Power Systems Foundation

  • 30 available

Course summary

A comprehensive five-day course offering a thorough grounding in all aspects of power systems engineering for newly qualified graduate engineers or potential engineers. The programme is designed to give you an in-depth introduction to all aspects of power systems engineering in networks up to 132kV.

The programme provides learners with a basic knowledge of the constituent components and networks of the electricity supply system, their operation and management, with access to leading specialists in one comprehensive course. From the history and background of the UK power industry and current regulations, standards and best practice the course will be delivered though a series of lectures, demonstrations and group discussions covering a broad range of equipment such as cables, transformers, switchgear, overhead lines, etc and applies an understanding of how to combine these elements in substations and networks.

Course itinerary

  • Introduction
  • Electrical Basics
  • Transmission & Distribution Overview
  • Power Generation
  • Transformers

  • Switchgear
  • Cables
  • Overhead Lines
  • Ancillary Equipment

  • Electrical Protection
  • Earthing
  • Electrical Testing & Fault Diagnosis

  • Network Design
  • Network Operating Environments
  • The Regulator (OFGEM)
  • Safety in the Industry
  • Distributed Generation

  • Asset Management
  • Course Review
  • Assessment Brief (Optional)

Programme may be subject to amendment.

Why attend?

  • An essential foundation in the principles and practice of power systems engineering
  • Helps inform career specialisation decisions
  • Develop an understanding of the interaction between power system elements
  • Learn from leading experts
  • Cover every aspect in one compact five-day course

EA Technology have worked with leading employers supporting new staff and graduate development for many years. This course provides access to a host of subject matters and combines relevant learning from our extensive programme of specialist short courses.

An excellent introduction to the sector and the basics of how the grid works.

Chris, 14-18 November 2022

Andy is an engaging tutor who clearly knows his subject. He made what could have been a very dry course engaging & enjoying.

Naomi, 14-18 November 2022

This course has helped me further my knowledge in power systems, with well-presented and in-depth lecturer.

Babe, 14-18 November 2022

This is the third course I have been on and this is by far the best presented, credit to Andy. The course itself was good, I just wish I had the ability to fully focus for the duration. P.S the dinner and snacks were class.

Harvey, 14-18 November 2022

Really informative course. Was very interactive and engaging which helped with understanding demonstrations and models helped.

Joseph, 14-18 November 2022

Good interaction with the audience, PowerPoint easy to follow and easy to understand. I found the course very engaging.

Jack, 14-18 November 2022

I enjoyed gaining a good insight to the different areas of power systems. The content was good and delivered well considering the amount of time we had to fit in the full content of the course. Thanks very much.

Conor, 4-8 October 2021

Very good speakers on the subject. It was a little fast paced for the amount of content, but a good overview and summary of all areas presented. Thank you.

Max, 4-8 October 2021

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