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February 2016

Reliability Evaluation of Electric Power Systems

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Reliability Evaluation of Electric Power Systems - Day 1
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Reliability Evaluation of Electric Power Systems - Day 2
Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre (Ballroom East), 711 West Broadway Street Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y2
Presenter: Dr. Roy Billinton, P.Eng. – Emeritus Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Reliability Evaluation of Electric Power Systems - Day 1 : $825.00 + GST = $866.25 until Jan 19, 2016

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Reliability Evaluation of Electric Power Systems - Day 1 : $925.00 + GST = $971.25

Non-Member Price: Reliability Evaluation of Electric Power Systems - Day 1 : $925.00 + GST = $971.25

Student Member Price: Reliability Evaluation of Electric Power Systems - Day 1 : $462.50 + GST = $485.63
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by January 19, 2016 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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The seminar will introduce some of the basic probability concepts used in the reliability assessment of electric power systems and then focus on the reliability evaluation of generation, transmission and distribution systems. The utilization of both analytical techniques and Monte Carlo simulation will be presented. The reliability information requirements to support both predictive and past performance assessments of load point and system reliability will be illustrated using Canadian utility data. The seminar will also illustrate the extension of conventional reliability indices to value based reliability assessment incorporating customer interruption costs.

The seminar will first briefly introduce some of the basic probability concepts used in the reliability assessment of electric power systems and then focus on the reliability evaluation of generation, transmission and distribution systems. The utilization of both analytical techniques and Monte Carlo simulation will be presented. The reliability information requirements to support both predictive and past performance assessments of load point and system reliability will be illustrated using Canadian utility data. The seminar will also illustrate the extension of conventional reliability indices to value based reliability assessment incorporating customer interruption costs. 
 
Seminar Agenda
  • Introduction
  • Module 1: Basic Probability and Reliability Concepts
  • Module 2: Generating Capacity Reliability Evaluation
  • Module 3: Composite Generation and Transmission System Reliability Evaluation
  • Module 4: Network and Electric Distribution System Reliability Evaluation
  • Module 5: Value Based Power System Reliability Evaluation
 
Each module will be followed by a hands-on problem solving session to reinforce the concepts introduced.
 
** Note: Please bring a calculator to the session.
 
What Previous Participants have said about this Seminar:
  • “One of the best instructors I’ve ever had. Useful course with interesting information.”
  • “Very satisfied. Excellent examples – good mix of theory and practice.”
  • “Very good presentation style. Very clear. There is a lot of depth and experience behind the materials.”
  • “The instructor was clear, concise, organized and very knowledgeable.”
  • “Good presentation. Presenter was very easy to understand, covered the subject thoroughly.”
 
Presenter
 
Dr. Roy Billinton, P.Eng. – Emeritus Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan
 
Roy Billinton came to Canada from England in 1952.  Obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. Degrees from the University of Manitoba and Ph.D. and D.Sc. Degrees from the University of Saskatchewan.  Worked for Manitoba Hydro in the System Planning and Production Divisions. Joined the University of Saskatchewan in 1964.  Formerly Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension and Acting Dean of the College of Engineering.  Presently Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering.
 
Author or co-author of eight books on reliability and over 850 papers on power system analysis, stability, economic system operation, and reliability.  Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Engineering, and a Professional Engineer in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada.
 

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