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Introduction to Electric Utility Systems for Non-Engineers
October 20-21, 2020 | Online :: Central Time

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Overview

This is an Online Course! In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses.

This course has been developed for non-engineers working for electric utilities or involved in business relationships with electric utilities. The course provides a non-technical introduction to the fundamental concepts that form the basis for the design and operation of the integrated electric utility system. The fundamental concepts underlying legacy electric power systems and how the attributes of these systems affect their operation in today’s evolving market structure are addressed without reference to rigorous engineering techniques or mathematical analysis.   

Challenges facing companies in today’s changing regulatory and operational environment are also discussed. The course is structured for active participation by attendees, who will have ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues of particular interest to them. Extensive course notes are provided to everyone attending the course.   

Learning Outcomes  

This class provides non-engineers a strong layman’s understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying the design, economics, and operation of electric power systems, as well as contemporary issues facing the designers, operators, and managers of modern electric power systems. The course takes participants on a virtual tour of all functional areas of the power system where they will learn to recognize equipment and facilities in the field and understand their purpose and functioning.  

Individuals who attend this course develop a “gut feel” for why electric utility systems are built and operated the way that they are. After completing the course, they should feel comfortable speaking with engineers from their company or the utility that they are dealing with, and they should know enough to ask follow-up questions to clarify their understanding of the issues that are being discussed. Topics to be covered include:   

  • The components of all functional areas of electric utility systems  
  • The drivers of system design and operation  
  • Key power systems definitions and terminology 
  • The effects of industry and corporate changes on power systems design and operations, including:  
    • Alternative energy resources  
    • New concepts in system architecture such as the smart grid  
    • Emphasis on reliability and power quality 
  • Industry standards-related issues  
  • Challenges created by the evolving regulatory/market environment  

Credits

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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 1.3 CEUs for this event.

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

Course CPE Credits: 16.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Delivery Methood: Group-Live
Advanced Preperation: 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.

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

Participants must be in attendance for the entirety of the course.

Agenda

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Lunch Break


Introduction to Power Systems

  • Power System Overview and Electricity Basics
  • End-Use Loads and Load Characteristics

Power Generation

  • Steam Power Plants
  • Hydroelectric Power Plants
  • Renewable Energy Resources

The Transmission System

  • Alternating Current Transmission
  • Direct Current Transmission
  • Transmission Structures
  • Transmission Interconnections, NERC, and RTOs

Substations

  • Power Transformers
  • Substation Equipment and Facilities

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:30 – 1:15 pm :: Lunch Break


The Distribution System

  • Services and Secondary Lines
  • Line Transformers
  • Primary Line Equipment and Facilities
  • System Protection
  • Smart Grid

Electrical Losses

  • Line and Transformer Losses
  • System Demand and Energy Losses
  • Power Flow Model

Electricity Metering

  • Watt-Hour and Demand Metering
  • Metering High Voltages and Currents
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • Special Metering Applications

Power System Restoration

Instructor

Lawrence (Larry) J. Vogt, Vogtage Engineering Corporation

Mr. Vogt has over 45 years of experience in engineering, industrial marketing, demand-side management, and rates and regulations in the electrical utility industry. He has a comprehensive knowledge of power system planning, design, and operations, as well as forecasting, cost-of-service analysis, and electricity pricing methodologies. Mr. Vogt has served in various engineering and managerial positions at ABB Power T&D Company, Louisville Gas & Electric Company, Mississippi Power Company, Public Service Indiana (now known as Duke Energy – Indiana), and Southern Company Services. He is a member of AEE and IEEE, and he is a registered Professional Engineer in several states. Mr. Vogt has served as an expert witness in several regulatory proceedings.  He has Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in the field of electrical engineering from the University of Louisville. 

Mr. Vogt is the author of several technical papers and the textbooks: Electricity Pricing: Engineering Principles and Methodologies, CRC Press, 2009 and Electrical Energy Management, Lexington Books, 1977. He is also a chapter author in the 3rd Edition of the Power Systems volume of The Electric Power Engineering Handbook, CRC Press, 2012. He has conducted numerous courses and webinars for the Electric League of Indiana, Inc., the Edison Electric Institute, EUCI, and the University of South Alabama. In addition, Mr. Vogt has served as an Adjunct Professor in Penn State University’s International Power Engineering Program.  

Online Delivery

Our courses are designed to be the best possible use of your valuable time – get the information you need to improve your position in the market in an interactive, dynamic format.

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.

  • 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.

Register

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
Introduction to Electric Utility Systems for Non-Engineers - (single connection)US $ 1295.00
Pack of 5 connectionsUS $ 5,180.00
Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 9,065.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 15,540.00
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 September 18, 2020 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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