RE Module 3

Measurement and Assessment of RPP PQ Impact

Measurement and Assessment of the PQ emissions from an RPP is the final step to confirm Grid Code compliance. The assessment of PQ emissions by an RPP remains one of the grey areas in the Grid Code RPP PQ Guideline; it remains a complex field and much can be done by the consultant to evaluate the potential future impact to confirm that Grid Code compliance has been achieved, despite prima facie evidence. Understanding the complex theory will help both the consultant and utility PQ specialist to assess the measured data appropriately in order to prevent unnecessary spending in terms of filter designs etc. This course covers the following aspects:

  • Grid Code compliance requirements for RPPs.
  • Measurement requirements and complications.
  • IEC 61000-4-30 requirements.
  • Uncertainties affecting measurements.
  • Assessment of data:
  • Basic assessment.
  • Risk assessment of future impacts as per grid code requirements.
  • International practices applied to South African conditions (e.g. CIGRE proposals).
  • Good reporting principles.


  • Price is R 5 300 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/or case studies are distributed by flash disk.

Payment is needed BEFORE the course – a R530 discount will be given for payments received 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 not made before the course, the course fee remains at R 5 300.

Workshop date

Module 3

Measurement and Assessment of RPP PQ Impact

  • 19 and 20 October 2017