Power Quality in Electrical Networks

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Organisation profile

Premium Power provides engineering and software solutions to customers in the industrial, utility and renewable energy sectors, where mission critical reliability and energy management are of strategic importance.

Training aim

To provide an understanding of the importance of good Power Quality in modern industrial, commercial and IT enterprise and the steps necessary in order to achieve this.

Learning objectives

Understand the importance of Power Quality for modern load and systems

Understand the difference between Power Quality and Quality of Supply

Understand how Power Quality is measured

Be aware of the more common solutions available to improve Power Quality for mission critical loads and systems

Course outline

Sensitivity of modern electrical load and systems to the quality of the electricity supply

Types and sources of the distortion that create a poor quality of supply

Effects of electrical distortions on load and system reliability

How quality of supply is measured and categorised within national and international standards

Difference between Power Quality and Quality of Supply

Quality of Supply standard EN50160

Trainer's profile


Paul has vast engineering experience. Such projects entail electrical system modelling using a variety of software’s to carry out protection co-ordination, load flow, short circuit and arc flash analysis. Other areas of exposure include power quality studies, electrical system design and wind energy design. Paul regularly carries out training on arc flash and system modelling for clients. Paul is train the trainer qualified and has just completed an MSc in Energy Management in the Dublin Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of Cork Institute of Technology and the UCD Micheal Smurfit business school.


Andrew has vast engineering experience working on electrical projects, which include electrical system modelling (protection co-ordination, load flow, short circuit and arc flash analysis), power quality analysis and mitigation, electrical system design and electrical system reliability through FMEA and state enumeration methods. Andrew has just completed an MSc in Energy Management in the Dublin Institute of Technology. 

Course duration

Half day

Assessment & certification

Questionnaire at end of course.

Who should attend

Engineering manager, Facility Engineers, Maintenance Managers, those responsible for mission critical systems in the, Industrial, Data Centre and Renewable Energy sectors