Insulation coordination studies with EMTP - Paris

Training objectives

The objective of this course is to give to participants a good knowledge of insulation coordination studies. Participants will learn the theory and principles of Insulation Coordination studies, modeling techniques and how to use EMTP models. Moreover, they will learn how to manage a whole Insulation Coordination study based on the IEC 60071.
The course is based on the usage of EMTP for demonstrating concepts and teaching through practical problem cases.


Training structure 

The duration of the course is 4 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



  • Introduction to EMTP & GUI 

  • General introduction to Insulation coordination and to IEC 60071

  • Insulation strength

  • How to model power systems equipment for overvoltage studies 

    • Lines and cables

    • Substations (Bus-bar , GIS, …)

    • Towers

    • Transformers

    • Circuit breakers

    • Surge arresters

    • Capacitor banks

    • Generators

  • Insulation coordination study methodology

    • Power frequency

    • Slow front (Line switching, Cap switching, TRV)

    • Fast front (Cables, lines, return period, substations)

    • Labs and open session


Contact for training information


Les Jardins de l'Entreprise
13610 Le Puy Sainte Réparade
Phone: + 33 (0)4 42 61 76 12


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.
Course information and content is subject to change.


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June 24-27, 2013




Hôtel Ibis Paris Berthier Porte de Clichy

163 bis avenue de Clichy
Impasse Chalabre
75017 Paris