SAIEE Training Academy | Fundamentals of Medium Voltage Protection

SAIEE Training Academy | Fundamentals of Medium Voltage Protection
The target audience for this course is Graduated Engineers and Technologists
Event Name: SAIEE Training Academy | Fundamentals of Medium Voltage Protection
Event Date: 11 June 2019
Starting Date: 11 Jun 08:00
Ending Date: 13 Jun 16:00
Event Type: CPD Course
Event Theme: Fundamentals of Medium Voltage Protection
Venue: SAIEE House, 18A Gill Street, Observatory, Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
Cost: Non-Member R10,600; SAIEE Member R7,500
RSVP From: 02 May 2019
RSVP to: 10 June 2019
Event Contact: Roberto Benites
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CPD Details
Activity Number: SAIEE-2215-RV1
Activity Title Fundamentals of Medium Voltage Protection
Activity Type Category 1
Provider SAIEE
Credits 3

SAIEE Training Academy | Fundamentals of Medium Voltage Protection


SAIEE-2215-RV1 : 3 CPD credits : Category 1


This in-depth course covers the basic elements for designing and applying power system protection principles for medium voltage distribution systems:

The course participants will, at the end of this course, be able to:

Analyse any electrical power system for balanced three-phase and single-phase to-ground fault conditions

Design and apply unit and non-unit protection schemes to any component of a distribution voltage power system such as overhead power lines, motors, power transformers and substation busbars

Apply and carry out discrimination and co-ordinating principles in the calculation of fully graded protection relay settings for any protection scheme on MV distribution systems

Understand, design and apply effective and non-effective earthing to electrical power systems, and

Apply any of these design and application principles to an inter-connected power system


The need for power system protection

Fault types

Power system grounding

Fault calculations

Circuit breakers

Instruments transformers and the application

Types of relays and relay technologies

Fuses and their use

Grading of overcurrent and earth fault protection schemes

Protection schemes for feeders, transformers, motors, generators and bushbars, and

Commissioning and maintenance of protection schemes


Graduated Engineers and Technologists


COST: Non-mem: R10,600.00, SAIEE Mem.-R7,500 (incl. teas, lunches and course material)

*Note: If proof of payment is received before commencement of the course, the following rates will apply:

Non-member R9,540 ; SAIEE-member R6,750 .



12 - 14 June 2019 : SAIEE HOUSE, JHB

Registration : 08:00 – 08:30

Workshop : 08:00 - 17:00



Pr Eng. Ph.D MEng BEng FSAIEE

Jan de Kock received his BEng and MEng and PhD in electrical engineering from Stellenbosch University. He is a registered Pr Eng with ECSA. Jan is a fellow of the SAIEE and serves on its Council. He is actively involved in the SAIEE rotating machines working group and was a member of the IEEE rotating machines committee.

In 2001 he was appointed Professor in Electrical Engineering at North-West University. He is currently the Director of the School of Electrical Engineering & has previously acted as Dean for 14 months. He has taught power electronic, electrical machines & final year projects to undergraduate students, & advanced protection & power system dynamics courses to postgraduate students.

Dr de Kock’s professional training & experience encompasses the spectrum of electrical power system technologies. He has been a project manager and/or technical contribution to a variety of analytical consulting, teaching, hardware and software projects. His expertise in analysis of power systems includes steady state, dynamic & transient simulations & quality of supply investigations. He has developed or applied hardware and software models for a variety of power system equipment.

Dr de Kock has been involved in the design, commissioning, & performance assessment of more than 30 generators & synchronous machines ranging from 1 MW to 60 MW, large MV switchgear projects & protection systems.

In 2013 he was awarded the SAIEE Presidential Award for his contribution to electrical engineering in South Africa



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