Analysis of Transients in Power Systems

Training objectives

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. The course is based on the usage of EMTP for demonstrating concepts and teaching through practical problem cases. EMTP contributes greatly to the simplification of complex power system studies and to the visualisation and accurate simulation of large systems.


Training structure 

The duration of the course is 5 days.
The course is presented in English.



Attendees with a limited understanding of power system transients will find that the case study approach will introduce the various families of transients in a manner that develops an in-depth understanding of the phenomena.

Attendees with a more detailed background in power system transients will find that this course will augment their knowledge by providing extended case study exercises to explore. Users of any EMTP-type program will benefit by increasing their knowledge of transient analysis and simulation. Prior exposure to and experience with the EMTP is not required. The course will effectively demonstrate how the new EMTP enables the user to quickly set up and run transient studies.

The first section of the course is directed to new users or users wishing to refresh their skills. For these students registration will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 13 with class beginning at 1:00 p.m. (Lunch will be available at 12:00.) Experienced users may register at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, with class beginning at 8:00 a.m.


Intented audience 

This course is intended for engineering personnel familiar with the basics of electric power system analysis who need more in-depth knowledge of the analysis and simulation of power system transients. This will include:

  • Power system analysts

  • Transmission engineers

  • Substation engineers

  • Wind generation analysts

  • Researchers

  • Consultants



  • The Range of Power system transients

  • Introduction to EMTP using examples

  • IEEE 34-bus Distribution test case

  • Power system stability studies, Electromechanical oscillations

  • Insulation coordination of a 230 kV Transmission system

  • Insulation coordination of a 230 kV GIS

  • Breaker failure analysis with a detailed arc model

  • Synchronous and asynchronous machine models and associated controls

  • Power electronics systems modeling (HVDC, FACTS)

  • Power quality studies

  • Wind generation studies


Contact for training information


2791 Research Dr
Rochester Hills, MI 48309


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 100% in advance before the course.

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.


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May 13-17, 2013




Pyle Center

702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI



Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Wisconsin-Madison



Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal

Douglas J. MADER

Director of IT Infrastructure and Enterprise Services

Energy Services, Inc

Willis F. Long PE


University of Wisconsin-Madison