RENEWABLE GENERATION AND INTEGRATION INTO NETWORKS

About The Course

The course covers the main aspects of the operating requirements for an integrated, reliable and stable power system with particular focus on renewable generation integration. This course will help professionals in the planning and operation of a power system with increasing penetration of renewable resources. The characteristics of renewable resources are discussed from a local, consumer and a system perspective, highlighting the ever-changing model for delivery energy to customers.

 

The course presents the technical challenges associated with interconnecting and integrating safely and reliably gigawatts of solar power onto the electricity grid. State-of-the-art methodologies in forecasting solar power output along with case studies from international community will be presented. Effects of smart grids and distributed generation challenges are discussed throughout the course. Distributed generation are analyzed in sufficient technical and financial level of detail to cover integration of renewable energy.

 

The contribution of inverter-based generators that provides voltage support, frequency response and regulation (droop response) are discussed as well as reactive power and power quality issues. The course will describe how the microgrids controllers allow fully automated energy management.

Learning Outcomes

  • Control and operation of renewable resources
  • The technical characteristics of wind and solar resources
  • How renewable integrate with the transmission and distribution networks
  • Renewables as distributed generation
  • The lifecycle of solar and wind projects from approval phase to connection to the grid
  • Example and challenges of renewable generation
  • Smart grid and how is changing the resiliency distribution networks
  • Wide-scale adoption of consumer owned renewable generation
  • Cybersecurity and blockchain in renewable certificates

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for line managers, executives in electric utility generation, transmission and distribution operation, planning and engineering.

Expert Course Faculty

In his 30 years working experience the trainer 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.

 

His 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.

 

The trainer 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, He 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 privatization 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. He carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

He 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

Power systems in context with renewable generation

Types of renewable generation

Solar power plants

Electricity storage and solar PV plants

Impact of renewable power plant on power system operation

Renewable power plants in energy market

Operation aspects of  distributed generation and renewables

Load management distributed generation

Finance models

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 (PCQ) 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