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DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION & QUALITY CONTROL OF UTILITY SCALE SPV PLANTS

DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION & QUALITY CONTROL OF UTILITY SCALE SPV PLANTS

12TH TO 16TH JUNE 2017, BERLIN, GERMANY

About The Course

This course will provide a first-hand comprehensive discussion of crucial topics of different stages across the value chain of a grid-connected solar PV project. Issues like best practices of installation, field measurements on PV modules, O&M, EPC contract evaluation, quality assurance, Technical Due Diligence or module testing in the laboratory, will be highlighted focusing specifically on the challenges and best practices in order to ensure a clear understanding of what leads to a good or a poor result.

The content of the course not only focuses on technical aspects, it illustrates also the interface between technical results and commercial or financial interpretations bringing LTA and investors to a common ground allowing an interdisciplinary and  more accurate evaluation of technical outcomes with financial impact. This course has 60% of theory and 40% of practical experience in both PI Berlin´s IEC accredited laboratory and a 61MWp grid connected PV plant.

This course contains the knowhow of PV expertise acquired over almost one decade of intensive activities in mature and nascent markets in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe.

Learning Outcomes

This course will be valuable to participants involved in any of the different stages of the value chain providing a global understanding of the deployment of PV projects.

Beginning with introductory aspects, the instructor will lead the participant through the natural course of PV projects including references to real projects in the past keeping a balanced mix between PV theory, hands-on practices, legal, commercial and academic topics. Through this multi-perspective approach the participant will gain a better understanding of the interface between different stakeholders. A visit to a large scale PV plant (61MWp) as well as the visit to the laboratory facilities of PI Berlin will constitute a perfect complement to the in-class training. Following topics will be specifically covered.

  • How to assess an investor from the technical perspective
  • Identifying risks in each project stage
  • How to differentiate between suitable and unsuitable sites for a plant location
  • How to structure and improve an O&M program
  • How to conduct a TDD
  • How to detect and interpret module failures in the field
  • Best practices to be applied during installation of PV Plants
  • Which guidelines must be applied to properly certify a PV plant
  • Identification of challenges in the deployment of SPV in new market
  • How to identify potential risks in EPC contracts
  • Practical training of IV curve tracing, electroluminescence and infrared technology
  • Practical training of visual inspection of modules and other components
  • Basic information about standardization, certification and accredidation
  • What is the role of an IEC accredited laboratory?
  • What testing packages are available for assessing the quality of PV modules?
  • What are the main tests conducted in an IEC accredited laboratory?
  • Witnessing of the relevant IEC tests: power measurement, ground continuity test, mechanical load and hail test

Who Should Attend

There are no prerequisites to attend this course but a basic knowledge of PV technology and PV systems will help to increase the understanding of the content shared during the 5 days of instruction.

  • Lenders
  • Project developers
  • Investors
  • EPCs
  • Project managers
  • Installers
  • Designers
  • Government policy makers
  • Module manufacturers

Expert Trainers

Asier Ukar is Senior Technical Manager of the Business Unit PV Systems at the PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG based in Berlin, Germany. He has 10 years of experience in deployment of multi-MW grid-connected PV systems with physical presence in Germany, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, the UK, Czech Republic, Chile, Brazil, Israel, Turkey, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria and India, being active in the Asian market since 2010. Asier Ukar has years of experience in the creation of feasibility studies, design of multi-MW PV plants, installation supervision, commissioning, energy yield assessment, tender process support, contract assessment and comprehensive quality assurance of large-scale grid-connected PV plants. The installed capacity of the power plants for which he has acted as a consultant range from 1MWp and 560MWp.

He is in charge of supervising the technical activities of the Business Unit PV Systems, developing tailor-made design and inspection packages, site-specific inspection concepts acting as on-site specialized supervisor with presence at key phases of projects. The Business unit PV Systems has been actively involved in the design, supervision, operation and refinancing of approximately 2.5 GWp of installed capacity since 2007 in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Asier Ukar acts as consultant for several banks, lenders, governmental authorities, EPCs and module manufacturers since 2008 and is responsible for the capacity building programs in PI Berlin AG since 2014. Asier Ukar regularly collaborates in scientific publications and is invited as a speaker at international conferences around the world. He is listed as an international expert in various organizations, including “Asian Development Bank” (ADB), the German “Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt” (PTB), “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit“ (GIZ) and the organ Deutsche Kommission Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik “(DKE), which belongs to the German Institute Standards (DIN) and „Verband der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik und Informationstechnik“ (VDE). Asier Ukar holds a diploma in mechanical engineering from the University Karlsruhe, Germany (TU Karlsruhe) and speaks five languages.

 

Michael Schoppa is Head of the Business Unit PV Module Quality & Lab Services at the PI-Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin AG based in Berlin, Germany. He has over 10 years of experience in quality and material control of PV modules and components. Besides his deep knowledge of the relevant international standards and PV module certification systems, Mr. Schoppa is part of the national electrical standardization organization (DKE – the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies) which consists of German experts from industry, research and development.

Michael Schoppa has set up and supported several PV testing laboratories ever since he built up the testing laboratories of PI Berlin and PI China which both gained national accreditation and admission to the CB Scheme of IECEE under his lead. He has years of experience in establishing and implementing quality management systems and has a profound knowledge of PV production processes. As trained assessor for ISO 17025 accredited laboratories he conducted several inspections in laboratories and PV module production sites with a yearly production capacity of up to 4GW. Mr. Schoppa has carried out international projects of multi-MW PV plants located in Germany, Japan, China, India, Bulgaria, etc. in respect to the quality control of PV modules.

He is in charge of supervising the strategic and technical activities of the Business Unit PV Module Quality & Lab Services at PI Berlin. He has developed customized quality control plans for multi-MW PV projects which include the inspection of the module supplier and the modules it selves from the factory to final acceptance before shipment. Mr. Schoppa is also in charge of PV module certification according the relevant international standards for PV modules.

Michael Schoppa furthermore acts as technical consultant for TÜV Süd, banks, national metrology institutes, governmental authorities, EPCs and module manufacturers since 2006. He holds a diploma in environmental engineering and renewable energies from the University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany (HTW Berlin). From 2004 onwards Mr. Schoppa specialized in long term stability on new solar concepts working as a research assistant at the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and wrote his thesis on this topic at the Hahn Meitner Institut in Berlin. 2006 until 2007 he worked as a project engineer for the TÜV Rheinland in the field of international certification being in charge of customer support and supervision.

ABOUT SOLAR PARK FINOW TOWER

  • Total installed power: 84,7 MWp
  • More than 440,000 PV modules
  • Total surface: 210 Ha
  • Yearly production: approx. 83 GWh (equivalent to the energy consumption of 23.500 households)
  • Built on a former Russian military airport of the cold war (dismantled in 1989)
  • End of installation of the PV plant: 2011
  • In 2011 Finow was the biggest PV plant in Europe
  • More than 400 workers involved during the construction phase
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

Operational Excellence (OPEX) and Sustainable Performance Improvement In The Power Industry

Operational Excellence (OPEX) and Sustainable Performance Improvement In The Power Industry

25 to 27 APRIL 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

The need for organizations to streamline processes and assure process compliance has been consistently recognized as a critical step in change management for the last 20 years. The term Operational Excellence exemplifies this concept: it describes looking at business as the sum of its parts, in its entirety, as opposed to its individual elements. It takes constant effort to build a sustainable culture, and it takes every level and every person in the organization to make it happen.

This course will equip you with the concepts, models, tools and knowledge to achieve OPEX within your team, department, function, organisation or business

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand operational excellence and how it differs from business excellence
  • To ensure all operational improvement activities are linked to the achievement of your organisation’s strategic objectives
  • Capture the ‘Voice of the Customer’ to ensure any potential operational changes are aligned to customer requirements
  • Apply the simple, robust, structured and proven approach of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve & Control) to operational improvement
  • Move from a ‘Functional’ to a ‘Value Stream’ view of the organisation where stakeholders work together collectively to remove waste from the ‘Value Stream’
  • Carry out effective performance measurement and data analysis
  • Prioritise opportunities for operational improvement
  • Develop ‘Permanent Corrective Actions’ for operational failures
  • Select and use the appropriate lean, six sigma and change management tools to reduce variation, defects, cycle times, lead times, waste and costs within your operations,
  • Assess operational excellence
  • Develop an operational excellence action plan to close performance gaps
  • Understand the role of the leader in organisations who demonstrate operational excellence and most importantly
  • Develop an organisational culture and set of employee beliefs that supporting the pursuit of operational excellence

 

Who Should Attend

  • SVPs/VPs/Directors and Managers of Generation, Transmission and Distribution,
  • Value Stream Managers,
  • Business Process Improvement Personnel,
  • Product Development Personnel,
  • Asset Improvement Managers and Engineers,
  • Reliability Engineers,
  • Operations & Maintenance Managers and Engineers,
  • Equipment Reliability,
  • Plant Managers,
  • Project Managers.

Course Faculty - Dr.David Challis

Dr.David Challis has worked as a strategic energy and engineering specialist in major organisations for in excess of 35 years.

He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Power Electrical Engineering (UNSW) and a PhD in Management (University of Melbourne – 1996). David co-authored an international text (“Patterns of Excellence”) with Professor Danny Samson of Melbourne University that describes managerial excellence (MANEX) and operational excellence (OPEX) in leading international organisations (refer www.pearson.ch/Business/FTPrenticeHall/EAN/97802736

38766/Patterns-of-Excellence for further information).

David was employed by Shell Australia for 15 years in abroad range of international roles that included Strategic Change Manager, Business Development Manager and

Engineering Manager before working with the Australian Energy Sector Regulator in co-developing major reforms for the power generation, distribution and transmission industries. He has subsequently completed over 200 Power Industry consulting assignments with major organisations including:

  • Canadian Generation Authority – strategic business development advisor in relation to power generation
  • investments and major projects implementation
  • Spectra Energy Canada : Development of strategic contractor management frameworks to maximise ROI
  • and manage risk
  • SERF :Development of Power Utility and Energy sector Asset Management Roundtable
  • The Electrical Operating Authority Of Australia – development of Safety Management Schemes
  • Solaris Power – development of Asset Management Plan for 200MW expansion facility
  • Texas Energy : Realignment of Asset Management Plans (RCM, TQM, RBI) to meet global business demands
  • Petronas (Malaysia) – Design Reviews/eHAZOP studies for 400MW Gas Turbine Generating Plant
  • Gasco Abu Dhabi : Development of Electrical Engineering Masterplan and Asset Management Plans

David has completed assignments for the energy sector at all points along the value chain. Assignments include independent review of major projects and development proposals, establishment of strategic contractor management frameworks and acting as an independent agent for owners, operators, regulators and governments to assist them in business development, service provider management and all aspects of operational excellence (OPEX).

Learning Outcomes

  • Measuring and controlling outcomes
  • OPEX Terminology and definitions
  • QA and Assurance management
  • Gain insight into relevant ISO  standards (9000, 14000, 18000, 31000, 50001, 55000 the OPEX model, document status, strengths and limitations.
  • OPEX Vision, Policy,  Strategies and KPI’s
  • Building an OPEX Process
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

COAL BLENDING

COAL BLENDING

25 to 26 APRIL 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

Basically and from a fundamental view, all coal produced and utilised is in the form of a blend – whether it be at the macro or micro-level. We will review what is meant by coal blending and its various concepts and definitions, which is often not well understood and different between coal sellers and buyers. On completion of the course, participants will have an understanding of coal origin and types as well as physical and chemical properties. They will understand the good and the bad bits. We will introduce Sampling and Analysis Standards and techniques and inherent accuracy and precision of such tests and what constitutes a typical coal sale/purchase contract regarding the coal quality parameters.

They will also be aware of which properties are additive and non-additive when coals are blended and have a basic appreciation of evaluation criteria of candidate coals and proposed blends to be used in a power station. They will be introduced to the concept of exactly what constituents a blend, where and how blending can be carried out and limitations. Participants will also gain an understanding of the interaction of coal within a power station and with its various components of equipment, and different blending philosophies, limitations and review some practical case studies.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will have an understanding of coal physical and chemical characteristics, be aware of which properties exhibit linear and non-linear behaviour when combined and have a basic appreciation of the activities involved in the evaluation of candidate coals and proposed blends.  From a practical point of view, participants will gain an understanding of the impacts of the blend on the power plant equipment items, from coal handling through the boiler to the dust collection plant.  Participants will gain an awareness of some of the theoretical characterisation techniques which are used to evaluate coal blends and have an overview of practical issues associated with the implementation of coal blending at a utility scale.

Who Should Attend

This training course will be valuable to participants who need a fundamental understanding of the rationale for and mechanics of coal blending.  The course is targeted at technical persons involved either with coal supply or coal utilisation, needing to gain an understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of coal blending.  Attendees may include:  utility coal procurement personnel, plant operations staff, plant engineers and operators, thermal coal marketing or customer support personnel, coal traders as well as infrastructure and logistics officials.

Course Faculty - Barry Isherwood

Since November 2012, Barry Isherwood has operated his own independent coal consultancy company, Carbon Connections Pty Ltd, providing services to both Australian and international companies in the fields of thermal coal utilisation, coal sampling and analysis, coal blending and clean coal technologies.

He commenced his career as a trainee Chemist in the coal industry in 1970, and following the completion of a number of courses including a Chemistry Certificate and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, he has remained active in the industry for over 45 years

He has worked fr a number of companies in a variety of roles. As Chief Chemist, he managed a medium sized coal sampling and analysis laboratory for Peko Wallsend for approximately 15 years. He then moved into the role of Group Manager, Coal Technology/Marketing Technical Support (CT/MTS) for companies through acquisitions including Oakbridge, Xstrata Coal and Glencore, for approximately 25 years.

In his last 10 years with Xstrata Coal, apart from his marketing support role, he was also involved in the areas of clean coal technologies and Carbon Capture and Storage research and projects. He has sat on numerous Boards, such as CCSD (Cooperative Research Centre for Coal in Sustainable Development), CO2CRC (Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies), CO2CRC (Otway) Pilot Projects, Callide OxyFuel Project, IEACCC, USA Futuregen Project, NIER (Newcastle University Institute for Energy and Resources, Macquarie University Science Advisory Board, World Coal Association Working Groups on Mercury as well as Emissions Performance Standards.

In his Group Manager, CT/MTS roles, he was involved in the blending of coals for both domestic and international markets, and has visited numerous power stations throughout SE Asia and around the world, attending test burns and advising on coal utilisation issues. He has also peer reviewed numerous publications from researchers as well as the recent IEACCC “Coal Blending” publication. He also co-chaired the Australian Coal Association Research Project (ACARP) Technical Market Support Committee for over 10 years.

TOPICS COVERED

Blending methods

 

Coal interactions with plant performance

 

Blending experience

 

Chemistry and formation of coal

 

Sampling and analysis methods

 

Reasons for using a blend

 

Versus a single coal

 

Blend behaviour

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

ELECTRICITY FUTURES MARKET AND NASCENT ELECTRICITY MARKETS

ELECTRICITY FUTURES MARKET AND NASCENT ELECTRICITY MARKETS

8 – 9 MAY 2017, KUALA LUMPUR

About The Course

The course will provide a good overview of electricity markets and electricity futures markets around the world, their stages of development, and a first-hand in-depth understanding of the challenges facing nascent power markets when launching a forward or futures market, options of addressing these challenges through product design, incentives, industry engagement and other measures. The course explains the positive effects of a futures market, the new opportunities it brings for utilities’ risk management, as well as regulatory questions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Various electricity markets around the world
  • The business, social and economic benefits of power market liberalization
  • Successful project setup for power market liberalisation
  • Product types and product design that fits the underlying physical electricity market
  • The history and experience of creating electricity futures markets
  • The crucial function of market making in futures, and what functions the market maker has to perform
  • Information sharing and surveillance in futures market that are necessary for market participants to trust and use the market
  • Best/practice risk management in a utility operating in liberalized energy markets
  • Resulting organizational setup of the utility

Who Should Attend

  • Energy industry managers
  • Policy makers and regulators
  • Risk managers
  • Physical and financial exchange staff
  •  There are no prerequisites to attend this course, but a basic understanding of the energy industry and derivative markets will help

There are no prerequisites to attend this course, but a basic understanding of the energy industry and derivative markets will help

Course Faculty - Matthias Obert

Matthias Obert was Head of Power & Gas at SGX until September 2015. He is responsible for the development of the energy business within SGX, comprising derivatives in electricity, LNG, oil and petrochemicals, as well as physical energy business in electricity, gas and LNG.

Prior to SGX, he worked with RWE Supply & Trading as Senior Investment Manager Principal Investments as well as Chief Operating Officer Sales & Origination in London and Geneva. Before this, he was a Consultant with McKinsey & Company, working for European and international clients in the energy, materials and wholesale banking sectors.

Mr. Obert holds a diploma in industrial engineering as well as a doctorate degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA.

CASE STUDIES

 

Electricity futures market designs around the world: Western Europe (EEX), Northern Europe (Nordpool), New Zealand (NZEM), Gulf states (GCCIA), etc.

 

Volume growth of a small, isolated electricity derivatives market in the case of NZEM (New Zealand), compared with a high volume market like Nordpool (Northern Europe)

 

Regulatory case for electricity derivative markets, with example of nascent South-European market (Greece)

 

Project setup for the launch of a power market

 

Market making to support a derivatives market

 

Information sharing and disclosure to financial market participants, example EPEX/EEX and NEMS/SGX

 

Surveillance and information sharing between financial and physical markets

 

Organization and risk transfer in typical European utility companies

 

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

ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS FOR BOILER & STEAM CYCLE FAILURES

ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS FOR BOILER & STEAM CYCLE FAILURES

24 - 25 MAY 2017, KUALA LUMPUR

About The Course

This training course is primarily intended for experienced O&M staff working in thermal power and process plants as well engineering and management staff at the corporate level. The objective is to give attendees all the essentials for effective determination of the root cause of failures that can occur in the boiler or associated steam balance-of-plant. The principal failure modes are reviewed, with focus on those occurring in the boiler, critical piping and other key components such as pressure vessels and condensers.

Major emphasis is placed on analyzing how upstream events in the steam cycle process can lead to failures in downstream components. Several actual failure case histories treated by Tetra Engineering staff at plants around the world are presented, providing attendees with practical application of the presented concepts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an overview of the most common damage mechanisms, either on the waterside or fire/gas/air-side, that can affect components in the steam cycle
  • Understand how to define the problem, collect the evidence and then identify the component failure mechanism, which is not the same as the failure root cause.
  • Acquire insight into the various root cause analysis methods, their respective merits and how several were applied in some actual case studies

Who Should Attend

Engineers of all disciplines, managers, technicians, design, maintenance and operations personnel, and other technical individuals who need a comprehensive introduction to practical optimization, operation and design considerations of a major combined cycle power plant.

Course Faculty - James W. Malloy

James is Principal Engineer and Partner at Tetra Engineering, a leading engineering and inspection consultancy in the thermal power generation sector.   Their services assist clients in assuring the performance and integrity of their steam cycle .  His areas of specialization are thermal process modeling and analyzing degradation and failure modes in pressure part components.  He originally trained and worked as a nuclear engineer and in the machine control sector before joining Tetra in 1991.

Learning Outcomes

Gain an overview of the most common damage mechanisms, either on the waterside or fire/gas/air-side that can affect components in the steam cycle

A summary of failure modes and mechanisms most frequently observed in various steam cycle components

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

An Introduction To Energy Risk Management

Energy Risk: Trading, Risk Measurement and Risk Control

27 – 28 of April 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

If you are involved or interested in the energy industry at any level, you need to understand the various risks, their measurement, control and management in these volatile and often erratic markets.

This training provides you with a good overview of economic, modelling, organisational and procedural topics to successfully gauge and manage your energy exposure. Key learnings will be exemplified with concrete, practical examples of the concepts discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • The markets for trading energy products in electricity, gas and oil, with other energy commodities being mentioned as appropriate
  • The specific sources of risk in energy markets, and how to identify, measure und price those risks practically in the mid- and front-office
  • Your options to mitigate, hedge and manage energy-specific risks
  • Procedural and organizational best-practice considerations to control and profit from energy risk in your organization
  • Hands-on practical examples for the topics discussed
  • You will also be able to ask specific questions relating to your work and organization and discuss them with the trainer and other attendees

Who Should Attend

  • Energy industry managers
  • Policy makers and regulators
  • Risk managers
  • Physical and financial exchange staff

 

There are no prerequisites to attend this course, but a basic understanding of the energy industry and derivative markets will help.

Course Faculty - Matthias Obert

Matthias Obert was Head of Power & Gas at SGX until September 2015 and responsible for the development of the energy business within SGX, comprising derivatives in electricity, LNG, oil and petrochemicals, as well as physical energy business in electricity, gas and LNG.

Prior to SGX, he worked with RWE Supply & Trading as Senior Investment Manager Principal Investments as well as Chief Operating Officer Sales & Origination in London and Geneva. Before this, he was a Consultant with McKinsey & Company, working for European and international clients in the energy, materials and wholesale banking sectors.

Mr. Obert holds a diploma in industrial engineering as well as a doctorate degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA.

CASES AND EXAMPLES

  • Risk management organisational examples
  • Market and credit risk modelling introduction
  • Fundamental model of a power market
  • Hedge ratio estimation
  • Master agreement walk-through
  • Loss-given-default estimation
  • Credit default scoring
  • Margin calculation and payments
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