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Power Consulting Training Services

Design of substations

21. - 22. 8. 2018, Madrid, Spain or online


  • Discover the key theoretical and practical aspects in the design, operation and control of substations and transformer stations.


Engineers and technicians involved in the design, utilization and maintenance of transformer stations.

Course topics

Substations: General concepts

  • Types and siting of substations

  • Electrical configurations according to liability, exploitation, maintenance and economics

  • Standards and regulations

Substation design: Basics

  • Overvoltages in high voltage centres

  • Insulation coordination and distance calculations

  • Mechanical actions on busbars, switchgear and structures

  • Earthing design

Primary systems

  • Disconnectors and circuit breakers

  • Transformers and MV switchgear

  • GIS substations

Secondary Systems

  • Protection & control

    • Design of control systems

    • Basic structures in command and control

    • Single-line diagram

    • Wiring diagram

  • SCADA and communications

    • Ethernet, OSI model and introduction to IEC 61850

  • Ancillary services

    • Configuration and design criteria

    • Liability, automatic commutations, protection and protection coordination

    • Charge and dimensioning of batteries


Date and Location

Date: August 21 – 22, 2018

Class time:
Both days 09:00 – 13:00 CEST

ABB Power Consulting
San Romualdo, 13
28037 – Madrid

Online access
The course is held live in Madrid but you are also welcome to join online. 
Send an e-mail to and we get back with instructions.



450 € + 21% VAT per person

Contact us for more information

ABB Power Consulting
Calle San Romualdo, 13
28037 Madrid, Spain
Phone: (+34) 666 57 40 77 – (+34) 91 581 99 87

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