Power System Relaying: Theory and Applications

Course Description

Get an overview of the theory and practice of modern power system relaying. Explore the fundamental principles of relaying, analysis tools for power system modeling and analysis pertaining to relaying, and industry practices in the protection of lines, transformers, generators, motors, and industrial power systems. Observe protection examples using PC-based animation of data from actual systems.

Course ID: ELEC 3503P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Oct 23, 2018 Oct 26, 2018 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,500 18470
Section Details Oct 22, 2019 Oct 25, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,500 19005
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14573 Oct 21, 2014 Oct 24, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,525
15598 Oct 20, 2015 Oct 23, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,500
16473 Apr 18, 2017 Apr 21, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,500
17637 Nov 14, 2017 Nov 17, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,500



  • Electrical engineering degree or equivalent experience

Who Should Attend

Electric power utility engineers, system designers involved in the design of power distribution installations and operations, consulting and manufacturing engineers, engineers with equipment supply companies for industrial systems, university power system educators and graduate students

How You Will Benefit

  • Explore power system protection fundamentals and philosophies, acquire background and tools, and actual protective relaying applications.

  • Learn the impact of new technologies (i.e., numerical relays, accurate time referencing, and communications) on protective relaying.


  • Basic concepts
  • Power systems modeling
  • Protection fundamentals
  • Visualization and animation of instrumentation and relay operation
  • Protective relaying applications
  • Non-utility generation/utility interface protection
  • Stability, reclosing, and load shedding
  • Fault monitoring and recording
  • Integrated system/relay testing



  • Power System Relaying: An Introduction by A.P. "Sakis" Meliopoulos and G. Cokkinides, Book Draft, 900 pages


  • Power System Grounding and Transients by A. P. "Sakis" Meliopoulos, second printing (Marcel Dekker Inc., 1988) -- may be purchased during online registration
  • Protective Relaying Theory and Applications edited by W.A. Elmore, (ABB, March 1994) -- Not available for purchase from Georgia Tech

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: A.P. "Sakis" Meliopoulos, Ph.D.