Weekly Informational and Training Webinars

At EasyPower, we offer a variety of weekly webinar sessions to help you become better acquainted with the software and to further develop your skills and understanding. There are two different types of webinars.

  • The Tuesday Refresher webinars are short (30 minute) sessions going over the basics of using EasyPower software in a variety of situations.
  • The Thursday webinars topics will vary and are also applicable for beginning to advanced users, depending on the topics covered. See the webinar schedule below.

If you are not currently using EasyPower, download a free demo version of the software and sign up for one of these classes or view the free training videos. We also offer extensive regional and on-site training options - view our training schedule.

Tuesday Refresher Webinars

Start at 8:00am PST (roughly every other week)

Topic - Refresher/beginner series for using EasyPower software, various topics. This will include insights and tips for using EasyPower, not system engineering, which is often covered more in the Thursday Webinars.

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  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

Description - Of the overall time involved in an Arc Flash study, data collection can be the most costly if not properly planned. This presentation focuses on eliminating the need for repeated trips to the site and avoiding excessive delays and costs. Second in the Arc Flash Risk Assessment series, this presentation emphasizes the benefits that can be recognized both in cost reduction and employee education when facilities maintenance teams are part of the process. As we demonstrate drawing a new model, we discuss the many changes to data collection due to new calculation parameters in the IEEE 1584-2018 standard.  

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

Description - The third installment of this series focuses on the use of the EasyPower Arc Flash Bundle™, from detecting missing data to developing device coordination to highlighting the steps required to calculate arc flash incident energies. We describe the application of the IEEE-1584 industry standard in a model with detailed examples. This is similar to the prior instances of this presentation, but is updated to include techniques in EasyPower for comparing your electrical system using the IEEE 1584-2002 versus the 1584-2018 standard.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - This last installment in the Arc Flash Risk Assessment series highlights the EasyPower features that facilitate compliance with the requirements of NFPA-70E. We discuss the ability to print and export reports, customize the report layout, customize label content, and print labels. In addition, we describe how the EasyPower label editor permits the use of QR codes to extend the information available to personnel.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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Description - EasyPower continually strives to improve the features of our tools based on user requests and feedback.  Our custom label editor and designer enables our users to have control over every detail of their labels, and has continually improved over the years based on user feedback and requests.  In this refresher webinar, Jim Chastain at EasyPower shows the basics of how our custom label editor can be used – and also dives into some key features including:

  • The ability to assign PPE values based on company policy which may differ from consensus standard guidelines
  • The ability to add a custom PPE boundary based on a custom PPE rating
  • Translation to languages other than English.
  • How to add and utilize a QR code to promulgate information to a select audience using phones or tablets

Register now for a great refresher, and a chance to up-your-game in custom labeling!

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

Description - The release of IEEE 1584-2018 necessitated significant changes in the calculation method for arc flash incident energy, in some cases adding complex new steps to the process. Some of these changes are reflected in the way arcing current is calculated and the way arcing fault time is determined. While this is all done behind the scenes in EasyPower, it is still important to understand the basics of these calculations and the most important values, so that you can have confidence in your short circuit, coordination, and arc-flash study results and recommendations.  In this Refresher webinar, Jim Chastain at EasyPower shows how EasyPower has implemented the updated IEEE 1584-2018 equations and where you find answers in the EasyPower ShortCircuit module.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

Description - IEEE Std 1584.1-2022 is the "IEEE Guide for the Specification of Scope and Deliverable Requirements for an Arc-Flash Hazard Calculation Study in Accordance with IEEE Std 1584."  In this webinar, Jim Chastain provides an overview of the IEEE 1584.1 standard and highlights the most impactful updates made in the 2022 update.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

Description - In this first of a 4-part series titled Protective Device Coordination the Easy Way, Jim Chastain from EasyPower covers the definition and focus of selective device coordination, TCC plots for comparing performance loads and OCPD, and how to customize EasyPower controls to focus on specific issues.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

Description - In the second installment of a 4-part series titled Protective Device Coordination the Easy Way, Jim Chastain from EasyPower discusses fuse ratings, coordination rules of thumb using TCCs to confirm coordination of different manufacturers, current-limiting fuse energy let-through versus TCC plotting, and arc flash calculations using fuses. We also discuss NEC requirements for service equipment, and how to use EasyPower to identify and compare device performance.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

Description - In the third presentation of a 4-part series titled Protective Device Coordination the Easy Way, Jim Chastain from EasyPower focuses on breaker types based on trip mechanisms, series rating, and molded case circuit breakers for selective device coordination to determine constraints for time and current. We also discuss LVPCB, solid state trip, and TCC plots including long-term, short-term, and instantaneous adjustments.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

Description - In the concluding session of the 4-part series titled Protective Device Coordination the Easy Way, Jim Chastain from EasyPower covers information on relay protection schemes, ground fault protection, transformer protection, differentials, arc sensing, TCC controls, and hard-grounded systems versus resistance ground.

  • Presented by Jim Chastain, Support Engineer at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 8:00am PST

Description - In this refresher webinar, Jim Chastain at EasyPower provides insight on the most common errors made when performing an arc flash hazard analysis. The list includes simple "rookie" mistakes as well as those committed even by arc flash study veterans. This presentation is a rescheduled date from Sept. 13th, when we had technical difficulties and weren't able to present as planned.

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Thursday Webinars

10:00am PST (1-2 times per month) - Topic varies:

Be sure to sign up and watch the webinars live, so you won't miss any of the valuable information. Sometimes we are not able to provide recorded versions of the webinars afterwards, due to legal limitations of the presenter's employer.

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  • Presented by Andrew Legro, PE. Field Application Engineer at ABB
  • Completed - Watch Video Now

Description - The protective relay is a fundamental element in all medium voltage systems. Devices used in medium voltage protection can be very different from their counterparts in the low voltage world, but the fundamentals are the same. This presentation, given by Andrew Legro, PE. Field Application Engineer at ABB, is the final session of a 2-part series on protective relays. Andrew discusses relay coordination with other protective devices including relay to relay, relay to fuse, and relay to LV breaker. Digital multifunction relays, which provide multiple solutions in a single package, are also discussed.

  • Presented by Pablo De Jarmy at ENCOS Energy Solutions in Mexico
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Description - There are many different solutions for reactive power compensation and power factor correction, in every voltage level, and for every kind of electric power user. Choosing the right solution is not always a straightforward task, as many power quality issues are involved. In this webinar, given by Pablo De Jarmy at ENCOS Energy Solutions in Mexico, various solutions for reactive power compensation are presented, and the impact they have on the electrical system is assessed using EasyPower software.

  • Presented by Ivan Grobbelaar, a P.E. at DEHN South Africa
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Description - Lightning protection and earthing for wind turbines is an essential part of ensuring generation of electricity and avoid unplanned downtime. IEC 61400-24 focuses specifically on lightning protection for wind turbines and guides the reader on how to perform lightning risk analysis, informs them on what to look for from turbine manufacturers, and instructs them on how to plan for maintenance. In this webinar, Ivan Grobbelaar, Pr.Eng at DEHN South Africa, showcases methods for calculating lightning related risk on wind turbines, incorporating correction and environmental factors such as lightning ground strike-point density, turbine height, mountainous terrain, and winter lightning. He then presents the calculated risks and determines the required lightning protection measures to be verified with the turbine manufacturer. Focus is drawn to lightning limits of commercially used turbine blades and how to ensure that blades are not catastrophically damaged, avoiding unplanned maintenance and down time.

  • Presented by Kyle Zemanovic, an Application Engineer at Eaton
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Description - With the growing demand for safety in the grid, the need for arc flash energy reduction has never been higher. There are many methods to accomplish the reduction of arc flash energy but typically require separate pieces of equipment that adds complexity during installation. This webinar, given by Kyle Zemanovic, an Application Engineer at Eaton, reviews how the Arc-Reduction VFI (AR-VFI) Transformer reduces incident energy in downstream arc flash zones and mitigates the danger posed by power distribution equipment.

  • Presented by Lee Marchessault  of Workplace Safety Solutions Inc
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Description - OSHA electrical safety system requirements can sometimes be misunderstood by safety professionals and even some compliance officers. General Industry standard 1910.303(b)(5) requires that short circuit analysis is done to design and installed equipment is correctly rated and coordinated. But beyond that, it should also be updated periodically for continued compliance. In this webinar, given by Lee Marchessault  of Workplace Safety Solutions Inc, we discuss how arc flash study software can help with compliance and ensure equipment is properly rated and coordinated. We will discuss OSHA requirements related to short circuit and coordination studies, and describe fault current, what causes it, and how you can determine system conditions. We also discuss compliance and mitigation of over-dutied equipment and uncoordinated systems. Finally, we explain how arc flash hazards are directly related to short circuit analysis.   

  • Presented by Tao Yang, Ph.D., P.E., Principal Engineer at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - Analyzing and mitigating harmonics to achieve compliance with IEEE 519 limits is an important part of integrating new generation into the electric grid and optimizing existing power plants. In recent years, harmonic analysis has become more prominent because of the accelerating construction of inverter-based generation such as solar, battery energy storage, and wind. In this webinar given by Tao Yang, Ph.D., P.E., Principal Engineer at EasyPower, we utilize a practical example to provide information on modeling, design, analysis, and mitigation of harmonics in renewable generation facilities. With this information, EasyPower users may optimize their designs and avoid costly mitigation after construction.

  • Presented by David Lewis, PE, Grounding and Power Systems at EasyPower
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - Solar photovoltaics (PV) power plants are playing a greater role in the generation of power in North America, and several factors expect this increased growth in the coming years. As PV generation is modular, some facilities range from 5 -20 MW and interconnect with a utility’s distribution circuit. Larger facilities can provide 300 MW or more, are often designed with their own collector substation, and interconnect with transmission level voltages. This discussion, given by David Lewis, PE, Grounding and Power Systems at EasyPower, will step through several modeling methods to accurately assess the grounding system performance with regard to IEEE Std 80 personnel safety criteria. Transferred voltages, lumped impedances, regional analysis, and other analysis concerns will be addressed.

  • Presented by Marco Carminati, Ph.D., a DC Application Specialist at ABB
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - The increased adoption of electric vehicles requires the development of suitable electric infrastructures for the vehicle recharging. Hence, transient and steady-state fault analysis (short circuit and ground fault) is needed for these infrastructures, taking into consideration the fault contributions coming not only from the Utility, but also (when considering an LVDC infrastructure for fast charging) from capacitors and electric vehicle batteries themselves, depending on converter typology. This webinar, given by Marco Carminati, Ph.D., a Direct Current Application Specialist at ABB, provides qualitative fault analysis in LVDC electric vehicle charging infrastructures and considerations on the choice of suitable and innovative switching and protective devices.

  • Presented by Mike Doherty, Electrical Safety Consultant
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  • Webinar starts at 10:00am PST

Description - Awareness of the electrical hazards provides clarity for the execution of the best-case management practices in electrical safety. This webinar describes how to effectively manage your electrical safety program to reduce residual risk in your workplace tasks using the Job Safety Planning and Risk Assessment Procedures in CSA Z462 / NFPA 70E as a reference. The presenter, Mike Doherty, is an electrical safety consultant, trainer, auditor, presenter at Blue Arc Electrical Safety Technologies Inc., and an eHazard contractor. He explains how to use the current global and North American standards not only for field level tasks but also to bring the value of leadership courage to the management of your electrical system.

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Engineering Support | Web-Based and Personal

Need help completing your own arc flash study? Want to advance your EasyPower skills? Do you learn better in a one-on-one setting? Consider our Web-based training.

Using the latest online meeting tool, an EasyPower engineer will show you how to perform specific tasks that you request—in real time. You won’t even have to leave your desk! Learn how Engineering Support can personalize a Web-based program for you.

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