PQ Module 3

PQ Benchmarking and Annual Reporting

Regulatory requirements and current practises in the benchmarking of PQ at national and utility level are presented. The features and requirements of annual reporting on the PQ performance of an electrical network with a number of PQ recorders distributed all over are studied.

  • Participants attending should have attended Course no 1 and 2, but this is not compulsory, as some could have attained such knowledge by other means.
  • Eskom Power Quality Handbook, is useful but not compulsory: It is available at: http://www.eskom.co.za/AboutElectricity/EskomPowerSeries/Pages/Our_Products.aspic
  • Participants have to do a presentation to the group of attendants. It is a tutorial assignment during the course. Participants must have a basic understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Participants have to bring a laptop to the course.
  • Real-world field data is used to study best practises in compiling an annual benchmarking report.
  • The requirements of regulatory documents on annual reporting is studied and then evaluated against the user requirements of utilities and users of electrical energy.
  • The contribution that an energy regulator can make, to operational risk management in the ESI by supporting annual benchmarking on PQ, is derived and then motivated.
  • The principle and application of characteristic numbers in dip performance are presented.
  • Benchmarking principles of dip performance within a utility is presented, analysed and applied.
  • Solutions to improve dip performance is evaluated.
  • Benchmarking and principles of voltage waveform quality within a utility is presented, analysed and applied.
  • A solution on how to compile a useful annual PQ benchmarking report will then be presented, motivated and evaluated.
  • Field data is supplied to participants for a tutorial exercise.
  • Participants will have to analyse this data and then do a presentation during the conclusion of the course on how an annual benchmarking report can be compiled based on a preliminary analysis of this data.

Course dates:

19 & 20 October 2017

Cost: R4 000 (Exclusive VAT)

Venue: NWU Campus, Potchefstroom




Price is R 4 000 (VAT excl.) for a 2-day course in Potchefstroom.

It can be presented anywhere in the SADC region but the additional expenses incurred, has to be negotiated. 

  • Students arrange lodging.
  • Lunches and refreshments and all course material are included.
  • Supporting software and case studies are distributed by flash disk.
  • Payment is needed BEFORE the course. The NWU will invoice and payment is then made to the NWU. Please help SAPQI to expedite payment, as expenses are not spared to ensure that participants have a memorable experience at the NWU.
    • SAPQI promote the case of PQ in Africa for Africa by using the profits towards research equipment and student support. SAPQI is not a commercial course provider in competition with the rest of the industry. We only focus on value for money.
    • If payment is made before the course, the course fee decreases by 10%.

CPD Points: Two (2) CPD points are issued by means of a NWU attendance certificate, accredited by ECSA. It is an attendance-only course, no assessment of the outcomes is made and therefore not in the category of a short course certificate i.e. no NQF level accreditation applies.