Advanced Distribution

Course overview

This class gives students an in-depth look into the relevant ancillary aspects of distribution planning, design, and operations. Students discuss methods to improve circuit reliability performance, techniques to enhance voltage flicker/transients, and techniques used to troubleshoot stray voltages and currents. Additionally, this class covers modern digital electronic devices and other smart means to improve distribution automation.

Students learn:

  • How the various phases of distribution systems and integrated resources are planned
  • How distribution equipment is protected by transient overvoltage conditions
  • How to reduce the impact that starting large motors has on power quality
  • How stray voltages and currents occur and the means to correct such problems
  • How service reliability and efficiency are improved through the use of new digital smart devices with modern communications system
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