Transmission and Distribution

IEC 61850 SEMINAR AND HANDS-ON TRAINING

IEC 61850 SEMINAR AND HANDS-ON TRAINING

24 – 26 OCTOBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

IEC 61850 is the most important, comprehensive, and crucial international standard for information sharing in electrical substations: Information about single line diagrams, signals for protection, automation, and SCADA. And describing information exchange between engineering and configuration tools, between Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) in and between substations, with control centers, as well as in and with power generation sites.

The three-day training course will give all professionals in the utility industry a comprehensive introduction on IEC 61850. It provides all crucial knowledge engineers need regarding the scope, use-cases, capabilities, benefits, restrictions, limits of IEC 61850, and availability of products (IEDs and Tools).

The seminar will teach people from utilities, suppliers, consultants, and other parties in order to prevent disconnects in discussions of groups dealing with procurement, purchase, engineering, configuration, commissioning, test, operation, and error diagnostics, and maintenance.

Demonstrations and basic hands-on exercises complete the course. Windows-based hands-on examples can be taken home and used after the course for free.

Registered attendees can provide written questions prior to the course. All crucial questions will be answered during and after the course.

Learning Outcomes

* The course helps people to understand the philosophy of the 20+ parts of the standard series IEC 61850.
* This is the most comprehensive course to shorten the time to use the standards.
* The training is saving you a lot of time reading the sheer amount of documents and money.
* We possess the expertise and sophisticated capability that is truly essential.
* This is the opportunity to harvest the benefits of the standard for Power Automation Systems.
* Attendees will learn how to tap the field instrumentation in factories and other facilities using standard field busses like Profibus, Ethernet/IP, Modbus, … using Gateways.
* Attendees will receive experience from trainer that has conducted more than 230 courses, with 4.100+ attendees, from 900+ companies all over.

Who Should Attend

The course is especially set-up for:
* Managers within all groups dealing with power automation
* In-house and third-party consultants,
* Technical advisors responsible for decision making, setting long-term strategies, for protection, automation and SCADA systems.
* People responsible for primary and secondary asset management.
* Protection engineers,
* Finally: ALL people that care about Smart Grids and electric power in public utilities, industrial sites, or building automation
* Everybody that is open-minded to learn how IEC 61850 fits into the future power deliver system of all voltage levels.

Course Faculty - Karlheinz Schwarz

Karlheinz SchwarzKarlheinz Schwarz (president of Schwarz Consulting Company, SCC; Karlsruhe/Germany) specializing in distributed automation systems. He is involved in many international standardization projects (IEC 61850 – utility automation, DER, hydro power, IEC 61400-25 – wind power, IEC 61158 – Fieldbus, ISO 9506 – MMS, …) since 1984. He is engaged in representing main industry branches in the international standardization of real-time information modeling, configuration, and exchange systems.

He provides consulting services and training to utilities, system integrators, consultants, and vendors. He has trained some 4,100 experts from more than 900 companies and more than 60 countries. The training courses are considered to be outstanding. Mr. Schwarz is a well-known authority on the application of mainstream information and communication technologies in the utility industry.

TOPICS COVERED

Substation configuration language (SCL)
Protocol implementations and Mappings for IEC 61850-7-2
Conventional & Hydro power plants
Demonstration: Design of ICD and CID documents, analyzing and using SCD documents
Demonstration: Configuring and using Server devices for monitoring and control using IEC 61850 and IEC 60870-5-104
IEC 61850 series overview and parts
IEC 61850-6 Engineering process
IEC 61850 Application modeling principles
Preparation of hands-on training. The hands-on training will use the DLL evaluation kit.
Demonstration: Configuring and using Client devices for IEC 61850 to IEC 60870-5-104 gateway, and proxy server for IEC 61850; demonstration of IEC61850 Client to OPC UA Server

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

BEST PRACTICE IN CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT FOR ENERGY NETWORKS

BEST PRACTICE IN CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT FOR ENERGY NETWORKS

31 OCTOBER – 01 NOVEMBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

Energy network operators have long since recognised that they have a role in the community beyond the provision of energy infrastructure. Often they involve themselves at community level, sponsoring local sports teams, and supporting local charities. These activities may be philanthropic, divorced from the businesses’ main activities and set aside from the regulatory regime under which the businesses operate.

Regulators across the world are increasingly setting out requirements for energy network operators to undertake consumer engagement when they formulate their regulatory proposals, and on an ongoing basis. More generally, regulators will look more favourably on a business’ regulatory proposal if the business can demonstrate that they have undertaken consumer engagement that shows that the business’ proposal aligns with consumer sentiment. This can give substantial benefits to the regulated network businesses above those that are already being obtained.

This course aims to highlight the advantages of effective consumer engagement in the core business of the network businesses. It sets out models, levels and stages of consumer engagement, and differentiates good from bad. The course is supported by substantial case study material from across the world. It is a course for real life practitioners in the energy network businesses and in regulatory bodies, as well as policy makers in governments.

Learning Outcomes

Course attendees will receive a thorough grounding in best practice in consumer engagement for energy network businesses. The theory will be supported by robust case studies, to make the learning very practical for application to the attendees’ own businesses and organisations. Delegates from energy network businesses should leave the course with the tools to analyse the existing consumer engagement activities in their own businesses, and how to design and implement improvements. Delegates from governments and regulators will leave the course with increased capability to design and implement new consumer engagement policies and requirements for regulated industries. They will also be able to evaluate the programs that the regulated business implement, to determine which are fit for purpose, what improvements can be made to them, and what store can be put on the result of the consumer engagement activities.

Who Should Attend

1. Energy network industry personnel who are seeking to increase their understanding and practical application of consumer engagement in their businesses, including regulatory affairs managers and staff at all levels who deal with regulators and the regulatory framework, stakeholder and consumer engagement practitioners, external affairs staff, and management at all levels who have a focus on external relationships, and consumer relationships in particular.

2. Staff of government departments and regulators who set policy, legislation, rules and regulations governing energy networks, and those who evaluate the effectiveness of the consumer-facing activities of the network businesses.

3. External parties, service providers and consultants interested in serving the energy network industry in its consumer facing activities, to include those who design and implement consumer engagement programs.

4. Those who are interested in assessing the effectiveness of energy network businesses’ consumer engagement activities, including financial analysts and investors, as well as representatives of consumers and consumer advocates.

Course Faculty - David Prins

DavidPrinsDavid Prins is a highly experienced consultant and project manager, with extensive international consulting experience and expertise in strategic, regulatory and commercial issues. He has a keen understanding and twenty-five years of practical experience spanning four continents, specialising in the application of effective regulation and competition in electricity and gas industries.  David thrives on understanding how regulation and competition inter-relate in energy markets, and helping his clients to navigate the often difficult environments in which they have to participate and engage.

David has provided advice to public and private sector clients – industry participants, governments, regulators and consumer organisations – throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as in Europe, Asia, and North America.  Much of his most recent work has involved advice on consumer facing issues in electricity industries, including smart metering in energy and water industries, and energy pricing and margins.

David is a valued member of the Australian Energy Regulator’s Consumer Challenge Panel, to help ensure that decisions on electricity and gas network regulatory access arrangements and costs across Australia incorporate the interests of consumers.  In this role, David challenges the Australian network businesses regarding their consumer engagement activities, and ensuring that their regulatory proposals are in consumers’ interests.  He also challenges the regulator on how its regulatory decision making processes take into account consumers’ interests and produce positive outcomes for consumers of energy.

David is an excellent communicator and experienced trainer.  As well as undertaking formal training, David is often asked to present at conference and workshops, to chair proceedings, and to facilitate and moderate expert panels, in Australia and internationally.  He can be relied on to stimulate an audience’s interests, to weave his personal and industry experience into the analysis of the issues that the participants face, and to help practitioners inside and outside the industry to solve their problems and plan for success.

Topics Covered

Energy Network Regulation Models of consumer engagement

Tools for consumer engagement

The elements of good and bad consumer engagement

Ongoing individual consumer engagement

Measuring the success of consumer engagement Case studies

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

04 – 06 DECEMBER 2017, 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

Max Philipp

CIGRE member and chairman of the local A2 transformer working group

 

Max Philipp

 

Max 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

Commissioning in HV Substations

Commissioning in HV Substations

Equipment readiness for a commercial service

23 – 27 OCTOBER 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

Equipment readiness for a commercial service is proven by testing all its functions under different conditions. ‘Do not believe, until it is proven’ is the key to successful testing and satisfactory operation of electric systems. Equipment is finally proven when it is energized and tested on load during the start-up (first energisation).

Errors missed in previous stages of the project are discovered in the commissioning. During testing the engineers are exposed to high and low voltages and currents. In order to prevent injuries and damages, it is important that they are trained to fully understand the processes and plan all steps of the commissioning in advance.

Learning Outcomes

The seminar covers all aspects of testing in electrical systems, performed during construction or maintenance. It considers practical understanding of variety of tests and prescribes how to carefully plan and perform them. The final stage is the first energisation when equipment, connected to the system, is tested under load conditions. This seminar will highlight:

 

  • Commissioning planning, and process
  • Commissioning inspections
  • Commissioning / maintenance tests
  • First energisation with on load tests

 

Participants to this seminar will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the course outline with the Tutor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. The course is designed to have an interactive format to maximize delegate participation. Questions and answers sessions are encouraged throughout the course. The case-studies are tailored to the attendees needs and various examples from practice will be discussed in problem solving workshop sessions. At the seminar, the participant will learn to:

 

Understand the testing process

  • Plan and prepare for testing
  • Plan and carry out inspections
  • Perform primary and secondary injections
  • Plan the first energisation
  • Perform on line tests
  • Consider safety aspects during testing

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals involved in projects, planning, commissioning and maintenance of electrical power systems. The following profile will greatly benefit:

  • Testing Engineers/Technicians
  • Maintenance Engineers/Technicians
  • Consulting Engineers/Technicians
  • Project Engineers
  • Others who want a solid preparation in testing & commissioning

Course Faculty - Vukan Polimac

Vukan Polimac

Chartered Engineer MIET CIGRE SMEIT SAIEE

Fellow of IET, IEEE, CIGRE

Vukan Polimac

In his 30 years working experience he provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

Vukan’s technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

Vukan is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, Vukan was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents. He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatisation process. He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. Vukan carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

Vukan has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

Topics Covered

  • Commissioning Tests for Transformers

  • Commissioning Tests for HV Cables

  • Commissioning Tests for Earthing System

  • Commissioning Tests for Protection

  • Commissioning Tests for Control System

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

ECONOMICS OF SMART METERING

ECONOMICS OF SMART METERING

Develop economically viable and robust roll-out plans to maximise the return on investment and to deliver the best outcomes to customers

27 – 29 JUNE 2016| MANILA, PHILIPPINES

About The Course

Smart meters can combine a range of environmental, financial and service quality benefits for all stakeholders in the utility sector. Energy companies are now developing either government-led or market driven smart meter infrastructures and roll-out plans. Ensuring the economic viability of a smart meter roll-out is vital. Various scenarios and market developments need to be considered carefully. This must-attend three-day training course offers insightful review of past, current and future roll-out plans, and enables participants to design the frameworks for a successful smart meter roll-out. Balancing the initial investment with ongoing benefits and costs will ensure a profitable operation of modern grids, and favourable outcomes for customers.

Learning Outcomes

This training course will be valuable to participants to:

  • Identify the right time to prepare and conduct a smart meter roll-out plan effectively
  • Analyse the structure and dynamics of different roll-out plans and scenarios to maximise their economic viability
  • Discover how smart meters enable network and retail energy tariffs and pricing, to exploit business development and commercial opportunities, and also satisfy the needs of consumers
  • Understand the demands of the industry, regulators, governments and consumers, to address stakeholders’ expectations and concerns
  • Learn about the uses of smart metering data, while gaining insights into data protection and privacy issues that arise with smart metering data

Who Should Attend

Energy industry professionals who are seeking to gain a strategic overview of the concepts and methodologies, alongside practical tips and advice for planning and developing smart meter infrastructures and commercial grid analysis, including:

 

·  Smart Meter Project Managers · Smart Meter Deployment Business Analysts
· Smart Grid Consultants · Programme Managers
· Consultant Engineers · Technology Managers
· Meter Asset Co-ordinators · Grid Planners
·  Smart Meter Interventions Planning Managers · Investment Analysts
· Business Analysts · Smart Solution Analysts
· Instrumentation and Control Managers

 

Managers, advisors and experts in a range of organisations including:

  • Power generation, transmission and distribution companies
  • Governments, regulators and market operators
  • Industry associations
  • Consultancies

Course Faculty - David Prins

DavidPrinsDavid Prins is a highly experienced consultant and project manager, with extensive international consulting experience and expertise in strategic, regulatory and commercial issues. He has a keen understanding and twenty-five years of practical experience spanning four continents, specialising in the application of effective regulation and competition in electricity and gas industries. David thrives on understanding how regulation and competition inter-relate in energy markets, and helping his clients to navigate the often difficult environments in which they have to participate and engage.
David has provided advice to public and private sector clients – industry participants, governments, regulators and consumer organisations – throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as in Europe, Asia, and North America. Much of his most recent work has involved advice on consumer facing issues in electricity industries, including smart metering in energy and water industries, and energy pricing and margins.
David is a valued member of the Australian Energy Regulator’s Consumer Challenge Panel, to help ensure that decisions on electricity and gas network regulatory access arrangements and costs across Australia incorporate the interests of consumers. In this role, David challenges the Australian network businesses regarding their consumer engagement activities, and ensuring that their regulatory proposals are in consumers’ interests. He also challenges the regulator on how its regulatory decision making processes take into account consumers’ interests and produce positive outcomes for consumers of energy.
David is an excellent communicator and experienced trainer. As well as undertaking formal training, David is often asked to present at conference and workshops, to chair proceedings, and to facilitate and moderate expert panels, in Australia and internationally. He can be relied on to stimulate an audience’s interests, to weave his personal and industry experience into the analysis of the issues that the participants face, and to help practitioners inside and outside the industry to solve their problems and plan for success.

Topics Covered

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Decision-making for Smart Metering Roll-out
  • Overview of Reported Costs and Benefits of Smart Metering
  • Benefits of Smart Metering – Detailed Analysis
  • Costs of Smart Metering – Detailed Analysis
  • Market-led Roll-Out of Smart Metering
  • Regulated Roll-Out of Smart Metering
  • Smart Metering Data
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

HV SUBSTATION DESIGN

HV SUBSTATION DESIGN

Comprehensive and interactive course on relay protection in power systems, incorporating fault analysis, protection requirements, various protection systems up to the latest state of the art microprocessor technology

30 MAY – 3 JUNE 2016, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

HV Substations play an important role in the electric power systems. A properly planned and designed substation is essential for the reliable operation of a power system network. A new substation would need to be built to meet the requirements of growing loads and operation under changing competitive markets. Upgrading of existing substations would require a comprehensive knowledge of the substation as well as the power system(s).

This course covers all aspects of medium and high voltage substation design including regulatory requirements and general design considerations from feasibility through technical specification and tendering to the detail design. A practical understanding of planning, design, technical specification application and a step by step approach of the substation design process is explained as well as design documentation for each design stage.

Health & safety and environmental issues relevant for the design are covered in this comprehensive course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the latest criteria and practical techniques for the design of HV substations
  • Understand a step by step approach of the substation design process from initial site survey, substation concept, technical specification to the detail design of equipment
  • Gain knowledge of the technical requirements, configuration philosophies
  • Gain knowledge of design practices and work processes
  • Learn how to specify equipment for a new substation
  • Learn how to manage substation design
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of substation components
  • Gain knowledge of substation layout and busbar design
  • Help engineers and technicians to work with confidence to ensure continuous supply with complete reliability by
  • minimizing interruptions
  • Understand the safety considerations of substations
  • Understand the environmental aspects of substation design and critical factors involved
  • Gain knowledge of reliability considerations and maintenance considerations in the design stage
  • Understand the technical aspects involved in the selection of major equipment in substations
  • Gain knowledge of substation earthing design
  • Understand design documentation from general arrangement to schematic diagrams
  • Learn how to manage the design

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for:

  • Design Engineers/Technicians
  • Industrial and Utility Engineers/Technicians
  • Managers of design engineering departments
  • Electrical Engineers/Technicians
  • Commissioning Engineers/Technicians
  • Consulting Engineers/Technicians
  • Planners of Power Systems
  • Project Engineers
  • Safety Professionals
  • Others who want a knowledge of a substation design

Course Faculty - Jelica Polimac

jelicapolimacJelica Polimac, Master of Science Engineer, acted as a Design Engineer, and Advanced Commissioning Officer for many projects in the United Kingdom for transmission, distribution and transportation projects.
With over 30 years of overall experience in the design, procurement, erection, commissioning and refurbishment of major power projects her technical expertise includes design and commissioning of power plant, protection, control, and asset management.
Jelica was responsible for the conceptual design, protection & control philosophy, feasibility studies, technical specification, tender evaluation, design, design reviews, commissioning with the first energisation and liaison with major contractors including ABB, Siemens, Alstom, Areva and Schneider.
Working for the leading companies such as Parsons Brinkerhoff, Mott McDonald, London Underground, Kennedy & Dunking, London Electricity, Mitsubishi, she provided a high quality service for multidisciplinary projects for power plants, 400kV and 275kV transmission substations, distribution substations from 132kV to 11kV, consumer systems and transportation.
She identifies problems, formulates creative solutions, and sees technical and economical concepts through from inception to completion.
Jelica also gained experience in Asset management, and reliability assessment such as strategy and assessment of reliability in the 22/11/0.4kV underground railway network, age profile for key assets in the network, policy and implementation of assets renewals and upgrades.
Jelica has published a number of technical papers presented at international technical conferences in Europe and America.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Great job in explaining protection concepts” – Engineer. Keppel FELS Ltd

“Very good training to know the basics & principles of protection” – Project Manager, Siemens Pte Ltd

“Comprehensive, good introduction course to the fresh engineer in power system & protection industry” – Electrical Engineer, Chiyoda Singapore Pte Ltd

“Very specific well organize material relay protection training.Most important is conducted by very experienced chartered engineer kudos to poweredge & trainer” – Electrical Engineer, Carigali Hess Operating Company 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

DISTRIBUTION NETWORK PLANNING

DISTRIBUTION NETWORK PLANNING

30 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2016, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This 3-day planning course has been designed for engineering managers and engineers who work for owners and operators of both high and low voltage electricity networks in the range from 230/415V to 132kV.

The delegates will get a full understanding of issues associated with planning of MV and LV electricity networks via a practical approach that contains worked and delegate examples. The course will introduce planning concepts, various network configurations along with protection systems and the types of equipment used in typical systems. It also covers fault level, power quality, harmonics, power factor, cable ratings, earthing and lightning protection.

Learning Outcomes

This course has been designed to give electrical engineers, engineering managers and other professionals a sound grounding and understanding of the principles of planning electricity networks – both in industrial settings and electricity utilities:

•    Planning concepts;

•    Equipment used in electrical systems;

•    Network configurations including options for protection systems;

•    Fault level, including associated calculations;

•    Power quality;

•    Harmonics; and,

•    Earthing systems and lightning protection

Who Should Attend

•    This course has been designed for:

–    Electrical engineers

–    Engineering managers

–    Asset managers and other professionals working with or have responsibility for the planning, operation and development of electricity networks

–    Graduate engineers who are new to electrical power systems

–    Engineers or technicians who have changed jobs and are now working in an electricity power systems environment

Course Faculty - Vukan Polimac

Vukan Polimac

Chartered Engineer MIET CIGRE SMEIT SAIEE

Fellow of IET, IEEE, CIGRE

Vukan Polimac

In his 30 years working experience he provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

Vukan’s technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

Vukan is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, Vukan was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents. He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatisation process. He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. Vukan carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

Vukan has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of Planning Requirements
  • Drafting a LV Distribution System
  • Planning of MV networks
  • Consideration of Voltage
  • Lightning protection and Surge Arresters
  • Layout consideration in planning Faults in the System Types of Protection
  • MV Switchgear
  • Inverters and Converters
  • Load and Energy Management
  • Software for 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