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Smart Grid Training System



The Smart Grid Training System introduces students to the concept of upgrading and operating an electric power substation in today's smart grid.

The course starts with a brief presentation of the electric power grid. It then explains what the smart grid is, as concretely as possible. This is no easy task, because the definition of the smart grid differs slightly from one country to another. The course continues by presenting several different ways of improving the infrastructure of the grid to make it smart. To demonstrate this in a concrete way, the course shows how an aging distribution substation can be upgraded to improve its reliability, maintainability, flexibility of operation, and power efficiency, i.e., to make it ready for operation in the smart grid and to help meet objectives of the smart grid. The course terminates by showing that proper control of the operations in electric power substations is as important as upgrading the infrastructure of substations to achieve objectives of the smart grid.

Features & Benefits

  • The course curriculum of the Electric Power Technology Training Program is highly flexible and allows a multitude of different customized training solutions.
  • Flexible learning system to which several other Smart Grid topics can be added such as Electric Power Substations, Numerical Protective Relaying, Transmission Lines, SVC, STATCOM, HVDC, ...
  • The courseware includes student manuals and instructor guides with all the theory required to perform the hands-on experiments.
  • All workstations, modules, and components are sturdy and protected against electrical damage to ensure a prolonged service life in a demanding environment such as a training laboratory.
  • The modular design approach of the training equipment allows a large variety of courses to be performed using a small number of modules, without unnecessary duplication of equipment.
  • All electrical components can be interconnected without electric shock hazard since all live parts of the connection leads are concealed and insulated.

Topic Coverage

  • Reducing Power Losses in Electric Power Substations: Power loss vs demand, sharing load between two transformers.
  • Upgrading a Substation for Operation in the Smart Grid: Aging distribution substations, upgrading towards the operation in a the smart grid, automated control of the distribution substation operation, SCADA, maintenance, fast restoration of power to loads, ...
  • Operating a Substation in the Smart Grid: improving the substation reliability, extending the life cycle of transformers, avoiding increasing the short-circuit current capability, dynamic load sharing, ...

List of equipment

Qty Description
1 Circuit Breakers and Disconnecting Switches 1 3783
1 Circuit Breakers and Disconnecting Switches 2 3783-A
1 Fault Module 3790-A
1 Three-Module Workstation 8131
1 Tabletop Workstation 8134-2
1 Four-Pole Squirrel Cage Motor 8221-2
2 Resistive Load 8311
1 Capacitive Load 8331
2 Three-Phase Transformer Bank 8348-4
1 Three-Phase Power Supply 8823
1 DC Power Supply / Ethernet Switch 8824
1 Timing Belt 8942
1 Connection Lead Set 8951-S
1 Four-Quadrant Dynamometer / Power Supply with Manual and Computer-Based Control 8960-C
1 Data Acquisition and Control Interface 9063
1 Data Acquisition and Control Interface 9063-B
2 Software Development Kit (SDK) 9069-9
1 AC 24 V Wall Mount Power Supply 30004-2
1 PLC Software (Step 7 Professional / WinCC) - 1 User 5939

Optional Measurement

Qty Description
1 Digital Multimeter 8946-2


Qty Description
1 Software Development Kit (SDK) 8968-7
1 SCADA for LVDAC-EMS 8973
1 STEP 7 Software Trainer Package for 1 user (perpetual), Educational 81646-4
1 Step 7 professional and WinCC Advanced, 6 users (perpetual) + 20 Students (1 year), Educational 81646-5
1 Update to Step 7 professional and WinCC Advanced, 6 users (perpetual) + 20 Students (1 year), Educational 81646-5
1 Step 7 professional and WinCC Advanced, 20 Students (1 year), Educational 81646-5


Qty Description
1 Electric Power Technology Training Systems (Manuals on CD-ROM) 86350-A

Spare Part

Qty Description
1 Connection Lead Set 8951
1 Fuse SB 5.0 A 71603

Optional Equipment

Qty Description
1 Full-Size Blank EMS Module 8160
1 Half-Size Blank EMS Module 8161
1 DC Motor/Generator, Cut-Away 8211-C
1 Four-Pole Squirrel-Cage Induction Motor, Cut-Away 8221-C
1 Three-Phase Wound-Rotor Induction Machine, Cut-Away 8231-C
1 Synchronous Motor/Generator, Cut-Away 8241-C
1 Capacitor Start Motor, Cut-Away 8251-C
1 Variable Three-Phase Power Supply 8821-2
1 Multimeters Module 8946-A
1 Personal Computer 8990
1 All-in-One Touch Screen Computer (including Monitor Stand with Articulating Arm) 8990-A
1 All-in-one computer 20628
1 Touch-Screen Computer 46299
1 Touch-Screen Computer – Large 46299-A


Qty Description
1 Mobile Workstation 8110-2
1 Storage Shelves 8150-1
1 Dust Cover for Workstations 8991
1 Dust Cover for EMS Storage Cabinet 8992
1 Three-Phase Power Receptable - NEMA L22-20 24183
1 Three-Phase Power Receptable - NEMA L21-20R 24582
1 Three-Phase Power Receptacle - 5-Pin Round 35153
1 External Shelf for the Mobile Workstation 36653
1 Mounting Stand with Articulating Arm 36653-A
1 Mobile Base 88863


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