Electric Utility 101: Distribution
April 16, 2014
2 to 3:30 p.m. ET
This webinar provides a non-technical overview of distribution system functions, including why they are needed and the role they play in the final step of a reliable electric supply chain.
The webinar will cover some of the major hardware components, their functions and the role distribution systems are playing by extending their programs beyond the meter into the demand (customer) side.
The webinar will also provide a high-level overview of the major issues facing distribution systems and the impact of those issues on the electric grid. Since distribution systems are a major focus for the application of smart grid technologies, the webinar will also touch upon the current and future changes these technologies may bring.
All webinars will be led by Wallace Barron, president of the Atlanta-based consulting firm Barron & Associates Corporate Solutions. He has over 40 years of experience in the electric energy industry, 15 of which have been with public power and cooperative systems. He previously worked as a vice president of marketing, customer service, and distribution technology at the Florida Power Corporation.
Wallace has a broad range of experience in the utility industry. His responsibilities have included key accounts, customer service, rates and pricing, economic development, demand-side management, strategic planning and distribution engineering. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences and teaches a variety of courses for APPA.
- Individual webinars: $89 for APPA members; $179 for nonmembers.
- The entire series (one free webinar): $269 for APPA members; $539 for nonmembers.
Registration fee provides access for one log-in, access to audio recording and the PowerPoint slides.
If you need assistance with obtaining a username and password, please contact APPA's web staff.
The Electric Utility 101 series of webinars will provide an overview of the electric utility industry for policy makers and non-technical or new employees at public power utilities. These webinars will focus on generation, substations, transmission and distribution and will provide a broad overview of the industry and related issues.
- Electric Utility 101: Generation – Jan. 15, 2014
- Electric Utility 101: Substations - Feb. 19, 2014
- Electric Utility 101: Transmission - March 19, 2014
- Electric Utility 101: Distribution - April 16, 2014
Please contact Heidi Lambert, APPA’s Education Manager: 202/467-2921; HLambert@PublicPower.org.