Electric Distribution Protection Basics

Electric Distribution Protection Basics

January 19-20, 2022 | Online :: Central Time


The Electric Distribution Protection Basics course begins with protection philosophies and methods. Attendees are introduced to single phase sectionalizing equipment including fuse cutouts, single phase recloser and single phase sectionalizers. Associated topics, including minimum pickup, reach and maximum available fault current, will provide a basis of understanding regarding line sectionalizing. The course also covers a full range of device-to-device coordination scenarios.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review of line impedances and their effect on available fault current
  • Identify the types of distribution faults
  • Discuss the operation of various types of overcurrent protective equipment
  • Review overhead vs. underground protection philosophy
  • Review Reliability Indices used to measure outage frequency and duration


Wednesday, January 19, 2022 : Central Time

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing


Protection Basics Overview

  • Line Impedance vs. Fault Current
  • Temporary vs. Permanent Faults
  • Time Current Curves

Protective Equipment

  • Device Ratings, Standards and Application Factors
    • Fuses
    • Expulsion
    • Current Limiting
  • Reclosers
    • Dual timing characteristics
    • Design Options
    • Controls and Setting
  • Trip Saver
  • Sectionalizers
    • Design Options
    • Applications

    Device to Device Coordination

    • Fuse/Fuse
    • Fuse/Recloser
    • Recloser/Recloser
    • Sectionalizer/Recloser


    Thursday, January 20, 2022 : Central Time

    8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
    Log In

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Course Timing

    Overvoltage Protection

    • Surge Arrester operation
    • Arrester installation.

    Underground Protection

    • OH vs. UG protection philosophy
    • Riser Pole Fusing

    System Reliability

    • Reliability Indices: SAIFI, SAIDI, etc.


    Bart Angeli, PE   Staff Engineer at DRG Technical Solutions

    Mr. Angeli holds a BSEE from the Missouri University of Science and Technology as well as an MBA from University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville. His work experience includes over thirty years with Ameren (previously Union Electric – St. Louis) in a variety of engineering and supervisory areas of Design, Planning, Engineering Standards. Bart’s experience spans the entire breadth of the power delivery system: Distribution, Substation and Transmission.

    Currently, Bart holds the position of staff engineer with DRG Technical Solution in Raleigh, NC.

    Jerry Josken, Senior Consultant and Instructor, EUCI

    Jerry holds a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an MBA from North Central College. During his 30+ year career with Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems, Jerry served in a variety of engineering capacities. Past leadership positions include Chair of IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (2012) and GLEMS Distribution Equipment/Controls (2013-2014). More recently, Jerry develops and conducts professional development programs on various power delivery topics for EUCI.

    Online Delivery

    We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

    • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
    • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
    • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
      • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
    • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
    • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


    Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

    If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

    Event Standard RateAttendees
    Single Seat - Electric Distribution Protection BasicsUS $ 1195.00
    Pack of 5 SeatsUS $ 4,780.00
    Pack of 10 SeatsUS $ 8,365.00
    Pack of 20 SeatsUS $ 14,340.00
    Call us at 303.770.8800 if you have any specific questions on the volume discounts
    * all other discounts do not apply to seat packs

    This event has the following related events:

    Advanced Overcurrent ProtectionUS $ 1195.00
    Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 4,780.00
    Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 8,365.00
    Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 14,340.00

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    Take advantage of these discounts!

    • Attend the Course and Advanced Overcurrent Protection and pay US $ 1,995.00 per attendee (save US $ 395.00 each)

    Cancellation Policy

    Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before December 17, 2021 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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    EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 CEUs for this event.

    Instructional Methods

    This program will use PowerPoint presentations and group discussions, as well as active participation. Interactive exercises will also be provided

    Requirements for Successful Completion of Program  

    Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit. 

    Who should attend?

    Distribution engineering and technical personnel of any experience level who desire a better understanding of distribution system protection or need a review of sectionalizing practices.

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