Tutorial Curriculum

Recommended Practices on Maintenance of Power Systems (Full Day | $400)
Instructor: Erling Hesla
Tutorial Description:
Subtitle: Operation, Maintenance and Safety of Industrial & Commercial Power Systems and the application of IEEE STD Series 3007  
This intensive one-day training session covering operation, maintenance, and safety of plant electrical power systems, instructing engineers in practical ways to use Std 3007. The format will be to present a section from the Standard, offer insights into the background, expand on the subject based on field experiences, and encourage discussion from the group relating to their experiences and problems.

Operation and Management of power systems, Std 3007.1, will be covered first. In this recommended practice, plant engineers are provided with a reference source for the fundamentals of safe and reliable operation and management of industrial and commercial electric power distribution systems. Maintenance, Std 3007.2, flows logically as the next subject. It covers the fundamentals of electrical equipment maintenance, how to develop successful maintenance strategies, and the common testing methods used as part of an electrical equipment maintenance program. After these two standards have been considered, the tutorial will turn to Safety, Std 3007.3, as safety relates to operations and maintenance. Std 3007.3 provides guidelines for understanding the fundamental concepts of the hazards of electricity along with safety-related activities associated with the operation and maintenance of in-plant electrical power distribution systems.

The lecturer’s copy of each standard will be circulated throughout the day, however, attendees are encouraged to bring their personal copies to the tutorial.

Negotiating Rates for New or Larger Services (Quarter Day | $100)
Instructor: Joe Moylan
Tutorial Description:

This tutorial will discuss the issues that one needs to consider before meeting with regulated electric utility companies.  These issues need to be considered when adding a new electrical service and/or when expanding an existing electrical power services to either commercial or industrial facilities.  Specific items that will be dealt with are:

  1. Determine the projected load size and profile, including baseline, peaking, etc,
  2. Service requirements (primary-voltage, secondary –voltage, firm, interruptible, etc.),
  3. Connected demands and anticipated maximum demands that will be seen in any given ‘demand interval’ as defined by the utility.
  4. Possibility of future load/service increases
  5. Service voltage, and number of phases
  6. Required power quality /reliability to meet the needs of facility
  7. Considering available rates, and economic development assistance.
  8. Giving proper consideration to the likely need to contribute to the regulated utility’s cost of providing for the new, or expanded, services
  9. Design and planning personnel as well as operational staff will receive the most benefit.

This tutorial will benefit facility engineers, consultants, and possibly utility service engineers.  It should be noted that the slant of the tutorial will reflect the realities of commercial and industrial facilities in areas having rate kW demand rate structures like those found in many Midwestern states.


Introduction to Microgrids (Half Day | $200)

Instructors:  Van Wagner, P.E. &  Daniel Bauerkemper, P.E. | Schneider Electric

Tutorial Description:

Microgrids are increasingly deployed to improve reliability as well as reduce costs and advance sustainability.  The design challenge is to create a system with generation that functions both when paralleled to the utility and when islanded.  When paralleled, the microgrid must not disrupt voltage regulation, protection or dynamic response in the utility’s local area.  Grounding must coordinate for both modes so that voltage excursions are not introduced and ground fault protection is not compromised.  Each type of microgrid generation technology has specific characteristics that must be considered.  This tutorial will review these issues in addition to network configuration, controls, and financial factors.  The principles will be illustrated with several examples.


IEEE Fellows Program & What Improves the Nomination (Half Day | $25)

Instructors: William Moylan, Wei-Jen Lee PH.D

Tutorial Description:

This Tutorial will be a Panel Discussion presented by persons who have served on either a Society or the IEEE’s  Fellow Selection Committee.  They will discuss the key factors which can significantly improve an applications chance for success.


 Casade ACascade B
No breakfast provided today
8:00 - 10:00 AM
Power System Operation, Maintenance & Safety
(Erling Hesla)
Negotiating Rates for New or Larger Services
(Joe Moylan)
10:00 – 10:15 AM | Coffee break in hallway
Coffee breakCoffee break
10:15 –12:00 PM Power System Operation, Maintenance & Safety
(Erling Hesla)
IEEE Fellows Progam & What Improves the Nomination
(Wei-Jen Lee & Bill Moylan)
12:00 – 1:00PM | Boxed lunch provided
Boxed Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 PMPower System Operation, Maintenance & Safety
(Erling Hesla)
Introduction to Microgrids
(Van Wagner)
3:00 – 3:15 PM | Coffee break in hallway
Coffee breakCoffee break
3:15 – 5:00 PM Power System Operation, Maintenance & Safety
(Erling Hesla)

Introduction to Microgrids
(Van Wagner)