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.
Each participant will have access to a personal computer to learn about presented topics and to analyze available practical examples.
The course starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. every day.
Lunch breaks are from noon to 1:00 p.m.


Who should attend

EMTP® users who want to increase their level of knowledge on the software using and applications.
Engineering personnel familiar with the basics of electric power system analysis who need to get more in-depth practical knowledge of power system transients simulation and analysis in areas such as:

  • Insulation coordination of HV substations and transmission lines

  • Electromagnetic and electromechanical transients

  • Practical system studies



  • Introduction to EMTP® and theoretical background to power system transients

  • Component models: transformers, rotating machines

  • Simulation cases from load-flow to time-domain

  • Complete system studies

  • Switching transients, temporary overvoltages, capacitor bank switching

  • Transient stability problems

  • Lightning overvoltages

  • Insulation coordination theory and practical cases

  • Modeling breakers and switches

  • Wind generator models

  • Advanced usage of EMTP® will include:

    • Scripting methods

    • Advanced user-defined modeling methods through DLLs and subcircuits

    • Advanced subcircuit design methods

    • Parametric studies

    • Batch mode simulations


Contact for training information


Les Jardins de l'Entreprise
13610 Le Puy Sainte Réparade


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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August 12-16, 2013





Level 25
500 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000



Director, IT Infrastructure and Enterprise Services

Entergy Services Inc



Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal