Power Distribution System Grounding and Transients

Course Description

Explore the theory and practice of modern power distribution system grounding, transients, protection and operation. Examine the fundamental principles of distribution grounding, analysis tools for distribution system performance assessment and analysis as it pertains to grounding and transients. Review industry practices in grounding, protection and operation of distribution systems. Examine substation grounding because, in most cases, faults in substations determine the maximum transferred ground potential to distribution system grounds. Learn from examples using a powerful analysis and visualization program capable of modeling and analyzing numerous phenomena related to distribution system performance.

Course ID: ELEC 3502P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Sep 12, 2018 Sep 14, 2018 Sep 12, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,500 18469
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14574 Sep 17, 2014 Sep 19, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,350
15597 Sep 23, 2015 Sep 25, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,400
16472 Sep 21, 2016 Sep 23, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,400
17636 Oct 10, 2017 Oct 12, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,500

Prerequisites

Recommended

  • Electrical engineering degree or equivalent experience

Who Should Attend

Electric power utility engineers, system designers involved in design of power distribution installations and operations, consulting and manufacturing engineers, engineers with equipment supply companies for industrial systems, university power system educators and graduate students

How You Will Benefit

  • Explore the theory and practice of modern power distribution system grounding, transients, protection and operation.
  • Learn from examples using a powerful analysis and visualization program.
  • Analyze distribution system performance, including stray voltage and currents in unbalanced distribution systems, lightning overvoltages, influence on nearby metallic pipes, safety assessment using IEEE Std. 80, and interpretation of soil resistivity measurements.

Content

  • Purpose of grounding and safety concepts
  • Distribution grounding practices
  • Ground potential rise calculations
  • Safety standards
  • Computer based design
  • Soil modeling
  • Ground measurements
  • Distribution systems transients
  • Propagation of transients through grounds
  • Fault detection and isolation

Materials

Provided

  • "Lightning and Overvoltage Protection", Section 27 from the Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers by A. P. Sakis Meliopoulos, 15th edition (McGraw Hill, June 2007)

Recommended

  • Power System Grounding and Transients by A. P. "Sakis" Meliopoulos, second printing (Marcel Dekker Inc., 1988) - Purchase during online registration
  • EPRI Publication TR-106661-V1, Distribution Grounding, Volume 1: Handbook, 1996 - Purchase directly from EPRI

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: A.P. "Sakis" Meliopoulos, Ph.D.