Power Generation Principles And Applications

Participants review the basic concepts of electrical power generation along with the controls and protection needed for generators. The different types of load and power are described along with the principles of load sharing for both real and reactive load. The control system configurations for various operational scenarios such as generators running in isolation, with other generators, and when connected to an infinite bus are determined during class exercises. Overviews are given of the major components of a generator system including voltage regulation, fuel control governors, switchgear, and transformers. The major steps of commissioning a generator and the checks required are also described.

Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed a Solar Operations and Maintenance Principles course on a generator package or have equivalent experience. Knowledge of the Solar Turbotronic 3 or Turbotronic 4 control system would be an advantage.

Registration fees are due prior to course start date. You may pay with company purchase order, or credit card. We accept Master Card, Visa, and American Express. Travel and subsistence expenses are the responsibility of the student or sponsoring company.

Duration: 5 Days