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.


    Candidates who successfully complete the course and the theoretical assessment will receive a Faraday Centre competence certificate. Candidates who fail the competence assessment will receive a Faraday Centre attendance certificate.


    £580.00 + VAT (where applicable) per person.

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

    Fees include

    • Candidate’s course notes (Electronic Version). If a hard copy is required there will be a nominal fee of £25.00.
    • Light lunch/refreshments
    • Competence assessment


    • It is recommended that candidates consider refresher training within a maximum of three years, subject to changes in rules, regulations etc.
    • The Faraday certificates are dispatched to clients after receipt of full payment.

    Service package

    The Faraday Centre Ltd can also assist with hotel accommodation; please refer to page 3 for further details.

    Please note: The service package is not included in the above fees.

    Payment terms

    Standard terms for The Faraday Centre Ltd. clients with established credit are payment in 30 days from date of invoice. Otherwise, payment is required at least 7 days prior to the course commencement date.

    Terms & conditions

    This quotation is subject to the enclosed “Conditions of Sale”.

    Course Dates


    December 2022
    Thursday 8 – Friday 9

    Call us now on 01642 467236 to make your booking.