Introduction to High Voltage Installations

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Price: €750
Registration deadline: 15 July 2024
7hr Content/2 Day Program
15 Credits
Padraig Plunkett

Format: Instructor-led

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Course Objective

To familiarize participants with the components of a typical High Voltage (HV) electrical installation and compliance with EN 61936-1:2021 and EN 50110-1:2023.

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About the course


   7hr Content

   Registration deadline
        15 July 2024



To meet demand growth, rapid expansion of the electricity generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure is needed. This growth will require a considerable increase in the number and diversity of organizations and persons working with electricity, and in particular High Voltage (HV) electricity. Without a complimentary investment in training, there is a potential deficit in the competence of persons and companies who manage and operate HV installations.

This introductory course provides participants with a basic understanding of High Voltage installations and associated Best Practice principles. First participants are introduced to the specific Risks and Hazards associated with High Voltage (HV) Electricity. The components of an HV system are explained together with how these are shown in a single-line diagram. The common terms and abbreviations are detailed, together with the typical organizational structure for personnel working with an HV system. The applicable standard and regulations are introduced, and the required maintenance procedures to ensure a safe system are shown.

The course consists of 7 hours of online live sessions with the instructor. All training content is provided through your EngineeringTrainer account. After the course, you maintain 1-year unlimited access to the course, including any new course material. This allows you to perform modules again should you need to refresh your knowledge.

For those looking for more advanced knowledge in the safe operation of HV Installations please consider these courses:

INCO2901 Safe Management and Operation of HV Installations

INCO2903 Compliance of HV installations with Legislation and Standards


Upon Registration Deadline we will contact you to arrange course dates and payment.


Meet your instructor


Padraig Plunkett

Engineering Consultant for HV Infrastructure

Electrical Safety, High Voltage Systems, Operations Management

The logo of Kilbride Power 

Program & Details

  1. Definition of High Voltage 

  2. Dangers from HV electricity

  3. Risk Assessment

  4. Mitigation measures

  1. Legal framework

  2. Legal duties (Employers, owners, managers, designers, contractors and persons)

  3. Extent of control

  4. Liability of directors and managers

  5. Onus of proof

  1. IEC 61936-1:2021 - Power Installations exceeding 1kV a.c.

  2. EN 50522:2022 – Earthing of power installations exceeding 1kV a.c.

  3. Design Risk Assessment

  4. O&M documentation

  5. Training and handover

  1. EN 50110-1:2023 - Operation of electrical installations 

  2. Installation layout 

  3. Installation Boundaries 

  4. Roles and Responsibilities 

  5. Electrical Safety Rules 

  6. Dead Working rules

  7. Safe Working Distance 

  8. Planning Work and Operations

  9. Guidance on Best Practice and future developments 

  10. Preventable accident case study

  1. AIS Switchgear 

  2. GIS Switchgear 

  3. Cable installation and termination 

  4. Transformers 

  5. Protection relays 

  6. Protection panel 

  7. AC auxiliaries 

  8. HVAC 

  9. DC system 

  10. Security, Signs, Notices and documentation

  1. Disconnector and Earth switch

  2. Circuit Breaker 

  3. Current Transformer 

  4. Voltage Transformer 

  5. Power Cable 

  6. Overhead conductor 

  7. Transformer 

  8. Surge Arrestor 

  9. Neutral Earth Resistor 

  10. Pre-Insertion Resistor 

  11. Back-Up Generator 

  12. Steelwork 

  13. Compound

  1. Types

  2. Transformation Ratio

  3. Vector Group 

  4. Tapchanger 

  5. Cooling 

  6. Bushings and connections 

  7. Protection devices 

  8. Testing 

  9. Transport 

  10. Installation and Commissioning

  1. Importance and status

  2. Information provided 

  3. Understanding the SLD 

  4. Planning work 

  5. Planning switching operations

  1. Legal requirements

  2. Maintenance policy 

  3. Maintenance plan 

  4. Guidance material

  1. Structure and Organisation

  2. Scope and Responsibility 

  3. Safety Rules and Boundaries 

  4. Work Plan 

  5. Safety documents


After this course, you...

  • have an understanding of the legal duties, applicable standards and dangers associated with HV installations.

  • will be familiar with HV installation layout and boundaries. 

  • know the components of typical indoor and outdoor HV installations, and understand the principles of power transformer operation. 

  • understand the importance and use of single line diagrams, and can interpret these and compare to a physical system. 

  • familiar with the best practices in design, construction, operation and maintenance of HV installations. 

  • able to review maintenance, audit and inspection reports, work plans, and switching plans.

  • able to review and implement a safe system of work on or near the HV installation.

  • are able to contribute to the development and implementation of asset management plans.

Who should attend this course

Those involved in design, construction, commissioning, management, maintenance and operation of HV installations:

  • Developers of HV Infrastructure

  • Independent Power Producers

  • HV Installation Owners and Managers

  • Consultants and Contractors

  • Engineers and Technicians

  • Project Managers and Safety Professionals


  • No particular qualification in electrical engineering is required.

Level: Beginner

 This course consists of 6 instructor-led live sessions which consist of presentations, demonstrations, discussions and worked cases. During each session, participants can ask questions to the instructor (through the chat or microphone) which will be answered in the session. 

Access to the course
After signing up for the course, EngineeringTrainer will be in touch shortly after the Registration Deadline to agree a training schedule that is possible for the participants and instructor. Payment will also be arranged at this stage after the Registration Deadline.

Once the training schedule is agreed, you will find the course welcome chapter and instructions on how to join the live sessions in your EngineeringTrainer portal.

Sessions are held using the software Microsoft Teams and a log-in link is provided for each session through the EngineeringTrainer portal. Live sessions can be joined using any device, including tablets and mobiles.

There is a Registration procedure for this training course. Please click on the register button above to register.

Shortly after the Registration Deadline has passed EngineeringTrainer will be in touch to agree a training schedule which is possible for you, typically within 2 months of the Registration Deadline.

No payment is required until after the Registration Deadline. Payment will be arranged together with the schedule after the Registration Deadline.

Typically the course will be split across 2 sessions, an example is shown below, the final date and schedule of the training course will be determined together with the instructor and the participants after the Registration Deadline :

    • Session 1     3.5hr

    • Session 2     3.5hr

  • These sessions will include breaks at regular intervals  


A personal digital certificate will be made available to each participant upon full attendance.

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This course consists of instructor-led live sessions which consist of presentations, demonstrations and discussions of questions. During each live session participants can ask questions to the instructor (through chat or microphone) which will be answered.

Please note that for privacy reasons no recordings of the live sessions are made or provided.

The training material used in the live sessions, for example the slides or exercises, will be available in the EngineeringTrainer portal for a year after the date of the training allowing you to refresh your knowledge or review material if needed. 

No, course content is not available for download.

The training material used in the sessions, for example the slides or exercises, will be available in the EngineeringTrainer portal for a year after the date of the training allowing you to refresh your knowledge or review material if needed. 

Please note that for privacy reasons no recordings of the live sessions are made or provided. 

Yes, interactive Q&A sessions are part of the live sessions in this course and allow you to interact with the instructor and ask questions.

To respect the privacy of the participants the live sessions will not be recorded, and as such the live sessions cannot be played back. Therefore it is important for all participants to block the time slots of the live sessions in their calendars and be present. 

No software licenses are provided as part of this course. 

Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

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