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Fundamentals of Modern Electrical Substations - A 1/2 Day Online Seminar

On-Demand Recorded Seminar plus Live Q&A - Available Now. (72 hour access)

How This Online Seminar Works

This course presents an overview of modern electrical substations, emphasizing  their importance for reliable and effective operation of power systems,   describing all major, auxiliary and control equipment, listing typical engineering issues   associated with substation design and engineering and providing recommendations for addressing these issues.

This proven online seminar features the same material used in the popular PGS in-person classroom training program. Register today and join the over 10,000 energy professionals who have already benefited from an in-depth PGS seminar.

What You Will Learn

  • List typical power system voltages
  • Describe the reasons for voltage transformation
  • Explain the meaning of sectionalization of power systems
  • Describe all major substation components including:
    • Power transformers
    • Switching equipment
    • Substation bus system
    • Instrument transformers
  • Explain when to use each type of switching equipment
  • List all advantages and disadvantages of each type of substation bus system, including:
    • Open air rigid bus
    • Strain bus
    • Gas insulated bus
    • Cable bus
  • Explain what current and potential transformers are used for and what their standard secondary values are
  • Explain why overvoltage protection of substation elements is needed and what major means of this protection are
  • List substation equipment installation options
  • Describe the mission of relay protection systems and criteria they need to meet
  • List types of relay protection schemes
  • Explain what breaker failure protection and reclosing are for
  • Identify the main components of power line carrier communication system
  • Understand the principle of signal transmission using fiber optic cable
  • Know the difference between analogue and digital types of metering equipment
  • Calculate a real value of electrical system parameters using readings of meters and instruments
  • Know the mission and main components of auxiliary A.C. and D.C. systems
  • List types of conditions triggering station alarm
  • Analyze reliability of power supply systems
  • Describe typical substation switching systems, their advantages and disadvantages
  • Clearly understand importance of safety in substation design and engineering
  • List means of substation fire protection
  • Describe steps in substation design and engineering
  • Describe how to improve substation insulator’s performance


Who Should Attend this Seminar

This seminar will benefit  any engineering, management and educational professionals looking to expand their knowledge and experience in modern electrical substations:

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

Prerequisites and Advance Preparation

This fundamental level group live seminar has no prerequisites. No advance preparation is required before the seminar.

Why Choose PGS?

PGS seminars are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content. Register for a PGS class today, and join the over 10,000 energy professionals who have already attended one of PGS's proven programs.


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. 

Seminar Price

$295 for the first attendee, $195 for the second attendee, and $95 for each attendee thereafter
for either the live or on-demand version of this seminar.

Payment and Cancellations

Payment is required prior to seminaaccess. Payment can be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or corporate check. Seminar purchases will be charged to your credit card at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made.

Cancellations for these online seminar series can be made before seminar access instructions are sent by PGS and 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.
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