Analysis of Transients in Power Systems


October 15-19, 2018

Madison, WI


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This event is organized by the Department of Engineering Professional Development of University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Fees: $2395
Fee covers morning and afternoon breaks, scheduled lunches, and course materials



  • Jean Mahseredjian, Professor
  • Bulent Sarlioglu, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Douglas Mader, PE, Engineering Consultant



Why do power system disturbances occur? How do you find the culprit of transient events? Can you analyze the complexities of the electric power system?
Learn to predict the outcome of transient events on power systems. Construct model power systems, apply transient events, and analyze the power system effects. Design mitigation options and compare effectiveness of the options.
If you are familiar with power systems, you will benefit. The case study approach introduces the various families of transients. It will also develop an in-depth understanding of the phenomenon. If you have a more detailed transients background, you will expand your knowledge. Participate in exercises using the tool EMTP-RV. We will provide classroom computers. Attendees will receive time-limited access to the current version of EMTP-RV.


Engineering personnel familiar with the basics of electric power system analysis who need to get more in-depth knowledge of the analysis and simulation of power system transients in areas including:

  • Insulation coordination of HV substations and transmission lines
  • Rotating machines dynamics
  • Application of power electronics and associated controls in power systems
  • HVDC and FACTS equipment
  • Distribution system and power quality studies
  • Wind power generation and interface issues


Training structure:

The training is presented in English.


Course highlights:

  • Introduction to the modeling tools for power systems analysis
  • Introduction to EMTP-RV using example case studies
  • Power system stability studies and electromechanical oscillations
  • Insulation coordination of a 230 kV transmission system
  • Analysis of unbalanced systems
  • HVDC systems
  • Renewable energy studies
  • Statistical and parametric studies

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Madison, WI 53706USA