Introduction to Gas Insulated Substations
August 20, 2020 | Online :: Central time
This course will attempt to provide an in-depth understanding of Gas Insulated Substations (GIS), including design, construction, operations, and maintenance. Attendees will gain a perspective from both an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and utility on the lifecycle journey to a GIS installation including costs and long-term ROI. As more utilities consider making a cost-benefit analysis, they must consider more factors than just real estate. It is important for prospective utilities to gain a thorough understanding of real costs, community buy-in, compliance factors, and other necessary investments to effectively create a plan forward. This course will provide updated information for utilities on these topics and plenty of room to discuss custom projects and answer questions.
- Describe and understand the characteristics of a Gas Insulated Substation
- Review technical equipment and design considerations
- Identify High Voltage Installation
- Describe fundamental characteristics of GIS
- Compare AIS to GIS
- Assess AIS & GIS total life cycle cost comparisons
- Compare substation physical security cost of AIS & GIS
- Discuss Clean air and emission
- Review “The Digital Substation”
- Hear from a utility and OEM on project lifecycle
EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 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.
Case studies, PowerPoint presentations and classroom exercises will be used
Thursday, August 20, 2020 – Central time
8:45 – 9:00 am :: Log In and Sound Check
9:00 am – 5:00 pm :: Course Timing
12:00 – 12:45 pm :: Lunch Break
Introduction & Overview to High Voltage GIS
Equipment Fundamentals & Technology (AIS vs GIS)
- Explanation of each and use cases
- Description of technologies, engineering, and differences
- Components (inc. LCC)
- PIR & POW
- Standard vs SMART
Operation & Maintenance
- Costs and safety
Clean Air Technology
- Overview and ROI
- Cost/Benefit analysis
- SF6 and emission factors
- Bay control
- Monitoring/Asset management
- TP introduction
- Equipment & accessories
- System Approach
Utility Implementation and Experience
- AIS vs GIS
- Long term costs and return on investment
- Urban development and real estate
- Management and safety
- Seattle substation case study
Q&A and Conclusion
Gilles Barthes, Director of Sales, Marketing, and Product Development, Siemens
Business and Product Manager for Siemens GIS High Voltage Products in the US, Gilles Barthes is responsible for the Front End GIS business: Sales, Marketing, Tendering and Product Development for the US Market at Siemens.
Involved in the High Voltage GIS business over 18 years, Gilles started in France with Merlin Gerin, Schneider owned, developing Spain and South America GIS Markets and moved to the US through VATECH acquisition of Schneider High Voltage in 2002.
Siemens acquired VATECH in 2005 and since then, Gilles has been in charge of Siemens penetration of the GIS market with significant sales in the East Coast of the US, built the GIS range for the US market specifics and actively participated to transform the local US setup from a sales office to a local and key autonomous GIS business unit for Siemens.
Rajinder Rai, Principal Substation Engineer, Seattle City Light
Rajinder has been working in Substations Engineering for 17 years with City of Seattle with main focus on distribution and transmission switchgear controls, replacements, retrofits, equipment specifications, procurement, maintenance and diagnostics. Other responsibilities include power transformer replacements and substation ground grid improvements.
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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- Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
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