GEN – Appreciation of Generator Principles & Protection Theory

    Outline Content

    • Energy and power sources
    • Electromagnetic induction
    • Single phase and 3 phase generators
    • Generator construction
    • Brushless generators
    • Output control
    • Automatic voltage control
    • Synchronisation
    • Power management systems (PMS)
    • Generator protection
    • Generator operation
    • Generator fault finding
    • Variable speed drives and power system harmonics


    2 days

    Course Overview

    This two day introductory course covers the generation of electricity from first principles. Starting with Fleming’s right hand rule and progressing through to modern brushless generators. The course also includes the operation, synchronising and protection of generators. This is a classroom based course with no practical content except for the use of computerised simulators.

    Who should attend?

    Electrical personnel responsible for the operation and maintenance of electrical generators.

    Course Aims

    To provide information on the varying range of plant generation, the safe operation and protection of generators in an electrical power system.


    Delegates who successfully complete the course and the theoretical assessment will receive a Faraday Training Group competence certificate. Delegates who fail or do not wish to undertake the competence assessment will receive a Faraday Training Group attendance certificate.


    Course: £504.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.
    Assessment: £50.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.

    2022 Booking Price:

    Course: £520.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.
    Assessment: £50.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.

    Note: course assessment is optional.

    All prices exclude VAT and are subject to revision without notice. Further dates can be added upon request, please contact us.

    Course Dates


    September 2021
    Tuesday 14 – Wednesday 15

    Call us now on 01642 467236 to make your booking.

    This course currently operates on demand. Should you wish to book this course please contact us.