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Fundamentals of Reactive Power and Voltage Regulation in Power Systems

1.25 Hour on-demand seminar
Available Now. (7 day access)

How this online course works

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


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.


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. 

On-Demand Access Time

The on-demand training presentation is available for a total of 7 days from the time the training program is first viewed. After 7 days, your access to the online presentation will expire. However the PDF training program slides and other materials you receive are yours to keep.

Program Pricing

1.25 Hour on-demand seminar 

$195 for the first attendee and $165 for each attendee thereafter

Special pricing is available for groups of five or more. Please email or call (440) 853-1038.

Important: To receive the lowest price, multiple attendees for the same course should sign up together since the first attendee price is charged by the PGS Website each time a new order is submitted.

Payment and Cancellations

Payment is required prior to training program access. Payment can be made by Visa, Master Card, 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.
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