Event Profile

Distribution Engineering Series: Session 2 - Overcurrent Protection

December 14 — 15, 2021
Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport

Who Should Attend:

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

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.

Note that this course is part of the Distribution Engineering Series and the sessions may be taken in any order. Look for Planning and Analysis in early 2022.   

Course Instructor:

Kevin Mara, Hi-Line Engineering

Course Schedule:

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

Course Location and Hotel Information:

Seattle Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport
17338 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 248-1000

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 11/13/2021): $1,090
Utility Member Standard: $1,165

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 11/13/2021): $1,635
Associate Member Standard: $1,710

Non-member Early Bird (ends 11/13/2021): $3,270
Non-member Standard: $3,345

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: 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 because 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.