Distribution Volt/VAR Management

Distribution Volt/VAR Management

February 8-9, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

“This event was a great introduction into configuring capacitors and voltage regulators to meet the various voltage and power factor needs of a distribution system while offering safe and reliable performance.” Planning Engineer, Tri-State Transmission & Generation

Power Factor Correction and Voltage Regulation are essential components for distribution system efficiency and power quality. This course introduces attendees to these concepts and moves quickly into the characteristics and application for power capacitor and voltage regulators. It then expands to provide information that will be helpful in specifying features and accessories for both devices.  Upon completion of the course students will be capable of diagnosing distribution feeders for the proper sizing and placement of this equipment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Expand on VAR fundamental calculations including resistance, reactance, and impedance
  • Discuss the power triangle’s relationships of real, reactive and apparent power
  • Detail how to calculate and reduce system losses
  • Discuss increasing circuit capacity
  • Perform a voltage profile analysis
  • Explore Volt/VAR strategies
  • Define characteristics & application factors for power capacitors
  • Review protection strategies for power capacitors
  • Discover the use and controls of switched cap banks
  • Identify the characteristics & application factors of step voltage regulators
  • Review voltage regulator controls and how to bypass voltage regulators
  • Discover the tools for coordinating Volt/VAR equipment
  • Review special application considerations


Tuesday, February 8, 2022 : Central Time

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Log In

12:00 – 12:40 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:15a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing

Volt/VAR Fundamental Calculations

  • Resistance, Reactance, Impedance
  • The Power Triangle
    • KW, KVAR, KVA
  • System Loss Calculations
    • Reducing System Losses
    • Increasing Circuit Capacity
  • Voltage Profile Analysis
  • Volt/VAR Strategy

Power Capacitors

  • Characteristics & Application Factors
  • Overcurrent Protection for Pwr Caps
    • Expulsion Fuses
    • Current Limiting Fuses
  • Switch Capacitor Banks
    • Switches
    • Sensors
    • Back to Back Switching Concerns
    • Cap Controls
    • Time, Temp, Voltage Current, VAR
    • Zero Voltage Closing Controls

Monitoring Equipment for Capacitor Banks


Voltage Regulators

  • Characteristics & Application Factors
  • VR Schematic & Nameplate
  • VR External Components
  • VR Controls
    • Setting, BW, TD, LDC
      • Features
    • Add Amp/Load Bonus
    • Reverse Power Operation
  • Bypassing Voltage Regulators

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 : Central Time

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Log In

9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

Placement of Voltage Regulators & Capacitors

  • Reg to Reg Coordination
  • Reg to Cap Coordination
  • Switching Schemes for Capacitors

Overvoltage Protection for Caps and VRs


Special Application Considerations

  • Dispersed Generation
  • Auto Feeder Reconfiguration

Specifying Padmount Volt/VAR equipment

  • Padmount Capacitor Banks
  • Padmount Voltage Regulators


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 Connection - Distribution Volt/VAR ManagementUS $ 1195.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 4,780.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 8,365.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 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 license packs

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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 January 07, 2022 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 has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, and group discussion will be used in this event.

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 12.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.

Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group-Live presented online due to COVID-19
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

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