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2007-02 Simulation and analysis of power system transients
October 24-26, 2007


   The objective of this course is to give to beginner and intermediate participants a good hands-on experience on the simulation and analysis of power systems transients in general. The course will cover modeling issues for switching, lightning, grounding, distributed generation, rotating machine dynamics, wind generation and applications of power electronics devices.


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.



A. Ametani
Doshisha University

A. Borghetti
University of Bologna

H. Dommel
University of British Columbia

D. Mader

J. Mahseredjian
École Polytechnique de Montréal

C. A. Nucci
University of Bologna

M. Paolone
University of Bologna


Course duration and location

Three days from Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th of October 2007.
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento, 2, 40136, Bologna, Italy.


Courses Contents

  • This course is intended for professionals from Power Transmission, Distribution and Production companies, Telecommunications companies, professional engineers, consultants and post-graduate students.

    1. Theoretical backgrounds to the simulation of transients: from electromechanical to electromagnetic transients.
    (J. Mahseredjian and C.A. Nucci)

    2. Simulation and analysis methods: load-flow, steady-state and time-domain.(J. Mahseredjian and C.A. Nucci)

    3. Power equipment models: transformers, transmission lines, cables, surge arresters, switches and rotating machines with inherent controls.(J. Mahseredjian)

    4. Models for switching studies: limitations, application range, examples.(H. Dommel)

    5. Transformer models from switching to lightning studies: current practice, advanced models.(H. Dommel)

    6. Simulation examples of complete cases from load-flow to transients with control systems.(J. Mahseredjian)

    7. Distributed Networks with Embedded generation.(A. Borghetti and M. Paolone)

    8. Cable systems: basic theory, impedance, admittance, application limits, and numerical examples.(A. Ametani)

    9. Lightning protection of power systems, including power quality issues.(C.A. Nucci and M. Paolone)

    10. Lightning Surges : standard models, limits and problems of existing models, and recent trend to adopt a numerical electromagnetic analysis.(A. Ametani)

    11. Practical insulation coordination studies, from simple to advanced cases including corona.(D. Mader)

    12.Practical Power System Studies: switching transients, complex systems with various modelling levels and integration of wind generation, Distributed Generation.(A. Borghetti, D. Mader, J. Mahseredjian, C.A. Nucci, M. Paolone)

  • 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 October 15th to:

    Dr. Mario Paolone – University of Bologna
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    To book a room please contact the following address not later than October 1st specifying “EES UETP Course” when booking.

    Milvia Cenacchi
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    Via Morgagni, 5
    40122 Bologna
    Tel +39.051.260304
    Fax +39.051.265602



    Dr. Mario Paolone – University of Bologna
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