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EEE 117 - Reactive Power Management and Power Factor Correction

Code Start Date Duration Venue
EEE 117 03 June 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
EEE 117 08 July 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
EEE 117 12 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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EEE 117 30 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The reactive power management in power system is a major issue in optimal power system operation. Reactive power management mainly affect the system voltage level and the system losses. The scope of this course is to enable the participants to have an in-depth understanding of the applications, overall theory and essential issues relevant to daily operation and maintenance of reactive power management and power factor correction.

Course Objectives

  • Being able to identify the Compensation equipment 
  • Understanding the fundamental theory of PF and voltage correction 
  • Understanding the Objectives of reactive power compensation 
  • Understanding the switching transient & over voltage 
  • Learning how to Protect the power capacitor 
  • Understanding theEconomic justification of capacitor in distribution system 
  • Understanding the VAR optimization in distribution system 
  • Understanding the Load flow study in transmission sys 

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers 
  • Technicians 
  • Electricians
  • Electricity companies officers
  • Any person needing an understanding of  power management systems

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1


  • Real and Reactive Power   
  • Calculating the Power 
  • Factor for a System 
  • Typical Power Factor for System Components

Reactive Power Compensation Devices  

  • Capacitor Banks 
  • Synchronous Condensers 
  • Shunt Reactors 
  • Calculating the Optimum Size of Power Compensation Devices 
  • Payback Period for Compensation Devices

Day 2

Capacitor Banks Types  

  • IEEE Standards for Capacitor Banks  
  • Manufacturer Tolerances 
  • Voltage Rating 
  • KVAR Rating 
  • Series and Parallel Groups 

Protection of Capacitor Banks over Current Protection  

  • Over voltage Protection 
  • Short Circuit Protection 
  • Unbalance Protection 
  • Back to Back Switching 

Day 3


  • What are Harmonics 
  • Sources of Harmonics 
  • Effect of Harmonics on Capacitor Banks 
  • Protecting Capacitor Banks against Excessive Harmonic Voltages and Current

Power Factor Correction and Voltage  

  • Optimum Location of Capacitor Banks 
  • Calculating Voltage Rise due to Placement of Capacitor Banks 
  • Issues in Starting Motors using Capacitor Start 
  • Avoiding Harmful Residual Voltages

Day 4

Microprocessors and Capacitor Bank Controllers  

  • Voltage Relays 
  • NO-VAR Controllers 
  • Micro-processor Schemes

Distribution Systems  

  • Selecting the Parameters of a Distribution System 
  • Calculating Voltage Drops in a Distribution System 
  • Voltage Regulation in Distribution Systems using

Load Tap Changers 

Capacitor Banks 

Synchronous Motors

Day 5

Static Compensation Equipment  

  • Static VAR Compensators 
  • FACTS 
  • UPFC Devices 
  • Comparison between the Various Static Compensation Devices 
  • VAR optimization in transmission system

Capacitor Control and Testing  

  • Capacitor control 
  • Microprocessor based capacitor bank controller 
  • Regulations for distribution systems 
  • Power capacitor standards and testing 
  • Testing Standards 
  • Testing Procedures