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This is a review course for Part Two of Electrical Systems and Electric Rates Sections for the CEM exam.
•This course:
   –Gives a detailed and expanded presentation of the second part of the the Electrical Systems section of the CEM test.
   –Includes Practice Problems and examples to improve your understanding and increase your problem-solving skills.
   –Includes a 20-question Practice Test and a 20-question Proficiency Test to better prepare you for the Electrical Section on the CEM test; and to improve your knowledge base in the area of electrical system energy management.

•It also contains supplementary materials on the second part of electrical systems and electric rates that the CEM instructors do not usually have time to cover in the five-day CEM course.

Module Objectives
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Why do we Need Power Factor Correction
  • How do we Correct Power Factor
  • How Much PF Correction do we Need
  • Power Factor Controllers
  • Using Synchronous Motors for Power Factor Correction
  • Power Quality and Harmonics
  • What do Power Quality Problems Look Like
  • Facility Power Protection
  • What are Harmonics
  • What Causes Harmonics
  • Orders and Intensities of Harmonics
  • Finding Harmonics in our Facility
  • Mitigation of Harmonic Problems
  • Total Harmonic Distortion
  • Harmonics and Variable Frequency Drives
  • Characteristics of Harmonics From DC Converters
  • Harmonic Filters
  • Power Quality and Harmonics
  • Electric rates
  • Electric Rates and Electric Bills
  • Electric Rate Structures
  • Facility Electric Bills
  • Analyzing Facility Electric Bills
  • Facility Load Factors
  • Measurement of Electrical Demand
  • Average or Blended Cost
  • Ratchet Demand Rates
  • Power Factor and Reactive Power Penalty Rates
CEM Review Series: Electrical Systems Part Two

BARNEY CAPEHART, Ph.D, C.E.M., is a professor emeritus of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He has broad experience in the commercial/industrial sector, having served as Director of the University of Florida Industrial Assessment Center from 1990 to 1999. He has personally conducted over 100 audits of industrial facilities and has assisted students in conducting audits of hundreds of office buildings, small businesses, government facilities, and other commercial facilities. He is the lead author for the Guide to Energy Management textbook, founding editor of the Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, and co-author or editor of five other energy books. Dr Capehart is the creator of AEE's Five Day Training Program for Energy Managers, and has trained over 10,000 energy managers in that program.

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CEU: 0.80
PDH: 8.00
AEE Re-certification: 1.60
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