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2006-04 Simulation and analysis of power system transients
June 12-14, 2006


   The objective of this course is to give a good hands-on experience on the simulation and analysis of power systems transients. The course will cover modeling issues for switching, lightning, rotating machine dynamics, wind generation and applications of power electronics devices. One of the main objectives is to provide application examples through pc laboratory sessions based on the use of EMTP (EMTP-RV version).


Dr. Jean Mahseredjian (

Jean Mahseredjian graduated from École Polytechnique de Montréal with Ph.D. in 1991. From 1987 to 2004 he worked at IREQ (Hydro-Québec) on research and development activities related to the simulation and analysis of electromagnetic transients. In December 2004 he joined the faculty of electrical engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal. Jean Mahseredjian was the organizing chairman of IPST-2005 in Montréal and is the technical co-chairman of IPST-2007 in Lyon. IPST is the International Power Systems Transients conference.

Dr. Carlo Alberto Nucci (

Carlo Alberto Nucci is full professor in Power System and scientific responsible of the power system group at the University of Bologna. He is author or co-author of more than 180 scientific papers published on reviewed journals or presented at international conferences. His research interests concern power systems transients and dynamics, with particular reference to lightning impact on power lines, system restoration after black-out and distributed generation. He is the chairman of the International Steering Committee of the IEEE PowerTech and has been nominated chairman of the CIGRE Study Committee C4 for the 2006-2010 period.


Sébastien Dennetière
Électricité de France

Bahram Khodabakhchian
TransÉnergie Technologies

Jean Mahseredjian
École Polytechnique de Montréal

Carlo Alberto Nucci
University of Bologna

Mario Paolone
University of Bologna


Course duration and location

Three days from Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 of June 2006. Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento, 2, 40136, Bologna, Italy.


Courses Contents

     1 - Theoretical backgrounds on transients, typical cases and problems (Jean Mahseredjian)
     2 - Computational methods: load-flow, steady-state, time-domain and initialization methods (Jean Mahseredjian)

     3 - Power equipment models: transmissions lines, cables, transformers, power electronics switching devices and rotating devices. Application examples (Jean Mahseredjian)

     4 - Modeling of control systems and user-defined models. Application examples (Jean Mahseredjian)

     5 - Controls of rotating machines: synchronous, asynchronous and mechanical coupling between machines (Sébastien Dennetière)

     6 - Sensitivity studies: parametric optimization cases (Sébastien Dennetière)

     7 - Steady-state coupling at fundamental and harmonic frequencies, induced voltages in neighboring metallic structures (Sébastien Dennetière)

     8 - Fault location in Distribution Power Networks: techniques based on transients analysis (Mario Paolone)

     9 - Transmission lines: response to direct lightning (Mario Paolone)

     10 - Transmission lines: response to indirect lightning (Carlo Alberto Nucci)

     11 - Lightning and insulation coordination in power systems (Carlo Alberto Nucci)

     12 - Insulation Coordination of A Long Radial 500 kV Transmission System (Bahram Khodabakhchian)

     13 - Temporary overvoltage cases, TRV studies and breaker failure analysis with detailed arc models (Bahram Khodabakhchian)

     14 - Transient stability, static and dynamic load modeling, machine dynamics during startup and fault conditions, subsynchronous resonance (Bahram Khodabakhchian)

     15 - Wind generation case studies (Bahram Khodabakhchian)

Course fees

The course fees include lectures, documentation, coffee breaks and lunches.

Members of the EES UETP: € 525
University non members of the EES UETP: € 900
Industry non members of the EES UETP: € 1500

The Course Secretariat will acknowledge the registration by email after the reception of the Registration Form filled in any part.
The organization will send an invoice to each registered participant, after the reception of the payment.


Registration form

To register to the EES-UETP course, please download the form below, fill it up, and mail, fax, or e-mail a copy before May 24 to:

Dr. Giuseppe NOTARO – AEIT
Phone: +39.02.77790215
Fax: +39.02.798817

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Please select your preferred hotel from the available list (click here to get information on hotel location).
To book a room please contact the following address not later than May 24, specifying "EES-UETP Course" when booking:

Piazza Malpighi 3/a
40122 Bologna, Italy
Phone: +39.051.237329
Fax: +39.051.221228

A limited number of special accommodations are also available at the "Residenza S.Giovanni in Monte" of the University of Bologna. Please specify "EES-UETP Course" when booking.
Phone : +39.051.276711
Fax : +39.051.276777
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For further information please contact:

Dr. Mario Paolone
University of Bologna
Viale Risorgimento, 2
40136 - Bologna, Italy
Phone: +39.051.2093477
Fax: +39.051.2093470


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