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Distinguished Lecture Program - 30th and 31st December, 2011

Fundamentals of Electric Power Distribution System Design - Dr P K Sen

at PVG COET Pune



Organized by

IEEE IAS/PES Chapter, Pune Section


Department of Electrical Engineering,
PVG’s College of Engineering and Technology,
44, Vidyanagari, Parvati, Pune-411 009

Title of DL program

Fundamentals of Electric Power Distribution System Design

Distinguished Lecturer

Dr. P.K. Sen, PE
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Site Director, Power Systems Engineering Research Center,
College of Engineering, Colorado School of Mines,
Golden Colorado-80401(USA)
Senior Consultant:  NEI Electric Power Engineering, Inc.

Dates of Program                                                    Venue
                          30th and 31st December, 2011                            PVG’s College of Engineering
                   9.00 am to 5.00 pm                                                  and Technology,
                                                                                             44, Vidyanagari, Parvati, Pune-411 009
Organizing Secretary
Prof. Dr.Mrs.G.A.Vaidya (9881202057)
Professor and Head of Electrical Engineering
PVG’s College of Engineering and Technology,
Pune-411 009
Fax :- 020-24226858



This two-day IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program has been designed for practicing engineers (young or experienced), managers, students and technical personnel interested in different aspects of advanced Electric Power Distribution Systems as applied to Electric Utility, Power and Energy Industry. The main objective of the workshop is to introduce the basic tools required for all power systems calculations and utilized in solving design problems.  The primary focus of this DL program is on the medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) power systems with some references to the sub-transmission system. It is assumed that participants will have some basic knowledge of fundamentals of electric power systems.  Emphasis is given on hand calculations and estimations.  Numerous real world design problems will be solved during the entire workshop. 
Prof. Dr. P.K. Sen will discuss the “big picture” and this is designed for all engineering, managerial and operation and maintenance personnel. This DL program is absolutely essential for all young practicing power system engineers, utility and non-utility alike, consulting firms, manufacturing and process plant and designed to facilitate in educating students in advanced power engineering curriculum.

Day 1 (Date: - 30th Dec 2011) 

  • Scope of Electric Power Distribution Engineering and Characteristics of Power Distribution Systems from both Utility and Industrial / Commercial Users Perspective
  • Power System Fundamentals & Design Tools
  • Conceptual Design of Overhead and Underground Distribution Systems and Industrial Plants
  • Component selection (Breakers, Shunt Capacitor etc)
  • Reliability, Safety  aspects in Design
  • Quick Cost Estimation
  • Fault Calculations

Day 2 (31st Dec 2011)

    • Performance Evaluation and Application: Transformers, Shunt Capacitor and Static VAR, Overhead Distribution Line and Underground Cables, Voltage Regulators, Distributed Generation etc.
    • Grounding of Power Systems
    • Harmonics in Power Distribution Systems: Causes, Effects and Mitigation
    • Design of an Industrial Power Distribution System
    • Power Systems Protection
    • Step-by-Step Procedure in Protection Coordination and Design: Case Studies
    • Emergency Power and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)



About Dr.P.K.Sen

    Dr. P.K. Sen, P.E., Fellow IEEE (2011) has over 44 years of combined teaching, research, and consulting engineering experience. Prior to joining Colorado School of Mines in 2000, Dr. Sen taught for 21 years at the University of Colorado. His industrial experience includes power plants and substation engineering design, system & feasibility studies, protection and relaying and various aspects of power systems engineering applications. He has published over 140 technical papers on a variety of subjects related to Power Systems Engineering, Protection/Relaying, Electric Machines and Renewable Energy, Energy Policy, Power Quality and Arc Flash and Safety.  Dr. Sen has supervised and/or mentored over 150 graduate students (including non-traditional students, and practicing engineers from the Utility Industries, REA’s, Consulting Engineers, and others). He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado. Currently Dr. Sen is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Site Director for the (Originally NSF funded) Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) Power Systems Engineering Research Center( www.pser.org) at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado. His current research interests include a variety of application problems (safety, protection, equipment life, energy economics, and asset management and policy issues) in power systems engineering, renewable energy applications and distributed generation, and engineering education. Dr. Sen is a very active member of a number of Professional Societies including IEEE PES/IAS, Rocky Mountain Electrical League (RMEL) and has been instrumental in providing seminars and short courses, conduct workshops and provide training for technical personnel in the Rocky Mountain Region for the past 30 years.  Dr. Sen is known in the industry, locally, nationally and internationally for providing educational opportunities for practicing engineers at all level and for both undergraduate and graduate students.  He is an inspiring and prolific teacher with passion.  He has authored numerous prize winning papers at the IEEE Conferences, and IAS Magazine.



All delegates attending Distinguished Lecturer Program will be required to register by filling the registration form and paying registration fee of Rs. 500/-

Registration fee includes delegate kit (including the technical material in the form of CD), tea/coffee during sessions and lunch for two days.

Final date of registration: - 20th Dec 2011

Registration Procedure
Registration can be done by sending duly filled registration form along with DD or Cheque of Rs. 500/- on following address

Download Registration Form

Prof. Dr.Mrs.G.A.Vaidya
Professor and Head of Electrical Engineering
PVG’s College of Engineering and Technology,
Pune-411 009
Note: - The Cheque / D.D of amount Rs. 500 /- to be drawn in favour of
              Student Branch, PVG’s COET, Pune- payable at Pune.
      Delegates will have to make their own arrangements for accommodation.
Contact Persons:

  1. Prof. Mrs. S. R. Deshmukh    <  d_surekha@hotmail.com> (9890179398)
  1. Prof. M. P. Bhawalkar         < mp_bhawalkar@indiatimes.com > ( 9881238775)

Dr Y P Nerkar
PES/IAS Chapter
IEEE Pune Section
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