Maintenance of High Voltage Electrical Distribution Systems

Maintenance of High Voltage Electrical Distribution Systems

Monday, May 6
Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
Anaheim, CA

Course Schedule
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Recommended CEUs .7/PDHs 6.5/CPEs 7.5

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
For CPE Accreditation, this course is a group-live offering.

Course Overview
This course provides the perspective needed to develop or enhance and carry out an effective program of maintenance for both overhead and underground high voltage electric utility distribution systems. Topics include principles and elements of corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance programs, as well as specific activities related to the inspection, testing and maintenance of distribution lines and equipment. Also included is coverage of NESC maintenance requirements, risk management, cost accounting and evaluation of maintenance programs using productivity and service level measures and benchmarks.

Course Topics

  • Overview of Distribution Maintenance
  • Regulatory Aspects of Distribution Maintenance
  • Maintenance Management
  • Overhead Line Maintenance Practices
  • Underground Line Maintenance Practices
  • Equipment Maintenance Practices

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for electric utility engineers, designers, technicians, and field personnel who are responsible for, or who make decisions concerning, distribution systems.

It is conducted at a practical level and is appropriate for degreed engineers and engineering technicians, as well as non-degreed high school graduates with a general knowledge of the electric utility system. 

Course Level
Basic. This course does not have prerequisites nor does it require advance preparation.

What to Bring
Participants are required to bring a calculator and are encouraged to bring sample T&D maintenance management documents (policies, inspection/maintenance intervals, checklists, etc.), the names of any maintenance management software applications they’re using and photos (defective lines and equipment, maintenance work being performed, etc.) for class reference and discussion.

About the Instructor
R. John Miner is president of Collaborative Learning, Inc. of Austin and San Antonio, Texas, and has over 40 years of experience in the electric utility industry. John has been an APPA instructor for more than 30 years. Before forming his own company, he served as chief operating officer for the Austin, Texas, Electric Utility Department, as general manager of the Rochester, Minnesota Public Utilities, and as an assistant professor on the faculty of the University of Houston’s College of Technology.

John has been an APPA course instructor for over 30 years. He has conducted hundreds of management and technical educational programs for various audiences in forty states and five overseas locations. He has also served as an expert witness on litigation involving electrical accidents and compliance with the NESC.

John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, with honors, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Science, both from the University of Toledo, Ohio. He is a past Commissioner on the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and is a past Chair of the Committee on Technology Accreditation for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.