Electrical PE - Power Specifications

The exam is an 8-hour open-book exam. It contains 40 multiple-choice questions in the 4-hour morning session, and 40 multiple-choice questions in the 4-hour afternoon session. Examinee works all questions.
The exam uses both the International System of units (SI) and the US Customary System (USCS).
The exam is developed with questions that will require a variety of approaches and methodologies, including design, analysis, and application. Some questions may require knowledge of engineering economics.
The knowledge areas specified as examples of kinds of knowledge are not exclusive or exhaustive categories.
Code information required to solve questions will be consistent with the last edition of the code issued before the year of the exam.

I.  General Power Engineering 30%of Exam
A.    Measurement and Instrumentation 7.5%
1.    Instrument transformers
2.    Wattmeters
3.    VOM metering
4.    Insulation testing
5.    Ground resistance testing
B.    Special Applications 10%
1.    Lightning and surge protection
2.    Reliability
3.    Illumination engineering
4.    Demand and energy management/calculations
5.    Engineering economics
C. Codes and Standards 12.5%
1.    National Electrical Code (NEC)
2.    National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
3.    Electric shock and burns
II.  Circuit Analysis    20% of Exam
A. Analysis 11%
1.    Three-phase circuit analysis
2.    Symmetrical components
3.    Per unit analysis
4.    Phasor diagrams
B. Devices and Power Electronic Circuits 9%
1.    Battery characteristics and ratings
2.    Power supplies
3.    Relays, switches, and PLCs
4.    Variable-speed drives
III.  Rotating Machines and Electromagnetic Devices 20%
A. Rotating machines 12.5%
1.    Synchronous machines
2.    Induction machines
3.    Generator/motor applications
4.    Equivalent circuits
5.    Speed-torque characteristics
6.    Motor starting
B. Electromagnetic Devices 7.5%
1.  Transformers
2. Reactors
3. Testing
IV.  Transmission and Distribution (High, Medium, and Low Voltage) 30%
A. System Analysis    12.5%
1.    Voltage drop
2.    Voltage regulation
3.    Power factor correction and voltage support
4.    Power quality
5.    Fault current analysis
6.    Grounding
7.    Transformer connections
8.    Transmission line models
B.    Power System Performance 7.5%
1.    Power flow
2.    Load sharing: parallel generators or transformers
3.    Power system stability
C.    Protection 10%
1.    Overcurrent protection
2.    Protective relaying
3.    Protective devices (e.g., fuses, breakers, reclosers)
4.    Coordination


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