Lesson series

Electric Power Metering For Single & Three Phase Systems

Presents the fundamentals of instrument and metering in utilities and industry, digital and analog wattmeters, Kwhr meters, polyphase connections. The final exam and certification are included.
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What's included?

Upon completion participants will be familiar with:
  • What is Electric Power
  • AC & DC Power
  • Voltage, Current, & Power Vectors (Phasors)
  • Capacitive & Inductive Loads
  • Real, Reactive & Apparent Power (Watts, Vars, VA)
  • What is Electric Power
  • The Dynamometer Wattmeter
  • The Energy Meter
  • Single-Phase Metering
  • Instrument Transformers (Current & Voltage CT's & PT's)
  • 3-Wire, Single-Phase Metering
  • Polyphase Energy Meters
  • 3-Wire, Single-Phase Metering with CT's & PT's
  • Metering a 3 Phase 4 Wire Load ("Y" Connected)
  • Metering a 3 Phase 3 Wire Load (Delta Connected)
  • Measurement Canada Standards
  • Blondel’s Theorem
  • Phase & Line Relationship

 Course Content

  • Chapter 0 - Basic Metering Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Power and Energy
  • Chapter 2 - AC Power
  • Chapter 3 - Instrumentation
  • Chapter 4 - Single Phase Metering
  • Chapter 5 - Instrument Transformers 
  • Chapter 6 - Three Phase Metering
  • Chapter 7 - Cross Wattmeter Verification
  • The Final Exam With 23 Questions
Total Course length: 4h 7min

 Who Is This Course For

Electrical Power Systems Managers, Engineers, Technologists, Maintenance Workers, Students in Engineering, and anyone who wants to learn power & energy measurement of a three phase system.


Student should have a basic understanding of single and three phase power systems, as well as the basic understanding of an electrical three phase power system.

Graham Van Brunt

Lead Instructor and Founder of PSPT

About Graham Van Brunt

An entire career in the power sector of engineering, Graham graduated from Queen's university coupled with subsequent studies with Wilfrid Laurier University to travel the globe and apply his skills and garner his protection and control experience internationally.
His passion for staying in touch with his profession and his kinship for mentoring has kept him in front of an audience of learners.