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The course gives an overview of electromagnetic transients in power 12:30h Lunch Break 16:00h Exercise: Assessment of switching overvoltages
systems and the simulation techniques available in DIgSILENT in a mixed OHL/cable system
13:30h Switching capacitive loads
PowerFactory for their assessment. As such, it provides the participant Maximum transient overvoltages based on deterministic
Fundamentals. Inrush current and switching overvoltage during
with the necessary background to understand complex transient mech- and stochastic approach. Modelling of surge arresters and
energization of capacitor banks. Back to back connections. Mitiga-
anisms in the power systems while emphasising the models required for pre-insertion resistors. Stochastic switching.
tion of inrush currents.
EMT-type simulations. The course introduces the different transient cat-
egories, from temporary, over switching up to lightning transients, in the 15:00h Coffee break 17:00h End of the second day
sequence typically required for an insulation coordination study. Besides
the review of the theoretical fundamentals, multiple hands-on exercis- 15:30h Exercise: Energisation of a filter bank DAY 3
es will assist the participant to familiarize with the EMT-simulation in Natural oscillation frequencies. Simulation of inrush currents and
PowerFactory. maximum transient overvoltages in a filter bank. Back-to-back 09:00h Lightning transients
energisation of a second filter bank. Fundamentals of transient phenomena and its interaction
WHO SHOULD ATTEND with the power system. Modelling of relevant power system
17:00h End of the first day components for lightning transient analysis: impulse sources,
The course is intended for utility engineers, power system operators,
project developers, manufacturers, consultants and electrical engineers line/cable surge impedances, tower footing impedances, die-
DAY 2 lectric strength of isolators. Surge arresters. Stray capa-
in general, interested in the analysis of electrical transients in power
systems. Participants should be familiar with the basic handling of DIg- citance of transformer.
09:00h Interruption of small inductive currents
SILENT PowerFactory. Experience with PowerFactory’s time domain Overview of abnormal switching transients, trapped energy and 10:30h Coffee break
simulation functions is not required and will be introduced in the course. current chopping. Transient recovery voltage (TRV): dielectric
strength of circuit breaker after contact opening. Arc re-ignition. 11:00h Exercise: Model setup for lightning analysis
Suppression (or chopping) and recovery overvoltages. Voltage Definition of the overhead line model for lightning analysis.
PROGRAMME escalation following abnormal switching. Phase conductors and earth wires. Line couplings. Model of
the footing impedance. Voltage controlled switches to repre-
DAY 1 10:30h Coffee break sent the flashover. Impulse current sources.
11:00h Exercise: Reactor drop out 12:30h Lunch Break
09:00h Fundamentals Assessment of switching overvoltages due to reactor drop out.
Transient phenomena in power systems. Classification Vacuum circuit breaker model. Current chopping. 13:30h Exercise: Assessment of lightning overvoltages
of overvoltages acc. to IEC60071: temporary, slow-front, Determination of the lightning performance of a transmission
fast-front and very fast-front transient overvoltages. RMS 12:30h Lunch break line. Simulation of direct strikes. Strikes to the earth wires. Back
versus EMT simulations. The EMT solver in PowerFactory. flashover.
13:30h Line models for electromagnetic transients
Handling: definition of simulation events and result variab- Overhead line models and cable systems.Lumped and distributed 15:00h Coffee break
les. Visualisation of simulation results. Fast Fourier analysis. parameter models. Constant and frequency dependent parame-
ters. Travelling wave effects. 15:30h Exercise: Mitigation of lightning overvoltages
10:00h Switching inductive loads Overvoltage mitigation: selection of surge arresters. Lightning
 F undamentals. Transformer inrush current. Saturation 14:00h Exercise: Modelling of overhead lines and cable systems protection characteristic. Energy duty. Lightning overvoltages
characteristics of magnetizing reactance. Residual flux. Definition of overhead line and cable systems. Analysis of under consideration of surge arresters.
Harmonic content of inrush currents. Resonance overvolt- lumped and distributed parameter line models. Comparison of
ages excited by inrush currents. 17:00h End of the course
constant and frequency dependent parameters.
10:30h Coffee break 15:00h Coffee break

11:00h Exercise: Transformer inrush currents 15:30h Line Switching in a mixed OHL/cable system
Energization of a transformer in a weak network. Determina- Line energisation: maximum transient overvoltages. DIgSILENT GmbH T +49 7072 9168-0
tion of maximum inrush current. Decaying DC component. Deterministic and stochastic assessment. Overvoltage mitiga- Heinrich-Hertz-Straße 9 F +49 7072 9168-88
Voltage dip during energization. Assessment of typical grid tion: surge arresters and pre-insertion resistors. Protection 72810 Gomaringen
code compliance. Mitigation of inrush currents. characteristic. Energy duty. Germany