EPP026 – 16.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or itsi@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

SubstationThe Electric Power Substation Equipment Operations course helps participants become more familiar with the layout of industry specific equipment, power transformers, oil circuit breakers, re-closers, and switchgear through instructor-led demonstrations and hands-on field exercises. During training, students will be provided information on substation terms, symbols, and one-line diagrams. At the conclusion of training, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to read a one-line diagram, identify and understand substation equipment symbols, better understand substation safety requirements, and apply switching procedures for various buss configurations.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Student Must Provide

  • Hard hat
  • Work boots
  • Safety glasses

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


It is recommended, but not required, participants complete the Electric Power Principles (EPP009) and Electric Utilities Single-Phase Transformers, Regulators, and Capacitors (EPP226) courses.


  • Batteries
  • National Standards for Substation
  • One-line diagrams
  • Purpose of substation
  • Substation safe work practices
  • Step and touch potentials
  • Substation equipment and protection
  • Substation safety inspection
  • Switching procedures
  • Tour of Substation
  • Generation systems
  • Power delivery systems
  • WMD vulnerability awareness of substation operations

Suggested Audience

  • Electric utilities
  • Electricians
  • Apprentices
  • Training & safety coordinators
  • Electrical sales personnel
  • Construction professionals
  • Industry professionals responsible for substation operations

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: (979) 458-9188 | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: itsi@teex.tamu.edu

In October 2010, a suspected gunman was reported on the Texas A&M University Campus. Campus and local police immediately responded. Fortunately, the gunman was only carrying a replica weapon. The training and support that we received from NERRTC and the TEEX Law Enforcement Training Division aided university and local responders as they deployed the Incident Command System in response to the incident.

— Chris Meyer, Assistant Vice President, Texas A&M Office of Safety and Security
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