Energy Training & Electric Power Classroom Seminars

Introduction to Modern Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems
Each Class is Limited to First 20 Registrants / A Two-Day Classroom Seminar (CPE Approved)
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Orlando, FL - April 2 & 3, Melia Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration

Even when a utility company successfully recruits a young engineer, two years or more may pass before he or she can work independently. Why? Because college graduates lack practical knowledge of how a utility company actually works. They are unfamiliar with management aspects of the business. As a result, even the most gifted young engineers must spend months informally "learning the ropes" before they can become true contributors.

This course will substantially accelerate that acclimatization process by providing future project engineers with a basic knowledge of applied engineering in a utility company. It will teach them the project management aspects of modern Transmission and Distribution (T&D) systems as well.

This is the same "real-life" orientation a new utility engineer might receive from his or her supervisors and co-workers. Only it has been structured to provide a rapid and comprehensive overview, with a close connection to real-life specifics, plus exercises and practice sessions to ensure better retention. Click here to register.

What You Will Learn
  1. What the main components of modern transmission and distribution systems are, their application and arrangement
  2. How to perform various calculations used in T&D system design and engineering
  3. How to use the tools and principles of modern project management to ensure overall project success
You Will Also Learn
  1. How power systems are arranged, their main elements, and the place of each element in the overall structure
  2. What substation consists of, the function of each piece of equipment
  3. The role of protection systems and the criteria they must need
  4. How to analyze the reliability of power supply systems
  5. The advantages and disadvantages of various substation switching systems
  6. How to select substation equipment
  7. Types of transmission power lines and the main steps of their design
  8. Why reactive power and voltage in T&D systems need to be regulated, the necessary equipment, and how it should be selected
  9. The makeup of a low-voltage distribution system and how to design it
  10. The purpose of grounding and lightning protection in T&D Systems and how they should be arranged
  11. Critical success factors for T&D project management
  12. How to scope projects, prepare realistic estimates and schedules, evaluate risk and include contingencies
  13. How to make project communications more efficient, procure high-quality equipment and services at reasonable costs, and ensure overall project success through effective control
Seminar Agenda
  • ... Power system structure
  • ... Transmission and distribution (T&D) systems:
  • ... Place in power system structure
  • ... Main goals and criteria
  • ... T&D components
  • ... Power Transformers
  • ... Switching Equipment
  • ... Substation Bus System
  • ... Instrument Transformers
  • ... Overvoltage Protection
  • ... Equipment Installation Options
  • ... Relay Protection
  • ... Metering Systems
  • ... Auxiliary AC/DC Power Systems
  • ... Station Alarm and Remote Control Systems
  • ... Reliability Analysis
  • ... Typical Substation Switching Systems
  • ... Insulation Coordination
  • ... Substation Safety and Fire Protection
  • ... Substation Design Issues
  • ... Substation Insulator's Performance Improvement
  • ... Mission and Main Types of Power Lines
  • ... Aerial Lines
  • ... Underground Cable Lines
  • ... Reactive Power Regulation
  • ... Voltage Regulation
  • ... Typical Low Voltage Distribution Systems and their Mission
  • ... Low Voltage Distribution System Design
  • ... Power System Grounding
  • ... Lightning protection
  • ... Estimating
  • ... Scheduling
  • ... Scope
  • ... Procurement Process
  • ... Risk Management
  • ... Project Communications
  • ... Project Baseline and Control
Your Instructor - Orlando

Boris Shvartsberg, Ph.D., P.E., P.M.P.
Mr. Shvartsberg is an engineering and project management professional with more than 35 years of practical experience in managing and supervising of highly complicated technical projects for utility companies in the United States and Latvia. He has extensive teaching experience in the European and US colleges and universities. Mr. Shvartsberg is the author of more than 20 publications on electrical engineering and project management subjects and has made numerous successful presentations at international conferences and symposiums.

Mr. Shvartsberg has a doctorate and a masters degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey, USA and a certified Project Management Professional designated by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Leader of PMI Utility Industry Community of Practice.

Who Should Attend this Seminar

New employees of utility companies or college graduates who want to expand their knowledge and experience in modern transmission and distribution systems engineering, as well as in project management.

Prerequisites and Advance Preparation

Basic understanding of electrical power systems

Program Level

Basic level. This fundamental course begins with basic material and then proceeds to the intermediate level.

Delivery Method


Why choose PGS?

PGS seminars are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content. Register for a PGS class today, and join the over 10,000 energy professionals who have already attended one of PGS's proven programs. View Past Seminar Attendees

Hotel and Seminar Information
This two-day seminar will be held at the hotels listed below or can be conducted on-site at your facilities. The seminar will start promptly at 8:00 AM and will finish at 5:00 PM on the first day. On the second day, the seminar will resume at 8:00 AM and will finish at 1:00PM. The program includes continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks on the first day and a continental breakfast and coffee break on the second day. Attendees also receive a professionally produced seminar manual that can serve as a valuable office reference. Dress is casual for all seminars.
April 2 & 3
Melia Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration
225 Celebration Place
Orlando, FL 34747
Telephone: 407-964-7000
A limited amount of sleeping rooms are being held as a courtesy block. One bedroom Suite at $139.00 plus taxes. Please call the hotel and ask for the PGS Energy Training courtesy block.
Registration Fee and Discounts

Register Today!. The price for this comprehensive two-day seminar is $1,795 (USD).

Early Bird Special: Register on or before Mar 13, 2019 and save an additional $100 per order!
Register soon to get Early Bird pricing. A limited number of Early Bird seats are available.
  • Additional attendees and government employees receive a 10% discount.
  • Members of TOGA, AIPRO, INGAA or IOGA-NY receive a 15% discount. Please call (440) 853-1038.
  • Sign up for 4 or more classroom seats during the same month and all attendees will receive a 20% total discount.
    (If you plan to register 4 or more classroom seats for the same seminar, but want attendees to pay by separate credit cards, register one party now and mention this fact in the "Comments" section of the registration form. We will manually subtract the 20% discount from the first registrant's seminar fee and will call you to obtain the credit cards and registration information for your other attendees in order to give them their 20% discount. If applicable the Early Bird discount of either $200 or $100 will be divided evenly between all participants.) Please call (440) 853-1038 for more information.
    Special pricing is available for groups of 5 or more. Please call Janice Ohmura at (440) 853-1038.
Payment and Cancellations

Payment is due prior to the start of the seminar by Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club, or corporate check. Seminar fees will be charged to your credit card at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made. Please make checks payable to "PGS Energy Training" 26 Teal Lane · Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. Cancellations can be made up to five (5) business days prior to the start of the seminar for a full refund. No refunds will be made thereafter, but a one year full seminar credit will be given toward future workshops upon receipt of $175 which will used to help offset the non-refundable food, beverage, manual and other expenses incurred by PGS. This one year seminar credit is good for any PGS Energy Training program except for seminars offered by PGS affiliate organizations. Colleague substitutions may be made at any time. If PGS needs to cancel a seminar due to instructor unavailability, lack of attendance or other unforeseen reason, you will be offered the choice of rescheduling for another seminar, a seminar credit, or a refund. For more information on PGS policies regarding administrative matters and complaint resolution, please contact our offices at (440) 853-1038.

CPE Credits in Specialized Knowledge

This live group seminar is eligible for 13.0 CPE credits. Be aware that state boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. As of January 1, 2002, sponsored learning activities are measured by program length, with one 50-minute period equal to one CPE credit. One-half CPE credit increments (equal to 25 minutes) are permitted after the first credit has been earned in a given learning activity. You may want to verify that the state board from which your participants will be receiving credit accept one-half credits.

PGS Energy Training is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: CPAs interested in attending any seminars should contact our offices for details on CPE credits granted and any prerequisite requirements.

PGS Energy Training is registered with GARP as an Approved Provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. PGS Energy Training has determined that attending Introduction to Modern Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems qualifies for 13.0 GARP CPD credit hours. If you are a Certified FRM or ERP, please record this activity in your Credit Tracker at

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