Webinars are an effective and convenient way to provide valuable training to cooperative employees.
Designing underground distribution differs from designing overhead distribution in terms of resiliency of the system. This webinar addresses common underground design criteria such as methods for design in underground subdivisions and commercial developments, routing of cable systems, use of conduit, burial depth, and common errors in design. Single contingency outage and overcurrent protection scheme will be addressed, along with limiting factors of system components.
Lightning can cause 20 percent of the outages on overhead power lines. The webinar discusses the type of arresters currently on the market for distribution lines. Additionally, the presentation discusses the common basic impulse insulation level (BIL) with emphasis on a new method to prevent flashovers referred to as critical impulse flashover voltage (CF0). The CFO technique for overvoltage protection will be discussed with explanations for adequately protecting overhead lines based on ground flash density, shielding and earth resistivity.
Distributed energy resources (DER) are changing the landscape for distribution engineers in terms of planning and designing of their systems. This webinar addresses the positive and negative impacts to the grid from DER. In addition, how to plan for future system growth and resiliency with DER added to the system will be discussed.
Utility-scale batteries are beginning to make an impact on distribution systems. As a result, some utilities are providing assistance to consumers who install batteries behind the meter. This webinar provides a fundamental understanding of battery energy storage systems. Further, the webinar discusses the application of battery storage both on the utility system as well as on the consumer side of the metering.