Introduction to Electric Utility Systems for Non-Engineers

Introduction to Electric Utility Systems for Non-Engineers

December 5-6, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

“I left this training with a ton of knowledge that will help me directly in my job duties.” – Customer Operations Analyst, PSEG LI

“Great training that offers relevant information.” – Consultant, Arizona Public Service

“I think this is a great course to take to learn the basics of electric utilities and how it all works.” – Senior Real Estate Rep, Lower Colorado River Authority

“Larry is a master! I appreciate his steady and calm presentation style. I know nothing about power, and he helped me to understand.” – Arizona Public Service

“Good training. Very informative. Would take more classes or training sessions from EUCI.” – Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

“A wonderful course to get a handle on the electric utility industry. I enjoyed the course a lot.” – Kerrville Public Utility Board

“Fantastic course for someone who is brand new to the electrical industry.” – Hoosier Energy

“This was one of the best trainings I ever attended. The instructor was thorough and explained concepts very well.” –Inside Sales, Utility & Industrial Products

“Larry was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic presenter. He made very technical topics relatable, which was very much appreciated.” –Digital Marketing Manager, ABB

“Larry did an excellent job presenting this information. The order was logical and helped build knowledge. I now have context for the often-abstract discussion on transmission, distribution, and substations at work.” – San Francisco Public Utility Commission

This course has been developed for non-engineers working for electric utilities or involved in business relationships with electric utilities. It provides a non-technical introduction to the concepts that form the basis for the design and operation of the integrated electric utility system. The 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.

Participants will learn to recognize equipment and facilities in the field, understand their purpose and functioning, and develop a strong layman’s understanding of the underlying design, economics, and operation of electric power systems. Contemporary issues facing the designers, operators, and managers of modern electric power systems are also covered.

After completing the course, attendees will feel comfortable speaking with engineers from their company and asking follow-up questions to clarify their understanding of the issues that are being discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the components of all functional areas of electric utility systems  
  • Consider the drivers of system design and operation  
  • Review the power system’s definitions and terminology 
  • Discuss 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 
  • Explain industry standards-related issues  
  • Discuss challenges created by the evolving regulatory/market environment  

Agenda

Monday, December 5, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing

 

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
  • Energy Storage

The Transmission System

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

Substations

  • Power Transformers
  • Substation Equipment and Facilities

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing

 

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

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.

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

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Introduction to Electric Utility Systems for Non-Engineers

December 5-6, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1295.00 each

Volume pricing also available

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

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 5,180.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 9,065.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 15,540.00 (40% discount)
Unlimited connections - $ 20,000.00

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Volume pricing also available

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

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 5,180.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 9,065.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 15,540.00 (40% discount)
Unlimited connections - $ 20,000.00

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 November 04, 2022 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

CEUs

Credits

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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 1.3 CEUs for this event

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

PowerPoint presentations, interactive group exercise, and group discussion will be used during this course.


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 field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

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