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Welcome to our broad offer of technology-agnostic courses on electric power systems.

Based on more than 25 years of experience and the best Hitachi ABB expert teachers, we will help your organisation gain new skills and stay updated with the latest technology trends.

Highlights - New online courses this fall 2020

Have a look at our news on how we implemented online courses due to Covid-19 situation


Online courses 2020

Our traditional face-to-face courses are now available with a "live online" format  to allow you join from wherever you are.

 

Have a look at our online calendar for the months of September to December 2020 and don't miss this learning opportunity!

Substation Engineering - Online classroom

14-15 September 2020

Power Systems Earthing - Online classroom

16-18 September 2020

Protection coordination and arc flash hazard anaylisis - Online classroom

24-25 September 2020

Introduction to NEPLAN 10 - Online classroom

6-8 October 2020

Transformer protection - Online classroom

8-9 October 2020

Generator protection - Online classroom

12-13 October 2020

Power System studies: planning and analysis - Online classroom

21-23 October 2020

A primer for subsynchronous oscillations - Online classroom

21 October 2020

Power Systems Earthing - Online classroom

2-4 November 2020

Overvoltage and insulation coordination - Online classroom

5-6 November 2020

Substation Engineering - Online classroom

5-6 November 2020

Grid integration of HVDC light, offshore HVDC and FACTS - Online classroom

10-12 November 2020

The EU grid codes requirements und their application - Online classroom

17-19 November 2020

Voltage control and reactive power. FACTS solutions - Online classroom

23-25 November 2020

Strategic planning of distribution grids - Online classroom

2-3 December 2020

Electrical safety - Online classroom

7-9 December 2020

Asset management - Online classroom

9-10 December 2020


Course catalogue

We have a broad portfolio of available courses that we can adapt to your company. Contact us to analyse your training needs and prepare the learning plan that fits you best.

 

Have a look at our global portfolio of training opportunities.

Tailored courses

The Power Consulting training unit is available to develop specific training programmes adapted to your staff, activities and needs. Based on your requirements and our experience, we can design customised courses within Hitachi ABB facilities or at the customer’s premises (also available online now).

The course content can be tailored to provide a specific answer to a one-off need, to include courses in the company’s catalogue and also to define learning paths combining several courses through different periods.

 

Online courses
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all our courses are also available on a "live online classroom" format. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

 

Learning plans
In the last years, companies such as Iberdrola, Red Eléctrica de España, Endesa and ArcelorMittal, among others, have relied on our services to train their personnel through tailored learning plans.

 

Offshore wind connections systems and technology

The objective of this course is to identify the main elements in offshore grid platforms related to AC and DC systems, including power cables, substations and FACTS.

Energy transition: opportunities and challenges with renewables integration

Any professional in the energy sector with an engineering background or having worked in the context of power systems can register for this course. An overview of the current technical challenges for renewables integration in today's grids, and an analysis of the main energy market stakeholders will be performed throughout this course.

Energy storage in innovative markets and microgrids

Our course on “Energy storage in innovative markets and microgrids” will allow you to get a deep understanding of today’s innovative markets for energy storage and the main trends of business models. You will also discover the main available energy storage technologies and their applications, especially in microgrids systems, via meaningful case studies.

HVDC technologies

This course is intended for engineers and technicians involved in the planning, engineering and operation of power transmission systems. It focuses on understanding High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technologies and studying the existing applications, market drivers and operational considerations.

Introduction to smart grids. Communication in intelligent networks

Understanding the importance of the development of smart grids in today’s energy system is a key objective of this course. You will also discover a wide range of scopes of application for smart grids and you will understand the most important aspects about security through real examples of on-going projects and initiatives.

Protective relay testing and diagnosis

This course focuses on discovering the types of tests used to assess protective relays in power systems. It also provides a hands-on experience in defining the settings and parameters of relays and allows you to learn the relevant tests and checks in various real units available for training.

High-voltage line protection

Engineers involved in electrical protection or interested in exploring these systems are welcome to join this course that will allow them to understand the methodologies, devices and protection systems most commonly used in transport lines.

Harmonics in power systems: origin, analysis and filtering solutions

The main goal of this course is to understand the importance of power quality parameters in order to achieve an efficient utilisation of electrical stations, and to discover all steps within a holistic harmonics study, from filtering solutions and dimensioning to field implementation.

Design of substations

Discover the key theoretical and practical aspects in the design, operation and control of substations and transformer stations by joining this course on “Design of substations”.

Substations maintenance

Substation supervision and monitoring, SCADA systems, key maintenance activities, failure risk and life cycle analysis are some of the topics covered by this course. You will thus analyse the fundamental aspects of substations maintenance from a global perspective through a hands-on approach that will enhance your learning about new practices and trends in asset management.

Electric switchgear

This course is aimed at engineers and technicians who wish to obtain a complete view of the switchgear used in different voltage levels. Throughout the course, you will identify the main components of electrical switchgear in high, medium and low voltage networks and you will also understand their applications in generation, transmission and distribution grids.

Power transformers

Review the fundamental concepts of power transformers and the protective techniques against external and internal faults and perturbations and learn the basics about the installation, erection and maintenance of power transformers. The course comprises also a visit to one of the world’s most important power transformers factory to give you a hands-on experience.

Power systems studies and relay coordination

The goal of the course is to familiarize the participants with the different types of power system studies that are performed for industrial and utility electrical power systems. The course emphasizes the criticality of the modelling of the different power system elements for the studies and the methods of extracting this data from the field. It also explains how the analysis results are to be interpreted by comparing the outcomes of the studies with reference to the relevant IEEE standards.

 

Our open courses 2020 have been moved to an online version. Find it at the top of this website!

An introduction to electric transportation: EVs and railway

 

The objective of this course is to identify the main elements in offshore grid platforms related to AC and DC systems, including power cables, substations and FACTS.

Date: 01-02 April 2020 - Price: 1380 EUR - Location: Madrid (Spain)

Smart transportation

 

Discover the potential benefits and application of smart transportation, delving into the technological pillars associated with electric mobility.

Date: 17-18 November 2020 - Price: 1380 EUR - Location: Madrid (Spain)

Decentralisation, digitalisation and decarbonisation of the energy sector

 

This course will allow you to understand today's trends in the global energy market and its decentralisation. You will also discover what key concepts like cybersecurity, big data or blockchain have behind applied to our energy systems and power grids markets.

Date: 12-14 May 2020 - Price: 1620 EUR - Location: Madrid (Spain)

The EU grid codes requirements and their application

 

Delve into the technical specificities of Grid codes in Europe and understand their role in helping renewables to integrate. Study generating facilities and their main connections to power grids complying the current Grid Code requirements.

Date: 26 March 2020 - Price: 990 EUR - Location: Mannheim (Germany)

Grounding systems

 

Learn the basic criteria for a safe design and calculation of earthing systems in any high voltage facility and perform analysis of calculations in case studies following the international standards IEC and IEEE. You will also resolve case studies on substations and smaller stations based on the current legal framework.

Date: 19-21 May 2020 - Price: 1480 EUR - Location: Madrid (Spain)

Protection for electric power systems

 

Engineers interested in electrical protection are welcome to join us on this course to deepen on the most common protection devices and systems used in generation, transmission and distribution. Protection for generators, static machines, substations and lines will be addressed by our teachers, basing the course on an active methodology

Date: 22-25 September 2020 - Price: 1480 EUR - Location: Madrid (Spain)

Overvoltage and insulation coordination

 

This course aims at analysing the main actions required to ensure the insulation coordination of electrical systems. It also focuses on assessing the specific equipment needed to address shielding, line insulation, earthing and other effects.

Date:  22-23 June 2020 - Price: 1250 EUR - Location: Stone (UK)

Date:  06-07 October 2020 - Price: 1480 EUR - Location: Madrid (Spain)

 

Protection coordination and arc flash hazard analysis

 

Follow our course to understand what arch flash means, how it can happen and how to study and analyse it. Get to know the relays coordination and arc flash hazard phenomena from a practical point of view. 

Date: 14-15 May 2020 - Price: 1250 EUR - Location: Stone (UK)

Substations engineering

 

The goal of the course is to improve the ability of personnel from power utilities, Power generation, transmission companies & industries and consultants responsible for engineering, commissioning, operation and maintenance of substations to know the various aspects of substation engineering.

Date: 18 May OR 14 Sept 2020 - Price: 600 EUR - Location: Vadodara (India)

Power systems earthing

 

This earthing training course is an intensive program designed to explain fundamental earthing principles and the earthing system design. It will develop an understanding of the science behind earthing and the mechanisms that lead to earthing related risks. It also highlights the methods to manage the risks through effective design.

Date: 19-20 May OR 15-16 September 2020 - Price: 980 USD - Location: Vadodara (India)

HV&MV Switchgear and Power Transformers

 

The goal os this cours is to improve your knowledge and skills regarding engineering, commissioning, operation and maintenance of substations so that the selection and use of HV&MV products can be achieved in a more efficient way. You will learn how to use circuit breakers, instrument transformers, surge arrestors, etc. and understand their criticality in various installations.

Date: 17-21 February OR 6-10 July 2020 OR 2-6 November 2020 - Price: 2750 USD - Location: Vadodara (India)

Operation, maintenance and condition monitoring of switchyard equipment

 

The main objective of this course is to learn how to assess the condition of switchyard's equipments, avoid age-related failure, minimize cost of consequential failure of peripheral equipment and optimise resources to plan and operate the electric system reliably and with the maximum economic benefit.

 

Date: 10-14 February OR 6-10 April 2020 OR 17-21 August 2020 - Price: 2750 USD - Location: Vadodara (India)

Power transformers

 

After completing this course, you will become The main objective of this course is to learn how to assess the condition of switchyard's equipments, avoid age-related failure, minimize cost of consequential failure of peripheral equipment and optimise resources to plan and operate the electric system reliably and with the maximum economic benefit.

Date: 16-20 March OR 13-17 July 2020 - Price: 2750 USD - Location: Vadodara (India)

Transformer maintenance and diagnosis

 

In this course, you will explore the main types of transformers and configurations, as well as the mostly used maintenance techniques (preventive, predictive and corrective actions), and the advanced diagnostic testing strategies. The last day of the course, a visit to ABB transformer repair facilities is carried out to give you a hands-on experience on this topic.

Date: 10-12 March 2020 - Price: 1620 EUR - Location: Bilbao (Spain)

Electrical safety

 

During this course, you will learn how to work safely in an electrical environment and how to ensure a safe workplace for your colleagues. At the end of this course you will be able to understand the importance of adopting standard tools and equipment, ensure that engineers on site can identify situations where special assistance is required and how to implement appropriate action.

Date: 2-3 April OR 1-2 June OR  5-6 October 2020 - Price: 980 EUR - Location: Vadodara (India)

Site management

 

In this course, you will gain a deeper understanding of what the site management requires: duties and responsibilities of site management personnel, advanced expertise in the management of materials, equipments, storage, cost control and human resources, among others. Take this opportunity to enhance your confidence to work with legally binding contracts and become aware of the importance of quality control to ensure an efficient site management process. This course also includes a factory visit to undersand the manufacturing process and testing of the main equipment pieces.

Date: 20-22 April OR 28-30 September 2020 - Price: 1650 EUR - Location: Vadodara (India)

Introduction to voltage control and reactive power. FACTS solutions

 

Understand the fundamentals of voltage and reactive power network problems and discover the alternatives and technical and economic advantages that FACTS systems can provide. Dynamic shunt compensation, applications of FACTS devices, comparison of STATCOM and SVC, among others, are some of the topics that will be tackled throughout this course.

Date: 24-26 March 2020 - Price: 1380 EUR - Location: Madrid (Spain)

Date: 10-12 June 2020 - Price: 1875 EUR - Location: Stone (UK)

Grid Integration of HVDC light, offshore HVDC and FACTS devices

 

Don't miss this very innovative course where we will go through VSC theory, harmonics and control to finally understand the role and functioning of HVDC and FACTS devices in today's grids.

Date: 24-25 March 2020 - Price: 1980 EUR - Location: Mannheim (Germany)

HVDC planning, modelling and economic justification

 

Individuals who work for developers, electric utilities and transmission system operating companies or system operators who are involved in the planning, engineering, specification and operation of power transmission systems are welcome to join us on this course. It will allow you to obtain a high-level understanding of HVDC technology, existing applications, market drivers and operational considerations, among others.

Date: May 2020 (to be confirmed) - Price: 1850 USD (+ 400 USD for optional 1/2 day) - Location: Raleigh (US)

Power System studies: planning and analysis

 

Join this course to better understand the modelling of power systems and the main concepts of power flow studies. Learn and practice the basics of stability, short-circuit and protection analysis. You will also learn how to model power system components and networks, perform load flow analysis including contingency analysis, short-circuits and transient stability studies through specific case studies.

Date: 21-24 April 2020 - Price: 2500 EUR - Location: Stone (UK)

Introduction to NEPLAN: a power system software

 

NEPLAN is one of the most important simulation softwares used in the market today to perform power systems analysis. Join this course to discover its potential by gaining a global vision of the main functionalities of the software and learning how to master basic actions like representing grids, working with diagrams, graphic layers and efficiently using the short-circuit and power flow modules.

Date: 08-10 September 2020 - Price: 1380 EUR -  Location: Madrid (Spain)

A primer for subsynchronous oscillations (SSR, SSTI, SSCI)

 

This course is aimed at individuals who work for developers, electric utilities and transmission system operating companies or system operators who are involved in the planning, engineering, specification and operation of power transmission systems who are interested in gaining an overview of the studies required to identify the potential risks and how mitigate SSO phenomena.

Date: 5 May 2020 - Price: 950 USD -  Location: Raleigh (US)

Subsynchronous oscillations -the phenomena, studies and mitigation

 

If you are interested in understanding the various types of subsynchronous oscillation phenomena you are on the right course. You will also delve into the role of electrical machines and the power grids in these oscillations and learn how to mitigate and protect systems from SSO.

Date: 15-17 September 2020 - Price: 2100 USD - Location: Raleigh (US)


What?

  • Power Grids courses available for you.. now ALSO ONLINE!
  • 25-plus years of power consulting training services.
  • Over 71,000 students attended our 500 courses in the past years

Who?

  • Our teachers are prestigious Hitachi ABB professionals with large teaching experience who adapt to your specific training requirements.
  • The average rating of our courses is 90 out of 100.

Where?

  • Courses can be held at your premises or at any Hitachi ABB Power Consulting unit (Spain, UK, Germany, Sweden, India, USA, China and Brazil). 
  • Now also our services are ONLINE with live online Webex interactive sessions. Contact us for more information!

How?

ABB Power Grids Spain S.A.U. 
Power Consulting 
Calle San Romualdo, 13
28037 Madrid
Spain 

ABB Power Grids UK
Power Consulting 
Oulton Road
Stone, Staffordshire
ST15 0RS
United Kingdom 

ABB Power Grids Germany AG
Power Consulting 
Kallstadter Strasse, 1
68309 Mannheim
Germany 

ABB Power Grids India Ltd
Power Consulting
Maneja Village
Vadodara 390013
Gujarat
India 

ABB Power Grids US
Power Consulting 
901 Main Campus Drive, Suite 300 
Raleigh
North Carolina 27606
USA

ABB Power Grids China Ltd 
Power Consulting
10 Jiuxianqiao Lu
Beijing 100015
China 

ABB Power Grids Sweden
Power Consulting
Mäster Ahls gata 16, Mimer T7
72212 Västerås
Sweden 

ABB Power Grids Brazil Ltda.
Power Consulting 
3411 - Vila São Roque Av. Monteiro
Lobato (Guarulhos)
Sao Paolo
Brazil 


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