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ABB Capacitor Application Seminar 2017 - Quebec City

John Farnsworth

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

ABB Capacitor Application Seminar 2017 - Quebec City

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Capacitor Seminar Registration
Attendee Registration Fee
Sep 11, 2017 $375.00 $0.00
IEEE Accredited CEU Certificate   more info Sep 11, 2017 $25.00 $0.00
Complementary Group Dinner (RSVP) -Tuesday 6PM   more info Sep 11, 2017 Free $0.00

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Join us to learn more about the application of power capacitors for utility transmission & distribution, smart grid, and industrial/commercial power quality applications. This seminar will be technically oriented to benefit those that desire an in-depth update on key capacitor application subjects. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and history of Old Quebec City situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.

Who should attend:  Electric Utility, Industrial, EPC, OEM, Wind/Solar Energy,  Consulting Engineers and Business Partners.

Space is limited, please register as soon as possible, registration is accepted on a first come basis. 


Day 1, September 12 (Medium and High Voltage)

  • Power Factor and Harmonics Basics
  • Capacitor System Benefits
  • Capacitor Unit Design and Testing
  • Heavy Duty Specification/Design
  • Substation Bank Designs and Protection
  • Inrush Reactors for Back to Back Switching
  • Field Service, Maintenance and Troubleshooting 
  • Capacitor Fusing Demo

Day 2, September 13 (Medium and High Voltage)

  • Capacitors and Harmonic Filters and Detuned Filters
  • ABB Capacitor Manufacturing (Virtual Factory Tour)
  • Capacitor Unit Teardown
  • Metal Enclosed Capacitor Banks and Filters
  • Seismic Design Considerations
  • Synchronous Switching / HV Breakers, Dead Tank and Live Tank
  • FACTS / SVC and Series Capacitors
  • DS1 Diode Based Transient Free Capacitor Switching (New Technology)
  • MiniCap Distribution Series Capacitors for Voltage Flicker Issues
  • Air Core Reactor Applications - shunt, fault current limiting, etc.

Day 3, September 14 (Medium and High Voltage)

  • Distribution Centralized Volt-Var Management Systems
  • Distribution Capacitor Banks
  • Vacuum Switches
  • Smart Capacitor Controllers with 2-Way DNP3 Communications
  • Modernizing Power Distribution with Sensors

Power Quality (Low Voltage Applications)

  • Impact of Harmonics on Capacitors
  • Power Quality Services - Onsite Measurements and Testing Analysis
  • Power Factor Improvement in Industrial Facilities
  • Harmonic Filters for Industrail Facilities

Day 4, September 15 (Low Voltage Applications)

  • Low Voltage Capacitor Teardown
  • Introduction to Varible Speed Drives
  • Dynamic Var Compensation
  • Power Quality Analysis and Application Workshop

  * some topics subject to change based on scheduling event speakers


September 12, 2017:  8:30AM to 4:00PM

September 13, 2017:  8:30AM to 4:00PM 

September 14, 2017:  8:30 AM to 4:00:PM

September 15, 2017: 8:00 AM to 1:00PM



Hotel Le Concorde

1225 Cours du General-de Montcalm.

Quebec, QC, G1R4W6

(800) 463-5256 or (418) 647-2222

(See below for reservations)


Registration Fee:

The seminar cost is $375.00 USD for each attendee, payable by credit card at time of registration.

You may attend all tracks or just the ones you are interested - same registration price applies 


Promotional codes available for ABB Employees, Sales Reps and Event Speakers, please contact John Farnsworth or Jeff Dion for details. 


Complementary Group Dinner (Optional)

There is a complementary reception and group dinner scheduled for Tuesday evening on September 13th at 6PM at the Cafe du Monde restaurant located in Old Quebec. Transportation from hotel is provided. Please RSVP when registering so we have an accurate count.



ABB will provide a complementary group lunch for each day of the event.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided to all attendees completing the seminar.

IEEE Accreditation: 2.3 CEU’s, 23 PDH certificates offered - select at registration.

Space is limited so register as soon as possible - availability will be on a first come first serve basis.

All travel expenses and hotel expense is the responsibility of each attendee.

All attendees must register to attend the event, no exceptions. No walk-in's are permitted.

For those traveling from outside Canada, a valid passport is required at customs.

The airport designation is YQB - "Quebec City Jean-Lesage International Airport".




1) SEMINAR REGISTRATION - Go to "Registration Information" section at top of this page, then select "Register" and complete the required information to register for the event. This is required for all attendees. The $375 USD registration fee will be billed automatically to your credit card and is non-refundable. There is an additional $25 USD charge for IEEE CEU/PDH credits, if you indicate when registering.


2) HOTEL RESERVATIONS - if you need a hotel room and desire to secure the ABB negotiated group rate listed below, please use the link provided below or call toll free at (800) 463-5256 or (418) 647-2222 to reach the reservations desk. Please make sure to request the special "ABB Inc." (Group Code # 4095) negotiated group rate. CANCELLATION POLICY is 24 hours prior to arrival without penalty. If less than 24 hours prior to arrival, the total amount of your stay will be charged. Early departures must be communicated to the front desk at least 24 hours in advance. If not, the total amount of your stay will be charged. A $200 deposit is requested at the time of arrival. Rates are single or double occupancy.

Group Room Rates:

September 8 to September 17, 2017: $170.00 CAD (approximately $127 USD), plus taxes


Hotel Reservation Link:

or call (800)463-5256 and ask for group code 4095.



Taxi, approx. $35 CAD, approximately 20 minutes

Taxi Coop Quebec, 418-525-5191,

Taxi Coop Sainte-Foy-Sillery, 418-653-7777,

Taxi Laurier, 418-651-2727,

If you are driving, the hotel parking is $24 CAD, per day. 

If you have questions, please contact John Farnsworth at 919-349-3397 or

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.


Best Regards,

John Farnsworth

ABB Inc.

ABB Capacitors & Filters 



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Hotel Le Concorde, Quebec
1225 Cours du General-de Montcalm
Quebec City, QC G1R4W6

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

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