Training on Power quality, electrical safety and energy efficiency in the fields of industry and building







The quality of electrical energy is a key parameter to the foundation of any economic success. It has become essential to business productivity. Users are forced to invest and take decisions on the design of the installation and on the number of further required equipment to achieve the desired level of quality. Unfortunately, they lack certain information: they know neither the scale nor the gravity of quality problems that may appear from any point in the network. As published statistics are scarce, consumers have great difficulties of quantifying the costs of power failure and justifying the cost of preventive measures.


In this situation, an analysis of electrical disturbances is a prerequisite to finding solutions because it helps to identify and understand the origin of disturbances, to assess their impact on equipment, to find and select the most appropriate technico-economical solution. The electrical safety is not insignificant. A faulty electrical system has an impact on reliability, represents an importantrisk of electrocution and causes many fire starts. The supply and exploitation of electrical safety is a factor whose financial impact is not measurable, yet it is important to be considered in any decision making.
To understand, measure and implement evaluation systems of the power quality and electrical protection, companies must have people within who are well equipped theoretically and practically on the fundamental issues of power quality and electrical safety.

To meet this challenge, CURES is organizing a training seminar on "Power quality and electrical safety in the fields of industry and building."

This seminar is based on the experience of 03 trainings seminar co-financed by Francophone Network of Excellence in the Engineering Sciences (RESCIF) and the Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KPFE) and organized in 2014, 2015 and 2016.  7 differents nationalities have been represented at those training seminars.

This proposed seminar will benefit from material and experience of the trainers of 2014, 2015 and 2016. It will involve teachers and scientists from universities in several countries of the South and the North in order to share knowledge and encourage collaborations in research related to the topic.


Training objectives
-   Identify the different types of electrical disturbances
-   Conduct a qualitative energy audit: use of a network analyzer
-   Know the criteria for assessing the presence of an electrical disturbance (Standards)
-   Carry out a qualitative and disturbance study of electrical energy
-   Prevent the breaking of the neutral on a network
-   Choose the systems for improving the quality of electrical energy
-   Know the impact of a neutral system on electrical protection
-   Realize and measure the resistance of an earthing system in an installation
-   Classify the circuit breakers according to their setting current
-   Size and select of circuit breakers to ensure selectivity of magneto-thermal and differential protections
-   Measure short-circuit currents in an installation
-   Test and Measure Differential Circuit Breakers in an Installation
-   Select and install the correct low voltage surge protectors
-   Highlight some aspects of NFC standards 15100 (Electrical installation standards) generally omitted in the electrical installation of buildings in Cameroon


Target audience

  • All those who are  concerned by the topic related to power quality and electrical safety.
  • Technical managers of the companies, hotels, large supermakets, public buildings etc.
  • Directors / managers of industries and factories production
  • The heads of state companies in charge of electric power sectors
  • The heads of energy ministries in charge of power quality and electrical safety
  • The researchers, engineers and technicians of the electric field, heat, telecommunications, industrialist,mechanics etc.


 Prof. Yves Perriard, Professor at EPFL, Institute of Microtechnology (IMT)

  • Rija Rakoto, Administrator and CEO of Enerplan Society, Switzerland
  • Prof. Pierre Elé, Teacher at ENSPY, Electrical Engineering, Executive Coordinator of CURES
  • Dr. Raissa Onanena, Teacher at ENSPY, Electrical Engineering, Deputy Executive Coordinator of CURES
  • Prof. Benoît Ndzana, Teacher at ENSPY, Electrical Engineering
  • Dr. Joseph Kenfack, Teacher at ENSPY, Electrical Engineering
  • Dr. Paul Salomon Ngohé Ekam, Teacher at ENSPY
  • Mr. Moses Tabe, Teacher at ENSPY, Director in Ministry of public Contracts.
  • Guy Ngounou, EE, CURES PhD student
  • ·     Joseph Levodo, Engineer of ENSPY, research student M2R

Application forms
Applications will include the following documents
  • The registration form, duly completed
  • CV of the candidate. (maximum 1 page)
  • Participation fees for non-students
  • Certificate of school attendance for students
  • These files should be sent before  octobre 20th  to Corinne Singo email:
Participation fees
  • Students: Free
  • Individual: 350'000 FCFA
  • Entreprise: 500'000 FCFA







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