Power Generation Operations & Control Systems

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Istanbul - Turkey , 20240610 10 - Jun - 2024 5 - Day $5,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20240930 30 - Sep - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241118 18 - Nov - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20241204 04 - Dec - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register


Power generators are highly specialized pieces of equipment. Depending on the kind of station and the generators used, it produces power at various voltage and power levels and runs continuously. Is your plant or fleet operating at optimal performance? The answer depends on how you manage balance reliability, availability, maintainability, reduce operating costs, and combine people, processes & technology. Individuals who work in a power generation plant should have updated installation, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting skills. Additionally, they should have diagnostic tools that can measure a generator’s energy output and determine any lag on the part of the engine itself.

This Power Generation Operations & Control Systems course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the various types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), speed governors, and protective systems. This course will focus on maximizing equipment’s efficiency, reliability, and longevity. It will provide an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems, repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance. This course emphasizes inspection methods, diagnostic testing, troubleshooting and upgrade options, and advanced methods for preventing partial discharge and other generator failures.


Upon the successful completion of the Power Generation Operations & Control Systems course, each participant will be able to gain knowledge in:

  • Fundamentals of generators and electrical power generation
  • Synchronization of generators with network
  • Maintenance philosophy of power generators
  • Generator protection system
  • Condition monitoring/PM of the power generation
  • Operation of exciters.
  • Selection and importance of automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s).
  • Generators Speed control governors.
  • Generators protective systems.
  • Generators Installation.
  • How to Maximise reliability and efficiency.
  • Selection criteria.
  • Common problems and repair techniques.
  • Preventive and predictive maintenance.
  • Generators diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, and upgrade options.


This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical Supervisors
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Managers in charge of Instrument Installations
  • Project Engineers


The latest educational methods and strategies are employed. The course is designed to not only give the required fundamental knowledge but also to provide a strong background for all attendees towards practical industrial applications. The course will be highly interactive, with opportunities to advance your opinions and ideas. Participation is encouraged in a supportive environment. To ensure the concepts introduced during the course are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture-style presentations, open discussion, case studies, simulations, and group work.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.


Module 1 - Basic Generator Construction & Operation

  • KeyTopics:

    • Electrical safety induction
    • Electrical power system component
    • Electrical system Operation Characteristics
    • Main power source Generator
    • Types of generators
    • Idea of operation
    • Generators components
      • Stator Generator
      • Rotor Generator (Salient pole Rotor & Cylindrical Rotor)
      • Stator Exciter
      • Rotor Exciter
      • Full wave rectifier
      • Permanent Magnet PMG
      • Magnet wires
      • Brush and brushless

Module 2 – Generator Prime Mover & Characteristics

  • KeyTopics:

    • Prime mover types (Gas – Diesel – Steam -etc.)
    • Generator Characteristics
    • Power Generators selection criteria
    • Standby systems
    • Generators sizing
    • Diversity and de-rating factors
    • Generators Winding coils
    • Generators Winding insulation classes
    • Excitation System

Module 3 – Generator Voltage Control and VAR Sharing

  • KeyTopics:

    • Manual voltage regulator MVR
    • Automatic voltage regulator AVR
      • Voltage adjusts
      • VAR sharing
    • Voltage Droop sharing
    • Voltage iso
    • Cross current compensators CCC
    • Voltage adjusts
    • AVR power source
      • PMG
      • Same Output of Generator
      • Half winding
    • Generators Excitation System Maintenance

Module 4 – Generator Speed Control and Load Sharing

  • KeyTopics:

    • Speed / Frequency adjust
    • Speed control systems
    • Generators’ parallel operation
      • Frequency adjusts
      • KW Load sharing.
    • Sensing speed
    • Sensing Load
    • Connection of instrument transformer CT / PT on generator
    • Fuel controlling
    • Load shedding criteria of operation and types
    • Generator Parallel operation (Synchronisation circuit)
    • Speed droop and isochronous characteristics

Module 5 – Generator Protection, Control and Safety Circuits

  • KeyTopics:

    • Basic introduction of switchgear
    • Switchgear component
    • switchgear rating selection
    • Generators switchgear system Maintenance
    • Switchgear operation (isolation- control & protection)
    • Power cables selection and parameter effect in its operations
    • Generators Short circuit level
    • Generator protection circuit
    • Protection of generation system
      • Over Voltage
      • Under Voltage
      • Reverse power
      • Overcurrent
      • Over Frequency
      • Under Frequency
    • Over & under excitation

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