Utility University®

DistribuTECH is pleased to offer the following courses as intensive opportunities for attendees to gain skills and knowledge in specific industry fields. Utility University® courses fill up quickly! Be sure to reserve your spot by registering online at distributech.com. All Utility University® courses will be held on Monday only. 

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Separate registration is required for each course. This can be added online.
Half-day courses are $300 ($325 after 11/16).
Full-day courses are $495 ($525 after 11/16).
Lunch is included for full day or two half day registrations.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

UU 101: ADMS solutions for modern distribution systems

This course will provide the information electric utilities need to plan, integrate, and commission an advanced distribution management system (ADMS) that includes functions for electrical optimization, outage management, DER Management, and other advanced applications...

UU 102: Planning for integration of distributed generation, eenergy storage and microgrids in smart distribution systems

This course will provide an impartial, technology and vendor-neutral discussion about distribution system planning. Learning objectives and specific skills that attendees should learn by taking this course are the following: Planning and engineering analysis of the integration of...

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

UU 201: Asset risk management 101: principles of asset management and why risk matters

Asset Management has caused Utilities (and our regulators) to shift their thinking from when to do maintenance, to how can we transition to assets that either do not require periodic preventive maintenance or which provide on-line diagnostics that tell us when they need care...

UU 202: SCADA: the platform for all automation, part 1 fundamentals

This course provides an examination of the fundamentals of electric utility supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems with a focus on case studies and industry best practices. Attendees new to SCADA will leave with a thorough...

UU 203: The future of outage management systems

The future of outage management systems (OMS) is exciting and dynamic. Across the industry, changes are driving utilities and vendors to new levels of outage optimization. This includes new approaches to outage predictions, the use of social media, and cloud and data analytics. In this interactive course, students will...

UU 204: An IEC 61850 tell and show: seeing is believing

This course will introduce IEC 61850, showing its capabilities on real devices. At the end of the course, the participant will be able to: • Describe the capabilities that make IEC 61850 different from previous technologies • Explain how and why IEC 61850 creates cost savings and benefits for utilities...

UU 205: Applying synchrophasor technology to distribution system operations

Today, distributed Energy Resources (DER) combined with microgrid deployments and new customer service demands are fundamentally changing the way medium-voltage distribution systems and networks are planned...

UU 206: AMI data operations: managing real-time sensor data to unlock the next level of utility operational improvements

This course is focused on data operations in the real-time world of AMI and IoT. Learning objectives and specific skills that attendees should learn by taking this course are the following: The critical activities for monitoring and managing the real-time and near real-time data from smart meters and the plethora of IoT (Internet of Things)...

UU 207: Practical enterprise architecture tools and concepts for smart grid design

The purpose of this course is to help attendees understand the role and value of enterprise architectural and system engineering in the development and deployment of grid modernization and smart grid systems. Learning objectives...

UU 208: System hardening: strategy, tactics and cost recovery

This course provides an overview of system hardening for North American utilities, including all of the information needed to develop a hardening strategy, select hardening tactics, and design a system hardening plan that has a high likelihood of receiving favorable cost recovery treatment by regulators. Learning objectives and specific...

UU 209: Upgrading to smart grid 2.0: what you need to know about communications infrastructure

While the advancement of ADMS, AMI, DERMS, new IoT, and other emerging applications get all the headlines, there is an underlining critical need for reliable communications infrastructure to support these field applications. This course provides a fresh, unbiased perspective of communications technologies for utilities and separates...

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

UU 301: Best practice frameworks, tools and methods in asset risk management

Effective Asset Management seeks to balance the competing factors of performance, cost and risk, in assuring optimal choices in operating and maintaining critical assets. Although these factors have always been present in our commitment to providing safe and reliable service to our customers, they have often been viewed...

UU 302: SCADA: the platform for all automation, part 2 advanced

This course provides an in-depth look at the systems that utilize supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) information, functionality, and secure networks for advanced applications. The material will build on the earlier SCADA Fundamentals course, however students already familiar with the basics of SCADA can take another...

UU 303: Implementing distributed energy resources management systems (DERMS) to meet the challenges of distributed resources integration

This course provides background information and utility experience related to distributed energy resources management systems (DERMS), emerging computer applications that can help electric utilities better manage the increasing penetration of distributed energy resources (DER), including distributed generation...

UU 305: Cybersecurity of the electric power distribution system

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UU 306: Feeding an ADMS: understanding, improving and sustaining data wuality to improve ADMS benefits

DER, operational efficiencies, and the Utility of Things or IoT are becoming mainstream. In response to these trends, utilities have embraced the need for an ADMS to support a multi-tier grid optimization and control strategy. The concept of an ADMS is not new. It is generally accepted that an ADMS represents the fusion of SCADA...

UU 307: Successful utility project management - the art and science

Strong project management has proven to be the essential ingredient for utility project success. Effective project management for electric, water, and gas utilities relies on superior implementation approaches, techniques, and skills. This course will examine both the art and the science of project management to achieve...

UU 308: Communication protocols for distributed energy resources

This course will provide an overview of how standard application-layer communication protocols (DNP3 and IEEE 2030.5) are used to manage Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in the electric grid and give insight on how other DER communication protocols are related. Different use cases and requirements for...