Advanced Power Systems

Power System Analysis is an essential part of electrical power system design. Load flow analysis, short circuit analysis, and protection coordination are necessary to verify that the electrical system including the system components is correctly specified to perform as intended, withstand expected stress, and be protected against failures.

In order to obtain a highly reliable and efficient power system, it is necessary to build up/develop/discuss suitable power system modeling, load profiles, various busbar configurations with pros and cons, technical specifications for major equipment, alternative protection schemes, and control strategies, and efficient earthing systems. All these topics are well discussed and practiced throughout this course.

Salvo Global’s engineering training course on “Advanced Power Systems” addresses all aspects of industrial and utility power systems, including system planning, equipment selection, specification and application, system grounding, protection, and conformity with electrical code requirements etc.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Improve your knowledge about the design, operation, and construction of advanced power systems
  • Minimize adverse effects of power outages and mal-operation
  • Maximise power system efficiency, reliability, dependability, and quality
  • Gain valuable insights through in-depth power system analysis, constraints, and solutions
  • Understand how to set up the protection settings for different power system configurations
  • Discuss the challenges related to the design, protection, control, and construction of power systems
  • Learn how to interpret the results of power system modelling
  • Practice development of technical specifications for transformers and switchgears
  • Create single-line diagrams and schematics for different power systems

Who Should Attend?

Professionals involved in designing, selecting, sizing, specifying, installing, testing, operating and maintaining power systems will practice these techniques on modern power systems. The course is also useful for company directors, managers, and other decision makers to get an idea about how different scenarios and alternatives in terms of the selection of busbar configurations and the related protection and control schemes can significantly affect the company commercial model for different projects.

Trainer's Background

  • Over 22 years of experience in power system project management, conceptual & detailed design, construction, power system modelling, protection & control, testing & commissioning
  • Extensive experience with power utilities, EPC companies, and power consultancies
  • Highly competent in the design and establishment of utility projects, mining projects, renewable energy projects including solar farms, wind farms, Microgrids, battery energy storage systems (BESS), and clean hydrogen
  • Extensive knowledge in power system design, power system feasibility studies, power system safety including arc flash, and also power quality analysis including harmonics and voltage flicker
  • Proficient in power system modelling and analysis (ETAP, PowerFactory, PSCAD) with a focus on establishment of single line diagrams and schematics, power flow, fault calculations, protection coordination, cable sizing, arc flash elimination, earthing systems, harmonic filters, dynamic stability, and transient stability & switching.
  • Expert in the design and application of advanced power system protection schemes and control strategies including modern digital relays, micro-controllers, PLC and SCADA applications.
  • He is the author of seven (7) vocational training courses in power system protection & control.
  • He is globally recognized for presenting face-to-face and online courses on power systems with outstanding positive feedback from the participants, mostly because the instructor combines the theoretical concepts with practical worked examples from the industry.
  • He has worked as Principal Electrical Engineer for different businesses on major multi-million dollar projects. He has also worked as University Lecturer and Tutor for many years in Australia.


Face-to-Face Masterclass
Date: 26th – 28th February 2024
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Online Masterclass via Zoom
Date: 4th – 7th March 2024
8:00 – 11:00 AM UTC