Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution

Event Start Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Event End Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Event Start Time: 8:00 AM

Event End Time: 5:00 PM

Hours: 8

PDHs: 8

Event Cost: $599.00 (Light breakfast items and lunch included at no additional cost.)

About the Course

 This course is presented by SEM Train. This course is designed such that engineers of almost any specialty can take away a commensurate amount of knowledge with little or no background in the field of electrical engineering. This course covers the flow of power from power generating plants all the way to point of use. This course begins with coverage of electrical power concepts in the DC, Single Phase AC and Three Phase AC realms in an easy to follow approach, illustrated and reinforced by practical applications, examples and numerical case studies or problems. Voltage, current and power measurement instrumentation is introduced explained through examples and applications. The important concept of power factor, and it's remediation, is discussed and explained from various, easy to relate to, perspectives. The seminar then segues into the topic of the US power grid. The US power grid's vital statistics are introduced and explained through explicit illustrations, diagrams and pictures. The course then moves into an introduction followed by an in-depth discussion on power transmission lines. Characteristics, nuances and conventional applications of transmission lines are delved into, supported by numerous transmission line related mathematical problem examples. The participants are introduced to transmission line components. The discussion then flows downstream of transmission lines, into substations. Substations, substation components and their roles in a typical substation are discussed and illustrated through diagrams and pictures. The power transmission journey, in this course, is concluded with and in-depth coverage of power distribution systems. The coverage of power transmission and distribution would be incomplete without delineating electrical safety. Hence, course participants are provided a brief introduction to NEC, NESC and NFPA 70 E. This course is designed for engineers, professional engineers, energy professionals, engineering managers, technical professionals, technicians, facilities managers and other professionals who are not intimately familiar with power transmission and distribution. Participants are kept engaged through questions and answers, discussions and classwork.


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Course Outline

• Electrical DC and AC Power, 1-Phase & 3-Phase

• Electrical Power Related Instruments

• Power, Voltage and Current Transformers & their Applications in Power

Transmission Systems

• Power Factor and Power Factor Correction in Power Transmission Systems

• US Power Grid & Smart Grids

• Power Transmission Lines

• Power Transmission System Components

• Electrical Power Substations

• Electrical Power Distribution Systems and Associated Drawings

• Electrical Power System Protection, Safety & Pertinent Codes; NESC, NEC and

NFPA 70E Principles of Electricity: AC and DC

Recommended Audience

- Licensed Professional Engineers from all engineering disciplines, who need to

meet the annual or biennial license renewal PDH (Professional Development Hour) or CEU (Continuing Education Units) requirements.

- Engineers and Architects who do not possess current working knowledge of

electrical power transmission and distribution, and associated components/technologies.

- Facility Managers, Engineering Managers, Program/Project Managers and

other executives or leaders who feel a lack of adequate electrical power transmission and distribution knowledge to hold meaningful discussions and to make informed decisions with interacting with their electrical power subordinates, peers, or colleagues.

- Non-engineers, including technical writers responsible for developing operations and maintenance manuals for power transmission and distribution equipment.

- Procurement/purchasing professionals who are responsible for acquisition of power transmission and distribution equipment and services.

- Candidates aspiring to take the FE or PE exams.

- Maintenance Engineers and Maintenance Managers

- Other professionals who's annual PLP, Performance and Learning Program,

includes engineering/technical courses/seminars/workshops.

About the Instructor

Professor S. Bobby Rauf, P.E, C.E.M, MBA; member, ASEE, American Society of Engineering Education.

Bobby Rauf is the President, Chief Consultant and a Senior Instructor at Sem-Train, LLC.  Bobby has over 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate Engineering, Math, Business Administration and MBA courses, seminars and workshops.  Professor Rauf is registered (PE) Professional Engineer, in the State of North Carolina and is a Certified Energy Manager.

Mr. Rauf was inducted as “Legend in Energy” by AEE, in 2014. He is a published author of multiple engineering and energy books and professional development courses. He holds a patent in process controls technology.

Professor Rauf is certified to instruct various engineering, ergonomics, and industrial safety courses. He has conducted certification training and trained engineers for Professional Engineering licensure exams in the United States, The United Kingdom, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands and Ukraine, over the past ten years.

Mr. Rauf develops and instructs PDH (Professional Development Hour) and, continuing education, engineering skill building courses. He conducts these courses in form of webinars, live on-site presentations, workshops, pre-recorded audio and self-study texts. Some his major clients include Texas A&M University, Saudi Aramco – KSA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, McNeese University, Lamar University, Clemson University, Association of Energy Engineers, EPIC College - Canada; US Bureau of Reclamation, BHP Billiton, PDH Engineers, CED, and PDH Source. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University.

Professor Rauf has also developed and published several self-study books that cater to the continuous professional development needs of Engineers, Technicians and Technical Managers.

Mr. Rauf’s last full-time engineering employment, in the corporate world, was at PPG Industries, Inc. where he served as a Senior Staff Engineer. During his long career at PPG, his responsibilities included development and management of energy and ergonomics programs for multiple manufacturing plants, in the US and overseas. He also provided consultation and training services in, energy, electrical engineering, industrial safety, ergonomics and arc flash arena. His extensive engineering experience includes, power design, control system design, project management, process management, energy and utilities management, energy audits/assessments, plant maintenance, robotics, manufacturing automation, HVAC audits, and design of ergonomic equipment.

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be issued for this course after the registration deadline. In the event that you cannot attend, you are welcome to send another person as a replacement at no charge. In addition, you may transfer your registration payment to a future course at no cost as long as you use it within the next 12-month period. For example, if you pay for a course in July that you do not attend, you have until July 31st of the following year to transfer the payment. Furthermore, if the cost of the future course increases, you will be required to pay the difference.


The McNeese State University Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration will always make the best effort to avoid cancelling a course. This course, like any other, can be cancelled for a number of reasons. If the course is cancelled, you will be refunded the full amount. Please be aware of this possibility when making travel and hotel arrangements.


You may register online if you are paying with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or Purchase Order.

  • To register and pay any other way, please contact Amanda Hext, 337.562.4592, ahext@mcneese.edu

IMPORTANT: You must register and pay by: 11/17/2021 10:59 PM

LAI/MEP Subsidy Eligible

LAI/MEP companies (see list below) can get a discount on this course. Find out how.


Contact Amanda Hext, (337) 562-4592, ahext@mcneese.edu




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