×
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Power Systems C: Discussion of Widespread Power System Blackouts

Get introduced to transmission system design considerations through case studies of real-world events. You may find yourself in a position that requires you to be aware of the potential for trouble – understand the conditions and factors that lead to blackouts and develop recommendations on how to prevent them.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to recognize pre-blackout conditions
  • Identify major problem areas
  • Forecast the most likely sequence of events that can lead to the next major, widespread blackout

Course Outline/Topics

Case studies of four power system blackouts will be presented. Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, only blackout-related information readily available from public sources will be discussed.

Case Study 1:  Northeast, November 1965

Case Study 2:  Northwest, July and August 1996

Case Study 3:  West Coast City, December 1998

Case Study 4:  Southwest, September 2011

Each of the case studies will include discussions of:

  • Pre-Blackout Conditions
  • Major Problem Areas
  • Recommendations that would help prevent future blackouts

Case Study 5:  A futuristic view of the most likely sequence of events that can lead to the next major, widespread blackout

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Fri., Oct. 7

8am-Noon

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Anthony Sleva P.E.

Fee: $295

CEUs: 0.4, PDUs: 4

Enrollment Limit: 40

Program Number: 4840-9130

Registration Deadline: Fri., Oct. 7

Registration is Closed.
FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share