Event Profile

Alaska Pre-conference Class: Distribution Engineering Series: Session 2 - Overcurrent Protection

November 18 — 19, 2019
William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center


This class is currently full. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please contact Gail Patterson at 360-816-1450 or gail@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

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

Related Events:

NWPPA/APA Alaska Electric Utility Conference, November 20-21, 2019

Electric Utility System Operations for Medium to Small Utilities, November 18-19, 2019

Lineman Skills Series - Lineman Rigging, November 18, 2019

Lineman Skills Series - AC System Troubleshooting, November 18, 2019

Lineman Skills Series - Equipotential Grounding, November 19, 2019

Lineman Skills Series - AC Transformers, Advanced Theory, and Practical Application, November 19, 2019

Course Overview:

This course focuses on the application of protective devices on a distribution system. In this two-day class, you will cover the best practices for protecting transformers and equipment while maintaining the highest reliability possible. To begin, the protection of substation transformers, as well as coordination with distribution feeders and downline devices, will be presented. You will work through the 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. To keep the class practical, the class will work through problems that reinforce the concepts and topics covered.

Course Instructor:

Hi-Line Engineering

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one, and the course will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch, along with morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location:

Egan Civic & Convention Center
555 West Fifth Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Hotel Information:

Hilton Anchorage
500 West Third Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-7411

Room rate: $109 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than October 11, 2019, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with Northwest Public Power Association when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 10/18/2019): $640
Utility Member Standard: $715

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 10/18/2019): $960
Associate Member Standard: $1,035

Non-member Early Bird (ends 10/18/2019): $1,920
Non-member Standard: $1,995

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

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 course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.