Jun

19-23

Power Quality School (Jun 19-23)

The complexity of the system that moves electric energy from the point of production to the point of consumption, combined with variations in weather, generation, demand and changing customer loads; provide many opportunities for the quality of the power supply to be compromised. This course provides students with the fundamental skills to facilitate, quantify, investigate, monitor and solve electrical system problems. Content is taught through a combination of presentations, exercises and unique hands-on labs. Building these skills allow utilities and their customers to save money in avoided equipment outages and damage, costly improper solutions, damage claims and lost production. CEU credits available.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Jay Wicks, Owner, Black Marble Electrical Solutions

    • Program Location
    • Wilsonville Training Center
    • 29353 SW Town Center Loop East
      Wilsonville, Oregon 97070
    • Who Should Attend
      • Electrical engineers
      • PQ engineers
      • Meter techs
      • Ttechnicians
      • Service techs
      • Troubleshooters in the utility sector
      • PQ engineers
      • Facility engineers
      • Facility electricians
      • Process/plant managers in the private sector
  • Registration Options
  • Member: $1,449 USD

    Prices increase $200 after May 26, 2017. Registration fee includes binder and flash drive with class content. Breakfast and Lunch every day. Safety glasses are provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.
  • For more information contact Diana Zoren, Director of Operations Programs at (971) 255-4965.

Agenda

Monday, June 19, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Speaker(s): Wayne Wisdom, Sr. Director, Distribution Grid Services, Salt River Project

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Safety

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Power Quality Basics I

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Power Quality Basics I (continued)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Single Phase Lab

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Break

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation on Fluke Equipment

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Power Quality Basics I (continued)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Discovery Exercise

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PQ Monitoring

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PQ Basics II

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Case Studies

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Break

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Fluke 43B Practice

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

PQ Basics II

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Site Survey

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Case Studies

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Hands-on Lab 1 Disturbance Monitoring

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Hands-on Lab 2 Sensitive Electronic Equipment

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Break

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Hands-on Lab 3 Adjustable Speed Drives

Thursday, June 22, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Hands-on Lab 4 – Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Hands-on Lab 5 – Wiring Problems

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Site Survey Exercise

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Hands-on Lab 8 – Medium Voltage

Friday, June 23, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Hands-on Lab 6 – Isolation Transformers

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Hands-on Lab 7 – Uninterruptable Power Supplies

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Analysis/Solutions Exercise (Box Lunch Provided)

1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Adjourns

Hotel + Travel

The following are suggestions of hotels near the Willsonville Training Center:

Best Western Wilsonville Inn and Suites – 1.3 miles way
29769 Southwest Boones Ferry Road
Wilsonville, OR 97070
503.570.9700

La Quinta Inn Wilsonville – 3.3 miles away
8815 Southwest Sun Place
Wilsonville, OR 97070
800.213.8119

Holiday Inn Hotel Wilsonville – 3.8 miles away
25425 SW 95th Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070
503.682.2211

Meet The Speakers

Jay Wicks

Black Marble Electrical Solutions

Owner

Gary Larkins

Advanced Power Solutions

President

Brad Spiering

Portland General Electric

Special Tester

Andy Larson

West Oregon Electric Coop

Journeyman Lineman

Brian Creamer

Portland General Electric

Journeyman Lineman/Foreman, Transformer Training Instructor

Bill Young

Portland General Electric

System Protection Engineer

Jeff Davis

Portland General Electric

Journeyman Electrician