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Introduction to Power System Load Models


Understand the way customer loads interact with electric power transmission and distribution systems during the performance of your routine job duties. Get an introduction to the way motors, light bulbs, power supplies, heaters, etc. are modeled when various calculations are developed.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss normal operating conditions, peak load conditions, energization, cold load pickup and FIDVR
  • Analyze incandescent, mercury vapor and LED lights
  • Cover induction motors, air conditioners, power supplies and lumped loads

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Course Outline/Topics

Operating conditions that will be discussed include:

  • Normal operation with load diversity (some loads on, some loads off)
  • Peak load conditions with reduced load diversity
  • Initial energization (single motor starting)
  • Cold load pickup (re-energization without load diversity)
  • FIDVR (Fault Induced Delayed Voltage Recovery)

Loads that will be discussed include:

  • Incandescent lights
  • Mercury vapor lights
  • LEDs
  • Induction motors (fan and pump motors)
  • Air conditioners
  • Power supplies for electronic equipment
  • Lumped loads

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This program can be applied toward the:

Mon., Apr. 20, 2015
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Anthony F. Sleva, P.E., Adjunct Faculty
CEUs: 0.4/PDHs: 4
Program No. 4840-7540
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