Module 1 Electrical - Introduction to High Voltage (HV) Electrical Installations

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Location: Online
Duration: 1 Day
Course Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Course Time: 10am to 4pm
Course Cost
Company Member: €175
Non Company Member: €300

Course Overview

This course is Module 1 of our Electrical Series;

Module 2 - Due Diligence for Procurement and take over of HV Installations 

Module 3 - Management & Control of Electrical Installations and Application of IS EN 50110 1&2

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This course provides an in-depth familiarisation with the components of a typical renewable asset High Voltage(HV) electrical installation including the protection and control sub-systems.

This course will also describes the function / normal operation of the asset and typical faults.

We will also outline the documents and records associated with HV electrical plant and describes best practice in the monitoring of a HV system.

Course Objectives

This is module 1 of our electrical courses. Information on Module 2 - Due Diligence for Procurement and take over of HV Installations and Module 3 - Management & Control of Electrical Installations and Application of IS EN 50110 1&2 can be found by clicking the links

This course will provide an overview of Legislation, Standards and Industry Guidance relevant to the Operation of HV electrical installation.

  • High Voltage (HV) Electricity Systems of Windfarms.
  • Terms and abbreviations used in the management of HV systems.
  • Single Line Diagrams and how they relate to the system.
  • Components of a HV system.
  • Hazards and Risks associated with operating a HV system.
  1. Understand how components are connected together and the types of construction.
  2. Understand the function of the components of a typical HV system and have a basic understanding of the principles of operation.
  3. The importance of documentation and in particular the use and importance of single line diagrams.
  4. Understand the Hazards and Risks associated with electrical installations and in particular HV installations.
  5. Provide an overview of due diligence best practice for procurement / take-over of HV installations.
  6. Provide an overview of the key components of a management system for the control and operation of HV electrical installations.

Who should attend

Asset Owners, Asset Managers, Windfarm Managers and others involved in the operation and maintenance of HV installations.

Engineers and Technicians involved in the design and construction of HV installations to gain a practical understanding of HV systems.

Safety professionals working in the renewable industry and supporting those with Contractor and PSCS/PC(NI) duties and the development of project safety documentation.

Course Content

Section 1:

Course Objectives and Outcomes.
Legislation, Standards, Guidance applicable to the operation of Electrical Installations.

Section 2:

Detailed “walk through” and description of layout and construction of typical HV substations, and HV windfarm infrastructure.

Section 3:

Boundaries between system  voltage levels, system owners, system managers and safety rules. Types of boundaries. Typical construction and layout. Documentation and responsibilities.

Section 4:

Components of a HV system. Terms and descriptions. Function of each component. Typical layouts, construction and interconnection of components. Sub-systems (control, monitoring, metering, protection, SCADA) and their components and function.

Section 5:

The single line diagram (SLD). Its importance and the importance of it being accurate. Relating the SLD to the plant on the ground. The information on an SLD and its use in the operation of the Electrical installation.

Section 6:

Maintenance of a HV system from an Asset Management perspective. Monitoring and information gathering. Routine and detailed inspection. Preventative maintenance plans. Typical faults and fault maintenance approaches.

Section 7:

Security and Public Safety

Section 8:

Overview of Certification of HV systems (>1kV) and introduction to IS EN 61936-1

Section 9:

Overview of the management of electrical installations and introduction to IS EN 50110 – 1&2.

Section 10:

Assessment and feedback.

Course Certification

CPD Application currently with Engineers Ireland

Course Trainers

The course is delivered by industry professionals with over 60 years combined experience at all levels in the development, design, construction, maintenance, operation, control and health & safety of high voltage electrical systems.

Having held senior roles in design, construction and H&S the team is well placed to answer all queries associated with electrical installations. A chartered electrical engineer with a background in HV design, construction and project management teamed with a time served electrician from a utility HV background with a H.Dip. SHAWW in Health and Safety provide the ideal combination to deliver the subject matter in an engaging and interactive manner with the ability to understand the needs of groups and individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cater to those needs throughout the course.