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RNET-120 - Renewable Energy Wiring Practices - 3.00 Credits

RNET-120 - Renewable Energy Wiring Practices - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will study electrical wiring diagrams and design basic electrical distribution systems. Students will continue to expand on their knowledge and skills learned in Renewable Energy Electricity to encompass proper and safe tool usage, and electrical circuit design, testing and troubleshooting. Whereas electrical installers and maintainers are responsible for adherence to the Canadian Electrical Code in order mitigate electrical fire and shock hazards, excellent Code knowledge is a prerequisite to the correct installation and layout of equipment and wiring to specification. This course will cover accurate interpretations and applications of said Electrical Code as applied to wiring systems, grounding and bonding, protection and control, motors, lines and substations, explosion proof areas, and emergency systems. The main objective is to enhance the students' knowledge of Section 64 of the Canadian Electrical Code related to renewable energy equipment. The course concludes with coverage of modern electrical distribution systems metering methods used by utilities, electrical energy consumption by type of loads and their effects on distribution frequency and voltage together with a review of circuit protection devices.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Renewable Energies Technology Diploma Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : RNET-110 , RNET Program Admission
    Corequisites : RNET-121 , RNET Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master’s Degree and at least 5 years relevant experience
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 48
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • define and identify the various components that make up power transmission and distribution systems in common usage;

    • describe the role of transformers and substations in power distribution systems;

    • identify electrical hazards associated with power distribution systems and discuss safe work practices when exposed to power distribution equipment;

    • define the role of the following in relation to electrical power distribution systems; feeder lines, branch circuits, safety switches, distribution panels and service entrances;

    • describe the role of high voltage fuses and circuit breakers, high voltage disconnect switches, switchboards, panel boards and switchways in power distribution systems;

    • ·outline the purpose the Canadian Electrical Code and the method of code enforcement;

    • describe the function of common residential, commercial and industrial wiring and branch circuits including switches, loads, lighting devices and receptacles;

    • identify uses for different conductor forms and select the appropriate conductor based on the ampacity, insulation type, and temperature rating using the Canadian Electrical Code tables;

    • identify the various types of data cable used in wind turbine and photovoltaic systems;

    • list common maintenance practices in power distribution systems;

    • ·outline the correct procedure to use in preparing and terminating various low-voltage conductors and cables used in wind turbine and photovoltaic systems;

    • describe the various forms of fuses, circuit breakers and other forms of circuit protection and their role in electrical wiring safety;

    • perform calculations related to circuit loads, service loads, conductor sizing, box sizing, raceway sizing, and overload protection; and

    • understand the correct application of grounds and grounding procedures.

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