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Energy Audit & Management



This training course explores the topic of power quality and its effects on the reliability of the electrical system. Power quality is first precisely defined, because, without a precise definition, measurements of baseline conditions and assessments of improvement are impossible. Then methods of evaluating reliability are investigated. After completing this course, you will have a thorough understanding of how power quality and reliability can be measured, and how changes made to the electrical system will affect these important properties

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy auditing.
  • Improve the practice of energy auditors by encouraging energy auditing professionals in a continuing education program of professional development.
  • Identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of energy auditing through completing an examination and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct.
  • Award special recognition to those energy auditing professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in energy auditing.

Targeted Audience:

  • Experienced auditors
  • Managers of large audit teams
  • Facility managers and engineers
  • Commissioning team members
  • Utility program managers and engineers
  • Energy auditors or corporate energy managers
  • Energy management personnel from the government and the military

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: Introduction, Voltage Sags and Interruptions:

  • Power quality definition and basics
  • Quantifying power quality
  • ITI curve
  • Causes of voltage sags
  • Causes of interruptions
  • Mitigation methods

Unit 2: Transient Voltage Excursions:

  • Motor starting
  • Switching and traveling waves
  • Capacitor switching
  • Lightning
  • Lightning shielding and grounding
  • Ferroresonance

Unit 3: Reliability Indices, Effects of Fault Clearing on Power Quality:

  • IEEE-defined reliability indices
  • Interpreting reliability indices
  • Fault clearing
  • Reclosing strategies
  • Fuse saving philosophy
  • Fuse blowing philosophy

Unit 4: Insulation Coordination, Arresters, and Steady-State Voltage Regulation:

  • Basic impulse level
  • Insulation systems
  • Insulation testing
  • Arrester selection and application
  • Load tap changers and voltage regulators
  • Effects of steady-state voltage on system operation

Unit 5: Harmonics:

  • Fundamentals of harmonics
  • Causes and effects of harmonics
  • AC power and power factor
  • Mitigating harmonic effects
  • K-factor transformers
  • Harmonic filters

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