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Fundamentals of Reactive Power and Voltage Regulation in Power Systems
1.25 Hour on-demand seminar
Available Now (15 day access)

This online training program presents an overview of modern practices in raising efficiency of power systems through reactive power and voltage regulation.

Both these measures allow to minimize power and voltage losses in electrical transmission and distribution systems and provide customers with high quality electrical energy at a reasonable cost.

What You Will Learn
  • List the goals of utility companies
  • Describe the power system structure and its main components
  • List typical power system voltages
  • Justify voltage transformation
  • Explain the reasons for reactive power regulation
  • Draw the power  triangle
  • Describe what the power factor is and why we need to increase it
  • Size and design a shunt capacitor bank for a specific power factor increase
  • Describe where shunt capacitors may be located and what equipment is used for their switching
  • Explain when shunt reactors may be used in power systems
  • Describe the mission of voltage regulation and means used to perform it
  • Explain what voltage levels should be provided for customer loads
  • For a specific limits of secondary voltage select a no-load taps on a primary side of transformer


How This Online Course Works

Get the best of both worlds with this blended learning approach.

  1. Learn at your own pace and on your own schedule as you first enjoy the internet-streamed, on-demand seminar. Speed up, slow down, or repeat sections of the presentation.
  2. Upon completion, join us for one of our regularly scheduled live online Q&A sessions. A calendar of live Q&A dates and times is provided in the program access instructions you will receive. You can also email your questions directly to the instructor.
Course Access

You will receive immediate online access to the on-demand training presentation. The audio for the online seminar is only available through your computer or other Internet connected device. You will also receive links in your access instructions to PDFs for all the presentation materials in case you want to print or keep a copy.

The on-demand training presentations are available for a total of 15 days from the time any one of the training presentations is first accessed. After 15 days, your access to the on-demand presentations will expire. However the PDF formatted training program slides and other documents you receive are yours to keep.

Your Instructor
Boris Shvartsberg, Ph.D., P.E., P.M.P.

Dr. Shvartsberg is an engineering and project management professional with more than 40 years of practical experience in managing and supervising of highly complicated technical projects for utility companies in USA and Latvia. He has an extensive teaching experience in the European and US colleges and universities. Mr. Shvartsberg is an author of more than 25 publications on electrical engineering and project management subjects. He made numerous successful presentations at International conferences and symposiums. 

Program Pricing
$195 for single attendee, $165 per attendee thereafter.
Special pricing is available for groups. Please click here for more information.

If you have additional questions please email or call (440) 853-1038.
Payment and Cancellations

Payment is required prior to training program access. Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or corporate check. Your credit card will be charged at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made.

Cancellations for online training programs can be made before the program access instructions are sent by PGS, and cancellations will result in a credit. For more information on PGS policies regarding administrative matters and complaint resolution, please contact our offices at (440) 853-1038.

Who Should Attend

This training program will benefit  any engineering, management and educational professionals looking to expand their knowledge and experience in reactive power and voltage regulation:

  • Electrical engineers and designers
  • Colleges and universities faculty
  • Construction professionals
  • Utility company project management personnel
Prerequisites and Advance Preparation

This fundamental level online training program has no prerequisites. No advance preparation is required.

Why Choose PGS?

PGS training programs are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content. Register today, and join the over 10,000 industry professionals who trust PGS with their energy training needs.