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2T - Shunt Capacitor Bank Design and Protection Basics

2 Technical Hours
2T - Shunt Capacitor Bank Design and Protection Basics is available for purchase in increments of 1



Title: Shunt Capacitor Bank Design and Protection Basics


Contact Hours: 2 Hours Technical

Language: English

Format: Lecture (No Video)



Shunt capacitor units are typically used to deliver capacitive reactive compensation or power factor correction. The use of shunt capacitor units has gained popularity because they are quite affordable, simple to install and commission and can be placed anywhere in the electrical distribution system. Its usage has additional advantages on the electrical distribution system such as: enhancement of the voltage at the load side, increased voltage regulation, decrease of power losses and decrease or postponement of investments in electrical transmission network. The primary weakness of the shunt capacitor units is that its reactive power generation is relative to the square of the voltage and accordingly when the voltage is low and the electrical system needs them most, they are delivering the least amount of the reactive power.

This course is suitable for electrical engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of capacitor units’ operation and associated protection principles. Presented information cover issues related to technical implementation and exploitation of capacitor bank systems. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address different capacitor bank systems, configurations and their protection schemes.


Learning Objectives:

This continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Basic theory and shunt capacitor bank background
  • Details of capacitor bank configurations and capabilities
  • Capacitor bank protection schemes and principles (balanced / unbalanced)
  • Capacitor bank protection methods against internal faults


About The Author 

Velimir started his professional career in the Electrical Engineering Institute "Nikola Tesla" Belgrade as Project Engineer working on various distribution system planning projects. He moved to Middle East where he is involved in analysis and planning of the EHV and MV transmission and distribution networks as well as conceptual and detailed design, installation and commissioning of substations for major consultancies and local utility companies. He also got significant experience working for the major oil companies solving their complex operational issues helping them to improve overall production.

He modelled various phenomena in the power systems including steady state, dynamic, harmonic and fast transient responses. He has good knowledge in substation design, HV cable sizing and installation and earthing system design. He understands how projects are successfully managed throughout complete cycle. He has profound knowledge of power system modelling and analysis software tools, CAD design and GIS systems.     

He has rich experience working on projects in UK, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Bahrain and Serbia. Velimir authored several technical papers that were published in IEEE proceedings. He is a member of IEEE Power Society and CIGRE.

He runs and operates Gridtect (www.gridtect.com) and can be reached via info@gridtect.com