Archive for February, 2018

Utility & Community Scale Energy – May’18 (SG)

MASTERCLASS IN UTILITY & COMMUNITY SCALE ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

Reviewing a Nascent Industry

08 - 10 MAY 2018, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a detailed analysis of Utility and Community Scale Energy Storage (U&CES) Systems. Beginning with an overview of the current available technologies the course will present the elements of U&CES with a focus on the benefits to Utilities as well as the advantages of energy storage for Commercial and Industrial energy users.

 

Issues to be covered include: Storage system design, battery applications, component specification and installation, integration of storage with Renewable Energy (RE) systems, multiple presentations of specific manufacturers of storage systems, O&M issues, available industry resources for ongoing education and the development of individual projects.

Key Learnings

This course will allow participants to gain practical and theoretical knowledge about U&CES systems with a focus on real-world applications and current working examples of the various technologies.

Participants in this course will upon completion of this course, be able to:

  • Define & explain how Utility and Community Scale Energy Storage (U&CES) operates and the benefits of these systems.
  • Describe and identify components and specifications of a U&CES system
  • Identify the best application and limitations of each system type
  • Calculate U&CES system costs
  • Describe financial benefits of U&CES systems
  • Correctly size a U&CES system
  • Recommend a U&CES system type to meet a Utility administrator’s or business owner’s goals
  • Identify and describe different U&CES system types, their storage capabilities and the systems
  • Explain data analysis, connection scheme, control algorithm and power system study for U&CES
  • Explain and safety issues with U&CES system
  • Define commissioning, operation and maintenance procedures for U&CES systems
  • Demonstrate proper safety procedures when installing a U&CES systems
  • Explain various policy, methodologies and utility-sided business model for implementation of U&CES systems

Who Should Attend

  • Project developers and administrators
  • Investors
  • EPCs
  • Project managers
  • Installers
  • Designers
  • Government policy makers

Course Faculty - Christopher LaForge

IREC Certified Master Trainer
– Photovoltaic Technologies

Christopher LaForge

Christopher LaForge is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and is a NABCEP certified Photovoltaic Installation Professional. He has been an instructor with the Midwest Renewable Energy Institute since 1993 Teaching advanced Photovoltaic (PV) design and installation and is an IREC Certified Master Trainer (TM) in Photovoltaic Technologies. Christopher was the primary curriculum developer for the MREI Photovoltaic courses at the Institutes inception.

 

A strong advocate for clean energy production Christopher volunteers with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (board of directors member 2004-2014, Chair of the Nominations Committee-current) and with the Northern Futures Foundation.

Christopher LaForge has been designing, specifying, installing and operating Battery based Solar Electric systems (PV) for over 30 years.  LaForge has lived “off-Grid” for over 26 years where he runs his business Great Northern Solar.

 

LaForge has been training contractors, administrators and officials in the operation of PV systems including those employing storage for over 26 years.  In the last 5 years LaForge has been investigating and developing trainings for the application of energy storage in commercial and other large applications.

 

With the development of Lithium Ion and other advanced battery technologies LaForge has begun to consult and present trainings in battery design and deployment for the commercial market.

 

In 2016 LaForge developed a hands-on seminar for retrofitting a LiOn storage and energy arbitrage system for a commercial building in Duluth Minnesota.  The Hartley Solar Storage Retrofit Seminar walked participants through the design and implementation of the advanced storage system to provide for building resiliency and peak demand load shaving as well and potential other ancillary services for the Hartley Nature Center and Minnesota Power – the site Utility.

 

This small prototype is beta-testing Energy Arbitrage software that allows the client to choose several operational modes for cost reduction and resiliency.

 

Most recently LaForge presented “Energy Storage into Renewable Energy Systems” for the North Central Electrical League in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area of Minnesota.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Well thought out courses that enables the participants to know what to look for in the design & implement process of the U & CES and the right questions to ask to vendors” – Executive & Load Forecasting, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

“PowerEdge never disappoint when it comes to providing training in Power & Energy Industry. TQ!” – Executive Engineer, Single Buyer

“Excellent training, very experienced and enthusiastic trainer” – Tenaga Nasional Berhad

“Christopher is very experienced and knowledgeable in the nascent technology of energy storage systems. The course was excellently presented and very timely eye-opener for my utility company to consider a phased approach in identifying the detail needs of services by the system operator and for specifying requirements of criteria’s for project implementation.” – Single Buyer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

“Interesting speaker for an interesting topic. Enjoyed the whole 3-days course, and gained better understanding on the subject matter.” – Tenaga Nasional Berhad

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

Reducing Carbon Emissions

REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS: CARBON PRICING & RELATED POLICY OPTIONS

An essential & comprehensive course on reducing energy-related climate change emissions with US, European, Australian, Chinese and Singaporean case studies that illustrate evolving real-world experience

24 - 25 JULY 2018, SINGAPORE

Course Overview

This course will provide a comprehensive discussion of climate change mitigation via carbon pricing and related policy options. It will first introduce the challenge of climate change mitigation and the scale of energy sector fossil fuel emissions. Carbon taxes, emission trading and fee-bate schemes will be placed in the broader context of climate change mitigation policies and actions needed to achieve effective mitigation. Case studies from the USA, Europe, Australia, China and Singapore will illustrate real-world implementation and outcomes to date.

Learning Outcomes

  • The climate change mitigation challenge and the need for rapid emission reduction via globally consistent policies and actions
  • The contribution of energy sector fossil fuel combustion to overall climate change emissions
  • Emission reduction policies for the energy sector including carbon taxes, emission trading and fee-bate schemes as well as alternative or complementary policies to support low-emission innovation, dissemination and acculturation
  • Climate change mitigation in practice: Assessment of US, European, Australian, Chinese and Singaporean experience to date

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for senior staff from government, regulators and industry. Participants should have relevant professional qualifications and prior knowledge of the energy sector.

Course Faculty - Dr. Hugh Outhred

Dr Hugh Outhred

Hugh has 40 years’ experience in
energy industry research, consulting & teaching

Dr. Hugh Outhred

In a 40-year career, Hugh Outhred (PhD) has contributed to research on electric power system analysis and control, the theory of electricity industry restructuring and electricity market design, renewable energy technology, renewable energy integration, energy sector policy and sustainability policy. He has taught more than 120 short courses on electricity industry restructuring and sustainability in many countries since 1989.

 

His research in competitive electricity industry design includes landmark papers published in 1980 with co-authors at MIT: Homeostatic Utility Control and Quality of Supply Pricing for Electric Power Systems and later papers such as A Theory of Electricity Industry Design for Operation and Investment, Incorporating Network Effects In A Competitive Electricity Industry: An Australian Perspective, and Integrating Non-Storable Renewable Energy into the Australian Electricity Industry (these and his other research papers can be provided on request).

 

In 1993 and 1994 Hugh co-authored a report on electricity industry restructuring for the California Energy Commission that highlighted the complexity of electricity restructuring in that context.

 

In 1995 and 1996 he led a project for the Australian National Grid Management Council to undertake electricity-trading experiments according to the proposed National Electricity Market trading rules prior to their formal implementation.

 

Hugh has been a member of two Australian electricity industry regulatory bodies, the NSW License Compliance Advisory Board and the National Electricity Tribunal throughout their existence from 1997 to 2000 and 1998 to 2006 respectively.

 

From 2004 to 2007, he was the founding Presiding Director of the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets at the University of New South Wales.

 

From 2009 to 2011, he was a Lead Author for the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, published in 2011.

 

Hugh has been a Fulbright Senior Fellow at the University of California Berkeley, USA and has held visiting positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA, the University of Liverpool in Britain and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain.

 

He has been a Board member of the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Renewable Energy and an Associate Director of the Centre for Photovoltaic Devices and Systems at the University of New South Wales.

 

Hugh is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and a Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

TOPICS COVERED

The climate change challenge & the role of the energy sector

Climate change mitigation policy framework overview

Carbon pricing & alternative economic instrument schemes

Climate change mitigation policy in the USA

Climate change mitigation policy in Europe

Climate change mitigation policy in China

Climate change mitigation policy in Singapore

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