Advanced Overcurrent Protection

Advanced Overcurrent Protection

January 20-21, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

The Advanced Overcurrent Protection course provides attendees with a review of Symmetrical Components and moves to Fault Current Calculations using the Per Unit Method. The course covers design options of Three Phase Reclosers and Circuit Breakers. Attendees will gain an understanding of ground fault protection and other protection schemes. We recommend attendees bring an engineering calculator to class. The training will utilize practical examples to enforce the classroom concepts. The training is focused on the technical engineering protection issues, not any specific manufacturer’s equipment or device.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss calculation of fault currents using the Per Unit method
  • Review circuit breakers, three phase reclosers, IntelliRupter
  • Discuss protective relays
  • Discuss the coordination of overcurrent protective devices
  • Review self-healing systems
  • Assess padmount switchgear design options



Thursday, January 20, 2022 : Central Time

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Log In

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing


Symmetrical Component Review

Fault Current Calculations

  • Per Unit Method

Three Phase Recloser and Circuit Breakers

  • Design Options
  • Ground Fault Sensing
  • Independent Pole Reclosers
  • IntelliRupter 
  • Sectionalizer Schemes

Circuit Breakers and Relay

  • Current Transformers
  • Electro mechanical relay
  • Microprocessor relays/controls
    • Modifying TCCs
    • Event Recording
    • Data Logging

Friday, January 21, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Course Timing

Device to Device Coordination

  • Recloser/Breaker to Fuse
    • Load Side Fuse
      • Fuse saving vs. fuse blowing
      • Express feeder protection
    • Source Side Fuse
      • Recloser/Breaker to line recloser
        • Overhead
        • Underground

Self – Healing Systems

  • Device to Device Coordination

Padmount Switchgear

  • Design Options
  • Automatic Throw Over Gear


Martin T. Bishop

Martin T. Bishop (IEEE Member 1978, Senior Member 1988) received a BS and ME in EPE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He also completed an MBA at the Keller Graduate School of Management. His first position was with Westinghouse in Pittsburgh PA in the Advanced Systems Technology division. He was the lead engineer on a project to develop new protection systems to detect fallen distribution conductors. Marty worked for 20 years in the Systems Engineering department at Cooper Power Systems where he supervised a group that performed industrial studies, power quality measurements and designed filter systems for large industrial plants. He also participated in the development and application of new relay protection systems using Rogowski coil current sensors. The work developed and applied the first differential protection systems for electric arc furnace transformers. In 2010 he joined S&C as a Sr. Marketing Manager within the Strategic Solutions Business Unit. His group focused on power system applications of STATCOM systems for renewable plants and general power quality applications. He is presently a principal engineer in the Feeder Automation product management group.

Jerry Josken, Senior Consultant and Instructor, EUCI

Jerry holds a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an MBA from North Central College. During his 30+ year career with Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems, Jerry served in a variety of engineering capacities. Past leadership positions include Chair of IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (2012) and GLEMS Distribution Equipment/Controls (2013-2014). More recently, Jerry develops and conducts professional development programs on various power delivery topics for EUCI.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

Event Standard RateAttendees
Single Connection - Advanced Overcurrent ProtectionUS $ 1195.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 4,780.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 8,365.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 14,340.00
Call us at 303.770.8800 if you have any specific questions on the volume discounts
* all other discounts do not apply to license packs

This event has the following related events:

Electric Distribution Protection BasicsUS $ 1195.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 4,780.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 8,365.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 14,340.00

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Take advantage of these discounts!

  • Attend the Course and Electric Distribution Protection Basics and pay US $ 1,995.00 per attendee (save US $ 395.00 each)

Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before December 17, 2021 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

This program will use PowerPoint presentations and group discussions, as well as active participation. Interactive exercises will also be provided

Who Should Attend

Anyone seeking an overview of contemporary protection practices and a review of fault current calculations will find the Advanced Overcurrent Protection Course helpful.


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