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Energy Loss Management in Electric Utility Distribution Systems

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    Overview

    Energy Loss within Distribution Networks is a critical issue which can result in increased costs to clients and is a major concern of regulatory bodies such as the Ontario Energy Board. Utility engineers need to understand the course of the losses, the methods for estimating the losses, and how to reduce the losses in a cost effective manner. This course provides the knowledge and calculation methods in the estimation of losses, and discusses techniques to reduce potential loss.

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    Course Outline

    Sources of Load Losses

    • Types
    • Equipment
    • Parameters
    • Typical Values

    Sources of No Load Losses

    • Types
    • Equipment
    • Parameters
    • Typical values

    Estimation Techniques

    • Energy In – Energy Out
    • Engineering Estimates
    • Sample Results
    • Accuracy of Estimates

    Loss Allocation Issues

    • Traditional Method
    • Proposed Methods
    • Issues of Fairness

    Loss Reduction Techniques

    • Circuit Balance
    • Phase Balance
    • Capacitor Banks
    • Conductor Change
    • 1-Phase to 3-Phase Conversion
    • Increasing Voltage
    • Loading of Transformers
    • Shorter Circuits
    • Flatten Load Profile
    • Distributed Generation

    Cost Effectiveness of Loss Reduction

    • Cost of energy and power
    • Financial comparisons

    Transformer Cost of Losses Formula

    • How it affects losses
    • How it is calculated
    • Typical formulas

    Who Should Attend

    ​The audience for this course includes:

    • Utility Engineers
    • Regulators
    • Consultants
    • Large commercial and manufacturing electricity users

    Key Benefits

    ​Gain an understanding of:

    • Methods to estimate the losses
    • How to reduce losses in a cost effective manner
    • Calculation methods

    Instructors

    • George Anders Ph.D


      George is a Principal Engineer/Scientist at Kinectrics and is a Fellow of the IEEE. 

      Dr. Anders has over 30 years experience solving electric power system problems, developing power cable calculation methods and applying advanced techniques in power system analysis. He is the author of “Probability Concepts In Electric Power Systems”.

    Contact Training


    Training Locations

    • Toronto

      800 Kipling Ave., Unit 2
      Toronto, Ontario, M8Z 5G5

      Map


      416-207-6000

      416-207-6532



    Transformer Cost of Losses Formula

    • How it affects losses
    • How it is calculated
    • Typical formulas

    Cost Effectiveness of Loss Reduction

    • Cost of energy and power
    • Financial comparisons

    Loss Reduction Techniques

    • Circuit Balance
    • Phase Balance
    • Capacitor Banks
    • Conductor Change
    • 1-Phase to 3-Phase Conversion
    • Increasing Voltage
    • Loading of Transformers
    • Shorter Circuits
    • Flatten Load Profile
    • Distributed Generation

    Loss Allocation Issues

    • Traditional Method
    • Proposed Methods
    • Issues of Fairness

    Estimation Techniques

    • Energy In – Energy Out
    • Engineering Estimates
    • Sample Results
    • Accuracy of Estimates

    Sources of No Load Losses

    • Types
    • Equipment
    • Parameters
    • Typical values

    Sources of Load Losses

    • Types
    • Equipment
    • Parameters
    • Typical Values