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Electricity Distribution Network Design Training

 Electricity Distribution Network Design Training: Power distribution systems need detailed care and consideration when planning and designing because the power system is crucial to keep day to day operations functioning properly.

Electric power distribution is the final stage in the delivery of electric power. This is where electricity is carried from the transmission system to customers. Along the way, distribution systems connect to the transmission system and lower (steps down) the transmission voltage to a medium voltage ranging between 2 kV and 35 kV with the use of transformers.

Primary distribution lines then carry this medium voltage power to distribution transformers located near the customer’s house. Again, the voltage is lowered, this time by the distribution transformers to what is called utilization voltage, which is used for lighting or household appliances.

Distribution networks represent a huge capital investment. To make sensible decisions about their investments, electricity utilities need to form clear-cut design policies and adopt the most accurate system design procedures. Customers’ expectations of the reliability of supply continue to rise, market pressures on the design engineer are growing stronger, and the increasing use of computers has changed the entire approach to distribution system design.

A lot of factors go into a distribution design that is both cost efficient and operates at a high level. Some of these factors include:

  • Planning for Industrial Distribution Systems — Planning begins with assessing the predetermined energy demand for the facility. Data required to be collected for power estimation include a list of connections loads and locations, pattern of loading (process variations), utility interfacing, separating critical load from non-critical loads, loads with high harmonics and inclusion of future growth plans.
  • Future Growth Projections — To plan for future distribution systems a good grace period is needed to give a good head start. Five years is a good start for distribution systems. This is due to expansion in distribution systems within a running facility can cause inconvenient operational disruptions.
  • Location of Equipment Assets –– Place distribution system equipment at a center location for loads fed to it. This is an ideal location where benefits of electrical design include shorter cable routes, lower electrical losses and smaller cabling sizes, power flow direction uniformity and minimizing excessive voltage drop. Additionally, proper placement can result in lower cable costs and operational costs by minimizing chance of power loss.
  • Distribution System Parameters Selection – The parameters addressed by the design should include fault interrupting/withstanding capacity, acceptable variations in system parameters, environmental specifications and voltage levels in the distribution system and its frequency.

There is a lot of planning involved, but it’s all necessary in order to design a system for optimum performance while ensuring supply continuity, minimizing power losses, ensuring power quality, and obtaining trouble free operation by selecting appropriate sizing equipment based on surrounding influences.

Electricity Distribution Network Design Training

Tonex offers Electricity Distribution Network Design, a thorough 2-week course that covers  general aspects of transmission and generation the planning and design of modern distribution systems.

Who Should Attend

Electricity utilities personnel, electricity utility engineers, electricity utility technicians involved in electricity distribution systems planning and design. Also anyone who has responsibility for the planning, architecture, design, construction, operation, and line and substation technicians and engineers.

Why Choose Tonex?

–Presenting highly customized learning solutions is what we do. For over 30 years Tonex has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics, often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.

–Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.

–Reasonably priced classes taught by the best trainers is the reason all kinds of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to government’s most important agencies return for updates in courses and hands-on workshops

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