Substations and Switchyards [Recently Updated]

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course examines the role that substations and switchyards play in a T&D system. The course provides an overview of the purposes and functions of the major equipment used in substations and switchyards. Equipment used for protection, regulation, monitoring, and communication is introduced.


 



COURSE GOALS

 
 

  • Explain the basic functions of substations and switchyards.
  • Recognize and identify the major equipment used in substations and switchyards.
  • Explain the purpose of different types of substation and switchyard equipment, and describe how this equipment works.

 
SUBJECTS AND OBJECTIVES
Introduction to Substations and Switchyards

  • Identify the major parts of a transmission and distribution system.
  • Recognize and describe the function of a substation.
  • Recognize and describe the function of a switchyard.

Substations: Basic Equipment

  • Recognize and identify the basic equipment found in substations.
  • Describe the function of the basic equipment in a typical substation.
  • Describe some general substation safety considerations.

Substations: Protective Equipment

  • Recognize and identify design features and protective equipment typically used in substations.
  • Describe the function of design features and protective equipment typically used in substations.

Substations: Regulation Equipment

  • Recognize and identify regulation equipment found in substations.
  • Describe the functions of regulation equipment found in substations. Substation Monitoring and Communication Equipment
  • Recognize and identify monitoring and communication equipment found in substations.
  • Describe the functions of monitoring and communication equipment found in substations.

Switchyards

  • Recognize and identify basic equipment found in switchyards.
  • Describe how a switchyard is used to route power through various circuits.
  • Describe basic switchyard arrangements.