Energy Resources" ("DER")
  2. From Smart Grid to Smart Energy Use
  3. The Smart Grid Vision and Roadmap for Florida, Texas and California
  4. Realizing the Potential of Renewable and "Distributed Energy Resources" ("DER")
  5. Renewables Integration Through Direct Load Control and Demand Response
  6. The European experience and outcome
  7. Energy Storage
  8. Long-distance Transmission
  9. Protection & Control of grid components: Generators; Transformers; Substations; Transmission; Feeders
  10. Case Study: Integrating 33% Renewables & DER into the Power Grid
  11. Overview of electrical utility and industrial
  12. Power systems grid fundamentals
  13. System design considerations
  14. System planning
  15. Power system configuration
  16. Power system analysis
  17. Principles of power system protection
  18. Ground fault protection
  19. High voltage substation protection
  20. Differential protection relaying
  21. Sequence current components in protection
  22. Feeder protection
  23. Transformer protection
  24. Transmission line protection
Seminar Agenda
  • 8:00AM Morning Session Begins
  • 10:30AM - 10:45AM Refreshments & Networking Break
  • 12:00PM Lunch break
  • 1:00PM Afternoon Session begins
  • 2:15Pm - 2:30PM Refreshments & Networking Break
  • 5:00PM Day Ends on Day One
  • 4:00 PM Day Ends on Day Two
Your Instructor - Irving (Dallas)

Eric Stark

Eric Stark is a Senior Trainer and Consultant of RNItechnology. He has more than 32 years of consulting and training experience and practice in industrial applications, utilities and academics in North America and around the world.

Eric has extensive experience in power system design, studies and commissioning, special emphasis on protection, power quality, power system grounding, power flow, short circuit, arc flash, transient stability, transient switching analysis and harmonic studies.

Eric’s recent work included several generation, micro-grid, subway and utility projects in North America and Middle East, including system and stability studies. Eric was involved in protective relay settings, transfer schemes, coordination, and load shedding schemes.

In addition to his vast professional experience, Eric is the author of technical papers for major players like General Electric, Institute of Technology, Digital Energy and has prepared and conducted numerous courses, workshops and tutorials in academics and industry, globally, for GE and RNItechnology clients.

Eric's experience includes industries such as oil and gas, silver, gold and phosphate mining, cogeneration, utility systems, pulp and paper, and many application projects.

Who Should Attend this Seminar

Electrical Power Distribution Engineers; Electrical Power System Planners; Electrical Power System Engineers; Plant Managers; Consulting Engineers; Electrical Engineers and Technical Staff entering the protection field, and any other engineers and technicians involved with design, operation, maintenance, testing, and troubleshooting of high and medium voltage electrical systems and equipment.

Prerequisites and Advance Preparation

This overview level group live seminar has no prerequisites. No advance preparation is required before the seminar. Lap top is recommended.

Program Level

Basic level. This fundamental course begins with basic material and then proceeds to the intermediate level.

Delivery Method


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Hotel and Seminar Information
This two-day seminar will be held at the hotels listed below or can be conducted on-site at your facilities. The seminar will start promptly at 8:00 AM and will finish at 5:00 PM on the first day. On the second day, the seminar will resume at 8:00 AM and will finish at 4:00 PM. The program includes continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks. Attendees also receive a professionally produced seminar manual that can serve as a valuable office reference. Dress is casual for all seminars.
April 17 & 18
Homewood Suites by Hilton Irving- DFW Airport
7800 Dulles Drive
Irving (Dallas) , TX 75063
Telephone: 972-929-2202
Because of the diversity of hotels found in the area, PGS Energy Training will not be holding a block of sleeping rooms with one particular hotel. Should you need a list of local hotels in the area, please contact us at (440) 853-1038 and we can help you with your accommodations.
Registration Fee and Discounts

Register Today!. The price for this comprehensive two-day seminar is $1,795 (USD).

Early Bird Special: Register on or before Feb 9, 2018 and save an additional $100 per order!
Register soon to get Early Bird pricing. A limited number of Early Bird seats are available.
  • Additional attendees and government employees receive a 10% discount.
  • Members of TOGA, AIPRO, INGAA or IOGA-NY receive a 15% discount. Please call (440) 853-1038.
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Payment and Cancellations

Payment is due prior to the start of the seminar by Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club, or corporate check. Seminar fees will be charged to your credit card at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made. Please make checks payable to "PGS Energy Training" 26 Teal Lane · Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. Cancellations can be made up to five (5) business days prior to the start of the seminar for a full refund. No refunds will be made thereafter, but a one year full seminar credit will be given toward future workshops upon receipt of $175 which will used to help offset the non-refundable food, beverage, manual and other expenses incurred by PGS. This one year seminar credit is good for any PGS Energy Training program except for seminars offered by PGS affiliate organizations. Colleague substitutions may be made at any time. If PGS needs to cancel a seminar due to instructor unavailability, lack of attendance or other unforeseen reason, you will be offered the choice of rescheduling for another seminar, a seminar credit, or a refund. For more information on PGS policies regarding administrative matters and complaint resolution, please contact our offices at (440) 853-1038.

CPE Credits in Specialized Knowledge & Applications

This live group seminar is eligible for 15.5 CPE credits. Be aware that state boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. As of January 1, 2002, sponsored learning activities are measured by program length, with one 50-minute period equal to one CPE credit. One-half CPE credit increments (equal to 25 minutes) are permitted after the first credit has been earned in a given learning activity. You may want to verify that the state board from which your participants will be receiving credit accept one-half credits.

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