S&C’s two-day Circuit-Switcher Workshop provides attendees with valuable, in-depth information and unique hands-on experience in the installation, operation, adjustment, and maintenance of the following S&C Circuit-Switchers:
The workshop’s primary emphasis is on Circuit-Switchers rated 34.5 kV through 230 kV. Attendees wishing to learn more about Circuit-Switcher models rated at 345 kV or 500 kV should contact S&C to make arrangements for individual discussion of these devices after the regular workshop program. The focus of this workshop is on installation, operation, and maintenance procedures; individuals interested in detailed training on the application of Circuit-Switchers should contact S&C to discuss training programs.
Who Should Attend
Over the past fifteen years, more than 2,000 people have benefited from participation in this workshop, including individuals involved in substation construction, operation, maintenance, and engineering.
Instructors for this workshop are S&C Field Service Technologists and supervisors who regularly check out and/or supervise service of Circuit-Switchers at customer locations.
- Day One — 8:00AM to 4:30PM
- Day Two — 8:00AM to 2:30PM
Attendees will receive an email about a week before the start of workshop that will provide more details on the course. Included in this session are detailed discussions of operator control schemes, and a review of current field-advisory programs. A tour of S&C’s manufacturing facilities – the John R. Conrad Industrial Complex – is also included, with special attention given to the Circuit-Switcher final assembly area.
DATES AND LOCATIONS
Look for 2013 Road Show information to be posted soon!
S&C Education Roadshows
“Smart Grid Applications and Their Impact on Communication Systems”
A Complimentary S&C Education Event.
Communication networks are the key enabler of all present and future grid applications.
This one-day learning event is designed to help utilities of all sizes understand the complexities of integrating multiple Smart Grid applications and the effects on communication network planning.
Applications to be covered include:
- AMI Connectivity
- Self-Healing Restoration
- Community Energy Storage
- Advanced Monitoring
Included in this training event is a “how-to” planning session to equip you with the next steps required for network migration.
We will help you identify your current systems and architecture, present considerations for your future grid, and show you the steps to transition away from a legacy network.
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
In this session, you’ll learn about the communication requirements associated with a
variety of Smart Grid applications.
- Round Table Discussions
- Benefits of Layered Communications
Single-purpose communication networks are no longer a viable option. You’ll learn the “how-to” of layered communication networks.
- VAR Management
Learn about Volt-VAR and Conservation Voltage Reduction systems, along with their communication needs.
- AMI Backhaul
Learn about the challenges related to backhaul of Advanced Metering Infrastructure systems, and the performance of power line communication and wireless mesh radio communication in returning data.
- Self-Healing Response to Problems
This topic compares the performance of centralized and distributed-intelligence-based automatic restoration systems, and their communication needs.
- Distributed Energy Storage
This topic addresses the communication requirements of distributed energy storage systems applied with renewable energy technologies.
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
In this session, you’ll learn why a layered communication network is best suited to handle the wide-ranging requirements of Smart Grid applications.
- Advanced Distribution and System Protection
Learn about new technologies that can improve distribution system overcurrent protection and coordination, including PulseClosing Technology™, communication enhanced coordination,and broken conductor detection.
- Licensed and License-Free Spectrum Options
The Utilities Telecom Council continues to wrestle with the FCC and the public safety community over spectrum allocation. This topic discusses the bands best suited to the needs of electric utilities, and will offer an in-depth comparison of public systems such as cellular and private networks.
- Cyber Security Considerations
This session will uncover common security issues that can occur when deploying field area networks, distribution automation networks, and AMI. Learn how security architectures can protect critical smart grid communications.
- Standards-Based Platforms vs.
Learn about the features, benefits, and trade-offs of standards-based platforms such as WiMax and 802.11, and proprietary architectures.
- Planning for the Future
This topic details the process for analyzing an existing communication system architecture, defining a blueprint for future deployment . . . and developing a road map to get from "A" to "B."
This seminar has not been certified by any continued education accredited agency, and will be up to each participant to decide to claim as continuing education.
S&C’s experts participate in industry events around the world, to share our experience and knowledge on important topics affecting the power industry.
Click here for a schedule of upcoming industry events at which our experts will be speaking, and the topics.
S&C’s worldwide headquarters for operations and manufacturing, at the John R. Conrad Industrial Complex in Chicago, Illinois, occupies 46 acres. The facilities include 20 buildings with 1,125,000 sq. ft. of capacity under roof.
S&C is the largest manufacturer in the city and employs over 2,000 professionals. They bring the skills and expertise that have made S&C a success for 100 years.
We encourage you to see what we do. Take a tour of S&C’s facilities. Tours can be customized to meet your needs and include our new 43,000-sq. ft. Advanced Technology Center, product demonstration areas, manufacturing operations, and other portions of the John R. Conrad Industrial Complex.
A tour of S&C will be a memorable experience. For information on arranging one, please contact us.