By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Electricity Transmission
February 10-11, 2020 | Denver, CO

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Overview

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Cost Estimating Methodologies for Substation and Transmission Projects, February 12-13, 2020 in Denver, CO

New electricity transmission, transmission expansion, and transmission upgrades are being proposed in every region of the US and Canada. Electricity transmission, and the need for more of it, is the key to many of North America’s energy goals, including: increased reliability and security, the integration of more renewable energy, more competitive markets, and the construction and implementation of a smart grid. In addition, new transmission market mechanisms are being applied in many US regions.

This course is designed to provide a practical overview of electricity transmission and the transmission system for non-engineers or those who are new to the industry. The course will cover how new transmission is designed and planned and how the transmission system is regulated. Important topics such as markets and new technologies will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define and describe the major concepts of electricity transmission
  • Explain considerations that impact transmission planning and design
  • Analyze the importance of transmission reliability and the factors that can affect it
  • Examine the purpose, role, and impact of NERC
  • Identify the main drivers for new transmission and discuss the many challenges of transmission expansion
  • Review the history and trajectory of FERC regulations for transmission planning and cost allocation
  • Examine the structure of major transmission markets in the US and comprehend how the market system operates

Credits

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

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

Instructional Methods

Case studies and PowerPoint presentations will be used in this program.

Agenda

Monday, February 10, 2020

registration8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

timing8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

lunch12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


  • Basic Electricity Concepts
    • Terms and definitions
    • Relationship of voltage, current, resistance and power
    • Alternating current and voltage
  • Load
    • Sectors and characteristics
    • Drive costs
  • Generation
    • Electricity generation basics
    • Typical power system components
  • Transmission
    • Primary functions
    • Major components
    • High voltage DC transmission (HVDC)
  • FERC and State Regulation
    • FERC regulatory authority
    • State regulation
  • Reliability and Compliance
    • ERO (NERC) compliance process overview
    • Bulk electric system reliability
  • Transmission Line Losses
  • System Integration and Grid Operation
    • System operations terminology
    • Control area/balancing area
    • Ancillary services
  • Power System Protection Basics
  • Transmission Planning Concepts
  • Design & Planning
    • ROW considerations
    • Configurations
    • NECS
    • Survey
    • Types of structures
    • NERC compliance

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

breakfast8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

timing8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing


  • Energy
  • Wholesale Power Markets
  • RTO’s/ISO’s
    • RTO advantages and disadvantages
    • FERC authority over RTOs/ISOs
  • Regional Organized Markets
    • The players
  • Locational Marginal Prices (LMP)
    • Components of LMP
    • Three bus examples for LMP
  • Transmission Congestion and Risk Management
    • Financial Transmission Rights (FTRs)
  • Emerging Issues: Challenges and Opportunities

Workshop

Cost Estimating 201

Thursday, February 13, 2020

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Workshop Registration 

1:00  – 5:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing

Overview

This workshop is geared towards those who would like a further understanding of the cost estimating process and experience a more in-depth teaching session, after they’ve attended the Cost Estimating Methodologies course. Attendees will learn more of the guidelines for different types of estimating projects, as well as how to use these guides. Attendees will also be working with real-life examples so they can dig deeper into the process and gain a full understanding of cost estimating for substation and transmission projects.

Class participation will provide opportunity for professional networking and learning from others who are actively involved in estimating large projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to apply AACE guides to major power projects and how the guides can be used to provide meaningful information to utility managers
  • Calculate risk management parameters based on known project information
  • Use different Estimating tools currently available to the industry
  • Participate in exercises in developing revised cost estimates throughout the project life cycle
  • Know how to prepare CE for both a small EPC solar project and a large EPC transmission project

Agenda

  • Review of Cost Estimating Principles
  • Types of Cost Estimates and how they are used
  • Cost Estimating Guidelines – the application of AACE Recommended Practices to major power projects and how they can be used to provide meaningful information to utility managers
    • AACE 96R, 69R, 56R, etc.
    • How to use the Guides for different types of projects
    • Application of Contingency
    • Expected Accuracy Range
    • Confidence Interval
  • Identification of Critical Project Elements
    • Substation
    • Transmission
    • Distribution
    • Generation
  • Cost Estimating Tools commonly used in the industry1.
  •  Class Exercise – Building a Cost Estimating from the bottom up for:
    • Solar Garden
    • Gas Turbine
    • Transmission Line

Class participation will provide opportunity for professional networking and learning from others who are actively involved in estimating large projects.

 

Workshop Instructors

Edward Weber, Senior Transmission Planning Advisor/Project Manager, HDR Engineering Inc.

Ed Weber is a senior electrical engineer with over 35 years of experience in power system analysis and planning throughout the US. He has extensive experience in power system reliability compliance and system modeling, power flow and stability analysis, transmission tariff process, and generator interconnections. Ed’s experience includes over 30 years of management of large power projects requiring coordination of project planning, design, and environmental activities; coordination of consultant activities; coordination of regulatory and contractual activities; interfacing with the developers and transmission owners and operators; and preparation of technical reports. He has supervised a diverse staff of professional engineers and was responsible for all facets of power system planning and operational support across the country. Since coming to HDR Engineering, Ed has worked on several large transmission and generation projects along with conducting numerous planning and interconnection studies for a long list of clients.


Jay Turner, EIT, PMP, Six Sigma Green Belt, Project Controls Major Projects Advisor, Southern California Edison

Jay Turner has fifteen years of cost estimating, project management, root cause analysis, and process improvement experience in the utility, accounting, and consulting industries. He currently estimates and tracks project costs for transmission, substation, and generation projects for Southern California Edison. Jay has been certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute and a Six Sigma Green Belt by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He earned his M.B.A. and M.S. Systems Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and his B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology.


Instructors

Raj Rana, PE, MBA, CEM, PMP – Consultant

 At present, Mr. Rana provides consulting services in the electric utility industry in the areas of NERC compliance, energy markets, power system planning and operation, resources integrations, and project management.

Previously, while serving as Director – RTO Policy and NERC Compliance at American Electrical Power, Mr. Rana was responsible for coordination of energy, transmission, market structure, finance, and governance related RTO policy issues among the AEP business units, development of corporate positions/policies, and advocacy of such positions at regulatory agencies as well as at stakeholder forums in PJM, SPP, and ERCOT RTOs. He was also responsible for the development and coordination of strategic direction of AEP’s power system reliability compliance program among all business units as well as coordination and facilitation of compliance plans, policies and procedures within the company to ensure timely and successful compliance of NERC and regional reliability standards.

Mr. Rana also worked in AEP’s System Planning department in various positions. His experience at AEP includes planning and operation of the bulk transmission network, generation interconnections, tariff and regulatory/legislative issues, system integration, asset management, mergers and acquisitions, as well as planning and engineering studies for international transmission and generation projects.

Mr. Rana holds a BSEE degree from M. S. University (India), an MSEE degree from West Virginia University, and an MBA degree from University of Dayton. Mr. Rana also completed the AEP Management Development Program at the Fisher Business College of the Ohio State University. He is a life-senior member of IEEE and holds Ohio State PE license. Mr. Rana is also a certified energy manager and a project management professional.


Ed Weber, Senior Transmission Planning Advisor/Project Manager, HDR Engineering Inc. 

Ed Weber is a senior electrical engineer with 35 years of experience in power system analysis and planning throughout the upper Midwest region. He has extensive experience in power system reliability and modeling, power flow and stability analysis, and transmission tariff process and generator interconnections. He has served on several national and regional work groups associated with the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool, Midwest Reliability Organization, the North American Reliability Corp, and the Western Electric Coordinating Council. 

Ed’s experience includes over 30 years of management of large power facility projects requiring coordination of project planning, design, and environmental activities; coordination of consultant activities; coordination of regulatory and contractual activities; interfacing with the developers and transmission owners and operators; and preparation of reports. 

During his 30 year career at Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), he supervised a diverse staff of professional engineers and was responsible for all facets of power system planning and operational support. Ed directed the initial NERC Standards and Compliance program for WAPA, Upper Great Plains Region; as well as coordinating the tariff revisions necessary to comply with FERC Order 890 – Large Generator Interconnection. Since coming to HDR Engineering, Ed has worked on several large renewable energy projects along with numerous planning studies. 

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