2020 IEEE PES General Meeting


Plain Talk About the Electric Power System

 

PES PLAIN TALK courses aim to increase your understanding of the electric power system, how it operates and how it is evolving. PES PLAIN TALK courses for the power industry professional provide you with practical knowledge that you can use as you work in or with this important industry. These courses will help you to understand the technical aspects of the electric power industry, even if you do not have an engineering background.

PES PLAIN TALK courses are co-located with the PES General Meeting and do not require conference registration; a separate registration is required. Each day begins at 7:30 am with registration/breakfast. The courses run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. There are single and multiple-course registration options.

Early Bird Registration ends July 7, 2020.

 

PES PLAIN TALK courses offered at the General Meeting cover a range of topics. Choose from:

·        Power System Basics - Tuesday, August 4, 2020

·        Distribution System - Wednesday, August 5, 2020

·        Transmission System - Thursday, August 6, 2020

 

Click Here to Register For Plain Talk and for Detailed Information and Brochure.

 

PLAIN TALK ABOUT THE ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM
FOR POWER INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

 

IEEE PES PLAIN TALK courses for the power industry professional will help you to understand technical aspects of the electric power industry, even if you do not have an engineering background. You will gain insights into the concerns of engineers, the demands of regulators and consumer groups, and the factors and trends that impact the operation of today’s electric power systems. These courses are also appropriate for new engineers to the industry, or for engineers in other fields who are transitioning to the electric power industry. These courses aim to increase your understanding of the electric power system by providing you with practical knowledge that you can use as you work in or with this important industry.

Meet our expert instructors here: https://www.ieee-pes.org/meet-our-expert-instructors

 

IEEE PES PLAIN TALK courses are co-located events rather than parts of the General Meeting, and thus, conference registration is not required to attend these courses. The fee to register for the courses on-site is US$2,150 for three courses, US$1,510 for two courses and US$795 for a single course. (If you register on or before 21 July, prices are lower. See the Plain Talk web page noted below for specifics.) The course fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and all course materials. Breakfast and registration: 7:30AM – 8:00AM. Courses start promptly at 8:00AM. You may register on-site if seats are available.

Information and Registration can be found at: https://event-wizard.com/PlainTalkMontrealAug2020/0/welcome/

 

Power System Basics –  Understanding How the Bulk Electric Power System Works

Tuesday, 4 August, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Instructor: Brent Olsen

The focus of this course is to provide a fundamental foundation in electric power systems, from basic formulas to the planning, operations, and equipment involved in generating, transmitting, and distributing electric power. Basic electrical terminology will be explained in simple to understand language with regard to design, construction, operation and maintenance of power plants, substations and transmission and distribution lines. Topics covered in the course include an introduction to the fundamentals and basic formulas of electricity as well as the equipment involved in the electric power system. An overview of generation, substations, transmission, distribution, and utilization is provided. Protection, reliable operation, and safety are among the topics covered.

 

Distribution System – Delivering Power to the Customer

Wednesday, 5 August, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Instructor: Douglas Houseman

(Prerequisite for this course is Power System Basics or a familiarity with basic formulas and power system equipment.)

The focus of this course is to provide attendees with an overview of the issues associated with the planning, engineering, design, operation, and automation of electrical distribution systems. Types of distribution systems and network circuits, as well as engineering issues related to distribution systems will be explored. New concepts in the design, challenges, and operation of smart grid will be addressed. This course is intended for those who are not familiar with the delivery of electricity to the end user.

Topics covered in the course include an introduction to the types of distribution systems, issues associated with distribution planning such as outages and reliability, distribution engineering considerations relating to radial and secondary networks, and distribution automation. The course also provides an overview of electrical distribution operations, including the roles of utility personnel, construction and maintenance considerations, and trends in the industry. Smart grid and its impact on the distribution system will be explored.

 

Transmission System – The Interconnected Bulk Electric System

Thursday, 6 August, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Instructor: Douglas A. Bowman

(Prerequisite for this course is Power System Basics or a familiarity with basic formulas and power system equipment.)

The focus of this course is to provide participants with knowledge of how electric power is transferred from generation sources to distribution systems via the interconnected electric bulk power system known as “the grid.” Basic physical laws governing the grid will be introduced, as well as the regulatory agencies involved in its governance. The great blackouts will be explored. This course is intended to increase participant’s understanding of the electric grid and how it functions in the electric power system. Topics covered in the course include an introduction to the fundamental concepts of power, energy, and power system stability as they relate to the grid. The grid is explored in terms of its interconnections, power flow, North American interconnections, and governing bodies such as NERC/ERO, ISOs, and RTOs. Reliability standards and contingency analysis are addressed. Issues related to the planning and operation of the grid, such as transmission and economic constraints, determining transmission transfer capability, and dealing with congestion are reviewed. The course also discusses the great blackouts, their root causes, and lessons learned.