For non-technical persons needing to increase their understanding of the power system, system operations and the power market


About The Course

A comprehensive & interactive course on Power Systems, incorporating issues on supply, generation, transmission,distribution, supply reliability, economics, demand management and renewable energy in the grid & “Smart Grids”.


Non-technical professionals, support professionals or new engineering entrants into the Power industry must grasp the language and technology of Power systems in order to proactively understand its key business activities. A confident understanding of the technical jargon used and a visual understanding of the various aspects of technology, facilities and equipment provides an overall appreciation of the “big picture” of the Power industry. This serves as an excellent foundation for smooth communication and increased efficiency in inter-department project team efforts and related engagements with the Power industry.

Learning Outcomes

This training course will be valuable to participants who either work in the power industry or deal with it externally. Those who need a fundamental understanding of the Power systems, or how it operates will find this course applicable. Beginning with the basic terms and concepts, the instructor will lead participants through lectures and multimedia presentations of the power generation technologies and power delivery systems. Participants will learn about issues such as reliability, performance and potential bottlenecks or limits on the system that can impact trading.  They will gain an understanding of key power marketing fundamentals such as pricing and scheduling.


  • Basic design, operation and components of electrical supply systems
  • The integrated electrical grid – generation, transmission and distribution
  • Constraints and limitations of Power supply – voltage regulation, supply quality, reliability and efficiency and economics
  • The environment, renewable energy and the electrical regulatory regimes
  • The smart grid: What does it mean? How will it improve electrical supply?


Who Should Attend

This course is targeted for non-technical persons needing to increase their understanding of the power system, system operations and the power market, including:

  • Financiers • Power traders • Power project developers • Support professionals in non-technical functions •
    Professionals in other energy industries. • Electric utility personnel who are new or have new job responsibilities.

Course Faculty - Vukan Polimac

Vukan Polimac


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.


“The course was very beneficial to me. Recommended for new comers who never had any “Power” background”

“Good knowledge for non-technical professionals to understand various aspects of the power & utility industry & business”SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST, SARAWAK ENERGY BERHAD

“Engineering made easy for Non-Engineers” – ENERGY MARKET AUTHORITY SINGAPORE

“The good thing about the course is that the whole power industry was presented in a concise manner giving us better picture”

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