This course provides best practices of modern distribution power systems.
Participants will examine the practical aspects of the technologies, design and implementation, smart grid applications and sensing; demand side management, smart grid economics, microgrids and distributed energy resources, and fault location and service restoration (FLSIR).
- Overview of traditional of distribution systems
- Modern and future distribution systems
- Smart grid
- Distributed energy resources (DER)
- Challenges of integrating of distributed energy resources into the distribution systems
- Conservation voltage reduction
- Advanced protection systems, feeder automation and reconfiguration
- Fault location, Isolation and Service Restoration (FLSIR)
- Engineering economics for smart grid
- Road mapping
Course Learning Outcomes:
- Grasp the structure of the evolving distribution systems
- Learn the nature of distribution loads and their characterization
- Master the depth of distribution reliability and relevance of reliability indices
- Assimilate the impact of distribution feeder voltage regulation
- Understand the value of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) in today’s dx system
- Comprehend the impacts of selected distribution automation applications
- Identify the challenges with Distributed Energy Resources on dx systems
- Learn the salient points of smart meters, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and applications, Distribution Management Systems (DMS), and Outage Management System (OMS)
Course Typically Offered: Online in Summer and Winter quarters.
Prerequisite: A BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent knowledge and experience.
Next Step: After completing this course, consider taking other courses in the Power Systems Engineering certificate program to continue learning.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email email@example.com
Course Number: ECE-40314
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Power Systems Engineering
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1/10/2023 - 3/11/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
Nicholas (Nick) Abi-Samra has over 35 years of experience in the power and energy field across the whole power systems value chain power generation, transmission, distribution, retail and end-use. Currently, Nick is the president of Electric Power & Energy Consulting (EPEC) and an adjunct professor with UC San Diego.
Abi-Samra has acquired a diverse background in power systems holding high-level positions at various companies including: Senior Vice President - DNV GL (Kema) Vice President - Quanta Technology Senior Manager - Smart Grid Services Senior Technical Executive - Accenture Senior Technical Director - EPRI Manager/Fellow - Westinghouse Electric Corporation Adjunct Professor - Carnegie-Mellon University Abi-Samra's industry honors include: ...Read More
No refunds after: 1/16/2023.
1/10/2023 - 3/11/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Science & Technology department at 858-534-3229 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about when this course will be offered again.