About The Course

This 3-day course will help and guide power system professionals in planning and operating a power system with increasing penetration of energy management system and demand side management (DSM) programs. It includes the increasing role of renewable resources. The course starts with demand side management and demand response, load scheduling methods and peak shaving practices.


Demand side management techniques consider real-time pricing by high implementation of smart meters and AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) data. The increasing penetration of smart grid and smart equipment in the modern systems presents increased opportunity identification of cost optimization.


Management of generation includes overall planning of generation with the generation mix specific for each country, taking into account the use of own resources and imports in accordance with master plants. In addition to the major generation plants, distributed generation and smart meter infrastructures are discussed, taking into account commercial and residential programs. In short-term planning, the weather unpredictability hugely affects the load profile and consequently engagement of generation.

Learning Outcomes

Economic dispatch will assist power system professionals in planning for day ahead dispatch as well as optimized dispatching the generating units in the long-term. Not only the economic dispatch under system constraints represents the building bloc in the operation and planning of the power system, but most importantly, in the context of a market.


Economic dispatch becomes the fundamental tool in deriving the spot market price. The optimal power flow module is an intelligent load flow that employs techniques to automatically adjust the power system control settings while simultaneously solving the load flows and optimizing operating conditions within specific constraints. The real time optimal power flow will be discussed.


This course provides a good understanding of demand side management (DSM) and economic dispatch. These topics including the DSM programs will enable career-enhancing opportunity for those who are responsible for facilitating or administering DSM programs. The economic dispatch is addressed under both traditional and competitive markets with the latest developments and trends in the industry.

Who Should Attend

Attendees will understand how generation dispatch minimizes instantaneous operating cost, subject to transmission system constraints. The following professionals will especially benefit from attending this training:


  • DSM program manager/administrators/coordinators
  • Utility regulatory team members – DSM analysts
  • Regulatory specialists
  • State or public regulators
  • Public purpose program administrators
  • Conservation and energy efficiency analysts
  • Utility DSM program administrators/coordinators
  • Resource managers – DSM program inspection analysts
  • DSM program design analyst
  • DSM program impact engineers/analysts
  • DSM consultants and vendors
  • Transmission planners and operators
  • Dispatchers/operators/long-tem planners
  • Power traders
  • Control operators
  • Professionals from power system engineers to managers and executives from control centers (or ISOs)

Expert Course Faculty

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.


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.


Our expert 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 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. 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.


Energy management definition

Demand side management programs and cost

Tariffs and time-of-use rates

Demand response programs

Automatic demand response

Demand forecasting

Short-term and long-term forecasting

Renewable and distributed generation

Economic dispatch

Basic design consideration for electricity market

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