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Fundamentals of Electrical Distribution Systems

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After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain basic electrical system quantities, identify sources of generation, cogeneration issues, and distribution system configuration
  • Describe load characteristics and effects on power costs
  • Describe the major electrical machinery and components used in power distribution
  • Understand the fundamentals of system protection, grounding and power quality problems
  • Understand electrical power metering and how to avoid billing penalties

You will develop an understanding of the electrical distribution system by learning the basic concepts for direct current circuits and extending this knowledge to single-phase and 3-phase alternating current circuits.

The objective of this course is to explain, without using rigorous mathematical derivations, the meaning of electrical quantities, including kVA, kW and power factor. Topics include distribution system configuration, electro-magnetic fields, major electrical machinery, system protection, power system metering, and the importance of power quality. You will receive an explanation of load characteristics and their effects on power costs.

Course Outline:

  • Basic Concepts
  • Generation, Transmission & Distribution
  • Distribution System Components
  • Major Electrical Machinery
  • System Protection
  • System Grounding
  • Power Quality
  • Electrical Distribution Systems
  • Electrical Safety
  • Non-Utility Generation

Who Should Attend:
Engineers • Facility & Operations Managers • Technical Specialist • Plant Engineers • Project Engineers & Managers • Engineering Consultants • Architects

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This course is currently scheduled at the following locations. Click the city name to learn even more details about this course.

Mississauga, ON
on 5/6/2019

Edmonton, AB
on 8/13/2019

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