On 10th November 2016, IEEE AIUB Student Branch, in collaboration with INNOVA Skill Development Training Center (ISDTC) conducted a workshop on, “Power System Analysis-A 5 MVA Sub-Station Analysis using ETAP (Electrical Transient and Analysis Program)”. The day-long workshop hosted 40 enthusiastic participants, all heavily interested in the power sector.

The workshop was initiated with the opening speech from Mr. Shameem Ahmad, Lecturer; Faculty of Engineering, AIUB, who welcomed the participants and thanked the instructors from INNOVA for their collaboration. After this, Mr. Shameem Ahmad welcomed Engineer Al Amin Hossain, AMIEB Senior Engineer, Trainer (ISDTC), INNOVA Engineering Limited, to the stage. Engineer Al Amin Hossain, taking the stage, gave a presentation on ETAP, explaining what it is and its various usages in the industry. He stated the users of the ETAP which included major league companies like Samsung, Toshiba and much more. Following this, he showed a small video to the participants on ETAP which showed the ways ETAP is used to plan, control and operate power systems in real time giving optimum performances.

The next person to the stage was Engineer MD. Fardouse Alam, Engineer (Automation), Director (ISDTC), INNOVA Engineering Limited, who started by explaining the participants the way he was going to conduct the workshop. He then, opening the ETAP software along with the participants, started showing the participants the process of designing using ETAP. Engineer MD. Fardouse Alam had continuous communication with the participants ensuring that no one was lagging behind. He even helped the participants locate and identify the components used in the designing. He also explained the role of those components in the design and then preceded on to complete the one-line diagram which represented the transmission part of the design.  Finishing the one line diagram, Engineer MD. Fardouse Alam invited Mr. Shameem Ahmad to the stage. After taking the stage, he showed the generation part of the design. He explained the participants about the buses (slack bus, load bus and generator bus) and started implementing the design on ETAP, helping the participants in every step along the way. Completing the design, he clarified the outputs that were obtained from the simulation of the design to the participants. He also answered the questions that the participants had about the output.

The next part was a small theory session conducted by Engineer MD. Fardouse Alam. In this session he explained and solved a problem on load flow analysis. He elaborated on power factor, real and reactive powers and how important it is to maintain proper power factor in a grid. Engineer MD. Fardouse Alam then again went on to use ETAP to construct and analyze a sub-station which utilized everything that had been taught in the workshop so far. He showed how to find out problems in the sub-station and taught the ways of solving those. He also familiarized the participants with real life ratings of the components used in the designing. Furthermore, Engineer MD. Fardouse Alam proceeded on talking about fault analysis, describing instantaneous and over current faults. With the analysis he did, he showed ways of solving those faults and as a result was able to teach the participants the process of not just solving faults in the system but also the ways to keep the system protected. Elaborate discussion on potential transformer, current transformer and relays was also made by Engineer MD. Fardouse Alam. Finally the participants were given a task of designing a new sub-station as practice while they were invigilated by the instructors.

Later, Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman, Educational Activity Coordinator, IEEE Bangladesh Section; Advisor, IEEE AIUB SB; Director and Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB, delivered the closing speech. The instructors of the workshop were then presented a small token of appreciation from Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman on behalf of IEEE AIUB Student Branch. Following this the participants were handed out certificates by the instructors and the workshop was drawn to an end.       


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