Analyzing and Improving Reliability with APPA’s eReliability Tracker Software


Analyzing and Improving Reliability with APPA’s eReliability Tracker Software

Monday, May 5
Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Course Schedule
1:30 – 5 p.m.

Accreditation
Recommended CEUs .3/PDHs 3/CPEs 3.8
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

For CPE Accreditation, this course is a group-live offering.

eReliability Tracker

Special Offer!
APPA is extending a one-time, 20% discount to attendees who want to begin a subscription to the eReliability Tracker.  To take advantage of this offer, please email Products@PublicPower.org and mention that you are registered for this class. Orders placed online will not receive the discount.

Course Overview

Knowing how to categorize and evaluate outage data is a key part of the pathway to exceptional utility performance. In this course, the speakers will review IEEE reliability concepts, lead introductory and advanced walkthroughs of APPA’s eReliability Tracker system and provide tips to help users effectively analyze and report utility outage data. This class will feature specific-use cases and field examples of tracking outages.

This course is especially well-suited for current users of the eReliability Tracker software who are looking to get the most out of the system, as well as others who may be interested in learning about utility reliability analytics and improving or maintaining reliability.

Course Topics

Introduction and Overview of IEEE Reliability Concepts

  • Reliability conceptual changes and IEEE standard 1782
  • Economics of reliability for utility and customer

Overview of eReliability Tracker

  • Major components and functions of the systems
  • Examples of adding equipment, personnel, outages, importing and exporting data

Advanced Uses of the Tracker

  • Review utility case studies
  • Demonstrate notes, outage details, and delegating/changing permissions for other users

Reliability Data Analysis

  • Understand outage data manipulation, selection and sorting
  • Examples of outage data relationships
  • How to detect the worst circuit on your system
  • Isolating the most frequently broken equipment on your system
  • Review mapping capabilities

Technology Requirements
To engage in class exercises and demonstrations, participants are required to bring a laptop.

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

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for current users of the APPA tracker service, as well as those inter­ested in improving or maintaining reliability and learning about reliability analytics.

Instructors
Alex Hofmann,
Energy and Environmental Services Manager, APPA, Washington, D.C.

Neil James, Manager of Distribution Operations, Santee Cooper, Moncks Corner, S.C.

P.J. Rehm, Distribution Services Coordinator, ElectriCities of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.