Substation Design Fundamentals

16 – 20 September 2024
Sandton Centre, Johannesburg South Africa

Substation Design Fundamentals

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R17, 999.00 Per Delegate

Course overview:

The Substation Design Fundamentals course provides an introductory overview of electrical substations, covering essential concepts, components, and design principles. Participants will learn about the role and significance of substations in power systems, along with the basic electrical concepts necessary for understanding substation operation.

The course delves into transformer basics, switchgear, circuit breakers, and control systems, providing a comprehensive understanding of substation equipment and configurations. Additionally, participants will explore topics such as substation layout, grounding, safety considerations, and automation systems. Through lectures, case studies, and practical examples, attendees will gain foundational knowledge essential for pursuing careers in substation design and related fields.


  • Understand the basic principles and components of electrical substations.
  • Learn the fundamental electrical concepts necessary for substation design.
  • Gain knowledge of transformer operation, switchgear, and circuit breakers.
  • Understand substation layout, grounding, and safety considerations.
  • Familiarize with control and automation systems in substations.

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for beginners and individuals with limited or no prior experience in substation design, including:

  • Electrical engineering students
  • Entry-level engineers in the power industry
  • Technicians and professionals transitioning into substation design roles
  • Professionals in related fields seeking foundational knowledge in substation design

Course Outline:

Introduction to Substation Design

    • Overview of electrical substations
    • Importance of substations in power systems
    • Basic components and functions of substations

Fundamental Electrical Concepts

    • Voltage, current, and power
    • AC and DC systems
    • Three-phase power systems

Substation Layout and Configuration

    • Different types of substations (e.g., transmission, distribution, switching)
    • Layout considerations and site selection
    • Busbar arrangements and switchyard design

Transformer Basics

    • Role of transformers in substations
    • Types of transformers (e.g., power transformers, distribution transformers)
    • Transformer connections and configurations

Switchgear and Circuit Breakers

    • Purpose and types of switchgear
    • Circuit breaker fundamentals
    • Protection and control systems in substations

Grounding and Lightning Protection

    • Importance of grounding in substations
    • Grounding system design principles
    • Lightning protection measures

Control and Automation

    • SCADA systems and control architecture
    • Remote monitoring and control
    • Automation for improved reliability and efficiency

Safety Considerations

    • Electrical safety standards and regulations
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Safety protocols for substation design and maintenance

End of the workshop



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The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

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