Simulation of Power System Transients & Integration of Renewable Energy Sources

In this short and dense course you will:

  • Learn to predict the outcome of transient events on power systems.
  • Construct power systems models, apply and analyze various transient events.
  • Learn on Wind and PV park modeling and simulation methods.
  • Learn on various power system transient phenomena when integrated power electronics-based components.

If you are familiar with power systems, you will benefit. The course is presented with case studies to allow developing understanding on transient phenomena from basic to advanced concepts. If you already have a background on power system transients, you will still expand your knowledge on various aspects related to transient phenomena and novelties in this field.

All exercises are based on EMTP® ( Attendees will receive time-limited access to the current version of EMTP®. All attendees must bring their laptops to the course.

The course is from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


Day 1, Thursday, November 9th

1. Theoretical background on power system transients
  • Range of power system problems
  • Theoretical background and analysis methods
  • 2. Introduction to EMTP®
  • EMTP® numerical methods
    1. Load-flow
    2. Steady-state
    3. Time-domain
    4. Frequency scan
  • EMTP® devices, signals, power and control pins
  • How to create and maintain subcircuits?
  • EMTP® basic models
  • Visualization of scopes with MPLOT and ScopeView
  • RLC circuit examples, Capacitor bank switching example
  • 3. Synchronous and asynchronous machines with controls
    4. Fast simulation of very large grids in EMTP®

    Day 2, Friday, November 10th

    1. Modeling and simulation of inverter-based resources in EMTP®
  • Grid forming inverter model
  • IBR model verification for interconnection applications
  • The WECC models for wind and photovoltaic parks
  • Temporary overvoltages (TOVs) during single-phase-to-ground faults
  • Sub-synchronous control interaction (SSCI) analysis tool
  • Transient immunity assessment

  • 2. Introduction to switching overvoltages
  • Origins and types of overvoltages
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Interpretation of results
  • Line re-energization

  • Instructors

    Jean Mahseredjian, PH.D., IEEE Fellow

    CEO PGSTech | Professor Polytechnique Montreal

    Jean Mahseredjian is the creator and lead developer of EMTP®. Jean Mahseredjian brings with him more than 30 years of research and development experience on power system transients.

    Henry Gras, M.A.Sc.

    Director of Operations PGSTech

    Henry Gras is in charge of EMTP® developments, consulting services and sales. He obtained his bachelor's degree from Ecole Centrale de Lyon in 2011 and his master's degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnique Montreal in 2013. Aside from analyzing and simulating transients in power systems, he is well versed in renewable energies, microgrids, control, insulation coordination and protection.


    Center for Power IT (CPIT) in Sungkyunkwan University

    Contact: Director Chul-Hwan Kim (



    SAM-A Solutions

    South Korea

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    November 9th to 10th, 2023


    USD $1000.00



    Korea Science and Technology Center

    22 Teheran-ro 7-gil, Gangnam-gu,
    Seoul, South Korea

    Meeting room 1-1, B1F



    Henry Gras,
    Director of EMTP®

    Jean Mahseredjian,

    EMTP® lead developer