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Substation Fundamentals

February 15-16, 2023 | Online

Sponsored by EUCI

Click Here to register $1195.00

This course will introduce and provide non-technical people with the basics of a substation and all the general components that are inside a substation. General issues that are involved in the construction, operation and maintenance of substations and switchyards, and detailed safety awareness will be discussed.  It will allow people who are not substation design engineers to know enough to oversee various aspects of a substation and will allow strong oversight of contractors and various substation projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the basics of the power system
  • Explore an in-depth section on substations covering their types and differences
  • Describe the various components and all equipment in substations
  • Review possible causes and solutions to substation faults
  • Explain the various factors in and parts to substation safety
  • Engage in an understanding of basic substation drawings and diagrams
  • List the components and tasks involved with managing a substation project



9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time

Electricity Basics and the Power Delivery System

Substation Overview

  • High Voltage
  • Transmission Line Entry
  • Power Transformers
  • Distribution Circuit Exits

Substation Site Selection

Substation Equipment

  • HV Arrester
  • HV Breakers
  • Power Transformer (w/ and w/o LTC)
  • LV Bus
  • Distribution Feeder Breakers
  • w/ and w/o Voltage Regulators
  • Ground Grid

Substation Protection & Control

  • Control House Components
    • Alternatives to Control House
  • Supervisory/Automation Equipment & Systems

Substation Safety

  • PPE
  • Do’s & Don’t


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central Time

Substation Drawings

  • 1 Line and 3 Line Schematics
  • Physical Drawings
  • Plan View
  • Elevation

Managing Substation Construction Projects

  • General Process
  • Project Schedule
  • Project Groups and Tasks
    • Project Development
    • Engineering
    • Procurement
    • Construction
    • Testing and Commissioning
    • Asset Management / O&M


Jerry Josken, Senior Consultant and Instructor, EUCI

Jerry holds a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an MBA from North Central College.  During his 30+ year career with Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems, Jerry served in a variety of engineering capacities.   Past leadership positions include Chair of IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (2012) and GLEMS Distribution Equipment /Controls (2013-2014). Presently, Jerry is a developer and instructor for EUCI Courses.