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Overview

Introduction to Distribution Engineering (IDE) is a two-part training program designed to train early career engineers and experienced graduates of electrical technology programs. The goal of this program is to provide participants with hands-on learning to assist in moving from theory to practical application.
Learning Objectives

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


Our Approach

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.



Testimonials

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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The Fluno Center for Executive Education, located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, will put you within easy access to many of the popular restaurants and entertainment spots.
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Fees

Single Unit (A or B)

$2,140

Complete Package

$3,875

Competencies

CORE COMPETENCIES
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ROLE-SPECIFIC
  • Distribution Engineering
  • Safety and Loss Control
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SUPERVISORY, MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
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