Introduction to Gas Insulated Substations

Introduction to Gas Insulated Substations

A complimentary training everyone interested in GIS should know

August 4, 2021 | Online :: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time


“It’s great to bring utilities and vendors together to discuss best practices and lessons learned” -Project Manager, Southern Company

This helped me better understand the basics of GIS and helped to get me up to speed with industry developments – Engineer, Southern California Edison

This webinar will provide attendees with a greater understanding of Gas Insulated Substations (GIS), including design, construction, operations, and maintenance. Attendees will gain a multi-dimensional perspective 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for new or prospective utility professionals interested in gas insulated substations; however, other substation stakeholders may find a benefit from attending. This course will attempt to provide a robust education on GIS installations including relevant policies, practices and could be of interest to professionals in other areas of the utility such as communications, community engagement, and safety.


Wednesday, August 4, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Sound Check

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Webinar Timing


Equipment Fundamentals & Technology (AIS vs GIS)

  • Explanation of each and use cases
  • Description of technologies, engineering, and differences

Installation Practices

  • Standard vs SMART
  • E-House


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.

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.


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Introduction to Gas Insulated SubstationsUS $ 0.00

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