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This introductory course on motors and variable speed drives will give participants a better understanding of motors and the theory behind how they work. Applicable standards regarding motor efficiency will be discussed, in addition to best repair practices. The key features of each motor type will be analyzed to allow for optimal use, since choosing the right motor from the start will greatly improve energy performance. Also covered will be the situations in which variable speed drives (VSDs) are required, their uses and the major control principles. Decision support for motor maintenance and repair will also be addressed. Case studies will be presented, both in terms of new motors and tune-ups.



To attend this training session, the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation is not required, but strongly recommended.



  • Learn about the standards in force
  • Learn to identify the different types of electric motors
  • Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the different motor types
  • Learn how to select the right motor for the application
  • Learn how to install, configure and optimize variable speed drives
  • Learn about application and innovation in terms of energy efficiency for motors
  • Learn to weigh the various options when a motor needs repair
  • Develop reflexes for improving the energy performance of motors


Target Clientele


 Building operators, building managers, technical industry managers and energy managers

  • Engineering firms and companies with professionals specializing in energy efficiency
  • Maintenance personnel for energy efficiency services

SEE ALL Motors, Variable Speed Drives and Energy Efficiency SESSIONS

$ Fees

Early bird fee $445
Regular fee
(After September 26, 2017)
Continuing Education Units (CEU) 0.7
CSEP points 2


Ramada Plaza Toronto
300 Jarvis Street
Toronto, M5B 2C5
Phone: (416) 977-4823
Fax: (416) 977-4830

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