Analysis of Transients in Power Systems

Analysis of transients in power systems


Why do power system disturbances occur? How do you find the culprit of transient events? Can you analyze the complexities of the electric power system?
Learn to predict the outcome of transient events on power systems. Construct model power systems, apply transient events, and analyze the power system effects. Design mitigation options and compare effectiveness of the options.
If you are familiar with power systems, you will benefit. The case study approach introduces the various families of transients. It will also develop an in-depth understanding of the phenomenon. If you have a more detailed transients background, you will expand your knowledge. Participate in exercises using the tool EMTP. We will provide classroom computers. Attendees will receive time-limited access to the current version of EMTP.


Training structure 

The training is presented in English.



Engineering personnel familiar with the basics of electric power system analysis who need to get more in-depth knowledge of the analysis and simulation of power system transients in areas including:

  • Insulation coordination of HV substations and transmission lines

  • Rotating machines dynamics

  • Application of power electronics and associated controls in power systems

  • HVDC and FACTS equipment

  • Distribution system and power quality studies

  • Wind power generation and interface issues


Course highlights

  • Introduction to the modeling tools for power systems analysis

  • Introduction to EMTP using example case studies

  • Power system stability studies and electromechanical oscillations

  • Insulation coordination of a 230 kV transmission system

  • Analysis of unbalanced systems

  • HVDC systems

  • Renewable energy studies

  • Statistical and parametric studies

 This event is organized by the Department of Engineering Professional Development of University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Contact for training information


2791 Research Dr
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Phone: + 1 248 564 2000


General conditions

Participants will have to pay 100% in advance before the course. Advance payment is required by credit card (5% tax will apply on credit card payment) or by Bank wire Transfer.

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

  • In case you cannot attend the training after having registered, please contact us as soon as possible at

  • In case of cancellation three weeks or more before the beginning of the training, the participants will not be charged.

  • In case of cancellation less than three weeks before the beginning of the training, POWERSYS will charge the participant 50% of the training fees.


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


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September 25-29, 2017




Pyle Center

702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703





PhD, Associate Professor

Douglas MADER

PE, Engineering Consultant