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POWER EXCHANGE AGREEMENTS

POWER EXCHANGE AGREEMENTS

27 FEB – 01 MAR 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

Recently  ASEAN members states signed a pact aimed at ensuring uninterrupted power supply throughout the region through power exchange, similar like it is organized in Europe. To achieve this so-called power exchange agreements will be signed. Such an agreement will enable cooperation in the power sector, including developing transmission interconnections, grid connectivity, power exchange and trading through the governmental, public and private enterprises of the different countries on mutually acceptable terms. We have designed a special and customized 3-day program to ensure delegates learn how to use, prepare and negotiate Power Exchange Agreements in the ASEAN region.

The key subjects of this 3-day highly interactive program are:
* The environment in which power exchange agreements will operate in the different ASEAN countries
* The structure and operation of a Power Exchange Agreement in the context of cross border power projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have a good insight in the developments of the electricity sector in the different ASEAN members states, including market reforms and the role of renewables
  • Understand the purpose of the Power Exchange Agreement
  • Have a total grasp of the basic risks which a Power Exchange Agreement must allocate and how to execute the risk assessment
  • Understand the use and function of a Power Exchange Agreements Understand the key provisions of a Power Exchange Agreement and its impact on project financing
  • Have a thorough understanding about possible issues arising from contracting with government entities and state-owned enterprises.

Whatever your position or function in the design or implementation of cross border power projects, you will come away from the program with superior knowledge and confidence in relation to the use of Power Exchange Agreements  which will enhance your value and that of the organization you represent.

Methodology

This dynamic and highly interactive program is designed to encourage delegate participation through a combination of group discussions, practical case studies, group exercises and video clips.

Organizations that will be benefit:

* Power and other energy sector companies
* Companies serving the power and energy sector with services, plant or equipment
* Resource and infrastructure companies
* Professional firms and consultants
* Investors
* Lenders
* Regulators
* Governments

 

Who Should Attend

  • Business analysts
  • Business development and marketing managers
  • Commercial managers
  • Consultants
  • Contract managers
  • Regulators
  • Government officials
  • Corporate and project financing personnel
  • Economists
  • Engineers
  • External legal counsel
  • In-house legal counsel
  • Project managers

Course Faculty - Kasper Walet

Kasper Walet has 25 years of experience and extensive knowledge on a practical and theoretical level about all the aspects related to trading, derivatives and risk management in the commodity industry. Kasper received his Masters degree in Law from the University of Utrecht in 1987. He started his career at the NLKKAS, the Clearing House of the Commodity Futures Exchange in Amsterdam. After working for the NLKKAS for five years, Kasper was appointed as Member of the Management Board of the Agricultural Futures Exchange (ATA) in Amsterdam at the age of 31. While working for the Clearing House and exchange, Kasper became an expert in all the aspects of trading and risk management of commodities. In 1997 he founded his own specialist-consulting firm that provides strategic advice about (energy) commodity trading and risk management. Kasper has advised government agencies such as the European Commission, investment banks, major utilities and commodity trading companies and various exchanges in Europe, CEE countries, North America and Asia. Some of the issues he has advised on are the development and implementation of a Risk Management Framework, investment strategies, trading and hedging strategies, initiation of Power Exchanges (APX) and other trading platforms, the set-up of (OTC) Clearing facilities, and feasibility and market studies like for the LNG and the Carbon Market.

Kasper has presented workshop sessions about both the physical and financial trading and risk management aspects of commodity and carbon products. These courses were provided to companies across the world, in countries like Japan, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Malaysia, China, India, Belgium and the Netherlands. In the area of LNG in particular, Kasper provided consultancy and training services to LNG and gas companies like Malaysia LNG, and other energy companies and investment banks. He also completed an extensive feasibility study for a European exchange for the possibility to list LNG derivative contracts. Kasper has published several articles in specialist magazines such as Commodities Now and Energy Risk and he is the co-author of a book called A Guide to Emissions Trading: Risk Management and Business Implications, published by Risk Books in 2004.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Developing regional electricity markets

Country overviews power markets and interconnections

Policies to support power sector integration

The restructured market model

Impact renewable energy integration on ASEAN markets

Power sector investment costs

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

ENERGY ISOLATION

ENERGY ISOLATION

22 – 23 MAY 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

Failure to deliver on quality energy isolation within the hazardous industry sector can result in disastrous outcomes to people, plant, environment and the reputation of organisations. Having the right process and the correct level of assurance is key to maintaining safe operations and a respected licence to operate.

This course is aimed at providing an understanding of how all of the component parts come together to establish an industry best practice energy isolation process. Through interaction and discussion attendees will be able to identify the essential elements and provide an opportunity to add value at their respective work places.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course attendees should have greater understanding of the following:

  • How an energy isolation process is structured from design to return to service
  • The key roles and the contribution they make to the energy isolation process
  • Identifying and managing risk associated with energy isolation
  • Energy isolation methods and their respective applications
  • Communication methods and documentation requirements
  • How to measure the effectiveness of the process and provide feedback to key stakeholders
  • Building capability and sustainability in safe and effective energy isolation

Who Should Attend

  • Industries that need to conduct safe isolation and return to service of plant and equipment.
  • Site leaders, supervisors, operators and maintenance personnel that are engaged in managing or performing safe isolation and return to service of plant and equipment.
  • Health and Safety professionals that perform an assurance role within the hazardous industrial sector
  • Persons involved in quality assurance or auditing functions associated with Energy Isolations

Course Faculty - David Dixon

David Dixon is an Independent Consultant and has experience in the Oil & Gas Industry that spans over 32 years in both upstream and downstream sectors.

Over a 43 year period David has established a career in a diverse range of high hazard industries including, steelmaking, marine, mining, power generation, chemical and oil & gas, encompassing roles in maintenance, operations, construction, commissioning, training and assessing and has lived and worked in several countries including, UK, South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, USA, Trinidad, Malaysia & Qatar.

He has extensive experience as a qualified workplace trainer and assessor and for the past 10 years David has worked with several high profile international energy sector clientele, specialising in capability development of hundreds of frontline practitioners and leaders engaged in Safe Energy Isolation & Control of Work Process.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

The Energy Isolation Process

 

Key roles and responsibilities

 

Recognising ‘out of control situations’ – case studies

 

Assessing and managing Energy Isolation specific risk

 

Energy Isolation Design & Planning

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

FUNDAMENTALS OF SUPERCRITICAL & ULTRA-SUPER CRITICAL COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS

FUNDAMENTALS OF SUPERCRITICAL & ULTRA-SUPER CRITICAL COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS

06 - 07 DECEMBER 2016, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Supercritical and ultra-supercritical coal-fired combustion systems operate at higher temperatures and pressures and can achieve enhanced thermal efficiencies [in excess of 45% HHV] compared to conventional sub-critical pulverised coal combustion units.

The supercritical plants can also achieve significant reductions per KWh in CO2 emissions.

Supercritical steam cycle technology has been utilised commercially since the 1980s and is becoming the system of choice for new coal-fired plants in many countries – particularly the new generation of coal-fired generation units being constructed throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.

Ultra-supercritical units are now commercially available and can achieve higher thermal efficiencies. During the next decade new ultra-supercritical coal-fired plant will achieve thermal efficiencies of up to 50% HHV.

Operating at higher temperatures and pressures is achieved by the redesign of power plants – including the boiler and heat recovery systems. New plants utilise advanced steel alloys which minimise corrosion and allow higher load factors. However, plant operators have to be fully aware of the challenges of using coal as a fuel.

Other coal combustion technologies [including circulating fluidised bed combustion systems] are also adopting supercritical technologies

– which will allow further improvements in plant thermal efficiencies.

This training course will provide a detailed understanding of the concepts of supercritical combustion

Learning Outcomes

This two-day training course will be valuable to anyone seeking to obtain an understanding of the fundamental technical, economic and environmental issues affecting the development of the new generation of coal-fired plant which utilise higher efficiency supercritical technologies.

Who Should Attend

The following professionals from utilities companies, coal producers, coal technology companies, consultancies, Government and regulatory bodies, plus financial institutions will find this training course of value:

  • Coal sector consultants and market representatives
  • Power Engineering Professionals
  • Energy R&D Executives
  • Process Engineers
  • Plant Developers and Project Managers
  • Environmental Managers
  • EPCIC Executives
  • Governmental Regulators
  • New investment or capital funding executives

Course Faculty - Dr Andrew W. Cox, Manager, Energy Intelligence & Marketing Research.

FacultySince May 1995 Dr Cox has been an independent energy and environmental consultant. He specialises in consultancy work in the coal and energy sectors in the United Kingdom and throughout the world. Recent consultancy work has involved project and background studies covering climate change issues, economic appraisals and evaluations of coal to liquids technologies, surface coal mining projects, and a global market survey of virtual reality training systems in the mining sector.
Dr Cox was Editor of the monthly newsletter UK Coal Review from 1991 to 1999. The newsletter examined all aspects of the UK coal sector – including: coal production in underground and surface mines; UK power station sector; coal imports and transportation; corporate and related policy developments. In 2000 Dr Cox co-authored a book Digging Up Trouble [with Huw Beynon and Ray Hudson, published by Rivers Oram Press] – which examined the environmental, social, economic and political issues surrounding the UK opencast coal sector.
Since the late-1980s Dr Cox has written or contributed to a wide range of energy and environmental publications – with recent papers and articles dealing with clean coal technologies, the development of coal to liquid technologies, carbon capture and storage, and second generation biofuels.
Recent articles, papers and reports have covered a wide range of topics – including:
  • International Clean Coal Projects;
  • Reviews of the Indian and Chinese Coal Sectors,
  • Drax Power Station; Coalbed Methane;
  • Coal Liquefaction Technologies and Project Developments;
  • Future of Global Oil Supplies;
  • Climate Change Policies; Sustainability and Carbon Neutral Cities,
  • Offshore Renewable Energy Systems;
  • Energy efficiency developments – including equipment and technology developments – Low Energy Housing, Energy Efficiency in Data Centres and other buildings.
His academic qualifications include:
  • Doctorate in Chemical & Process Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Thesis title: “Future Strategies for Coal in the United Kingdom”
  • MSc Degree Course: Environmental Technology (Energy Policy Option) Imperial College, University of London
  • BSc (Hons) Degree Course: Human Environmental Science King’s College, University of London
Dr Cox is also a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College London.

Topics Covered

  • Setting the scene – international developments
  • Pulverised Fuel (PF) technologies and power plant designs
  • Fuel quality issues
  • Review of Supercritical (SC) and Ultra-Supercritical (USC) technologies
  • Other technical features in supercritical power plants
  • Case Studies of supercritical and ultra-supercritical plants
  • Overview of international RD&D Programmes into the development of Advanced-USC Technologies
  • Scheduled for commercialisation before 2030
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

THE 4 PILLARS OF TRANSFORMER CONDITION MONITORING

THE 4 PILLARS OF TRANSFORMER CONDITION MONITORING

05 – 07 DECEMBER 2016, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This course covers the fundamentals of transformer condition monitoring and asset management procedures. It emphasizes on the technical background on which decisions are based. This course will give the participants valuable knowledge which will support their directives and decisions in their daily challenges, instead of an over reliance on technologies such on‐line condition monitoring systems to interpret data.

Learning Outcomes

Gain an overview on asset management procedures and techniques for transformers.
Acquire an understanding of the 4 pillars of condition monitoring: DGA, Record keeping, Visual inspection and Routine off line tests (Bushing, OLTC).
Interpret test results and understand interrelationship of various tests conducted.

Delivery Method

Instructor‐Led with hands on training on Transformer components plus On‐Load Tap Changer inspection.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for middle to senior asset engineers, asset managers and engineers dealing with specification, operation, maintenance and protection of power transformers.

Course Faculty - Max Philipp

MaxPhilippMax has over 28 years’ experience in the field of Transformers, Substations and Management. In his previous engagement, Max worked for Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH of Germany.

In his career he led successfully 2 of their subsidiaries. The first one was Reinhausen Australia, and his last engagement was as Managing Director for Reinhausen Asia Pacific in Malaysia.

His customer base included Power Utilities, High & Medium Voltage Substations, Transformer Manufacturers and Industrial customers in the Asia Pacific region. Max left Reinhausen in 2010 and established MP Consult Sdn Bhd in Malaysia where he currently works as a Consultant and Trainer.

His technical expertise includes Voltage regulation, Commissioning of OLTC, Selection Criteria’s for

Power Transformers, Technical Understanding & Evaluation of Products and Fault Prevention & Damage Investigation.

Max is a CIGRE member and is the head of the local A2 transformer working group of CIGRE Malaysian National Committee.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Great to have real hand on experience at off line real substation. Very experience instructor. Very warm reception and great foods” – Senior Manager, ABB Malaysia S/B

“This program is good for fresh engineers who involve in technical and investigation which is part of Suruhanjaya Tenaga Task” – Head of Unit, Suruhanjaya Tenaga

“Good hands on experience” – Engineer, Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

EPC CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FOR POWER & UTILITIES

EPC CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FOR POWER & UTILITIES

05 - 06 DECEMBER 2016, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Get to know what it takes to Contract Manage major international Power & Utility EPC-Contracts.

This 2 day course begins with a review of the contemporary Contract Manager’s role in major construction contracts. The course provides for a comprehensive insight into the essential elements of construction contract law relevant to contract formation and performance.

The course modules are divided into three project phases from project inception to project completion. In the contract definition phase participants will learn aspects of contracting strategy, procurement process, and the preparation of contract documents. This will help them to select appropriate procurement methods, forms of contract and negotiate core contract clauses.

The contract implementation phase covers the management of essential contract clauses, installing appropriate contract processes, the control of changes and risks, and maintaining the appropriate communications and project records.The contract close-out phase covers the documentation of the parties’ fulfillment of their contract obligations, as well as causes of claims, and some fundamentals of claim strategy, management and methodologies.

Practical workshops in contract drafting and claim resolution are interspersed with the presentation modules to enhance understanding and cement the skill sets learned. The course ends with a review of ways to deal with some occasional but potentially severe impact events and circumstances.

Learning Outcomes

Parties currently involved in large complex and fast-track construction projects frequently suffer financial loss that could have been mitigated by effective Contract Management. Appropriate practical “know how” of Contract Management techniques will improve your ability to take appropriate steps, or to obtain necessary advice, to avoid or manage such risks.

This training course will equip you with the following:

  • Acquire understanding of the nature, tasks, and importance of Contract Management;
  • Learn relevant key contract and legal issues relevant to running an international construction project;
  • Appreciate contractual issues in procurement and a skill set in identifying and negotiation core contract defining clauses;
  • Better manage the essential contract clauses during project implementation;
  • Improve your skills in dealing with claims and disputes;

Who Should Attend

All commercial, engineering and construction level project decision makers from the Power & Utilities industry including:

  • Project Managers and Construction Managers;
  • Design Managers and Lead Engineers;
  • Contract Managers and Contract Engineers;
  • Project Controls and Planning Engineers;
  • Quantity Surveyors;
  • In-House Legal Counsel and Legal Professionals working in the energy construction industry.

Course Faculty - Ben Crossley

Ben is a contracts specialist in energy, power and utilities construction. Over a 20‐year period, Ben has worked for contractors and consultants on construction projects encompassing CCGT, coal-fired and nuclear power plants, and wastewater treatment and tunneling projects in Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. In the recent past, Ben has worked on contract and claims management of energy construction projects on Singapore’s Jurong Island. Prior to his current role Ben was previously a Contract Manager for Siemens Power Generation and a Lead Contracts Engineer for Foster Wheeler. Ben is a delivery-focused expert who understands the interaction between complex engineering processes and the contractual and commercial implications. He believes in a systematic common sense approach. Ben graduated with degree in civil engineering in 1987 and qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer in 1992. He then specialised in contract management / consultancy, and in 2000 graduated with a second degree in law. Ben is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), Association of Project Management (UK), Society of Construction Law (Singapore), and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore).

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“The course is helpful as it has identified many useful points for contract management, identified the challenges and how to deal effectively with the various issues.” – Project Engineer, Tuas Power Utilities Pte Ltd.

“I think this course basically is a good course with active discussion amongst the speakers and delegates” – Senior Associate, Mararim & Tairas

“Good insight about contract management in 2 days” –  Nicolas Leong, Senior Business Development Engineer, Lanco International Pte Ltd

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION OF COAL POWER PLANTS

Heat Rate Optimization of Pulverised Coal Power Plants

21 – 23 NOVEMBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This seminar provides detailed description of all the methods used to reduce the heat rate (increase the efficiency) of pulverized coal
and circulating fluidized bed coal power plants. All the processes, operational and maintenance activities, capital projects, technical
options, potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for increasing the plant efficiency will be covered in detail.
This seminar will also provide in-depth explanation of all the equipment and systems used in coal power plants. This includes, boilers,
superheaters, reheaters, turbines, condensers, feedwater heaters, deaerators, pumps, compressors, fans, electric generators, instrumentation and control systems, and governing systems, etc. All the factors which affect the power plant efficiency and
emissions will be explained thoroughly. All the methods used to calculate the heat rate of the power plant will be covered in detail.
All the areas in pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed power plants where efficiency loss can occur will be explained. This
seminar will also provide updated information in respect to the following methods used to improve the power plant heat rate:
Optimizing the Combustion Process and Sootblowing
Controlling the Steam Temperature
Recovering Moisture from Boiler Flue Gas
Performing Steam Turbine Maintenance
Lowering Condenser Back Pressure
Pre-drying High Moisture Coal and Reducing Stack Temperature

Learning Outcomes

Calculating the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Learn all the methods used to calculate the heat rate of coal power plants
Benefits of Lowering the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Understand all the benefits of lowering the heat rate of coal power plants
Methods Used to Improve Coal Power Plants Heat Rate: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants.
Processes, Operational and Maintenance Activities: Discover all the processes, operational and maintenance activities used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
Capital Projects Used to Improve the Heat Rate: Learn about all the capital projects used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
Technical Options for Improving the Heat Rate: Understand all the technical options used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
Potential Initiatives and Incentives to Implement Upgrades/Repairs for Improving the Heat Rate: Discover all the potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for improving the heat rate of coal power plants
Factors Affecting Coal Power Plant Efficiency and Emissions: Learn about all the factors which affect coal power plants efficiency and emissions
Areas in Pulverized Coal and Circulating Fluidized Bed Power Plants w
here Efficiency Loss Can Occur: Discover all the areas in pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed power plants where efficiency loss can occur

Optimize the Operation of Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems to Improve the Plant Heat Rate: Understand all the techniques and methods used to optimize the operation of coal power plant equipment and systems to improve the plant heat rate
Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems: Learn about various coal power plant equipment and systems including: boilers, superheaters, reheaters, steam turbines, governing systems, deaerators, feedwater heaters, coal-handling equipment, transformers, generators and auxiliaries

Who Should Attend

Engineers of all disciplines
Managers
Technicians
Maintenance personnel
Other technical individuals
Each delegate will receive a copy of the following materials written by the instructor:

HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION MANUAL (includes practical information about all the methods used to optimize the heat rate in coal power plants – 300 pages)

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University,Canada for more than 23 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures. Prof. Kiameh performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories. He also has more than 30 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America).

While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.
Later, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

Professor Philip Kiameh was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Prof Kiameh wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York. Below is a list of the books authored by Prof Kiameh:

Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January2012.
Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

Topics Covered

Calculating Heat Rate
Benefits of Lowering Heat Rate
Efficiency of Power Plants and Power Plant Systems
Areas of a Pulverized Coal Plant where Efficiency Loss Can Occur
Assessing the Range and applicability of Heat Rate Improvements
Heat Rate Improvement – Methodologies, Capital and Maintenance Projects
Heat Rate Improvement – Common Recommendations

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCE PROFESSIONALS IN POWER & UTILITIES

FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCE PROFESSIONALS IN POWER & UTILITIES

20 – 21 February 2017 ,Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

About The Course

This 2 day programme will give participants the confidence and ability to communicate with accountants & finance managers and improve their own financial decision making. For Power & Utilities engineering professionals, a high level of technical expertise is no longer sufficient for superior management performance. Engineering professionals who wish to succeed in the energy industry are required to develop skills beyond their core functional knowledge.

An understanding of financial information and management, and an awareness of the economic theory that drives value creation are an integral part of the managers required suite of skills. This course is specifically designed for those with engineering training from the Power & Utilities sector and require only basic mathematical ability as a pre‐ requisite. The course is presented in a manner that reduces the jargon to basic principles and applies them to numerous real life examples.

Learning Outcomes

Demystify financial jargon so you can communicate effectively with finance and accounting staff
Understand how the activities of power generation and utility companies are reflected on the Balance Sheet and Income Statements
Learn the key financial ratios and what they mean: Profit margin, Return on equity, Asset turnover, Leverage, etc.
Discover the distinction between cash flow and profit, and the importance of liquidity
Determine how to evaluate and justify capital expenditure proposals to those in command
Improve your company performance through effective working capital management
Learn how to calculate tariffs that recover all costs and generate profits
Learn about accounting and finance in a small group of others from the same industry

Who Should Attend

This session has been researched and developed for Managers, Superintendents, Supervisors, Engineers, Planners, Team Leaders and Project Coordinators in technical and non-technical departments in the Power & Utilities industry.

Course Faculty - Dr. James Hay

James Hay has presented over 100 courses and seminars in financial management. He began his career as a graduate in the Corporate Treasury of WMC Ltd having completed a degree in Applied Mathematics and Geology at Monash University.

After 5 years with WMC he pursued an MBA in finance and accounting at Cornell University in New York.

Upon returning to Australia, he rejoined WMC Ltd in Perth as a Senior Financial Analyst in the Minerals Division and subsequently as an Energy Analyst in the Petroleum Division.

In April 1997, he established an independent consultancy business providing advice to companies such as Woodside, Shell and Japan Australia LNG (MIMI). His background in geology and mathematics allows him to empathise with those who seek an understanding of finance but are approaching the learning experience with a technical mind.

He receives consistently high ratings for his breadth of knowledge of the subject matter. He presents in a lively interactive style using real life examples and cases.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Worth every penny of training investment the company paid. Would really create a lot of value for companies”- First Gen Corporation

“Wonderful learning experience” – Petronas, Kimanis Power Station

“The trainer has given some grounding for me to understand some of the issues” – Power Seraya

“Finance Made Accessible” – Sembcorp Industries

“Very Useful … learned MBA concepts in 2 days!” – First Gen Corp

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan