Power Systems 101

Industrial Fundamentals

August 3-5, 2021 | Houston, TX

Training Curriculum

Power Systems: Industrial Fundamentals is an intense three (3) day course, eight (8) hours per day course geared toward answering some of the foundational questions for industrial and institutional power systems. This course is beneficial for hands-on field technicians, new engineers and industry professionals that want to know more about the critical elements of an industrial power system. The course covers the following curriculum.

Industrial and Institutional Power Systems

  • Typical Configurations
  • High Voltage Distribution
  • Medium Voltage Distribution
  • Low Voltage Distribution

Protection and Power Control Devices

  • Medium Voltage Switchgear
  • Protective Relays
  • DC Batteries
  • Control Power Requirements
  • Low Voltage Switchgear
  • Low Voltage Circuit Breakers 

Emergency Generator Interface

  • Life/Safety Requirements
  • Critical Power Requirements
  • ATS Components
  • Synchronized Utility Operations

Power System Documentation

  • Single Line Diagrams
  • Three Line Diagrams
  • Schematic Diagrams
  • Power System Modeling (SKM/ETAP)

Instrument Transformers 

  • CT Basics 
  • CT Ratios
  • CT Classes T&C 
  • CT Ratings
  • Saturation Current and Curves
  • Potential Transformer Basics
  • PT Ratios
  • PT Configurations 

Protective Relaying Schemes

  • Overcurrent (50/51) Schemes
  • Differential (87T, 87B, 87Z) Schemes
  • Motor Protection Schemes
  • Transformer Protection Schemes

Switchgear Protection and Control

  • Medium Voltage Breakers
  • Low Voltage Breakers
  • Automatic Transfer Schemes
  • Synchronized Operations
  • Open Transition vs. Closed Transition Switching
  • Control Components
  • Mechanical Operation
  • Trip Circuits
  • Close Circuits
  • Anti-Pump Circuits

Protective Device Coordination

  • Zones of Protection
  • Device Coordination
  • Device Selectivity
  • Device Sensitivity
  • Time vs. Current Curves

Arc Flash Incident Energy

  • Available Fault Current
  • Protective Device Clearing Time
  • NFPA 70E/IEEE 1584
  • Mitigation Techniques
  • Proper PPE Selection
  • Arc Flash Reduction Mode


Register for $825 Seminar + Printed Book

The pricing includes all instruction, a flash drive with e-copy of the curriculum, breakfast and snacks each day of the seminar, and evening social events. A printed book of the curriculum can be purchased for an additional $100 per person. Seating is limited..

Embassy Suites Houston Near the Galleria
2911 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056

Hotel Driving Directions

Book Your Room
Book by July 13, 2021 for $119 per night discounted room rate. 

Sessions 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact Information
321-244-0170 x-348

Power Systems 101 - Houston, TX: Register for $725

Power Systems 101 - Houston, TX: Register for $825

Who should attend the PGE Power Systems Seminars?

  • Electric Power Utility Engineers
  • Relay Technicians
  • Test Engineers
  • University Power System Educators
  • Protection & Control Engineers
  • Engineers Seeking CEHs & Graduate Students

What are the benefits of attending?

  • Learn from subject matter experts
  • Small class sizes of up to 50 attendees allows for dynamic classroom discussion
  • Network with other industry professionals
  • Discounted guest room rates at host hotels
  • Course registration fees include electronic curriculum, breakfast, snacks, andevening social activities
  • Earn CEH credits to maintain your PE license or earn CTDs for NETA Certification.

CEH Credits

The Power Systems Seminars have been approved by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers for continuing education hours. Power Systems 101, 102, and 103 have been approved for 32 continuing education hours; Power Systems 104 has been approved for 24. For attendees seeking PE credits for other states, please check your state’s CEH regulations.


The Power Systems 101, 102, and 103 courses are eligible for 32 NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs) and Power Systems 104 is eligible for 24 NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs). NETA Certified Technicians (Level III and Level IV) are required to earn a minimum of 48 CTDs every three years to maintain their certification. For more information about the CTD program and requirements, please contact the NETA office at neta@netaworld.org or 888-300-6382.

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