Electric Distribution Fundamentals

Electric Distribution Fundamentals

October 5-6, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

Overview

Electric Distribution is unique to the Power Delivery System in that it is the portion closest to the end user. Traditionally, these lines have been radial in nature. Equipment and line construction must be compact to accommodate smaller right of ways, maintain adequate clearances and sturdy enough to withstand the weather-related forces. This course will expose attendees to the equipment, construction practices and protection technics associated with electric distribution systems. It is intended for those new to this field, regardless of organizational position.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the position on of Electric Distribution in the Power Delivery System
  • Review the basics of both Overhead and Underground Distribution Systems
    • Equipment
    • Construction Practices
    • Advantages & Disadvantages
  • Review Line Sectionalizing for Isolating Faults
    • Equipment
    • Types of Faults
    • Coordinating Protective Devices
  • Discuss an introduction to the National Electric Safety Code
  • Discuss an introduction to Distribution Reliability and Power Quality

Agenda

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 : Central Time

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing

 

Basics of Electricity and the Power Delivery System

  • Ohm’s Law – Voltage, Current, Resistance
  • Reactance – Inductive & Capacitive
  • Power Triangle – Watt (W), Volt Amperes Reactive (VAr), Volt Amperes (VA)
    • Power Factor
    • System Losses
  • Introduction to transformers

Introduction to Overhead Line Construction

  • Poles, Conductor, Guy wires, Anchors, Transformers
  • Three Phase Configurations – cross arm, vertical, double circuit
  • NESC Part II

Introduction to Underground Distribution

  • Cable, Terminations, Transformer, Sectionalizing Cabinet, Padmount Switchgear
  • Underground Service (Single Phase – residential, Three Phase – commercial)
  • Underground Loop – Residential
  • NESC Part III
  • Economic comparison Underground vs. Overhead

System Protection

  • Overvoltage
    • Surge Arresters

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 : Central Time

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

9:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

 

  • Overcurrent Protection Equipment
  • Fuse, Recloser, Circuit Breaker
  • Coordinating OCP Equipment for Line Sectionalizing

Reliability Indices

  • SAIDI, SAIFI & CAIDI

Power Quality Equipment

  • Voltage Regulators
  • Power Capacitors

Distributed Energy Resources

  • Solar – residential & commercial
  • Peaking Generators
  • Demand Response

Instructors

Jerry Josken, Senior Consultant, Pike Engineering

Jerry holds a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a 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). Presently, Jerry coordinates Pike Engineering Professional Development Programs. 


Gary Roberts is a Professional Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the Electric Utility industry, 25 years plus with TXU, worked on international engagements and the past 11 years with Pike Engineering in various capacities. Gary is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a BSEE and a graduate of Southern Methodist University with an MBA.  

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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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 - Electric Distribution FundamentalsUS $ 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 September 03, 2021 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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Requirements for Successful Completion of Program 

Participants must log in each day and 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. 

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