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QUT EEP220 Distribution Planning

19 March 2018 - 21 March 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Terrace Conference Centre
114 The Terrace


This course covers a broad range of topics, and is divided into five major sections. These have been ordered to give a logical sequence to work through the planning process as a Planning Engineer. The course includes both theoretical and practical exercises based on actual planning studies and experiences.

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Course Aims

On completion of this module, the student should be able to complete a simple planning project from the initial understanding of the Network and the parameters to which the planning study is bound, to following a planning process, identifying a network limitation, considering options to address this Network limitation using technical and economic analysis to support the preferred option, and presenting a recommended option to address the limitation in the form of a report to a Manager or Supervisor for approval.

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand the Transmission and Distribution Network Configuration
  • Understand the influences of Regulatory Bodies and Network Regulations on the Network planning process
  • Understand the development of a Strategic Network plan, Network Development Plan
  • Identify Network Types
  • State the techniques used in load forecasting
  • Identify network limitations and options to address these limitations
  • Follow a Project Planning Process
  • Understand Low Voltage Planning
  • Identify sections of a Network which could contribute to a Network Limitation
  • Demonstrate how various network reinforcement options are best used to overcome network problems
  • Provide optimum network configuration using a network simulation package
  • Compare options based on technical criteria and demonstrate which options are viable based on performance standards
  • Carry out an economic comparison of options to decide which is the best option
  • Prepare a logical case recommending approval of one option in the form of a planning report for Management approval
  • Understand the importance of Network Reliability and Reliability Planning Guidelines.

Course Outline

A detailed course outline has been provided by the lecturer which will assist in understanding the content of the course and assessment tasks. To view and/or download click here.

Course Venue and Timings

The Terrace Conference Centre, 114 The Terrace, Wellington

  • Monday 19th March 2018 - The course starts at 8.30am and finishes at 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 20th March 2018 - The course starts at 8.30am and finishes at 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 21st March 2018 - The course starts at 8.30am and finishes at 12.00 o'clock

Course Costs and Confirmation

The cost for EEA Members and staff of Corporate Members is $2150.00+gst and Non-Members is $2450.00+gst. This course is subject to a minimum number of attendees and will only be confirmed once these numbers are reached.

Register for this Course

To register, follow the link at the bottom of this page. If you have any trouble registering, or any questions, please contact us on 04 4738600 or email to

Note: An invoice will not be sent at the time of registration just your confirmation email of attendance. The invoice will be sent once the minimum number has been reached. Please hold any travel arrangements until we have confirmed the course.

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