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This course discusses the basic considerations of sub-transmission lines, distribution substations, & primary & secondary systems. The operation part covers the voltage drop & power loss calculations, voltage regulation and application of capacitor ...

Course Outline
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
apply practical power distribution fundamentals to your projects
use software techniques effectively to solve problems in your power network
predict simple power network problems by using software confidently
model your distribution system to find effect of dgs on your system, make power flow, short circuit, voltage drop and power loss calculations Description

Engineers must understand the essential aspects of distribution system engineering,   fundamental elements of its operation, as well as modeling and simulation. This course discusses the basic considerations of sub-transmission lines, distribution substations, and primary and secondary systems. The operation part covers the voltage drop and power loss calculations, voltage regulation and application of capacitor to distribution systems. Modeling and simulation of typical Canadian urban, suburban and rural distribution feeders is demonstrated using appropriate PowerWorld simulator. The effect of distributed generation on distribution system performance and operation is also demonstrated via several examples. 


To provide a good understanding of different distribution system elements
To introduce and develop skills in distribution system modeling and simulation
To understand the impact of distributed generation on distribution system operation

Who Should Attend

Electrical engineers, distributed generation developers, power engineering consultants, utility professionals and their technical support staff, power engineers in electrical distribution organizations and in industries,  as well as those who want to switch to the field of electrical power distribution.

Special Requirement
To maximize your benefits, please bring your laptop to the workshop. Computer specifications are:
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista operating systems

Instructor: Tarek Abdelgalil, Ph. D., P. Eng.

Program Outline

Day 1

Welcome, Introduction, Seminar Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

 Electrical Distribution
• Distribution system components

System – Course Overview
• Distribution system operation
• Distribution system modeling and simulation

Sub-Transmission and Substation Design
• Sub-transmission networks configurations
• Substation bus schemes
• Distribution substations ratings
• Service areas calculations
• Substation application curves

Primary and Secondary System Design Considerations
• Primary circuit configurations
• Primary feeder loading
• Secondary networks design
• Economic design of secondaries

Distribution System Performance, Operation, and Power Quality
• Voltage drop calculation for distribution networks
• Power loss calculation   
• Application of capacitors to distribution systems
• Application of voltage regulators to distribution systems
• Power quality problems in distribution systems

Day II

 Overview of Distribution System Modeling
• Load flow analysis
• Short circuit analysis
• Voltage regulation and losses

Distribution System Simulation
• Features of simulation software
• Specialized software vs. general software
• Software demonstration

 Power World Software
• Software demonstration
• Modeling of typical Canadian Feeders
• Effect of DGs on distribution system operation- Case studies

Hands on Training
• Distribution system network modeling
• Power flow calculation
• Short circuit calculations
• Voltage drop and power losses

Open Forum – Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEU / 12 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011

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