August 21 – 24, 2023
The Hotel at Auburn University – Auburn, Alabama
The Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School and Conference is sponsored by Utility Technology Association. The school is an annual event with educational programs for electric utility managers, engineers, and technicians. Classes range from Fundamentals and Applications of Distribution System Apparatus for the substation or apparatus technician to SCADA, Communications and Smart Grid Engineering applications for the utility engineer or specialist.
The school provides a forum for electric utility personnel from IOU’s, Cooperatives, and Electric Municipals to discuss utility practices, procedures, new technologies, and common issues with peers and representatives from industry.
The conference is divided into concurrent modules to better provide instruction for utility professionals at all levels of experience.
This module provides instruction in basic distribution apparatus theory and application. Students will learn electrical fundamentals and power theory along with how the equipment works. This session should be attended by those who need to gain a better understanding of the components in an electrical distribution system. This module will help the student establish a good foundation for future classes.
This module provides a more in-depth look of the individual distribution apparatus equipment used in the substation and on the distribution feeders. The sessions will emphasize why the equipment is used and how the equipment functions. Distribution equipment included in sessions will be regulators, breakers, transformers, capacitors, arresters, switchgear and reclosers along with classes on system protection and protective grounding.
This module provides instructions on the principles and equipment of a Power System SCADA system used for the monitoring and control of an electrical distribution system. Includes sessions on Cybersecurity, Fiber Optic Communications, Private LTE, Digital Twin, Mobile Mapping along with SCADA Implementation and Integration.
This module will examine the initiatives and engineering applications of electric utilities. Session topics will include Power Flow Study, ROI on DA Investments, DER Interconnection Study, Data Analytics and Hosting Capacity Study. Also will be an in-depth discussion on Harmonic issues and solutions of the electrical distribution system.
This module will be demonstrations of apparatus equipment internal and external controls. Learn about programming and functionality of regulator, recloser and capacitor controls from the manufacturer.
A variety of manufacturers will be providing information about their products and solutions for the utility in a classroom.
Both classroom and hands on experience opportunities are included. The courses are designed for participants to select topics they require or have an interest in.
The Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School and Conference will award 18 professional development hours to participants attending the entire school.
The Exhibit Hall will be open Monday through Wednesday. All the suppliers you need to meet will be in one place to answer your questions and demonstrate their products.
This provides an opportunity for management (general managers, purchasing agents, operation managers, engineers, etc.) to attend one day for a reduced charge. Come on any day and attend a few classes, then enjoy an evening of hospitality in the exhibit hall.
The Hotel at Auburn University
241 South College Street
Auburn, Alabama 36830
Georgia Systems Operations
City of Troy Utilities
Alabama Power – Retired
Superior Power Products
Intelligent System Solutions
Georgia Power Company
Utility Specialists, Inc.
Tri-State Utility Products, Inc.
Cullman Electric Cooperative
Utility Technology Association
Patterson & Dewar Engineers
Alabama Power Company
Snapping Shoals EMC
Utility Technology Association educational programs are unique because they are designed and taught by experts from the electric utilities, equipment manufacturing engineers and consultants. Our instructors combine their understanding of theory with hands on experience. Your personnel receive insightful practical knowledge that they can readily relate to and apply.
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