Introduction to Modern Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems Seminar

A Two-Day Classroom Seminar (CPE Approved)

Orlando, FL, United States

Even when a utility company successfully recruits a young engineer, two years or more may pass before he or she can work independently. Why? Because college graduates lack practical knowledge of how a utility company actually works. They are unfamiliar with management aspects of the business. As a result, even the most gifted young engineers must spend months informally "learning the ropes" before they can become true contributors.

This course will substantially accelerate that acclimatization process by providing future project engineers with a basic knowledge of applied engineering in a utility company. It will teach them the project management aspects of modern Transmission and Distribution (T&D) systems as well.

This is the same "real-life" orientation a new utility engineer might receive from his or her supervisors and co-workers. Only it has been structured to provide a rapid and comprehensive overview, with a close connection to real-life specifics, plus exercises and practice sessions to ensure better retention.

What You Will Learn

  1. What the main components of modern transmission and distribution systems are, their application and arrangement
  2. How to perform various calculations used in T&D system design and engineering
  3. How to use the tools and principles of modern project management to ensure overall project success

You Will Also Learn

  1. How power systems are arranged, their main elements, and the place of each element in the overall structure
  2. What substation consists of, the function of each piece of equipment
  3. The role of protection systems and the criteria they must need
  4. How to analyze the reliability of power supply systems
  5. The advantages and disadvantages of various substation switching systems
  6. How to select substation equipment
  7. Types of transmission power lines and the main steps of their design
  8. Why reactive power and voltage in T&D systems need to be regulated, the necessary equipment, and how it should be selected
  9. The makeup of a low-voltage distribution system and how to design it
  10. The purpose of grounding and lightning protection in T&D Systems and how they should be arranged
  11. Critical success factors for T&D project management
  12. How to scope projects, prepare realistic estimates and schedules, evaluate risk and include contingencies
  13. How to make project communications more efficient, procure high-quality equipment and services at reasonable costs, and ensure overall project success through effective control

Who Should Attend this Seminar

New employees of utility companies or college graduates who want to expand their knowledge and experience in modern transmission and distribution systems engineering, as well as in project management.

Prerequisites and Advance Preparation
Basic understanding of electrical power systems

Program Level
Basic level. This fundamental course begins with basic material and then proceeds to the intermediate level.

Delivery Method

Each Class is Limited to First 20 Registrants

Your Instructor

Boris Shvartsberg, Ph.D., P.E., P.M.P.
Mr. Shvartsberg is an engineering and project management professional with more than 35 years of practical experience in managing and supervising of highly complicated technical projects for utility companies in the United States and Latvia. He has extensive teaching experience in the European and US colleges and universities. Mr. Shvartsberg is the author of more than 20 publications on electrical engineering and project management subjects and has made numerous successful presentations at international conferences and symposiums.

Mr. Shvartsberg has a doctorate and a masters degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey, USA and a certified Project Management Professional designated by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Leader of PMI Utility Industry Community of Practice.

Seminar Agenda

  • Power system structure
  • Transmission and distribution (T&D) systems:
  • Place in power system structure
  • Main goals and criteria
  • T&D components
  • Power Transformers
  • Switching Equipment
  • Substation Bus System
  • Instrument Transformers
  • Overvoltage Protection
  • Equipment Installation Options
  • Relay Protection
  • Metering Systems
  • Auxiliary AC/DC Power Systems
  • Station Alarm and Remote Control Systems
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Typical Substation Switching Systems
  • Insulation Coordination
  • Substation Safety and Fire Protection
  • Substation Design Issues
  • Substation Insulator's Performance Improvement
  • Mission and Main Types of Power Lines
  • Aerial Lines
  • Underground Cable Lines
  • Reactive Power Regulation
  • Voltage Regulation
  • Typical Low Voltage Distribution Systems and their Mission
  • Low Voltage Distribution System Design
  • Power System Grounding
  • Lightning protection
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Scope
  • Procurement Process
  • Risk Management
  • Project Communications
  • Project Baseline and Control

Hotel and Seminar Information

This two-day seminar will be held at the hotel listed below or can be conducted on-site at your facilities. The seminar will start promptly at 8:00 AM and will finish at 5:00 PM on the first day. On the second day, the seminar will resume at 8:00 AM and will finish at 1:00 PM. The program includes continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks on the first day and a continental breakfast and coffee break on the second day. Attendees also receive a professionally produced seminar manual that can serve as a valuable office reference. Dress is casual for all seminars.

Melia Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration

225 Celebration Place
Orlando, FL 34747
Telephone: 407-964-7000
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A limited amount of sleeping rooms are being held as a courtesy block. One bedroom Suite at $139.00 plus taxes. Please call the hotel and ask for the PGS Energy Training courtesy block.
Event details
Organizer : PGS Energy Training
Venue : Melia Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration, Orlando, FL, United States
Event type : Training Course
Reference : ASDE-19180