The Future of Medium Voltage Switchgear Course Outline Course Description The electricity industry is conservative. Among the reasons for this is the fact that the lifetime of medium voltage and high voltage switchgear is around 30 years. Transmission system operators (TSOs) and distribution network operators (DNOs) need stability. Maintenance and repair of such long-life devices needs to be ensured. And of course, work is easier for service crews if there is no change in technology. However, some drastic evolutions appear about every 20 years… The development of smart grids will result in the inclusion of more intelligence in MV equipment. This course will specifically address medium voltage technologies that exist in the switchgear industry, as well as summarize the evolution of past technologies and outline the future path of the medium voltage sector. Course Outline Course Objectives • • • Describe the evolution of various switchgear and switchboard technologies Discuss the evolution of single line diagrams Explain the developmental path for future switchgear for MV consumer sites and switching substations Course Content or Material 1) Introduction 2) Historical Perspective a. Available Technologies For Electrical Switchgear b. Evolution Of Circuit-Breaker Technologies c. Evolution Of Primary Distribution Switchboard Technologies d. Evolution of Secondary Distribution Switchboard Technologies e. Evolution Of The Technology Of Sensors And Protection Relays 3) Evolution of Single Line Diagrams a. Diagram With Withdrawable Technology b. Typical Diagram For GIS Technology c. Simplified Diagram With Upstream Two-Position Selector d. Reverse Diagram For GIS Technology e. All-In-One Arrangement Diagram For GIS RMU f. New Three-Position Diagram 4) Future Switchgear For MV Consumer Sites & Switching Substations a. Smart Grids Will Use More CBs Than In The Past b. Remote Control Will Be Mandatory For Smart Grids c. LPCTs and LPVTs Will Be Essential For The Huge Development Of Power Management And Metering © 2015 Schneider Electric. All rights reserved. All trademarks provided are the property of their respective owners. The Future of Medium Voltage Switchgear Course Outline d. Modularity Is A Must To Meet The Infinite Number Of Different Applications 5) Summary Course Assessment: Test Your Knowledge Course Survey: We Value Your Opinion © 2015 Schneider Electric. All rights reserved. All trademarks provided are the property of their respective owners.