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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Power System Protection and Switchgear

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


This course is to be prepared to serve as an introductory course for power system protection and switchgear for under graduate and post graduate students of various technical universities. It aims to give a comprehensive up-to-date presentation of the role of protection safety system, switchgears and its advances in modern power system. It begins with a state-of-the-art survey of theories and methods of protection and switchgear. In continuation, it provides a theoretical summary along with examples of real-life engineering applications to a variety of technical problems. In this point of view, the said course bridges the gap between the theoretical advances, experimental validations and practical engineering in real life. INTENDED AUDIENCE :Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics EngineeringPREREQUISITES : Fundamentals of Power SystemINDUSTRIES SUPPORT :1. ABB India Limited. 2. Semmens India Limited. 3. L&T Limited. 4. SEL Limited.


Week 1: Fundamentals of Protective RelayingWeek 2: Current based Relaying SchemeWeek 3: Protection of Transmission Lines using Distance RelaysWeek 4: Carrier Aided Schemes for Transmission Lines and Auto-reclosing and SynchronizingWeek 5: Protection of Generators, Transformers, Induction Motors and BusbarsWeek 6: Protection against Transients and Surges along with System Response to Severe UpsetsWeek 7: Arc Interruption Theory in Circuit Breaker, Types of Circuit Breakers and their TestingWeek 8: Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance of Relays

Taught by

Prof. Bhaveshkumar R. Bhalja

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