Substation Fundamentals

Substation Fundamentals

March 12-13, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

I have a better understanding of substations than anticipated. I am a lot more confident in my abilities to manage a substation project.” Project Coordinator, Lubbock Power & Light

“EUCI courses have three fundamental characteristics: substance, substance, and substance. Time and money well spent.” Assistant GM-Power Supply, Burbank Water and Power

“This was a very good course for someone with my experience and knowledge. I learned a lot about substations and feel like I have a more well-rounded knowledge of substations.” Civil Engineer, Shive-Hattery

“Good course for the entry level personnel, helps you understand the concept of what substation does and purpose.” Project Manager, Newkirk Electric

“A good overview of a substation and all of its components along with instructors who are very informative and knowledgeable on the subject matter.” Estimator, New River Electrical Corp

“Substation Fundamentals was a great introductory course for professionals working in the electric utility industry. Looking forward to expanding on the concepts with additional deep dive courses.” Interconnection Lead, Lower Colorado River Authority

“Very good overall coverage without overwhelming in details.” Construction Manager, Avangrid

“This course provided a great foundation for substation knowledge. Not having an engineering background did not hold me back from learning and understanding the material.” Transmission & Substation Specialist, Hubbell

“The instructors were excellent. They have so much knowledge and experience.” Utilities Engineer, California Public Utilities Commission

“Jerry was great!” Interconnection Lead, Lower Colorado River Authority

“This course gave me a broad understanding of a substation application from the basics of electricity to the final construction phase.” Transmission and Substation Specialist, Hubbell Power Systems

“Great overview of substation design.” Engineering Supervisor, Prairie Power, Inc

“I highly recommend this course for project managers who are designing/building substations and recommend they take it before they start design!” Federal Project Director, NNSA

“This class was well thought out and put together with a lot of detailed information to help understand more about substations. I would highly recommend this class to all who seek further education on the basics of substation design and operations.” Sr. Civil Engineer, Kiewit

“Training was awesome! Will recommend to other managers/supervisors. Very well organized. Location was great, food was good!” Construction Manager, Saulsbury

“This was a very useful course and time well spent educating myself on substation fundamentals.” Vice President, Enerfab Power & Industrial, Inc.

“Great basic overview of substation and their electrical components.” Assistant Project Manager, McCarthy

“EUCI’s Fundamentals of Substations class is intuitive and straight forward. The speakers are credibly insightful and approachable if you have any comments or questions. I’d highly recommend this course for anyone who needs to work in and/or around substations. Whether you’re a “green” employee or seasoned veteran, this course is beneficial to all.” Power Estimator, Henkels & McCoy

This course will introduce and provide non-technical people with the basics of a substation and all the general components that are inside a substation. General issues that are involved in the construction, operation and maintenance of substations and switchyards, and detailed safety awareness will be discussed.  It will allow people who are not substation design engineers to know enough to oversee various aspects of a substation and will allow strong oversight of contractors and various substation projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the basics of the power system
  • Explore an in-depth section on substations covering their types and differences
  • Describe the various components and all equipment in substations
  • Review possible causes and solutions to substation faults
  • Explain the various factors in and parts to substation safety
  • Engage in an understanding of basic substation drawings and diagrams
  • List the components and tasks involved with managing a substation project



Tuesday, March 12, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing

Electricity Basics and the Power Delivery System


Substation Overview

  • High Voltage
  • Transmission Line Entry
  • Power Transformers
  • Distribution Circuit Exits

    Substation Site Selection


    Substation Equipment

    • HV Arrester
    • HV Breakers
    • Power Transformer (w/ and w/o LTC)
    • LV Bus
    • Distribution Feeder Breakers
    • W/ and w/o Voltage Regulators
    • Ground Grid

    Substation Protection & Control

    • Control House Components
      • Alternatives to Control House
    • Supervisory/Automation Equipment & Systems

    Substation Safety

    • PPE
    • Do’s & Don’t

    Wednesday, March 13, 2024 : Central time

    8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
    Log In

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

    Substation Drawings

    • 1-Line and 3-Line Schematics
    • Physical Drawings
    • Plan View
    • Elevation

    Managing Substation Construction Projects

    • General Process
    • Project Schedule
    • Project Groups and Tasks
      • Project Development
      • Engineering
      • Procurement
      • Construction
      • Testing and Commissioning
      • Asset Management / O&M


    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 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). Presently, Jerry is a developer and instructor for EUCI Courses.

    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.

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    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 attendees for 7 days after the event


    Substation Fundamentals

    March 12-13, 2024 | Online
    Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

    Volume pricing also available

    Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

    Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
    Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
    Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

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    Introduction to Substation Design

    March 13-14, 2024 | Online
    Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

    Volume pricing also available

    Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

    Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
    Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
    Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

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    Instructional Methods

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

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    Course CPE Credits: 12.0
    There is no prerequisite for this Course.
    Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
    Program Level: Basic
    Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
    Advanced Preperation: None

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