Utilities

Incentive Regulation for the Electricity Industry

Incentive Regulation for the Electricity Industry

29 - 30 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About The Course

This course will provide a comprehensive discussion of incentive regulation for the electricity industry, covering the fundamental characteristics of the electricity industry, the roles for competition and regulation in the industry, objectives, concepts and challenges of electricity industry regulation, the specific features of incentive regulation and its strengths and weaknesses as a regulatory paradigm. Case studies from the USA, Europe and Australia will illustrate real-world experience, including recent developments in response to increasing penetration of distributed energy resources – particularly PV, reversible storage, end-use efficiency and flexible demand.

Learning Outcomes

  • Fundamental characteristics of the electricity industry and options for electricity industry structure
  • Roles for competition and regulation in the electricity industry and comparison of their strengths and weaknesses
  • Objectives for economic regulation of the electricity industry and the main types of economic regulation in use
  • Features of incentive regulation, which is based on rewards and penalties, and its strengths and weaknesses
  • Experience with incentive regulation in the UK, USA and Australia
  • Recent developments in electricity industry structure and regulation in response to increasing penetration of distributed energy resources – including rooftop PV, reversible storage, end-use efficiency and flexible demand

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 electricity industry.

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

Fundamental characteristics of the electricity industry

Electricity industry design and structural options

Roles and objectives for electricity industry regulation

Features, strengths and weaknesses of incentive regulation

Experience with incentive regulation & current trends: UK

Experience with incentive regulation & current trends: USA

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

Power Purchase Agreements

Power Purchase Agreements

Examine the various structures of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and how they fit together to allocate and mitigate risk.

25 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2017, KUALA LUMPUR

About The Course

This course focuses on examining the various structures of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and how they fit together to allocate and mitigate risk.

During the course you will examine a number of real life PPAs to understand each of their components and the reasons behind their structure. The course will start with a simple PPA and the delegates will develop the schedules of the PPA to account for the additional complexities found in real life projects to ensure that the PPA remains “bankable”.During the course we will also identify areas of the PPA that may be subject to negotiation and where the boundaries of those negotiations may lie.

After the course, delegates should be able to review PPAs with the ability to understand the reasons behind key aspects as well as being able to spot common omissions and avoid common mistakes.

Learning Outcomes

Learn how a PPA fits into the package of contracts required to develop a project.
Examine at the range of technology options for conventional and renewable projects.
Look at various PPA structure options, including tolling contracts, contract for differences (CFD) and feed in tariffs.
Discover the timeline of developing a power project and what can alter that timeline.
Compare project funding options and their effect on the PPA.
Risk allocation and risk mitigation measures in a PPA.
Examine basic tariff elements and the reason for their structure.
Look at typical demand profiles.
Investigate the economics of dispatch, including spark spread.
Discuss dispatch methodologies and mechanics.
Learn how to deal with imbalance payments in a PPA.
Look at testing regimes before and after the commercial operation date.
Understand the application of indexation in a PPA and how to deal with multiple currencies.
Structuring and sizing bonus and penalty mechanisms within a PPA.
Dealing with plant degradation and atmospheric conditions.
Look at how we can allow for plant upgrades and modification during the PPA.
Ensuring that the PPA reflects the maintenance scheduling and dispatch profile of the plant.
Examine how the value of a PPA can be assessed.
Discuss dispute resolution between parties of a PPA.
Pricing the transfer of the plant at the end of the term or in the event of default.
Examine the reasons behind refinancing and how any refinancing gains can be shared.

Who Should Attend

Participants are expected to have some limited experience of concepts and techniques in the power sector and to be seeking to improve their understanding and knowledge of the structuring of PPAs. The course is expected to be of relevance and interest to participants from the following business sectors:

Power project developers
Lawyers
Bankers
Technical consultants
Construction contractors & power equipment suppliers
Government officers involved in power project procurement/power purchasing
Fuel suppliers
Other power service providers

Course Faculty - Paul Olson

Paul Olson

Associate at Project Finance Solutions Ltd

Paul Olson

Paul is an experienced financial modeller with broad experience in the related analysis of commercial contracts and structures for major projects. Following an initial career in aerospace market forecasting for Asia he became a business analyst at Rolls-Royce Power Ventures (RRPV) responsible for producing financial models and investment analysis for project finance and equity funded power projects.
Paul has developed and reviewed financial models for:

  • Gas fired power stations throughout the world
  • Several wind power projects in the Europe
  • A coal fired power station in Africa
  • A number of UK PFI health projects
  • Electricity transmission networks in Eastern Europe
  • Desalination projects in the Middle East
  • Combined water and power projects in the Middle East
  • Gas pipeline projects
  • Electrical interconnector projects

He currently works for Project Financing Solutions, a boutique project finance advisory firm that advises a number of clients on financing power and infrastructure projects.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Easy understanding for those who are new/beginner in the field nevertheless the study/preparation need to do so for the continuous understanding.” – Corporate & Project Finance, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

“This is a comprehensive PPA course which is useful and will benefit personnel who involved in power industry.” – Manager (Technical), YTL Power International Berhad.

“Good training, trainer is experienced, materials are comprehensive.” – Analyst, Petronas.

“Being new in power industry, this course has brought me better appreciation of technicalities in the PPAs, which will certainly help in my job.” – Commercial Manager, Petronas

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

REVENUE PROTECTION – TRADITIONAL AND SMART METERING

REVENUE PROTECTION - TRADITIONAL AND SMART METERING

29 NOV – 1 DEC 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This is a comprehensive and interactive course on the subject of Revenue Protection in the Electricity and Gas Metering World. Incorporating reasons why a Revenue Protection is a useful tool to reduce non-technical losses. Maximise the Smart Meter functionality for the stakeholder and end customer. Supported by case studies from around the world, including Great Britain, USA, and Europe. Good and bad practises and experiences are discussed and analysed

Learning Outcomes

Course attendees will receive a thorough grounding of why Revenue Protection is a useful solution to revenue leakage, best practice in locating energy theft in tradition meters and moving forward into Smart Metering, security of metering, and the theory will be supported by case studies to make the learnings very practical for application to the attendees’ own businesses and organisations. Many of the principles that are established in the course will be applicable to stakeholder / consumer engagement at large, and not just in the context of smart metering, Therefore delegates might consider attending even if they are not directly involved in smart metering.

* What comprises Revenue Protection decision making
* Best practises on reducing non-technical losses
* Smart metering useful tool to the supplier/customer
* Engagement with key stakeholders  Who need to be involved?
* Tools for stakeholder / consumer engagement
* Revenue Protection training
* Outcomes and lessons learned from several International case studies, including Great Britain, Europe, USA

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 a Revenue Protection solution, including:

Smart Meter Project Managers
Smart Meter Deployment Business Analysts
Meter Asset Co-ordinators
Business Analysts
Operational Field Managers

Managers, advisors and experts in a range of organisations including:
Supply and distribution companies
Governments, regulators and market operators

Course Faculty - Mike Wilkinson

CaptureMike Wilkinson is a highly experienced consultant and operational manager, with extensive international consulting experience and expertise in strategic, regulatory and commercial issues. He has a keen understanding and thirty two years of practical experience, specialising in the application of effective regulation in electricity and gas industries. Mike 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.

Mike is the VC of the UK Revenue Protection Association and on the board of the executive committee, to work with the membership to collectively give expert knowledge and experiencing in matters of energy theft to the UK government.

Mike is an excellent communicator and experienced trainer. Mike is often asked to present at conference and workshops spanning four continents, to chair proceedings of expert panels, in UK and internationally. He can be relied on to give 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

Introduction to Energy Theft

Revenue Protection

Meter Security

Smart Metering Stakeholders

Revenue Protection Training

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

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

NEGOTIATION SKILLS & TECHNIQUES FOR POWER AND ENERGY PROFESSIONALS

NEGOTIATION SKILLS & TECHNIQUES FOR POWER AND ENERGY PROFESSIONALS

21 - 22 NOVEMBER 2016, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This is a two day training course that is aimed at providing professionals in the power and energy business with a comprehensive set of core negotiating skills. Negotiations take place in many situations e.g. among peers, manager and subordinate, company and trade unions, company and government. The skills learnt on this course will be useful in all of these situations. However the course puts a focus on the skills needed in commercial negotiations. A particular emphasis is placed on the relationship and negotiations typically carried out between client and contractor, vendor or the provider of services. A mixture of theory, examples and practical exercises are used, so that participants understand the principles and get an opportunity to try them out. The case studies used are real cases encountered in the power and energy industry.

Why Attend This Course?

Many technical experts in power and energy industries find it difficult to move out of their expertise areas and deal with commercial matters. Negotiating to optimise business value is a step further from their comfort zones. All too often negotiations are then left to finance personnel. They bring many strengths to the table but an understanding of engineering trade-offs is not one of them.

 

By attending this course, participants will add to their technical know-how a core competence in negotiation skills. They will thus become formidable negotiating opponents.

Who Should Attend

This is a course specially prepared for, and aimed at, middle-managers and technical and other staff who let contracts, but with limited previous exposure to negotiations, and who will need these skills in the near future.

Course Faculty - David Chalis

Dr. David Challis

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

David has completed assignments for the energy sector at all points along the value chain. Assignments include

independent review of major projects and development proposals, establishment of strategic contractor management

frameworks and acting as an independent agent for owners, operators, regulators and governments to assist them in

business development, service provider management and all aspects of operational excellence (OPEX).

 

Previous Participants Including the following world class organizations:

  • Duke Energy Shell Global Solutions
  • Hulu Energi ONWJ Origin Energy
  • Wilhelmsen Ship Management
  • Green Electricity Smart Energy
  • Energy Australia AGL
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

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

EPC CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FOR POWER & UTILITIES

EPC CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FOR POWER & UTILITIES

04 - 05 DECEMBER 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

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

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

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

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

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

Learning Outcomes

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

 

This training course will equip you with the following:

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

Who Should Attend

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

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

Course Faculty - Ben Crossley

BSc Hons, MICE CEng, LL.B Hons, CIArb

Former Contract Manager for Siemens Power Generation and Lead Contracts Engineer for Foster Wheeler

Ben Crossley

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

PAST TESTIMONIALS

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

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

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

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

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

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

COMPETENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE POWER INDUSTRY

COMPETENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE POWER INDUSTRY

11 - 13 SEPTEMBER 2018, SINGAPORE

About The Course

In the Power & Utilities Industry it is a requirement, both contractual and in some areas legislative, to ensure effective internal systems are in place which support employee development and provide evidence of their competence. A Competence Management System (CMS), correctly developed and applied provides employees and organisations with the tools to demonstrate competence and contributes to career development of the individual and the business as a whole.

The 3 day Competency Management systems course focuses on Competence Management Systems (CMS) which are typically in use within Industry, their structure and process development requirements. In addition the course details the assessment process, the role of the competence assessors within the organisation and the relationship between competence management and training provision.

Learning Outcomes

The following topics will be covered:

  • The role that competence plays in the Power Industry.
  • Competence Assurance Management.
  • Benefits to the organisation.
  • Benefits to individuals.
  • Relationship between competence management and training provision.
  • Examples of Competence Management Systems.
  • What needs to be in place to run a Competence Management System.
  • Implementation of a Competence Management System.
  • Internal Quality Assurance of a Competence Management System.
  • Roles within the Competence Management System
  • Choosing Internal Quality Assurers and Assessors for the System.
  • Assessment Processes.
  • Assessment Methods.
  • Potential External Standards

Who Should Attend

  • Employee Competence& Capability Development
  • HumanResource Development
  • Training
  • Safety and Employee Talent Management

Course Faculty - Gill Payne and Gary Payne

Gill Payne

Gill Payne has a background in developing people that precedes The Gill Payne Partnership Ltd by a decade or more.

With her business partner and husband, they have been running The Gill Payne Partnership Ltd since 1992, delivering management programmes, trainer, assessor and internal quality assurer programmes, and are accredited by City & Guilds and the ILM. Included in their delivery since 1992 has been Competence Management Systems and since 1998 included Data Protection and Information Security.

Gill is an Accredited Assessor, Internal Quality Assurer, Trainer; training assessors, internal quality assurers, trainers and managers leading to recognised qualifications accredited by City & Guilds and the ILM.

Gill has been designing and implementing Competence Management Systems (CMS), and Competence Standards since 1992.

Clients of The Gill Payne Partnership Ltd include electricity generators, transmitters, distributors and retailers, as well as gas transmitters and distributers, packaging, care, local government and national government sectors.

Gill is also a co-director of GPP-Digi Ltd, the digital brand of their company delivering online CMS, Data Privacy Management and more.

The Gill Payne Partnership Ltd and GPP-Digi Ltd deliver their services to clients across the UK, through Europe, the Middle-East and into South-East Asia.

Gary Payne

Gary Payne FInstSMM has been in business since leaving school. With his business partner and wife, they have been running The Gill Payne Partnership Ltd since 1992, delivering management programmes, trainer, assessor and internal quality assurer programmes, and are accredited by City & Guilds and the ILM. Included in their delivery since 1992 has been Competence Management Systems and since 1998 included Data Protection and Information Security.

Gary is an accredited Assessor, Internal Quality Assurer, Trainer and certified EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) Practitioner.

Gary’s role in the company’s Competence Management System (CMS) offer, has been to develop the online digital CMS platform which delivers real-time reporting, operates via a PC, tablet, or mobile phone, and works, ‘straight out of the box’.

Gary also delivers Assessor and Trainer Training and the Assessment of Assessors and Trainers to clients across the globe.

With the onset of the EU GDPR their digital brand and company GPP-Digi Ltd, a joint venture company between them and Digital Spotlight Ltd, has the been the developing ground for their GDPR solutions which range from GDPR training programmes, courses, and seminars; digital GDPR solutions; GDPR consultancy; DPO provision; and, in role DPO support and development.

The Gill Payne Partnership Ltd and GPP-Digi Ltd deliver their services to clients across the UK, through Europe, the Middle-East and into South-East Asia.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“The course has provided very comprehensive overview of how CMS should be developed and implemented in the company. Great knowledge gained.” – Singapore Power

“Excellent training materials. Gill and Gary was able to clearly articulate the principles, purpose of the course.” – Energy Market Authority

“The course has been very informative, trainers were very knowledgeable and were able to give a very comprehensive overview of the CMS and how to implement it.” – Energy Market Authority

“Well organised training.” – Senoko Energy Pte Ltd

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

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

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

FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCE PROFESSIONALS IN POWER & UTILITIES

FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCE PROFESSIONALS IN POWER & UTILITIES

24 – 25 AUGUST 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

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

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

Learning Outcomes

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

Who Should Attend

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

Course Faculty - Dr. James Hay

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

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

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

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

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

PAST TESTIMONIALS

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

“Wonderful learning experience” – Petronas, Kimanis Power Station

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

“Finance Made Accessible” – Sembcorp Industries

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

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

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

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