At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
Gain practical knowledge of the foundational elements for proper system design and construction
Find and interpret applicable codes and standards
Anticipate and solve common distribution problems
Identify distribution engineering tools and processes
Recognize the three key components of distribution engineering work: Safety, Reliability/Resiliency, and Economics
The Introduction to Distribution Engineering program incorporates a proven approach focusing on, reliability, safety, and economics.
Reliability/Resiliency: These are the focal points of sound design and
construction. Reliability is the system’s ability to operate as needed the majority of the time. Resiliency reflects the ability to recover after an outage or incident.
Safety: A core value of the cooperative, this includes designing and building the system to applicable codes and standards as well as understanding what is important from the ‘operations’ point of view.
Economics: Tradeoffs are always present and part of the engineering function is to analyze options that meet other needs at low costs and provide good value.
Read what previous
Introduction to Distribution Engineering attendees have to say about their experience.
"Wish that I would've been aware of this training years ago. [I don't want to sound too complimentary, but] this is the best training opportunity I have been afforded in nine years of cooperative employment."
-Gregory Lee, Vice President, Ft. Knox Operations, Nolin RECC, Elizabethtown, KY
"Being relatively new to the electric cooperative industry, the IDE course gave me a good high-level overview of many major job functions and engineering concerns within a co-op. This course was very practical, and many of the resources that I brought back to my cooperative could be utilized immediately."
-Daniel Eubanks, Vice President of Engineering, Edisto electric Cooperative, Inc.
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