• Module 1: (1 Week)
Introduction to Power Plants & Power Scenario: Power scenario and growth of power industry in India, Organisation / Power Sector set up inIndia, Distribution reform in India, Transmission and Distribution of Electricity in India, Role of Private Participants in Transmission and Distribution, Introduction to Thermal Power Plant, Introduction to Hydro Power Station, Introduction to Gas Power Plant, Introduction to Nuclear Power Plant, Non - Conventional energy sources overview.
• Module 2: (1 Week)
Fundamentals of Electricity, Power Quality & Harmonics: Active and Reactive Power, fundamentals of load compensation, Balanced System and Unbalanced Fundamentals of load compensation, practical aspects of compensator used as voltage regulator, Conventional methods to regulate voltage, dynamic voltage restorer: principal for operation, mathematical description, Transient operation of DVR, realization of DVR voltage using voltage source inverter, maximum compensation capacity of the DVR.
• Module 3: (1 Week)
Planning & Engineering Design of Distribution Substation: Load forecasting, Philosophy of distribution planning, Acquaintance with software for distribution planning and optimization, Distribution substation ypes, layouts, bus bar arrangements, Civil engineering requirements, Bay design, Selection of Distribution substation Transformers, circuit breakers, etc, General rules for Electrical Installation design: Rules and statutory regulations, Installed power loads – Characteristics, Power loading of an installation, Procedure for the establishment of a new substation- Preliminary investigation, Project studies, Implementation and Commissioning, Distribution analysis , design and equipment sizing, Single feed, dual feed and dual transformer substations, Design of lighting for Sub Stations, SWYD, Control room & Switchgear Rooms,
Design and Engineering of Gas Insulated Substation, Overview of Geographical information systems and Remote Sensing,Global positioning system & applications and Surveying techniques.
• Module 4: (1 Week)
Erection& Commissioning of Distribution Sub-Stations:Erection of Distribution Transformers/ Sub-stations/ Earthing stations/ GIS, Code of Practice of sub-station operators, Instrument Transformers/ CTs and PTs, Technical Visit to 220 /66/33 kV Sub-Station.
• Module 5: (1 Week)
HT & LT Switchgears, & Batteries: Types of switchgears and Selection of switchgear, Features of circuit breaker, types of quenching medium used in circuit breakers, Air Circuit Breaker, Vacuum Circuit Breaker & SF6 Circuit Breaker, MCB, MCCB, ACDB, PDB Soft Starters, DOL Starters , VFD & VVFD drives starters, Types of Batteries, Selection and sizing, sizing of Battery Chargers for Sub Stations, UPS system, sizing of UPS Batteries Selection, Sizing and performance of circuit breakers, Testing of circuit breakers, Maintenance of Switchgear. Technical Visit to Switchgear factory.
• Module 6: (1 Week)
Cables & Metering: Types of metering, viz. DT metering, feeder metering and consumer metering: setting and operation, testing and sealing, Design and construction of distribution meters, Indian electricity rules of metering; detection of theft/ tempering, unauthorized loads, investigation, legal aspects, anti-theft measures and case studies, Familiarity with hardware (CMRI) and software for meter data download, analysis and detection of meter tampering, Tariff: Types, method of fixing, penalty clauses, etc, Power Cable Design, Construction, Testing, Operation & Maintenance, LT and HT Cable jointing, Termination and Accessories, Cable fault detection and repair, Demo on Power cable jointing- End joint & Straight through joint.
• Module 7: (1 Week)
Distribution Lines & PLC: Survey, Route alignment, GPS application, Line Components, Bill of Quantities, Types of Poles, foundation, Design and selection aspects of tower/ pole structures, conductors insulators and other hardwares, Conductors, Insulators, Bushings, Erection of Distribution structures, Line Stringing, Sagging, Line construction, Line Reconfiguration, Compact Lines, Aerial Bunched Cable systems, PLC elements, Memory – RAM, ROM, EPROM, I/O Point address, Digital, Analog input output signals, A/D, D/A conversion protection against signal noise, Programming of PLCs, Digging holes and pole erection, Fixing of different fittings on poles such as cross arms, insulators, stay wires etc Stringing and sagging overhead line conductors, Jointing overhead line conductors, Installation of overhead service lines.
• Module 8: (1 Week)
Protective Relays, Grounding & IE Safety Regulations: Relays – Types, construction, characteristics and location in substation, IR rules, safety Regulations, Design of Earthing MAT, Fire Safety and demo
• Module 9: (1 week)
Distribution System Protection: Steady State Fault Analysis (SSFA) & Tutorial on Fault Analysis, Voltage calculation at fault locations, Overvoltage protection, Principles of lightning protection, Design of the electrical installation protection system, Fault interrupting devices and non-fault interrupting devices.
• Module 10: (1 week)
Distribution Automation, Distributed Generation & Integration : Customer Site Automation functions: Load control, Remote meter reading, Time-ofuse rates, Feeder reconfiguration & Transformer balancing, oltage/VAR control using: Capacitors, Regulators, and LTC, Distribution system monitoring, Digital protection of substations and feeders, SCADA and Equipment for Feeder Automation & Customer Automation, Distributed Generation (DG) - Overview and technology trends; DG planning, cost implications of power quality, Cost of energy and net present value calculations and implications on power converter design, Import/export metering, net metering, generation based incentives, accelerated depreciation, Grid connected RES systems & Power quality issues, Power quality implication, acceptable ranges of voltage
and frequency, flicker, reactive power compensation, and active filtering and low voltage ride through requirements, Familiarisation with distribution software packages and latest software tools and use thereof for billing and revenue realisation, GIS mapping and consumer indexing.
• Module 11: ( 1 week)
Simulator Training at PSTI, Bengaluru, RT lab/ HV lab/ DTS lab
• Module 12: ( 1 week)
Rural Electrification & Smart Grids: Outsourcing of distribution activities, appointment of franchisees and self load management by villagers and Gram Panchayats, Maintenance of complaint centres and fault removal etc. by village Panchayatsetc, Separation of rural and urban supply system, Rajiv Gandhi GrameenVidyutikaranYojana, Technical Visit to Distribution Substation/ LDC, Outsourcing of distribution activities, appointment of franchisees and self load management by villagers and Gram Panchayats, Maintenance of complaint centres and fault removal etc. by village Panchayats etc., Smart Grid – Basic overview – Evaluation of Smart Grid road map in India, ongoing Smart Grid activities in India, Smart Grid – Basic overview – Evaluation of Smart Grid road map in India, on-going Smart Grid activities in India,
Smart Grid Distribution network and initiative,Policy and Regulation – Requirement of Smart Grid.