Reactive Power Management

Attend this Premier Training and Gain Insight into:

•Understand
the fundamental knowledge of Static Var Compensators and STATCOMS

• Obtain
Fundamental Knowledge to Plan and Manage SVC Primary and Secondary Systems Assets

• Obtain
Fundamental Knowledge to Plan and Manage SVC Primary and Secondary Systems Assets


• Design
Specific Control Schemes to suit Specific Requirements of the Local Power Network.

• Obtain
Sufficient knowledge to write technical specifications for SVCs

• Perform
VC System Integration and Design Verifications for Major SVC Components


Pre-course questionnaire

To ensure that you gain maximum benefit from the event, a detailed questionnaire will be sent to you to establish some of you background information and exactly which of the topics covered in the seminar are of major importance to you and major issues related to those topics. The course trainer will analyse the completed forms. As a result, we ensure the course is delivered at an appropriate level and that relevant issues will be addressed. The comprehensive course material will enable you to digest the subject matter in your own time.
“We often take for granted that our lights will come on when we flip the light switch, but the reality is that our reliability standards and the current state of the transmission grid leave us all vulnerable to blackouts." Richard Burr

Trainer was a good mentor. I've learned so much from him and also enjoyed learning. Will definitely attend some more sessions in future.
Faisal Javed - Corporate Accounts - Elixir Technologies

Know About Your Trainer

Our Consultant is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland and an International Professional Engineer, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours), Master of Systems Engineering – Specialised in Large and Complex Electrical Systems, and is currently undertaking PhD research in the field of Power System Harmonics and Modelling for Major Loads in Power Systems. Tuan is member of Standards Australia Committees and Joint Standards Australia/New Zealand Committees, and a member of IEC TC 57 / WG 10 (Australian Delegate).

Our Consultant has more than 21 years of experience in the electricity supply industry. He has extensive knowledge and practical experience in SCADA, Automation Systems, Voltage Control and Reactive Power Plants (SVC and STATCOM) covering a wide range of disciplines, including technical specification, design, contract and project management, construction, commissioning, investigation and training. Our Consultant was the Technical Project Manager, Technical Superintendent Representative and SVC Subject Matter Expert for 16 SVC projects with total project budget in excess of $235M. He successfully led a number of major technical investigation tasks identifying the major contributing factors to a wide range of equipment and power systems faults associated with SVCs and STATCOMs. He presented a number of papers on the subjects of SCADA, Automation Systems, Power Systems Harmonics, Voltage and Reactive Power Control and SVC projects at CIGRE and CIRED conferences. Our Consultant currently delivers training courses and provides consultant services to utilities and industrial customers.

Global Industries Intelligence training courses are thoroughly researched and structured to provide intense practical training applicable to your organization.



• Combinations of educational presentations, productive in-session assignments and participant collaboration to provide actionable learning
• Strictly limited numbers to allow for greater interaction and one-on-oneinteraction with the trainer
• Detailed pre-course questionnaires to allow you to tailor the program to address your individual concerns
• Hard and soft copies of presentation materials and tools

Introduction and fundamental knowledge of dynamic var supports
• Principles of reactive power compensation in power transmission systems
• Static var compensators (svcs) – dynamic var supports
• STATCOMS voltage source converters (VSC)
• Advantages and disadvantages of svcs versus STATCOMS

Writing SVC pecifications:
• Scope of works
• SVC hardware and software
• SVC system specification
• Transformer specification
• Reactor specification
• Capacitor specification
• Noise and electromagnetic interference specification
• SVC earthing specification – SVC specifics
• Thyristor valves and cooling system specification
• Auxiliary system specification
• Control system specification
• Q-optimisation specification – automatic control schemes for mechanical
• Switch reactive plant
• Systems test specification
• Operation and maintenance specification
Practical workshop with all training participants to write sample SVC specifications.

SVC integration design and verification of major component ratings:
• Systems engineering approach for design integration
• Verification of major components’ ratings
• System background harmonics – voltage and current stresses

Practical exercise:
• Design integration exercise for a sample SVC
• Calculate and verify ratings of a sample SVC
• Calculate SVC outputs at various operating points

Fault Investigations Design SVC control schemes
• SVC modes – automatic vs manual
• Positive sequence control scheme
• Negative phase sequence control scheme
• Power oscillation dampers (POD)
• Optimal gain adjustment
• Q-optimisation schemes
• Under and over voltage schemes

Case Studies
• joint exercise with all training participants:
• Catastrophic failures of thyristor valves
• Failures of thyristor valves surge arrester support insulators
• High circulating currents causing damages to metallic connections and wiring systems
• Catastrophic failure of harmonic filter capacitors
• Catastrophic failure of thyristor control reactors (tcrs) – air • core reactor failures
• Gain control, short circuit levels and excessive power system oscillations

SVC asset management – workshop with all training participants to design and implement an asset lifecycle management plan for svcs.
• Training
• Specialist skills
• Spare parts and inventory management
• Refurbishment and replacement plan

Program Schedule

08:45 Registration
09:45 Morning session begins
11:00 – 11:30 Morning refreshment and networking break
11:30 Morning session continues
12:30 Networking luncheon
13:30 Afternoon session begins
15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon refreshment and networking break
17:00 Course concludes

Global Industries Intelligence would like to thank everyone who has helped with the research and organizing of this event, particularly the trainer, who has kindly committed and supported the event.

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