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Substation Training Series – Substation Awareness Basics – REGISTRATION CLOSED

February 5 @ 8:30 am - February 6 @ 4:30 pm

| $900

FMPA’s Substation Training series provides courses specifically designed for substation personnel and other crews who work in and around substations.  The courses are designed to provide participants with in-depth instruction on substation-related topics and are tailored to the specific equipment of the attendee’s utilities, where possible.


Substation Awareness Basics
Feb 5-6, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Lunch will be provided.)
OUC Engineering Building
6003 Pershing Avenue
Orlando, FL 32822

Overview of Session Topics:

  • Substation safety awareness
    • General substation hazards
    • Minimum approach distances
    • Step and touch potentials
    • Substation equipment operational safety
    • Breaker safety, breaker racking, transformers, bus work, PTs, etc.
    • Energized and non-energized work with rubber gloves and switch sticks
  • Substation components – Overview of their function and operation
    • Transformer
    • Batteries
    • Fans
    • High side breaker/circuit switcher
    • Switches – Review various types of disconnect switches located throughout the substation.
    • Metering Equipment (PT’s and CT’s)
    • Voltage regulators
    • Load Tap Changer (LTC)
    • Various relays (differences between transmission and distribution relays)
    • Reclosers and breakers
    • Capacitor systems
    • SCADA equipment
    • lightning arresters
    • Grounding equipment and switches
    • Automatic Transfer Switch (AC and DC)
    • Substation grounding systems
    • Buss configurations
  • General NREC requirements relating to substation and transmission lines
  • Switching and tagging substation components (1 day)
    • Switching procedures – equipment clearance procedures
    • Personal protective grounding
    • Switching orders
    • Electrical protective equipment and other protective equipment

About the Instructor
The course curriculum was developed by Pam Tompkins and Scott Young with SET Solutions, LLC, a consulting company that has provided training and consulting services to FMPA and several of its member utilities since 2005. Pam is President and CEO of SET Solutions and has 37 years of experience in the electric utility industry. The course will be taught by Scott Young, CUSP; a Senior Consultant for SET Solutions. Scott has more than 36 years of electrical substation experience and is a published substation safety author. He began his career as an Apprentice Substation Technician, worked through lead Substation Electrician and advanced to Substation Skills Training Supervisor. Scott works with utilities and contractors to provide electric utility technical and safety specific training, specializing in high voltage electrical technical training, OSHA compliance training and electric power safety process evaluation and program development.


$900 per person for each two-day session. Lunch will be provided. Please do not submit payment with registration. FMPA will send an invoice to your utility following the course.

Register NO LATER THAN Jan. 22, 2019


February 5 @ 8:30 am
February 6 @ 4:30 pm
6003 Pershing Avenue, Orlando, 32822 + Google Map


Sharon Samuels


OUC Engineering Building
6003 Pershing Avenue, Orlando, 32822 + Google Map

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