Fundamentals of Overhead Distribution Systems

October 19-20, 2020


AGENDA

Monday, October 19, 2020 : Central Time

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Log In

9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. :: Lunch Break


Distribution – What is it?


How Distribution Systems Work – Electrical Part I


How Distribution Systems Work – Electrical Part II


Design Considerations - What is That?


Design Considerations - Why is it Built That Way?


Design Considerations – Why Are Those Lines Where They Are?


Tuesday, October 20, 2020 : Central Time

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Log In

9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing


Operating Considerations – What Does it Take to Keep the Lights On?


Reliability - What are Utilities Doing?


Modernizing the System - Can Old Dogs Learn New Tricks?


Safety - Saving the Most Important Topic for Last


INSTRUCTORS

Wes Spencer, Senior Project Engineer, POWER Engineers, Inc.

Wes is a Senior Project Engineer for POWER Engineers, St. Petersburg, FL and holds a BSEE from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology.

Wes has over 40 years of experience with distribution systems including over 20 years with a Florida utility, private consulting, and working with POWER Engineers. He has developed standards, taught distribution design, directed line crews, and led multiple complex design projects. He has served in leadership positions on numerous technical committees.  He is currently technical lead for major distribution projects with POWER Engineers.


Rod Ratcliff PE, Consultant, POWER Engineers, Inc.

Rod is a Project Engineer for POWER Engineers, Fort Worth, TX and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

During his 10 year career as a consultant in the Power Systems Utility industry Rod has served in a wide variety of power systems engineering design fields including: Low Voltage Electrical System Design, Arc Flash Studies, Substation Design and Ground Testing, Transmission Line Design, Transmission Line SCADA Control and Metering, Overhead and Underground Distribution Line Design, Distribution System Studies and Planning, as well as Reports and Studies for Need, Placement, and Planning of New Substations and New Transmission Lines as required by the Public Utility Commission(PUC). Presently, Rod works in the field of Distribution Design and is also involved in corporate internal training.


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.