Mar

16-18

Power Quality Fundamentals Web-based Training (Mar 16-18)

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 training provides students with Power Quality fundamentals along with practical training to eliminate costly downtime due to PQ and grounding issues, avoid problems with proper specifications and purchase of equipment, help ensure your business runs smooth and productively, and avoid equipment damage.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • WEI

    • Program Location
    • Virtual Event
    • No travel required. All agenda times are in Pacific time. Instructions to access the virtual event will be provided before the program.
    • Who Should Attend
    • Electrical engineers, PQ engineers, meter techs, technicians, service techs and troubleshooters in the utility sector. PQ engineers, facility engineers, facility electricians, process/plant managers in the private sector.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $549 USD
    Regular: $649 USD

    Registration prices increase by $100 after February 12, 2021. This course is being offered as 12 hours of web-based training and audio/video/web recording of the session is not allowed. Students will be responsible for providing and utilizing adequate computers/tablets (with a microphone and speaker) or a conference room with computer, audio, and video capabilities (e.g. computer connected to large flat panel display or to projector screen). Video camera is also encouraged for best interaction. Students are responsible for providing adequate high-speed internet connection for the training. A valid email is required for receiving communications for this training.

    Students are required to complete all sessions to receive a certificate of completion. Training will include:
    • Custom Course Workbook (over 350 reference slides)
    • Power Quality Investigation Checklist
    • Adjustable Speed Drive Installation Checklist
    • Course Quiz
    • Course Evaluation

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to the uniqueness of this course, registration cancellations received within nine business days prior to the first day of class will be ineligible for refunds.
  • 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. Recording is not permitted for any portion of the event.
  • For more information contact Diana Zoren, Director of Strategic Initiatives at (971) 255-4965.

Agenda

All session times are listed in Pacific time.

Friday, March 5, 2021

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Technology Check + Virtual Help Desk
REQUIRED: Students will work with WEI and instructor to conduct a test to verify successful operation of audio/video conferencing software and internet connection prior to the training and ask questions before we begin training on March 16, 2021.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Power Quality Fundamentals

The class scope includes:
• Power quality disturbances, impacts and mitigation:

Sags, Swells, RMS Variations, Harmonics, Transient Voltage Surges, ElectroMagnetic Interference (EMI), ElectroStatic Discharge (ESD), Lightning

 

• Power system grounding (safety and performance) 
• Equipment susceptibility and its role in power quality/reliability 
• Steps for conducting a power quality investigation/study
• Troubleshooting tips, tricks and techniques that can save your day 
• Power quality monitoring equipment – selection and application considerations 
• Overview of power quality mitigation equipment (SPD’s, UPS, Sag Correction, etc.) 
• Considerations for protection and backup of industrial controls 
• Utility specific considerations for power quality 
• Interdependency – customer side equipment needs vs. utility power 
• Avoiding PQ issues through smart design and specification

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Break

9:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Power Quality Fundamentals (continued)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Power Quality Fundamentals

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Break

9:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Power Quality Fundamentals (continued)

Thursday, March 18, 2021

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Power Quality Fundamentals

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Break

9:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Power Quality Fundamentals (continued)

Meet The Speakers

Gary Larkins

Advanced Power Solutions

President