Power quality

€ 1.250 excl. VAT
2 days
In English on request

Gain insight into the sources that reduce the quality of current and voltage, the associated problems and the possible solutions.

Optimizing quality of current and voltage

This course gives you insight into the sources decreasing the quality of current and voltage, the consequential problems and possible solutions. The performance of installations depends on the quality of current and voltage (power quality). The expanding pressure on the Dutch electricity network creates a challenge in securing power quality.

High distortion of the current will result in reduced lifetime of several components, overloading or reduction of current capacity. Distortion of the voltage could also result in undesired disconnection or malfunctioning of components (and therefore processes). Several research projects indicate the high additional costs related to poor power quality.

New technologies such as electrical transportation, new types of lighting and solar panels have their own characteristics regarding sensitivity to current distortion and their own current characteristics (inrush currents, harmonic currents). In this course, various problems are explained with examples of these new technologies.

Applying power quality solutions successfully

This course handles:

  • sources decreasing the quality of current and voltage
  • possible solutions for poor power quality
  • analysis of current distortion characteristics in new technologies such as electric transport, new concept of lighting and photovoltaic systems
  • current characteristics (inrush currents, harmonic currents) of new technologies
  • examples of problems in new technologies

Intended for

Technicians (academic or higher education) with basic knowledge of electrical engineering, working at grid operators, installation -, inspection -, measuring – and industrial companies, responsible for the design or operation of electricity networks or installations.

In English on request

Do you want to follow the course in English? Please mention this in the remarks field when you register.

Course leader

prof. dr. Sjef Cobben

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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Power quality

Startdatum: 7 November 2024
Locatie: Utrecht
Prijs: € 1.250 excl. VAT

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  • "Geeft goed overzicht van alle aspecten gerelateerd aan power quality. Geeft ook een goede eerste verdieping in de belangrijkste onderwerpen."
    Hugo Vergnes
    Stedin BV
  • "The course was really great! Professor Cobben explains the theory in a very good way. I will certainly recommend this course."
    Karla Ribeiro Nobian
    Industrial Chemicals BV
  • "Erg interessant. Niet te zwaar, niet te licht, interactief, goede vragen."
    Silvia Vunderink
  • "Goed samengesteld en prettig gegeven."
    Laurens Timmermans
    Enexis BV
  • "Erg leerzaam en toepasbaar voor mij in de praktijk. Docent is autoriteit op dit vakgebied."
    Stedin Netbeheer BV
  • "Ik vind het knap dat in twee dagen het vakgebied Power Quality op een goed praktisch niveau is behandeld."
    Stedin Netbeheer BV
  • "Goede samenhangende cursus gegeven door een gedreven cursusleider."
    Leen van der Leer
  • "Verklarend, verdiepend en pragmatisch."
    Bert van Hooff
    Tata Steel IJmuiden BV
  • "Zeer interessant en begrijpbaar voor hbo niveau. Op de praktijk gericht."
    Oscar van der Kruk
    TenneT TSO BV
  • "Zeer interessante cursus. Bruikbaar voor mijn dagelijks werk."
    Vincent Brongers
    Stedin BV

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