Insulation coordination studies related to lightning over-voltages with EMTP® - Lyon


The objective of this course is to provide the participants with a good knowledge of insulation coordination studies related to fast-front over-voltages. Participants will learn the theory and principles at the base of this type of Insulation coordination studies, modeling techniques and how to use EMTP® models. Moreover, they will learn how to conduct these studies in accordance with the standard IEC 60071.
The course is based on the usage of EMTP® for demonstrating concepts and teaching through practical problem cases. After the course the students will be able to understand the concepts presented in the IEC 600071 for fast front over-voltages and to perform insulation coordination studies related to lightning with EMTP® using a simple practical modeling.


Training structure

The duration of the course is 2 days.
The course starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. every day.
The course is presented in English.


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.


Intented audience

The course is of interest for newcomers and also for those who want to improve their skills in the fields of insulation coordination.

  • Engineering professionals

  • Research personnel in industry, utilities, universities and consulting companies involved in power systems studies

  • Professionals from power transmission

  • Distribution and production companies

  • Post-graduated students



  • A general introduction to EMTP® and EMTPWorks & GUI

  • A general introduction of IEC 60071 focusing mainly on fast-front over-voltages

  • The presentation of the modeling to be used to represent the various components of the system with EMTP®

  • The analysis of practical significant cases

  • Lab exercises performed with the support of an instructor


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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May 15-16, 2014





Département Génie Electrique, Batiment Gustave Ferrié
20 avenue Albert Einstein
69100 Villeurbanne