Meeting Report: IEEE PES talk on Feb 21st on the topic “An overview on Transmission substation Engineering”
|February 23, 2015||Posted by Tribuwan under COMSOC, CS, EmpNet, General, MTT/APS, PES, Region 6||
The meeting was attended by a diverse cross section of IEEE members. Members from IEEE student chapters from University of Riverside, Devry Pomona, Cal Poly Pomona and professional IEEE members from Foothill Society were present.
The speaker Dewan Jamir, covered the topic of Transmission substation engineering very effectively. He presented slides about different substation types like EHV Transmission stations, Transmission substation, Switching station, Distribution substation, Gas Insulated Substations. He talked about issues in engineering different substations, issues like engineering transmission lines, protection philosophies, and protection coordination issues
The speaker also covered topics on several studies required prior to a substation project. Some of the issues like load growth study, regional demand issues, infrastructure improvement or new substation requirements, site grading, environmental issues, approvals from various regulatory bodies about site, right of way, civic and multiple region regulatory and coordination issues.
He also talked about some practical problems involved in multiple change orders due to evolving design and budgetary and scheduling issues.
He presented some slides about different components of a substation, like Transmission Poles, conductor s, Switching equipments, Breakers and different types of substation bus and breaker configurations. He laid out several advantages and disadvantages of substation configurations like Ring Bus, Looped Bus, Breaker and Half Bus and Double Bus Double Breaker arrangements based on reliability and cost.
He provided some case studies of actual projects in Texas, San Diego, and New Jersey. He showed some slides on substations under different stage of construction, and commissioning.
After one hour of an absorbing talk, there was a lively question and answer session for about half hour and several interesting questions came up during the talk and during the Q&A session from both IEEE professional members as well as the student chapter members. Question from student members were ranging from carrier options in power system engineering, issues in substation engineering etc.