Get started training with EMTP® - Lausanne


The objective of this course is to give to beginner and intermediate participants a good hands-on experience on the simulation and analysis of power systems transients in general and, also, power system dynamics. The course is based on the usage of EMTP® for demonstrating concepts and teaching through practical problem cases related to both transmission and distribution networks. EMTP® contributes greatly to the simplification of complex power system studies and to the visualization and accurate simulation of large systems.


Training structure

The duration of the training is 4 days.
The course starts at 9.00 a.m and ends at 5.00 p.m every day with two coffee breaks per session.


Computer and temporary EMTP® license

Each participant will have to bring a personal computer. EMTP® temporary licenses will be provided for the duration of the course.



Day 1

  • Transmission line and cable models

    • Basics on line theory

    • Steady-state and time-domain models

    • Constant parameter models

    • Frequency dependant models

    • Surge arresters

    • Application examples

  • Transformer models

    • Single phase and 3-phase models

    • Magnetization function

    • Development of models from short-circuit tests

    • Application examples

  • Rotating machine models

    • Synchronous machines and controls

    • Asynchronous machines

  • Complete system studies

    • From load-flow solution to time-domain simulation

    • Overvoltage studies

    • Electromechanical transients

    • Startup and synchronization of synchronous machines

    • Transformer energization during power system restoration

    • Transformer switching in the vicinity of long EHV cable


Day 2 

  • Vacuum circuit breakers models for medium voltage applications

    • Switching transients associated to the chopping of inrush-currents of transformers and/or rotating machines

    • Vacuum circuit breakers models

    • Implementation of VCB models in EMTP®

    • Application example and analysis of VCB Transient Recovery Voltages

    • Mitigation techniques of VCB Transient Recovery Voltages

  • HVDC transmission and wind generation

    • HVDC LCC and VSC models

    • MMC-HVDC system

    • Wind generation: DFIG and FC models


Day 3

  • Integration of phasor measurement units in the EMTP®

    • Fundamentals of synchrophasor measurements

    • Integration of the synchrophasor estimation algorithm inside the EMTP®

    • Application examples

  • Real-time state estimation of power systems using synchrophasor measurements

    • Linear state estimation processes relying on synchrophasors 


Contact for training information


Les Jardins de l'Entreprise
13610 Le Puy Sainte Réparade
Phone: + 1 248 564 2000


General conditions

Please register as early as possible if you plan to attend the EMTP® course. As soon as the minimum of participants is reached, POWERSYS will confirm the course.
The registration to the course includes the lunch and coffee breaks.
Participants will have to pay 50% in advance before the course. The outstanding balance will be due 30 days after the end of the course. Payment will be made by bank transfer or credit card.

Cancellation can be made according to POWERSYS’ General Conditions for courses:

Withdrawal from the Course:
In case you cannot attend the course after having registered, please contact us as soon as possible at
In case of cancellation three weeks OR MORE before the beginning of the course, the participants will not be charged.
In case of cancellation less than three weeks before the beginning of the course, POWERSYS will charge the participant 50% of the course fees.

Please note that POWERSYS will not reimburse any travel and/or accommodation expenditure in case of cancellation of the course. We recommend you to make your travel arrangements once the course is confirmed.

For French participants: 

POWERSYS est enregistré en tant que prestataire de formation (auprès du Préfet de la Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur sous le numéro 93 13 13256 13). Une convention de formation peut être établie sur demande avant la date de formation.


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June 10-12, 2014




Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Route Cantonale
1015 Lausanne