WT4 – The Safe Operation of High Voltage Power Systems on Wind Turbines (Authorised Person)

    Outline Content

    • Electrical hazards and precautions
    • UK & EU health and safety regulations
    • Understanding the arc blast hazard
    • Introduction to partial discharge
    • Causes of electrical accidents
    • Operational and safety features of switchgear
    • High voltage safety rules
    • Key safes and multihasp systems
    • Test equipment for proving dead
    • Operational procedures
    • Application of electrical protection on wind turbine power systems
    • Wind turbine power generation and convertor protection
    • Practical exercises


    5 days

    Course Overview

    This course provides an understanding of renewable energy industry high voltage power systems including statutory regulations, safe operation, protection and fault diagnosis. It enables candidates to perform advanced HV and LV switching operations on HV networks up to and including 36kV. The course also prepares them for HV authorisation in accordance with their company’s safety rules/regulations. It includes both classroom theory and practical exercises.

    Who should attend?

    Engineers, Supervisors and Technicians with responsibility for the electrical operation of on/offshore wind turbines. Candidates with limited electrical experience may find it beneficial to attend the S9 course, which serves as a practical precursor to this course.


    Candidates who successfully complete the course and both theoretical and practical assessments will receive a Faraday competence certificate. Candidates who fail the competence assessments will receive a Faraday attendance certificate.


    £1300.00 + 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

    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 the 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

    August 2022
    Monday 22 – Friday 26

    Call us now on 01642 467236 to make your booking.