Training course: Managing Energy Distribution Losses

This training course will help you identify and prioritise reduction actions most suited to your own specific distribution system.

Course description

Minimising energy losses requires in-depth understanding of all physical and administrative processes which can contribute to these losses. This three day training course is aimed at enhancing your understanding of these processes and improving your effectiveness in minimising losses. During this course, you will learn the root cause for each of the processes causing losses, e.g. what causes copper losses or why does meter drift occur. Understanding these phenomena will help you identify and prioritise reduction actions most suited to your own specific distribution system. DNV will provide you with international examples and present our view on best practices for effectively managing distribution losses. This includes methods of estimating losses and the techniques to reduce losses in a cost-effective manner.


After this course you will be able to assess, identify and prioritise the most important sources of energy losses in your own distribution system.

For whom?

This course is designed for anybody involved in day-to-day operations involving processes that impact distribution losses. This may include meter readers, system planners, customer affairs, administration, accounting, and others.

Course topics

The following technical topics will be addressed:
  • What is the nature of the technical and non-technical losses?
  • What is the reduction potential for each of the loss causing processes?
  • What is the contribution of typical grid components like cables and transformers?
  • How can (non)technical losses be estimated and what type of information is required to enable estimates?
  • Which strategies are available for managing distribution losses?
  • Which grid regulation incentives for loss reduction are available?
  • How to set realistic loss targets and how to structure reduction plans?
  • How to set up performance indicators and monthly loss reporting?

Practical information

The training will be given in English, all course materials will be in English. Click here for more information.

In-company and customised training courses

On request, DNV can also develop customised and in-company training courses. Content, location and duration of the course can be adapted to your specific needs.

Condensed training for senior management

This course can be offered as a highly condensed training course for senior management. This training will look at each of the underlying processes, but will primarily focus on setting strategies for reducing losses. The duration of this training course is one day.

For more information please contact us

Energy Academy
tel: +31 (0)6 29602659 / +31 (0)6 15063593 / +31 (0)6 18410601

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