Event Profile

Distribution Engineering Series: Overcurrent Protection

March 19 — 20, 2024
Idaho Falls Power

Who Should Attend: 

Engineers and senior technical personnel involved in selecting and coordinating overcurrent protection devices. 

Related Events:  

Distribution Engineering Series: System Modeling & Analysis and System Planning, July 29 - August 2, 2024  

Course Overview: 

This two-day course focuses on the application of protective devices within a distribution system. You will discover how to apply best practices for protecting transformers and equipment while maintaining the highest reliability possible, including coordinating with distribution feeders and downline devices. 

During this hands-on course, you will examine application considerations of circuit breakers, relays, reclosers, sectionalizers, and fuses; and the methodologies to verify source impedances for system models, the effect of transformer connections on fault current calculations, and the concept of assumed fault impedance. You will then work through problems that reinforce the concepts and topics covered. 

Note: This course is part of the Distribution Engineering Series. Sessions in this series may be taken in any order.

Course Instructor: 

Kevin Mara, Hi-Line Engineering 

Course Schedule: 

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Mountain Time on day one, and the class will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days. 

Course Location and Hotel Information: 

Course Location:  

Idaho Falls Power 
140 S. Capital Ave. 
Idaho Falls, ID 83405 

Hotel Information:  

Residence Inn Idaho Falls 
635 W Broadway St. 
Idaho Falls, ID 83405 
(208) 542-0000 

Room rate: $149 single 

Please book your room as soon as possible but no later than February 26, 2024. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:  

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 2/17/2024): $1,920 
Utility Member Standard: $1,995 

Canadian Member Early Bird (ends 2/17/2024): $1,520
Canadian Member Standard: $1,575 

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 2/17/2024): $2,880 
Associate Member Standard: $2,955 

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 2/17/2024): $3,840 
Non-Member Standard: $3,915 

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policies:  

For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee. 

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please email registration@nwppa.org or call (360) 254-0109. 

Continuing Hours:  

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.  

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.