An Overview of Electrical Transmission and Distribution System for Non-Electrical Professionals
Aug 14, 2023 /
Course Code: 0802-WEBM23
This course is scheduled for 1 day (3 hours of instruction plus break)
11am-2:30 pm Eastern
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Interact more effectively with other work groups involved in electricity transmission and distribution systems
- Apply knowledge of power systems in regulatory work related to new electricity transmission and distribution facilities
- Understand how arc flash occurs in distribution systems and its impact, safe engineering practices, and design considerations to mitigate arc flash
- Connect with others about codes and standards applied to transmission and distribution systems
- Understand the concept of line losses, their impacts on electric power systems and how to mitigate them
The course describes the fundamentals of electricity transmission and distribution in a classical power system. It describes step by step what constitutes electricity transmission and distribution, explains the types of distribution systems, grounding and bonding, arc flash and mitigations, design considerations, codes and standards, and harmonics in a typical distribution system. The course describes types of transmission systems, AC versus DC transmission, poles, towers and other components, construction of new transmission systems, active and reactive losses, and loss compensation.
The course is intended to provide a clear understanding of transmission and distribution systems to professionals who, although qualified in their own disciplines, may have yet to receive formal electrical engineering training. However, this course is also designed to benefit engineers seeking to refresh their knowledge of electricity transmission and distribution.
- Distribution Systems Overview
- Transmission Systems Overview
- Overhead Systems for Transmission and Distribution
Who should attend?
This course is designed for individuals associated with power system-related work but do not have a direct power system background. For example, regulators, legal services, engineers from disciplines other than electrical engineering, technicians involved in power system work, professionals from oil and gas industries, and electricity export/import market specialists will find this course helpful. In addition, professionals who need to refresh their current experience and knowledge of electricity transmission and distribution will also benefit from this course.
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
Please note: You can check other time zones here.
Distribution Systems Overview
- Voltage classification
- Residential system
- Industrial system
- Radial vs Ring Main
- Design considerations
- Arc Flash & Safety
- Root cause and impact
- Protection boundary
- Warning labels and PPE
- Arc Flash mitigations
- CSA Z462 & IEEE1584
- Voltage Dips and Flickers
- Causes and impacts
- Causes and impacts
- Other Considerations
Transmission Systems Overview
- Transmission overview
- AC versus DC transmission
- AC power transmission - Overhead and Underground
- Short versus long transmission lines
- Inductance and capacitance of transmission lines
- Line losses and voltage regulation
- Loss Compensation
Overhead Systems for Transmission and Distribution
- Poles and towers
- Sags and safety standards
Amitabha Gangopadhyay, M.Eng., P.Eng, is well recognized in the area of power system engineering, where he has made many contributions in a wide range of power system applications during the past 35 years.
Prior to pursuing higher studies in Canada, Amitabha has worked in the utility industry and with English Electric in India. In Canada, Amitabha has worked with Group Schneider, Global Thermoelectric, Fuel Cell Energy and SNC Lavalin in many areas of power system engineering. Currently, Amitabha works in the area of regulatory matters related to electric reliability of bulk power systems in North America.
His areas of interest are electrical transmission and distribution, protection and smart grid applications. Amitabha holds a Master's Degree from the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has published a number of papers in international journals and conferences. Amitabha is a professional engineer in the province of Alberta.
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Fee & Credits
$225 + taxes
- 0.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 3 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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