Date Venue Fee
21 Oct - 25 Oct 2024 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
19 May - 23 May 2025 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
About the Course

Electric Power Distribution Systems are critical infrastructure for modern societies. Therefore, electric power distribution systems standards are devised as guidelines and regulations that govern the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of electrical distribution systems. These standards ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to consumers while maintaining the integrity of the power grid.

This 5-day interactive Electric Power Distribution Systems Standards training course typically covers various topics related to distribution system planning, equipment selection, protection schemes, and maintenance practices. It starts with the basics of electrical power systems, including their components, operations, and functionalities. Moreover, it discusses the importance of standards in ensuring the safe and reliable distribution of electricity and the role of regulatory bodies in establishing and enforcing standards. Then, it provides detailed knowledge about various components involved in power distribution systems, such as transformers, circuit breakers, fuses, busbars, etc. It focuses on standards for design, safety, reliability, and equipment.

Lastly, it delves into future trends and challenges for distribution systems standards that govern electric power systems, covering various international and national standards like IEEE, IEC, ANSI, etc. These standards ensure safety, reliability, and efficiency in operating and maintaining electric power distribution systems. Conclusively, it covers various aspects such as regulatory frameworks, design and planning, equipment and components, operation and maintenance, smart grid technologies, emerging trends, and practical applications.

Core Objectives

The core objective of this comprehensive training course is to provide the delegates with a comprehensive overview of the principles, practices, and regulations governing the distribution systems of electric power. Such knowledge and skills are necessary to ensure efficient and reliable power distribution.

The delegates will achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand and adhere to the electrical power distribution systems standards
  • Know how to estimate the reliability and performance parameters of the electrical distribution system
  • Comply with the required safety and design standards in distribution systems
  • Observe international harmonisation of distribution system standards
  • Evaluate the electrical safety regulations and codes
  • Assess the effectiveness of grounding and bonding practices
  • Perform auditing processes to ensure adherence to standards
Training Approach

This training course provides guidelines on safe work practices, personal protective equipment, and compliance with relevant regulations and standards. It will be conducted via lectures, roundtables, presentations, group discussions, and assignments. Moreover, it comprises several case studies with real-world examples of the application of standards in system design and operation.

The Attendees

Professionals qualified to attend this training course will get skills on practices, standards, and regulations governing the distribution systems of electric power. Such skills are necessary to ensure safe, efficient and reliable power distribution.

Likewise, it will be valuable to the professionals but not limited to the following:

  • Electrical Professionals
  • Quality and Management Professionals
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Power Engineers
  • Managers In-charge of Electrical Installations
  • Project Engineers
  • Professionals responsible for Operation, Planning, and Maintenance
Daily Discussion

DAY ONE: FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

  • Overview
  • Basic Principles of Electricity Distribution
  • Types of Distribution Networks
  • Components and Equipment Used in Distribution Systems
  • Importance of Standards in Ensuring Safe and Reliable Distribution of Electricity
  • Role of Regulatory Bodies in Establishing and Enforcing Standards

DAY TWO: DESIGN AND SAFETY STANDARDS IN DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

  • Load Estimation and Demand Forecasting
  • Voltage Drop Calculations
  • Selection and Sizing of Conductors, Transformers, and Other Equipment
  • Components of Protection Systems
  • Electrical Safety Regulations and Codes
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements
  • Grounding and Bonding Practices 

DAY THREE: RELIABILITY AND EQUIPMENT STANDARDS FOR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

  • System Reliability Indices (SAIDI, SAIFI, CAIDI)
  • Strategies for Improving System Reliability (Redundancy, Automation)
  • Outage Management Procedures Proactive Maintenance
  • Specifications for transformers, Switchgear, Circuit breakers, etc.
  • Testing and Certification Requirements for Equipment
  • Maintenance and Inspection Guidelines

DAY FOUR: KEY STANDARDS FOR ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Standards
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standards
  • IEC 60364: Electrical installations
  • IEEE 141: Recommended Practices
  • UL 48: Standard for Safety

DAY FIVE: FUTURE TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS STANDARDS

  • Impact of Evolving Technologies on Distribution Systems
  • Development of New Standards for Smart Grids and Micro Grids
  • Compliance with Local, National, and International Standards
  • Auditing Processes to Ensure Adherence to Standards
  • Consequences of Non-compliance
  • International Harmonisation of Distribution System Standards