Renewable Energy

Third Industrial Revolution and Implications for the Energy Markets

Third Industrial Revolution and Implications for the Energy Markets

8th to 9th DECEMEBER, 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will explore the theory and practices involved in the transition that is occurring known as the “Third Industrial Revolution”. An overview of the five pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will lead into a detailed analysis of each pillar. The course will focus on the benefits and challenges this revolution presents to Businesses, Administrators, Government agencies, Policy makers, Utilities, and other players in the energy and industry fields. Issues to be covered include: Accelerating the transition to Renewable Energy, transitioning the building stock of every continent into micro-power plants, Deploying storage technologies throughout the infrastructure to store intermittent energies, Using Internet technology to transform the power grid of every continent into an energy-sharing inter-grid, Transitioning the transport fleet to electric plug-in and fuel cell vehicles that can buy and sell electricity, and the widespread ramifications of how these changes will affect your work, business, and lives. Additional topics may include (as time allows): the importance of collaborative behavior, Social networks aiding boutique professional and technical workforces, Moving from centralized business models to lateral distributed models, Replacing traditional, hierarchical organization of economic and political power with lateral power organized more democratically across society, and additional material. The presentation is by a Renewable Energy expert with over 25 years of personal experience with training administrators, contractors and other instructors on topics of energy and its impacts on Business, society, and culture.

Learning Outcomes

This course will allow participants to gain theoretical and practical knowledge about “Third Industrial Revolution” with a focus on real-world applications and examples of the five pillars of the revolution. Participants in this course will upon completion, be able to:

  • Define & explain “Third Industrial Revolution”
  • Describe and identify the Five Pillars of the “Third Industrial Revolution” (TIR)
  • Describe financial benefits engaging in the transitions of the revolution
  • Correctly understand the affects of the transition on Business and Society
  • Recommend a path of participation in the transition to meet a business owner’s administrators goals
  • Provide clients with the tools for adapting to and participating in the TIR
  • Identify and describe different effects of the TIR on Businesses and Society at large
  • Explain best practices for successful transition of various players during the TIR
  • Demonstrate the positive benefits of the TIR to various stake holders
  • Present cogent discussions and effective presentations on the TIR and its coming effects

Who Should Attend

  • Administrators for stakeholders in the Energy and other industrial fields
  • Investors
  • Project managers
  • Designers
  • Government policy makers
  • Business leaders
  • Creative individuals interested in societal change

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.

Learning Outcome

  • Defining the Third Industrial Revolution and outlining its’ Implications for the Energy Markets
  • The five pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution
  • The big shift – accelerating the transition to Renewable Energy
  • Transitioning the building stock of every continent into micro-power plants
  • Deploying hydrogen and other storage technologies in every building and throughout the infrastructure to store intermittent energies
  • Using Internet technology to transform the power grid of every continent into an energysharing inter-grid that acts just like the Internet
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

Commercial and Industrial Utility Grade Energy Storage Systems

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

MASTERCLASS IN DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, COMMISSIONING AND QUALITY CONTROL OF GRID CONNECTED PV PLANTS

MASTERCLASS IN DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, COMMISSIONING AND QUALITY CONTROL OF GRID CONNECTED PV PLANTS

Gain first-hand comprehensive discussion of the most relevant topics of different stages across the value chain of a grid-connected solar PV project

24 – 28 OCTOBER 2016, HONG KONG

About The Course

This course will provide a first-hand comprehensive discussion of the most relevant topics of different stages across the value chain of a grid-connected solar PV project. Issues like technical design, best practices of installation, energy yield prediction, commissioning, O&M, EPC contract, quality assurance or Technical Due Diligence (TDD) 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 contains the knowhow of PV expertise acquired over almost one decade of intensive activities in mature and nascent markets in the Americas, Asia 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.

 

  • How to assess an investor from the technical perspective Identifying risks in each project stage
  • How to estimate the yield losses due to shading
  • How to evaluate and validate the accuracy of meteorological data How to estimate the profitability of a PV system
  • How to differentiate between suitable and unsuitable sites for a plant location How to structure and improve an O&M program
  • How to design an optimal PV plant from the technical perspective?
  • How to conduct a TDD
  • How to detect and interpret module failures in the field Best practices to be applied during installation
  • Which guidelines must be applied to properly certify a PV plant How to select an optimal DC/AC ratio of an inverter
  • Witnessing and evaluation of the correctness of commissioning protocols How to identify potential risks of EPC contracts
  • Basics of IV curve tracing, electroluminescence and infrared technology

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

Course Faculty - Asier Ukar

Asier Ukar

Senior Consultant

PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG

Asier Ukar

Asier Ukar is Senior Consultant at the PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG (PI Berlin AG) based in Berlin, Germany. He has 10 years of experience in deployment of roof top and multi-MW grid-connected PV systems with physical presence in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, being active in the Asian market since 2010. Asier Ukar has years of experience in the creation of feasibility studies, design of roof top and multi-MW PV plants, installation supervision, commissioning, energy yield assessment, tender process support, contract assessment and comprehensive quality assurance of grid-connected PV plants. The installed capacity of the power plants for which he has acted as a consultant range from 105 kWp to 350MWp. He is in charge of supervising the technical activities at PI Berlin AG, developing tailor-made design and inspection packages, site-specific inspection concepts acting as on-site specialized supervisor with presence at the key phases of the projects. He has been actively involved in the design, supervision, operation and refinancing of approximately 3.5 GWp of installed capacity since 2007 in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Asier Ukar acts as consultant for several banks, lenders, governmental authorities, system integrators and module manufacturers since 2008, and is responsible for the capacity building programs at PI Berlin AG since 2014. Asier Ukar regularly collaborates in scientific publications and is invited as a speaker to international conferences around the world.

 

Asier Ukar acts internationally as an independent expert witness in lawsuits and court hearings and he is listed as an international expert in various organizations, including “Asian Development Bank” (ADB), the German “Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt” (PTB) and “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit“ (GIZ). Asier Ukar holds a diploma in mechanical engineering from the University Karlsruhe, Germany (TU Karlsruhe) and speaks five languages

Testimonials

“Very educational and timely knowledge sharing. Trainer is very experienced in the PV plants technology design construction and commissioning.” Senior Manager, Single Buyer Department (Technical Advisory), Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

“Simple, amazing and informative!” Construction Dept, Greenheat Corporation (EPC) and O & M.

“In the event, the workshop massively exceeded my expectations. On a personal level, the instructor was warm, welcoming, and sheer good fun. One of the most significant area of learning for me was how the materials were combined with a highly structured & yet responsive approach applied at every level of detail.” Project Developer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

“Good course to learn about major considerations when involved with PV plants.”  Senior Manager, Building & Construction Authority.

“The course is fairly easy to be understood by somebody who is new to solar technology and the topics covered were very useful for someone who is interested in developing a PV plant.” Senior Engineer, Technical & Operations Process, Malakoff Corporation 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

BANKABILITY OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PROJECTS

Management of Technical Risks in Solar PV Projects

27 FEBRUARY– 01 MARCH 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a first-hand comprehensive discussion of the most relevant topics influencing the bankability of a PV project. This course identifies the investment risks in new and established markets illustrating their technical and financial impact depending on the stakeholder´s perspective describing as well the content of several bankability products designed for supporting investors and lenders during the decision making process. Topics like yield assessment uncertainty, technical requirements for PV modules or Potential Induced Degradation (PID), will be treated separately due to their strong impact in the profitability of a project. The workshop will also give a clear insight into the aspects and clauses that need to be covered in PPA, EPC and O&M contracts in order to protect accurately the interests of investors and developers.

 

The content of the course illustrates 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 contains the knowhow of PV expertise acquired over almost one decade of intensive activities in mature and nascent markets in the Americas, Asia 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 aspects influencing the bankability of a solar PV project.

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.

  • Which investments risks are present in all PV projects?
  • Which investment risks are more characteristic of new markets? Which are the Hot Spots of quality inspection?
  • What risks are faced when selecting a PV module or an inverter? Interfaces between stakeholders in the different project phases Illustration of the Potential Induced Degradation effect
  • Introduction to Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Definition of the Risk Priority Number (RPN) depending on the stakeholder´s perspective Which bankability products are available for each project phase?
  • How expensive is a comprehensive quality control package?
  • How to make a technical report understandable for financiers? What makes a yield assessment bankable?
  • Which aspects must be properly highlighted in a PPA, EPC and O&M contract?

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 3 days of instruction.

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

Course Faculty - Asier Ukar

Asier Ukar

Senior Consultant

PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG

Asier Ukar

Asier Ukar is Senior Consultant at the PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG (PI Berlin AG) based in Berlin, Germany. He has 10 years of experience in deployment of roof top and multi-MW grid-connected PV systems with physical presence in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, being active in the Asian market since 2010. Asier Ukar has years of experience in the creation of feasibility studies, design of roof top and multi-MW PV plants, installation supervision, commissioning, energy yield assessment, tender process support, contract assessment and comprehensive quality assurance of grid-connected PV plants. The installed capacity of the power plants for which he has acted as a consultant range from 105 kWp to 350MWp. He is in charge of supervising the technical activities at PI Berlin AG, developing tailor-made design and inspection packages, site-specific inspection concepts acting as on-site specialized supervisor with presence at the key phases of the projects. He has been actively involved in the design, supervision, operation and refinancing of approximately 3.5 GWp of installed capacity since 2007 in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Asier Ukar acts as consultant for several banks, lenders, governmental authorities, system integrators and module manufacturers since 2008, and is responsible for the capacity building programs at PI Berlin AG since 2014. Asier Ukar regularly collaborates in scientific publications and is invited as a speaker to international conferences around the world.

 

Asier Ukar acts internationally as an independent expert witness in lawsuits and court hearings and he is listed as an international expert in various organizations, including “Asian Development Bank” (ADB), the German “Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt” (PTB) and “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit“ (GIZ). Asier Ukar holds a diploma in mechanical engineering from the University Karlsruhe, Germany (TU Karlsruhe) and speaks five languages

REAL CASE STUDIES FROM

  • Sub-Saharian Afrika – 15MW – Re-financing
  • Chile – 100MW -Acquisition – Single Axis Tracking System
  • Sicily – 4MW – Re-financing – Ground Mounted
  • Germany – 500kWp – Acquisition Process – Roof Top
  • Germany – 4 MW – Re-financing
  • India – 9 MW – Provisional Acceptance Commissioning

 

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

ANCILLARY SERVICES

ANCILLARY SERVICES

Understand ancillary services and how the definitions and practical implementation of ancillary services depend on electricity industry characteristics and electricity market design

20 – 22 JUNE 2016 | SINGAPORE

About The Course

This two-day course explores the vital role of ancillary services in competitive electricity industries. The course will define ancillary services and discuss how the definitions and practical implementation of ancillary services depend on electricity industry characteristics and electricity market design. It will present case studies on ancillary service design and implementation in the UK, North America and Australia and discuss recent developments with respect to the deployment of smart grid concepts and growing levels of renewable energy penetration and demand-side participation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Definitions of ancillary services used in competitive electricity industries and how those definitions depend on electricity industry characteristics and electricity market design.
  • Practical implementation of ancillary services, with respect to technical characteristics and commercial arrangements for ancillary service provision.
  • The role of technical standards and grid connection codes in ensuring the provision of frequency control and network management ancillary services.
  • How the deployment of smart grid concepts and growing levels of renewable energy penetration and demand-side participation are affecting ancillary services.
  • Approaches taken to the provision of ancillary services in the UK, North America and Australia.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for professionals from the electricity industry, regulatory bodies, government, consultants and major energy users. Participants should have some technical knowledge of the electricity industry.

Course Faculty - 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.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“This is a critical course for those with emerging markets for ancillary services so they can start it with learnings from existing competitive markets” – President & CEO | SN Aboitiz Power Group

“The course was insightful that will aid me to easily prepare the day ahead. Ancillary Services schedule defines which generating power plants to provide regulating, contingency & dispatchable reserves as well as reactive power support & blackstart service.” – Senior Engineer, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines

“The training provided me with a good knowledge about how other countries implement their Reserve Market – Deputy General Counsel, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines

“Great presentation! Excellent discussions!”- Legal Counsel, Vivant Corporation.

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

SOLAR ENERGY & PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER

SOLAR ENERGY & PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER

An essential & comprehensive course on solar energy and photovoltaic power, covering solar energy resources, PV technology and grid-connected and stand-alone PV applications & Project Financial Analysis

26 – 27 JANUARY 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a comprehensive discussion of solar energy resources, PV and balance of system technologies, technical standards for PV, grid-connected and stand-alone PV applications and project financial analysis.It will discuss international trends in the deployment of PV and present case studies on the experience to date and future prospects for PV in Australia and Indonesia.

Learning Outcomes

  • Characteristics of solar energy resources
  • PV and balance of system technologies, including PV modules, inverters, batteries, maximum power point trackers, wiring, DC circuit breakers, fuses and lightning protection
  • Technical standards for PV systems
  • Design of grid-connected and stand-alone PV systems
  • International deployment and cost trends for PV systems
  • PV project financial analysis
  • Insights from case studies of the deployment of PV systems in Australia and Indonesia

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for professionals from the electricity industry, PV system designers and government policy makers. Participants should have some technical knowledge of the electricity industry.

Course Faculty - Dr. Hugh Outhred & Dr. Maria Retnanestri

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.

Dr. Maria Retnaestri

MariaRetnanestriDr. Maria Retnanestri is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of New South Wales.

She holds the degrees of Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (STTNAS Jogjakarta), Master of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering (UNSW) and PhD in Electrical Engineering (UNSW).

In her PhD research, Maria Retnanestri developed the I3A (Implementation, Accessibility, Availability and Acceptability) Framework to investigate overall sustainability of renewable energy projects, considering their institutional, financial, technological, social and ecological sustainability dimensions. From 2008 to 2011, she then further developed and applied this research to identify ways to overcome barriers to renewable energy for sustainable development in Indonesia with financial support from an Australian Development Research Award.

With that financial support, she conducted more than 20 workshops, seminars, public lectures, field visits and study tours in Indonesia involving various kinds of renewable energy stakeholders in knowledge sharing and capacity building activities.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“A tailor made course on PV for non-professionals. Excellent.Topped up to the required level of knowledge for me.” – Managing Director, Neat Solutions Pvt Ltd

“Concise yet complete brief course to bring professionals up to date with the latest issues and trends with photovoltaic systems.” – Engineer, Public Utilities Board, Singapore

“The course is comprehensive and has increased my knowledge and competency.” – Senior Engineer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

“This training has opened my eyes to other country’s case studies on solar PV systems.” – Engineer, TNB Energy Services 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

MASTERCLASS IN DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, COMMISSIONING AND QUALITY CONTROL OF GRID CONNECTED PV PLANTS

DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, COMMISSIONING AND QUALITY CONTROL OF GRID CONNECTED PV PLANTS

Gain first-hand comprehensive discussion of the most relevant topics of different stages across the value chain of a grid-connected solar PV project

24 – 28 APRIL 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a first-hand comprehensive discussion of the most relevant topics of different stages across the value chain of a grid-connected solar PV project. Issues like technical design, best practices of installation, energy yield prediction, commissioning, O&M, EPC contract, quality assurance or Technical Due Diligence (TDD) 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 contains the knowhow of PV expertise acquired over almost one decade of intensive activities in mature and nascent markets in the Americas, Asia 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.

  • How to assess an investor from the technical perspective
  • Identifying risks in each project stage
  • How to estimate the yield losses due to shading
  • How to evaluate and validate the accuracy of meteorological data
  • How to estimate the profitability of a PV system
  • How to differentiate between suitable and unsuitable sites for a plant location
  • How to structure and improve an O&M program
  • How to design an optimal PV plant from the technical perspective
  • How to conduct a TDD
  • How to detect and interpret module failures in the field
  • Best practices to be applied during installation
  • Which guidelines must be applied to properly certify a PV plant
  • How to select an optimal DC/AC ratio of an inverter
  • Witnessing and evaluation of the correctness of commissioning protocols
  • How to identify potential risks of EPC contracts
  • Basics of IV curve tracing, electroluminescence and infrared technology

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

Course Faculty - Asier Ukar

Asier Ukar

Senior Consultant

PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG

Asier Ukar

Asier Ukar is Senior Consultant at the PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG (PI Berlin AG) based in Berlin, Germany. He has 10 years of experience in deployment of roof top and multi-MW grid-connected PV systems with physical presence in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, being active in the Asian market since 2010. Asier Ukar has years of experience in the creation of feasibility studies, design of roof top and multi-MW PV plants, installation supervision, commissioning, energy yield assessment, tender process support, contract assessment and comprehensive quality assurance of grid-connected PV plants. The installed capacity of the power plants for which he has acted as a consultant range from 105 kWp to 350MWp. He is in charge of supervising the technical activities at PI Berlin AG, developing tailor-made design and inspection packages, site-specific inspection concepts acting as on-site specialized supervisor with presence at the key phases of the projects. He has been actively involved in the design, supervision, operation and refinancing of approximately 3.5 GWp of installed capacity since 2007 in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Asier Ukar acts as consultant for several banks, lenders, governmental authorities, system integrators and module manufacturers since 2008, and is responsible for the capacity building programs at PI Berlin AG since 2014. Asier Ukar regularly collaborates in scientific publications and is invited as a speaker to international conferences around the world.

 

Asier Ukar acts internationally as an independent expert witness in lawsuits and court hearings and he is listed as an international expert in various organizations, including “Asian Development Bank” (ADB), the German “Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt” (PTB) and “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit“ (GIZ). Asier Ukar holds a diploma in mechanical engineering from the University Karlsruhe, Germany (TU Karlsruhe) and speaks five languages

Testimonials


“Very educational and timely knowledge sharing. Trainer is very experienced in the PV plants technology design construction and commissioning.” Senior Manager, Single Buyer Department (Technical Advisory), Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

 

“Simple, amazing and informative!” Construction Dept, Greenheat Corporation (EPC) and O & M.

 

“Good course to learn about major considerations when involved with PV plants.” Senior Manager, Building & Construction Authority, 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