- DATES + LOCATIONS
- SPEAKER BIO(S)
Wednesday, September 19
Thursday, September 20
As a result of this course, you will be able to:
Who should attend?
Electricians, engineers, operators, contractors, facility managers, account managers and representatives, electrical service planners, new construction workers and anyone involved in operating or managing electrical equipment and systems where electrical power quality is a concern.
Join us to gain a solid understanding of electrical power quality and its impact in facilities. You’ll learn about common power quality disturbances and their origins, as well as how to improve power quality, immunize equipment and control disturbances. We’ll explain how to determine whether electrical supplies and equipment are operating within industry standards and how to distinguish between power quality disturbances that are normal and those that are not. In addition, we’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different types of power quality solutions, as well as protective equipment for disturbances.
This course will be interactive and attendees will be asked to work in groups to design solutions to power quality problems and answer questions posed by the instructor. Before the course begins, a survey will be emailed to attendees regarding the types of power quality problems they experience. This will be used as talking points to review trends from the audience. An optional substation tour will conclude this training.
8 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 am–3 pm: Program (lunch and breaks provided)
3 pm–4:30 pm: Optional substation tour including travel time
The registration fee for attending this full-day course is $199, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and breaks. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.
Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.
Power quality overview
- Power quality vs reliability
- Five power quality disturbances
- Voltage fluctuations
- Short term and long term
- Transients surges and spikes
- Waveform and harmonic distortion
Power quality interruptions
- Types: instantaneous, momentary, temporary and extended
Short term voltage disturbances
- Types: voltage sags, swells and flicker
Long term voltage disturbances
- Types: over and under voltage, voltage unbalance and single phasing
Transient (surge/spike) voltage disturbances
- Impulsive and oscillatory transients
Waveform distortion disturbances
- Line notching, harmonic distortion, rfi/emi and frequency variations
(Note: We will discuss sources and solutions and conduct a case study and small group exercise for each topic listed above.)
Local power quality problems and solutions
Optional substation tour
- Animal abatement
- Maintenance/system improvements
Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.
AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.525 CEUs (5.25 hours) toward re-certification. An additional 0.1 CEU (1 hour) will be awarded to those who attend the optional tour.
BOC This course offers up to 5.25 points for BOC certified operators. An additional 1 point will be awarded to those who attend the optional tour.
BOMI This course is approved for 5 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International. An additional 1 continuing professional development point will be awarded to those who attend the optional tour.
WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 5 CEUs for the following credentials: Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification, Industrial Journeyman Electrician License, Journeyman Electrician License, Master Electrician License and UDC-Electrical Inspector Certification. An additional 1 CEU will be awarded to those who attend the optional tour.
This course will not be pre-approved for GBCI credits; however, if you believe the content is applicable to your credential, you can self-report credits.
Greg Stark PE
Assistant Professor of Practice
Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department, Texas A&M University
Greg has been aiding electric power suppliers and their customers for more than 35 years. He specializes in electrical energy systems and energy management, power quality, food and fiber processing and electrical industry standards. Greg has served as a research engineer for USDA-ARS, executive director of the Texas Agri-Business Electric Council—a liaison between the electric utility companies in Texas and Texas A&M University providing specialized training courses and technical assistance to member companies, a private industry consultant and for the last 4 years has split time between his consulting practice and teaching courses as a professor at Texas A&M University.
Past attendees rave about Greg Stark:
- "Greg is a good instructor and very knowledgeable."
- "Really enjoyed it."
- "Greg did a very good job of explaining a very technical subject in simple terms."
- "Good at engaging audience."
- "Greg is extremely knowledgeable and presented well."
- "Enjoyed his stories from the field- good speaker."
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An optional substation tour will follow this course.
The September 19 tour will be at 7th Street (adjacent to 1100 S. Chestnut Ave), Green Bay, WI 54304.
The September 20 tour will be at N31 W22872 Green Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072.
All tour participants must wear closed toed shoes with ankle support, safety glasses and a hard hat. If you do not own a hard hat or safety glasses, these can be provided.
Call 608.210.7114 or email our registration contact.