This module aims to provide participants with the in-depth knowledge of the different power quality and reliability problems commonly encountered in power system network and their effects on the networks. Participants will also learn about the different technologies that are used by the power industry to mitigate power quality and reliability problems. The theories taught in the lecture will be complemented by hands-on practice using industrial standard computer-aided engineering software such as ETAP. Techniques on the analysis of real-world power quality and reliability problems are also emphasised in this module.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Concept of Power Quality and Reliability (PQR)

  • Causes of PQR problems; power quality versus reliability; PQR terms and definitions, power quality standards.

Voltage Fluctuations and Variations

  • Overvoltages, voltage sag caused by starting of induction motor, switching of reactive compensation devices in power systems, fault induced voltage sags, power system reliability indicators including SAIFI, SAIDI, SARFI.

Harmonic Distortions

  • Significance of harmonic distortions, Fourier series and analysis, harmonic indices, harmonic sources, effects of harmonics, system voltage harmonics, harmonic currents, interharmonics, modelling of harmonic voltage and current sources in ETAP, harmonic load flow study in ETAP.

Power Quality and Reliability Improvement Techniques

  • Power conditioning equipment such as UPS, DVRs, SVCs and STATCOMS, grounding, power quality surveys, power quality monitoring, power quality measuring tools, motor starting methods, harmonic filter selection in ETAP.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers working in power and energy sector;
  • Railway electrical power supply and propulsion professionals;
  • Electrical and electronic engineering professionals;
  • Researchers and educators in electrical engineering and urban sustainability-related areas;


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering
  • At least one-year of relevant working experience

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who
  • Attend 75% of the workshop.
  • Undertake the Continuous Assessment

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend at least 75% of the programme, and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment and Exam Paper will earn 6 ECTS credits, which are stackable for PGCert or MEngTech qualifications.

Continuing Professional Development

This module is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:


Lesson Class Timings
(Wednesdays, 7pm to 10pm)
Lesson 1 8 Jan 2020
Lesson 2 15 Jan 2020
Lesson 3 22 Jan 2020
Lesson 4 29 Jan 2020
Lesson 5 5 Feb 2020
Lesson 6 12 Feb 2020
Recess Week 19 Feb 2020
Lesson 7 26 Feb 2020*
Lesson 8 4 Mar 2020
Lesson 9 11 Mar 2020
Lesson 10 18 Mar 2020
Lesson 11 25 Mar 2020
Lesson 12 1 Apr 2020

*Date to be confirmed due to Chinese New Year holidays. 


Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $3,447.54 $1,034.26 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $3,447.54 $1,034.26 $389.86
Non-Singaporeans $3,447.54 Not Eligible Not Eligible

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding
To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2.  Be at least 40 years old
  3.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

What Industry Experts Say?

“In recent years, as many electric utilities wrestle with deregulation issues, their customers are becoming even more concerned about the possible decline in power quality due to cost-cutting measures. Regulators throughout the world are trying to determine methods for assuring that the reliability and quality of the supply system does not deteriorate as deregulation of the industry takes place. Minimum standards for power quality have been established in Europe (EN 50160), but these do not include disturbances and reliability issues. Utilities and regulators also are interested in determining ways to benchmark levels of reliability and quality as part of developing strategies for enhanced reliability and power quality offerings” – Technical Report on Global Survey of Regulatory Approaches for Power Quality and Reliability, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Course Series

Find out more about the Modular Certification Courses - Electrical Power Engineering (EPE)

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering (PGCert EPE) or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Each module carries 6 ECTS credits which are stackable for graduate qualification of PGCert EPE. Candidates who pass any of the above 4 modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering (PGCert EPE) by SIT. All the above modules are subsidised by SkillsFuture Singapore. Eligible individual may enjoy up to a maximum of 5 subsidised modules.

The above modules have been renamed from EPE60XX to EEE60XX for modules starting from Sep 2019. There is otherwise no change in stackability towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering

Key Info

Venue SIT@NYP, 172 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Singapore 567739
Time 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Date 08 Jan 2020 (Wed) to
15 Apr 2020 (Wed)
Registration is Closed.

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