Training course Switching in Power Distribution and Transmission Systems

Three-day training course covering the application of power circuit breakers for medium and high voltage to meet (future) electrical requirements for power systems.

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Manager Energy Academy

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Training Information

  • Date:

    2018 (on a date yet to be determined)

  • Duration:

    3 days

  • Location:

    Arnhem, the Netherlands

  • Language:


  • Prerequisite:

    The participants must have, at least, a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Understanding how breakers operate as they perform their switching duties in medium and high-voltage networks. Application of power circuit breakers to meet power system requirements, not only in fault situations but also during normal operation. How the breaker deals with network transients and how it generates transients itself.

This three-day training course deals with switching and switching devices in medium and high-voltage power systems mainly from the electrical perspective. The participants will receive the full-color DNV GL book "High Voltage Circuit Breakers" (ed. 2011) and a CD or USB-stick including copies of all the training material (presentation slides) and reference documents. A visit to the KEMA High-Power Laboratory of DNV GL is also included. 

For more information, please refer to the brochure. This course is given on May 22-24, 2017 and will be scheduled again in 2018 on a date yet to be determined. If you are interested in this course, please contact us.

If there is sufficient interest, an open enrolment course can be organised in Dubai as well. If you would like to express your interest, please send us an email.

On request, Energy Academy can also provide an in-house training course in the English or Dutch language (content, location and duration of the course can be adapted to the client's wishes). Please contact us for more information.


  • Overview of all relevant aspects related to circuit breaking
  • Making - switching in, short-circuit currents
  • Breaking - switching off, de-energization
  • Technology of breakers
  • Circuit breaker standards
  • Testing & certification
  • Operational aspects
  • Future developments

Target Audience:

Electrical engineers and managers involved in the specification and application of power circuit breakers. The participants must have, at least, a Bachelor of Engineering degree.