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Course Schedule
Classroom Sessions:
Date Venue Fees
03 - 07 Jun 2024 Kigali - Rwanda $5,950
05 - 09 Aug 2024 London - UK $5,950
25 - 29 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
02 - 06 Jun 2025 Kigali - Rwanda $5,950
04 - 08 Aug 2025 London - UK $5,950
24 - 28 Nov 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950
Course Description


Electricity generation, transmission, and distribution entail transforming voltage levels to meet various operational requirements. This critical transformation occurs in substations, which can be designed as air-insulated (AIS) or gas-insulated (GIS). Substations are integral components in the electrical grid, housing multiple pieces of electrical equipment and protection devices such as power transformers, high-voltage circuit breakers, and disconnectors, to name a few. The configuration of substations, particularly the arrangement of busbars, is tailored to meet the utility companies' specific needs, each offering distinct advantages.

The Substation Bus Bar Switching Systems training course aims to deepen the understanding of substations. It covers the roles and types of substations, the intricacies of installed equipment, and the nuances of busbar switching arrangements, along with their merits. Furthermore, the training course delves into substation automation, revealing its significance in modern electrical distribution systems. By the end of this Substation Bus Bar Switching Systems training course, participants are expected to gain comprehensive insights into the various types of substations and associated equipment, grasp the practical benefits of different busbar arrangements, and understand the pivotal role of substation automation.

The GLOMACS Substation Bus Bar Switching Systems training course adopts an interactive approach, encouraging participation through a blend of teaching methods, facilitated discussions, and workshop sessions focusing on problem-solving. Such an environment fosters a more profound understanding among attendees, equipping them with the knowledge to identify and optimize different busbar arrangements and understand substation automation's role and benefits. Organizational benefits post-training include the technical upskilling of personnel involved in substation busbar systems, enhanced productivity through reduced downtime, and increased safety during maintenance operations. Moreover, the training course enables networking opportunities with technology leaders. It provides exposure to emerging technologies in substation automation and digitalization, marking a significant step towards understanding and leveraging modern solutions in electrical distribution systems.


Participants attending this Substation Bus Bar Switching Systems training course will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the spectrum of substations and the corresponding equipment. They will learn to appreciate the unique advantages that each piece of equipment provides and will be adept in identifying and comparing various busbar switching configurations. Beyond recognition, the Substation Bus Bar Switching Systems training course will empower them to fine-tune the performance of these configurations to achieve optimal efficiency. Moreover, attendees will develop the competency to critically assess the increasingly pivotal role played by automation in the operation of modern substations. This holistic training course will equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge to navigate and manage substation systems effectively.


This GLOMACS Substation Bus Bar Switching Systems training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Electrical Engineers
  • Plant operations Engineers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Electrical Supervisors
  • Engineering Professionals
Course Outline

  • Overview of the Electrical Power Substation
    • Air insulated substation (AIS)
    • Gas insulated substation (GIS)
    • Instrumentation and protection in a substation
  • Types of Busbar Switching Arrangements and Single Busbar Arrangement
  • Merits of busbar switching schemes
  • Types of busbar arrangement in grid stations and substations
  • Characteristics of double busbar double breaker layout
  • Operation and characteristics of one and half breaker arrangement
  • Concepts and merits of one and half breaker scheme
  • Merits and maintenance of one and half breaker scheme
  • Features of main and transfer bus schemes
  • IEC 61850 and GOOSE
  • Introduction to substation automation
  • Merits of substation automation
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance
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