This Utility Distribution System Planning training course covers the process of planning an electrical utility distribution system to assure adequacy, reliability, and economy. The Utility Distribution System Planning training course begins with an overview of the distribution system and its basic equipment. Next, the planning process is explored, step-by-step, emphasizing the importance of each step in achieving the desired outcome. An in-depth view of engineering economics is included to assure cost-effectiveness of the capital-intensive infrastructure. Since the planning process is necessitated due to changes in load, the process of performing and interpreting load forecasts is investigated. Finally, means of quantifying and measuring reliability will be presented so the reliability of the distribution can be properly assessed.
Utility customers today are demanding higher reliability and lower costs, and this trend will undoubtedly continue for the next several decades. Effective planning techniques provide a means of meeting the customer demands of reliability and economy while better positioning the utility for adapting to future customer requirements. This Utility Distribution System Planning training course presents proven planning methods which will benefit both the utility and its customers.
This Coventry Academy training course will feature:
By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:
This training course is designed for utility or consulting engineers and technicians involved in the planning and/or design of distribution facilities. If you are beginning a career in this area, this training course will be of great benefit to you. Prerequisite knowledge necessary to succeed in this course includes a basic familiarity with utility power distribution.
This Coventry Academy training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
This Coventry Academy training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This includes incorporating case studies and scenarios from numerous utilities as well as classroom exercises to engage the delegates in planning strategies and methods. Goals and objectives for a comprehensive system plan will be studied, balancing system performance with economics. Increases in reliability will be deliberated and realistic means of achieving improved reliability goals will be explored.