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 2017 Engineering & Operations Webinars PDF Version

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MOTOR STARTING ANALYSIS
June 6 — 10 a.m. Central Time
For engineers and operators

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Mitigation of power quality issues due to motor starting on the power system can be one of the most difficult challenges faced by electric utility personnel. This presentation discusses how to prepare a motor starting analysis for various types of motor starters. The impact of the various motor starters on the starting current and starting torque will also be discussed as well as mitigation techniques.

Key Topics
- Preparing a motor starting analysi
- Assessing the impact of various types of motor starter
- Mitigation techniques for common motor starting issue


SOLAR DESIGN
July 11 — 10 a.m. Central Time
For engineers and operators

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Solar systems are being installed by residential utility customers, which will be operated in parallel with the utility system. It is important to have an understanding of the electrical design of these systems. The goal of the webinar is not to teach how to design a solar system, but to understand the concepts and National Electric Code articles that pertain to the solar systems. This webinar specifically addresses AC/DC inverter requirements, sizing both AC and DC conductors, voltage drop limitations, grounding requirements, interconnection requirements and overcurrent protection methods.

Key Topics

-  Understanding the inverter requirements
-  Conductor capacity and voltage drop limitations
-  Grounding requirements
-  Overcurrent protection
-  Interconnection requirements

DISTRIBUTED GENERATION INTERCONNECTION
Aug. 8 — 10 a.m. Central Time
For engineers and operators

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More roof top solar and commercial solar are being installed by consumers to defray their energy bills. The presentation provides a detailed review and application of IEEE Standard  1547 for interconnection of solar systems as well as other types of prime movers. The discussion will include screening techniques to help speed the process, as well as how to analyze new DG units from 5 watts to 3MW.

Key Topics

- Review and application of IEEE Standard 1547
- Screening techniques
- Analysis of DG Units from 5 watts to 3 MW

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: THE BUSINESS SKILL THAT CREATES SUCCESS
September 12 — 10 a.m. Central Time
For all employees

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Impressions matter. They’re critical to both your external and internal customer relationships. Those impressions are developed with each interaction, and set the stage for how you get work done through others, how to get what you need from others, and how to foster relationships that move you forward. This webinar will help you learn how to build a respected and positive reputation across the organization.

Key Topics
- The importance of diplomacy and tact in today’s demanding workplace
- Body language in sync with the intended message
- Maintaining composure and confidence in tough situations
- How to effectively communicate criticism, bad news or in conflict situations


LISTENING: THE OTHER HALF OF COMMUNICATION
October 3 — 10 a.m. Central Time
For all employees

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In today’s time-strapped environment, listening more and talking less is crucial for anyone who wants to be successful. In this interactive webinar, you will discover the emotional and logical components of business listening; techniques for listening in different situations (i.e. highly emotional, hostile, business meetings); and ways to communicate with others based on four different listening styles. These business skills will greatly improve your ability to influence and lead others.

Key Topics
- The business costs of effective versus ineffective listening
- The emotional and logical process involved in business exchanges
- Four distinct listening styles and how they impact the listening process
- Practical actions that will increase your focus and recall of business conversations

Instructor: Instructor: Kayla Barrett has been involved with human resources, training and development since 1991. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Communication and Master of Science degree in Organizational Communication with an emphasis in training and development from Murray State University. Barrett previously served as a director of human resources. In addition, she has served as Director of Organizational Strategy for the Gaylord Entertainment Hotels division. Her additional work experience includes roles in sales training with a large corporation and technology training with another. She is a member of the Association for Talent Development and the Society of Human Resources Management.

 

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