Fundamentals of Overcurrent Protection on Electric Distribution Systems

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This presentation will provide an overview of the devices used for overcurrent protection on electric utility distribution systems; including breakers, reclosers, sectionalizers, and fuses.  It will also demonstrate how to coordinate these devices to limit the effects of short-circuit currents to the smallest area, and maintain reliability of service to customers.



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  • 1221 W Idaho St.
  • Boise, Idaho
  • United States 83713
  • Building: Idaho Power HQ
  • Room Number: Main Auditorium

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  • Co-sponsored by MBussert@IdahoPower.com
  • Starts 05 February 2019 09:00 AM
  • Ends 11 February 2019 12:30 PM
  • All times are US/Mountain
  • No Admission Charge
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Rick Kidneigh of Idaho Power Corp.

Topic:

Fundamentals of Overcurrent Protection on Electric Distribution Systems

This presentation will provide an overview of the devices used for overcurrent protection on electric utility distribution systems; including breakers, reclosers, sectionalizers, and fuses.  It will also demonstrate how to coordinate these devices to limit the effects of short-circuit currents to the smallest area, and maintain reliability of service to customers.

Biography:

As a journeyman mason in the 1990’s, Rick dreamed of trading in his brick trowel for an exciting job with health insurance and vacation pay.  So he enrolled at Boise State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in 2005.  Rick found his dream job in 2004 at Idaho Power, where he has worked as an Engineering Intern, Field Engineer, Planning Engineer, and Area Manager.  He is currently the Principal Engineer in Idaho Power’s Reliability Engineering department.  Rick enjoys camping, spending time with his family and dogs, and working on endless home improvement projects for his wife, daughter, and son-in-law.