Active and Reactive Power Training

388-01 Active and Reactive Power Fundamentals

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify fundamental concepts of active and reactive power, angle relationships, and the factors affecting power flow values.

  • Identify the fundamental concepts of active, reactive, and complex power
  • Identify the relationship between the different angles affecting a power system
  • Identify how a synchroscope is used to determine angle magnitude
  • Identify the elements used in active and reactive power transfer equations
  • Identify the major factors affecting active power flow
  • Identify the major factors affecting reactive power flow

388-02 Active and Reactive Power Limits and Flows

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to determine both active and reactive power flow values, as well as differentiate between voltage, stability, and thermal limits.

  • Recognize fundamental concepts of AC power flow
  • Identify how resistance and reactance are affected by line characteristics of an electrical circuit
  • Calculate the value and flow direction of real power
  • Calculate the value and flow direction of reactive power
  • Recall the flow direction of real and reactive power given bus conditions
  • Identify the three categories of power transfer limits
  • Recognize which of the three power transfer limits is the most restrictive in a given scenario
  • Determine distribution factors on a mock power system