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MICROGRIDS – UNDERSTANDING AND DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE DEPLOYMENTS – SEPT 2020

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

MICROGRIDS - UNDERSTANDING AND DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE DEPLOYMENTS

29 SEPTEMBER - 02 OCTOBER 2020 | 08:00 - 13:00 (GMT+8) DAILY

About The Course

This course will provide an in depth analysis of Microgrid Systems. Beginning with an overview of the current available technologies the course will present the elements of the various types of Microgrids with a focus on their benefits to Utilities as well as the advantages of Microgrids for Commercial and Industrial energy users.

 

Issues to be covered include: Microgrid types, Microgrid system value streams, Microgrid system design, Microgrid applications, component specification and installation, how microgrids employ Renewable Energy (RE), presentations of specific manufacturers Microgrid equipment, O&M issues, and resources for ongoing education and the development of individual projects.

Course Fees

SGD 2,580 for 4 days

 

SGD 645 per day/topic

Learning Outcomes

This course will allow participants to gain practical and theoretical knowledge about Microgrid Systems with a focus on real-world applications and current working examples of the various technologies.

Participants in this course will upon completion of this course, be able to:

  • Define & explain how Microgrid Systems operate and the benefits of these systems.
  • Describe and identify components and specifications of a Microgrid Systems
  • Identify the value streams of Microgrid Systems
  • Describe benefits of Microgrid Systems
  • Recommend a Microgrid Systems system an administrator’s or business owner’s goals
  • Explain data analysis, connection scheme, control algorithms for Microgrid Systems
  • Explain and safety issues with Microgrid Systems
  • Define commissioning, operation and maintenance procedures for Microgrid Systems
  • Define and rank the goals of a Microgrid System design
  • Create the optimal value stack for example Microgrid Systems
  • Optimizing Microgrid Systems goals within budgets

Who Should Attend

  • Government policy makers
  • Utility Administrators and Engineers
  • Energy Project developers and administrators
  • Investors
  • EPCs
  • Project managers
  • Designers
  • Installers
  • Educators
  • Renewable Energy Industry Participants and Advocates

Expert Course Faculty

Our trainer is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and is a NABCEP certified Photovoltaic Installation Professional. He has been an instructor with the Midwest Renewable Energy Institute since 1993 Teaching advanced Photovoltaic (PV) design and installation and is an IREC Certified Master Trainer (TM) in Photovoltaic Technologies. He was the primary curriculum developer for the MREI Photovoltaic courses at the Institutes inception.

 

A strong advocate for clean energy production, he volunteers with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (board of directors member 2004-2014, Chair of the Nominations Committee-current) and with the Northern Futures Foundation.

 

The trainer has been designing, specifying, installing and operating Battery based Solar Electric systems (PV) for over 30 years. He has lived “off-Grid” for over 26 years where he runs his business Great Northern Solar.

 

He has been training contractors, administrators and officials in the operation of PV systems including those employing storage for over 26 years.  In the last 5 years he has been investigating and developing trainings for the application of energy storage in commercial and other large applications.

 

With the development of Lithium Ion and other advanced battery technologies he has begun to consult and present trainings in battery design and deployment for the commercial market.

 

In 2016, he developed a hands-on seminar for retrofitting a LiOn storage and energy arbitrage system for a commercial building in Duluth Minnesota.  The Hartley Solar Storage Retrofit Seminar walked participants through the design and implementation of the advanced storage system to provide for building resiliency and peak demand load shaving as well and potential other ancillary services for the Hartley Nature Center and Minnesota Power – the site Utility.

 

This small prototype is beta-testing Energy Arbitrage software that allows the client to choose several operational modes for cost reduction and resiliency.

 

Most recently, he presented “Energy Storage into Renewable Energy Systems” for the North Central Electrical League in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area of Minnesota.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

“This course provides a good basic understanding of the energy storage business.” – Senior Vice President, Sembcorp Utilities Pte Ltd

“Well thought out course that enables the participants to know what to look out for in the design & implementation process of the U&CES, and the right questions to ask to vendors.” – Executive, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

“PowerEdge never disappoints when it comes to providing training in the Power & Energy industry. Thank you!” – Executive Engineer, Single Buyer Unit

“The ESS course I attended is one of the best short courses I have ever attended. The course is well mixed with theory, practice, and future outlook. The instructors came from the other side of the world, bringing us fresh perspectives, culture, and market experience.” – Senior Manager, Sembcorp Cogen Pte Ltd

“Very comprehensive coverage of the field of ESS, backed up with experiences and case studies.” – Senior Technology Analyst, Sembcorp Industries Ltd 

This training course will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will be given a link to join in the session via a confirmation email. Delegates can also choose to join in all days/ sessions of their choice. 

> Session 1 – 29 Sept 2020

> Session 2 – 30 Sept 2020

> Session 3 – 01 Oct 2020

> Session 4 – 02 Oct 2020

Soft copy course materials will be shared to the participants prior to the session. A hard copy Certification of Completion will be mailed after the course.

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

GAS TURBINE BEARINGS – NOV 2020

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

GAS TURBINE BEARINGS

23 - 24 NOVEMBER 2020 | 10:00 - 15:00 (GMT+8) DAILY

Course Fees

SGD 2,200 for 2 days

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how bearings work and what influences their life spans
  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the factors which impact on bearing reliability
  • Understand the common causes of premature bearing failure
  • Valuable insights into appropriate bearing condition monitoring
  • Discover what maintenance practices are vital for bearing integrity

Who Should Attend

  • Maintenance engineers
  • Asset managers
  • Overhaul staff
  • Project engineers
  • Engineering managers

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is a Partner in MorrisWatson. She has over 38 years’ experience working with the Power Industry specializing in life assessment, root cause failure diagnosis, failure prevention and remediation, and also in the reliability of rotating equipment. She provides independent advise and expert reports for legal and insurance cases, loss adjusters and for other investigatory bodies.

 

Formerly, she was a Director of Power Resources for Quest Integrity Group LLC from 2009 to 2016, and had responsibility for the Power Industry projects performed globally. Prior roles included Global Group Leader for Quest Reliability Ltd, and General Manager Turbines for MPT Solutions Ltd, IRL Crown Research Institute, New Zealand. Our key expert has held several senior positions in the UK including Head of Power and Utilities for ESR Technology Ltd, formerly the Engineering, Safety and Risk Division of AEA Technology, UK which incorporated three UK National Centres of Excellence – The National Centre of Tribology, The National Non-Destructive Testing Centre and the Pump Centre (UK centre of excellence in pumps and pumping system technology).

 

She began her career in the power industry where her experience included involvement in power station design, build, commissioning and de-commissioning issues, root cause analysis, life assessment, maintenance, reliability, repair and failure remediation.

 

She has undertaken projects for coal, oil and gas-fired power plants and oil and gas installations based in UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Chile, UAE, KSA, Australia and New Zealand.

 

Lastly, our key expert was one of the founders of the UK National Pump Centre, a past member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Tribology Group and was on the advisory board for the UK Pump Centre for 14 years. She was a founder and former Chair of the Gas Turbine Users Forum in Australia/New Zealand and the Geothermal Steam Turbine Users Group. She chairs and presents at industry events and devises, and presents training courses and workshops.

TOPICS COVERED

How gas turbine bearings work?

 

Overcoming friction and wear in bearings

 

Gas turbine bearing types

 

Main factors affecting bearing life and reliability

 

Condition monitoring of bearings

 

Maintenance of bearings

This training course will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will be given a link to join in the session via a confirmation email.
Soft copy course materials will be shared to the participants prior to the session. A hard copy Certification of Completion will be mailed after the course.

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

PERSUASIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION SKILLS – AUG 2020

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

PERSUASIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION SKILLS

03 - 04 AUGUST 2020 | 3 HOURS DAILY

About The Course

This course is designed for anyone whose job involves convincing people to act. Whether it is to get buy-in for the latest software for your company or the value of a product to a customer, influencing other people is a skill that can be learnt. This interactive online course begins by asking a simple but vital question – do you value your own ideas? Every great persuader carries a strong belief in their ability or their ideas – and that confidence is then ‘sold’ to their audiences. Then we look at the way to organise and conduct meetings to ensure your ideas are not only heard but carry the day.

 

Much of persuasion is done through one directional communication initially – in other words, in a presentation. This is where you have the chance to introduce your ideas to groups of all sizes before the details need to be discussed. But the primary function of most presentations is simply to show the audience that you are to be trusted and that you speak with integrity and sincerity. Subsequent ideas then have great power because of the initial trust the audience has given you.

Course Fees

SGD 1,400 for 2 days

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Be aware of the skills needed to influence people to take action
  • Know how to take an active role in meetings including controlling discussion and increasing participation
  • Be able to present your ideas, in person or virtually, with impact by using good organisation, effective delivery and well-designed visual support

Who Should Attend

  • Managers including Senior Managers in need of a refresher course;
  • Project Leaders;
  • Team Leaders;
  • Supervisors;
  • Project team members

Expert Course Faculty

TOPICS COVERED

Communication Essentials

Making meetings work

Persuading through discussions

Presenting in meetings

Delivering your ideas

Adding impact to your ideas

This training course will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will be given a link to join in the session via a confirmation email.
Soft copy course materials will be shared to the participants prior to the session. A hard copy Certification of Completion will be mailed after the course.

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

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR CARBON CAPTURE UTILIZATION AND STORAGE – JUNE 2020

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR CARBON CAPTURE UTILIZATION AND STORAGE

03 - 04 JUNE 2020 | 13:00 - 16:00 (GMT+8) DAILY

About The Course

In a world of increasing energy demands, carbon capture and storage plays a vital role in reducing energy emissions from fossil fuels. Carbon capture and storage is the generic term for a number of technologies that capture CO2 from static sites and transports them to a permanent geological storage site, thereby removing emissions. While carbon capture and storage offers huge opportunities to reduce carbon emissions, it must be implemented in a safe manner ensuring that any plant in operation is safe for workers and the general public.

 

With an Asian focus in mind this unique masterclass will seek to explore the risks, opportunities and developments in the Carbon Capture and Storage markets. The analysis of policy and technical aspects of CCS will arm delegates with the knowledge to effectively explore and implement CCS projects in this region.

Course Fees

SGD 1,250 for 2 days

Learning Outcomes

This two-day course will provide an introduction to the concepts of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and its potential contribution in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. It will also examine the key elements in the extensive value chain that will be created by CCS projects by identifying the key players and participants. It will also provide the delegates with its potential commercial considerations as well.

 

The course will also provide attendees with key references and essential reading.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for technical and non-technical professionals with an interest in carbon capture and storage, as well as project and commercial managers who would like to gain an insight into the opportunities and risks involved when dealing with the entire chain of CCS. The following professionals from utility companies, coal producers, coal technologies companies, environmental consultancies, regulators, financial institutions and governments will find this training course useful

  • Corporate and Strategic Planning Executives
  • Energy Research & Development Executives
  • Process Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Legal and Contract Executives
  • Executives in Emissions and Clean Air/Environment Initiatives
  • Energy Infrastructure Developers and Project Managers
  • Coal Mining and Technology Executives
  • Asset Management and Risk Managers
  • Community and Governmental Affairs
  • New investment or capital funding executives

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is an independent financial advisor with some 20 years’ experience in the power & renewable sector.

 

Since six years, he has successfully delivered energy finance training to hundreds of executives from more than 80 countries in some 100 seminars in across the world. Additionally he serves as a lecturer in the IESE Business School and the Renewable Energy Finance Studies Program of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

 

Delegates come from leading financial institutions, industrial corporations and governments such as e.g. IFC, FMO, GIZ, IFU, Obviam, KfW, HBOR, European Investment Bank, UNDP, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, African Finance Corporation, JBIC, Industrial Development Corporation, Banco Santander, Enel, E.ON, Vattenfall, Endesa, Eskom, Total, Sumitomo, Gamesa, Siemens, Akka Enerji, Akzo Nobel, BP, Shell, Abengoa, Energomontaza, Mitsubishi, SgurrEnergy, PwC, Investec, RES, Globeleq, Aldwych, The Crown Estate, Coca-Cola, Procter&Gamble, Pacific Gas & Electric, Omrom, OFGEM, Munich Re, AES, Alstom, Schneider Electric, Aveng Group, Air Liquide, NEPRA, Saudi Aramco, King Saud University, Swicorp, Qatar Petroleum, K.A. CARE.

 

Some of the topics delivered include Independent Power Projects, Project Finance, Power Purchase Agreements Renewable Technologies & Economics, Financial Analysis & Structuring, Risk Mitigation, Loan Term Sheets Elements, Government Tenders and Policy Incentives, Electricity Market Structures & Liberalization, Electricity Pricing, Project Transactions & Valuations, Innovative Renewable Business Models. Due to his versatile experience and personality, he has the ability to quickly relate to and leverage different cultural and professional backgrounds of delegates. His objective is not only to train passionately on fascinating energy finance topics, but to deliver a seminar experience, where delegates weave together as a group of persons and exchange not merely business cards, but ideas to spur business beyond.

 

He started out his career in a leading North European Strategy Consultancy, where he made substantial contributions to build the energy practice within the firm. He developed and implemented innovative distributions concepts for utility clients to face the competitive challenges of the newly liberalized German electricity market.

 

In 2002, anticipating the tectonic shifts to arrive in the energy sector by renewables, he decided to set-up his own advisory boutique to serve exclusively the renewable energy sector. In the following years, he supported world leading Utilities, IPPs and Private Equity Investors, such as Iberdrola, AES, RWE, OMV, Englefield Capital and Hudson Clean Energy Partners to thoroughly assess international market opportunities and successfully assemble project portfolios across mature and emerging European renewable markets. Based on this work his clients were able to realize their investment strategy via the acquisition of local partners, greenfield and operating wind, solar, biomass, geothermal or hydro projects with pipelines of many thousands MW capacity.

 

He also became a recommended speaker at leading international energy conferences on topics of market attractiveness and investment drivers for renewables. He formed part of the Working Group ‘Financing the Energy Turnaround’ in Frankfurt and was one of the first members of the European Technology Platform for Wind Energy, as well as of EWEA, ACORE, LAWEA, EUBIA, ESHA and EGEC.

 

Since ten years, he focuses on the particular challenges of power projects in emerging markets, such as Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, Georgia, New Zealand, Taiwan, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa or Pakistan. He flags risks to international investors coming from regulatory environment, grid connection and competitors. Developers are supported to raise equity, mitigates risks via the creation of international project consortia and achieve project finance bankability with domestic and international lenders.

 

He holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Berlin and is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor. He is trilingual in English, Spanish and German and conversational in French.

TOPICS COVERED

Global Status and Market Development of CCS

CCS Technologies

CO2 Markets, Utilization and Sectors

CCS Economics

Industrial carbon capture challenges

Business Models & Case Studies

This training course will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will be given a link to join in the session via a confirmation email.
The hard copy of course materials will be mailed out a week prior to the session. Certification of Completion will be mailed after the course.

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

ELECTRICAL GENERATORS, EXCITATION SYSTEMS AND GOVERNING SYSTEMS

ELECTRICAL GENERATORS, EXCITATION SYSTEMS AND GOVERNING SYSTEMS

WEBINAR | 11 - 15 MAY 2020 | 09:00 - 15:00 (GMT+8) DAILY

About The Course

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the various types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), governing systems, and protective systems.  The focus will be on maximizing the efficiency, reliability and longevity of these equipment by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.  This course will also cover on protective systems, inspection methods, diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, modern maintenance techniques, refurbishment, rewind and upgrade options, as well as advanced methods for preventing partial discharge and other failures.

 

This course is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications or maintenance of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems because it covers how the equipment operates and the latest maintenance techniques as well as provides guidelines and rules that ensure the successful operation of the equipment.

 

In addition, the basic design, operating characteristics, specification, selection criteria, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all preventive and predictive maintenance methods carried out in order to increase reliability of the equipment and reduce the operation and maintenance cost will also be discussed in this course.

 

In summary, the following information for all types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems will be shared in this course:

 

  • Basic Design
  • Specification
  • Selection Criteria
  • Sizing Calculations
  • Enclosures and Sealing Arrangements
  • Codes and Standards
  • Common Operational Problems
  • Protective Systems
  • All Diagnostics, Troubleshooting, Testing, and Maintenance

Course Fees

SGD 3,500 for 5 days

 

SGD 800 per day / topic*

*Avail all 5 days / topics to enjoy SGD 500 discount

Learning Outcomes

  • Equipment Operation: Gain a thorough understanding of the operating characteristics of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Electrical Generator Protective Systems: Gain a thorough understanding of all Electrical generator protective systems including: all electrical relays, tripping mechanisms, protective systems for negative phase sequence (unbalance loading), loss of excitation, over fluxing protection (over-voltage and under-frequency), reverse power (generator monitoring), over-speeding, pole slipping/out of step (sudden increase in torque or weakness in excitation), Class A protection, Class B protection
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize the downtime and operating cost of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Rewind and Upgrade Options: Discover all options available to rewind and upgrade the generator rotor and stator to enhance the output and reduce downtime
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Advanced Methods to Prevent Failure: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to prevent partial discharge, and other failures in generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Design Features: Understand all the design features that improve the efficiency and reliability of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
  • Equipment Enclosures and Sealing Methods: Learn about the various types of enclosures and sealing arrangements used for generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements for generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • Equipment Causes and Modes of Failure: Understand causes and modes of failure of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems
  • System Design: Learn all the requirements for designing different types of generators, exciters, automatic voltage regulators (AVR’s), and protective systems

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals (this seminar is suitable for individuals who do not have an electrical background)

Expert Course Faculty

Our expert has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. In addition, he has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. He has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

 

He wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him:

  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

 

Furthermore, he has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge Asia Training center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

 

Our specialist performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.  He also has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). He retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time, he worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.

 

Later, he worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

Lastly, he was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

“This course is very useful for me. I understood more about the generators. The teacher is extremely good in his teaching method and has deep knowledge.” Electrical Engineer, Binh Son Refinery Petrochemical Company Limited

“The trainer has given us a good understanding of the topics. The explanation/reasoning of what happened on electrical equipment’s & the testing were really excellent. The shared practical experiences are very useful for engineers to apply it to their plants.” – Electrical Maintenance Supervisor, Brunei Shell Petroleum

“This course covers very comprehensive topics on generation equipment from principle of engineering, operation and testing. Very recommended to all engineers working related to power plant phase be it projects, engineering or operations & maintenance.” – Senior Electrical Engineer, Sarawak Energy Berhad

“The course really covered the fundamentals of generators theory of operation. This will be beneficial at work since the theory behind the practical work is now understood.” – Maintenance Supervisor, First NatGas Power Corporation

This training course will be conducted as a live webinar session. Delegates will be given a link to join in the session via a confirmation email. Delegates may choose to attend the full course (5 days) or select the specific topic(s) listed below for this webinar session.
  • Synchronous Generators, Generators Stator and Rotor Construction | 11 May 2020
  • Generator components, Auxiliaries and Excitation | 12 May 2020
  • Generator Main Connections, Generator Surveillance and Testing, Advanced Methods for Preventing Partial Discharge, Performance and Operation of Generators | 13 May 2020
  • Generator Inspection and Maintenance, Generator Rotor Reliability and Life Expectancy | 14 May 2020
  • Generator Upgrades and Rewinds, Double Feed Generators, Power Station Electrical Systems and Design Requirements, Power Station Protective Systems | 15 May 2020
The hard copy of course materials will be mailed out a week prior to the session. Certification of Completion will be mailed after the course.

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

LEADING BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS IN POWER AND UTILITIES

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

LEADING BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS IN POWER AND UTILITIES

23 - 25 NOVEMBER 2020 | 09:00 - 17:00 (GMT+8) DAILY

About The Course

There are many factors driving power and utility organisations to implement big data and analytics programmes. The push factors of increasing demands for greater return on assets from investors and growing demand for lower-cost and higher-reliability supply from customers are combined with the pull factors of a significant decrease in cost of computing power, remote sensing and control devices, communication networks and the ever-growing amounts of meaningful data generated by digitisation initiatives.

 

While many power and utility organisations claim that analytics is a high strategic priority, many of these same organisations have either failed to start an analytics programme or have started and reached what McKinsey & Company calls the “started but stuck” phase, that is they have invested heavily in analytics infrastructure and technical people but are yet to achieve meaningful business results.

 

The objective of this course is to show power and utility executives and managers how to plan and execute an organisation-wide analytics programme that is capable of delivering significantly lower costs, higher asset utilisation and greater stakeholder satisfaction at all points power and utility value chain – generation, transmission, distribution and retail consumption.

Course Fees

SGD 2,000 for 3 days

Key Learnings

This three-day course provides practical knowledge, grounded in high-quality academic research and industry best practice, will empower the executive and management team of power and utility organisations to jump-start an analytics programme capable of providing positive financial returns, increased network reliability and sustainable growth.

 

Participants completing this workshop will:

  • Know how analytics can help their business unlock the value in their data to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage and innovation
  • Understand the key principles and concepts of analytics
  • Understand the proven success factors for analytics
  • Know what is required to plan and execute a successful organisation-wide, business-driven analytics program
  • Know how to assemble an effective analytics team that can drive analytics throughout the organisation.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for senior executives and middle managers in power and utility organisations interested in building an effective analytics capability to obtain competitive advantage and drive change across their organisation.

 

The type of roles who would benefit from attending this workshop are:

  • All C-level executive
  • Senior managers in power generation, transmission and distribution, maintenance and asset management, sales and marketing, and retail operations
  • Functional leaders in all area of the business who would benefit from a better understanding of how to effectively use big data and analytics

Course Delivery and Duration

This course will be delivered in remote format using video conferencing technology optimised for online training. The course will run over three consecutive days with two, three-hour sessions per day. The times for the session will be:

  • Morning: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Afternoon: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Each session will have regular 5-10 minutes breaks to allow participants to maintain focus and engagement.

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert spent the first 8 years’ of his career working as an electrical and electronics technician in the electricity distribution, mining and heavy industry sectors. He then switched careers and now has more than 20 years’ experience in data science, business intelligence, business analytics operational reporting, data warehousing and other decision support projects. Our key expert’s background includes over 7 years’ in academic research and teaching at Melbourne Business School, Monash University and Latrobe University.

 

Our key expert mixes academia with the delivery of data science, data analytics and business intelligence services to healthcare, transport and logistics, financial services, insurance, commercial broadcasting, utilities, state government, police and courts, agricultural management, professional services, manufacturing and tertiary education. This ensures that he stays abreast of new thinking in academia and brings that into the commercial world, developing best practices for both academia and industry.

 

While senior executives have long been using information for decision making, opportunities have increased exponentially. Research shows that leading organisations are data-driven and that culture flows directly to the improved bottom line. However, traditional management reporting is only a small part of the story. Our key expert’s passion is to help senior executives to understand the possibilities and the executive mindset to better exploit these opportunities. With knowledgeable executive, organisations can build the right kind of support structure to provide business decision makers with rapid access to information whether it comes from internal or external sources. That also means building the right kind of collaborative conversation between the executives and the data scientists.

 

Our key expert holds a Master of Business Information Systems (Honours), with first class honours and Dux of graduating year from Monash University, and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Newcastle.

 

Between 2009 and 2017, our key expert serves as an adjunct lecturer in analytics, and researcher in the Decision Support System Laboratory research group at Monash University, an adjunct lecturer and tutor for the Master of Business Analytics at Melbourne Business School, and an adjunct lecturer and tutor for the Master of Business Information and Management Systems at Latrobe University. In addition, our key expert has published several peer-reviewed conference papers and journal articles on analytics and business intelligence.

 

Career Highlights:

  • Over 20 years’ of experience in business intelligence, analytics, operational reporting, and data warehousing projects
  • Experience in the development and implementation of information management-related solutions across various industries
  • Published a number of peer-reviewed conference and journal papers on business intelligence theory and research

TOPICS COVERED

Analytics and the Power and Utility landscape

Data-Driven Decision-Making

Types of Analytics

Analytics in Power and Utility Functions

Descriptive, Explanatory and Discovery Analytics

Governance, Compliance and Ethics of Analytics

Analytics System Implementation Method

Planning Analytics Infrastructure

 

and more!

This training course will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will receive a confirmation email after successful registration.
Soft copy course materials will be shared to the participants prior to the session. A hard copy Certification of Completion will be mailed after the course.

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

CYBER SECURITY FOR OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

CYBER SECURITY FOR OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

24 - 25 AUGUST 2020 | 09:00 - 15:00 (GMT+8)

About The Course

The electricity grid is a key part of a country’s critical infrastructure. But as networks become smarter, they also become more vulnerable to cyber attacks – making energy cyber security a hot topic for electricity utilities. With compliance regulations and cyber incidents increasing, we will bridge the gap between traditional IT security and the world of electricity utilities to help utilities meet their operation resilience requirements.

 

Cyber security is a huge and evolving challenge. To date, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has identified around 60,000 cyber vulnerabilities and new threats are discovered every day. Any one of these could allow sophisticated hackers or disgruntled employees to disrupt the energy supply or access confidential data.

 

PowerEDGE combines traditional IT security expertise with a deep understanding of the electricity utility environment to help you minimise these risks. Our in-depth advice and support helps you deploy an effective defence-in-depth strategy based on efficient methodologies that go beyond standard firewalls and passwords. We can also help you develop and implement proper testing to ensure your cyber security measures are adequate and up to date.

Course Fees

SGD 2,000 for 2 days

Key Learnings

  • Overview of cyber security in operational technology domain
  • Overview of different cyber threats and attack vectors
  • Understanding of security tools

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted at cybersecurity and ICT professionals whose responsibilities involve securing and managing OT system (including SCADA system), IT/OT integration, and its related environment.

 

This can include:

  • System Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • SCADA System Operator
  • Telecom Engineers
  • System Integrator

Expert Course Faculty

Our expert is a senior consultant and has almost 10 years of experience implementing control system projects in Asia Pacific. He has a strong knowledge in software development especially in SCADA system and also heavily involved in implementing cyber security measures for control systems (SCADA/EMS/DMS). He also has experiences in live control system vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.

 

He is a Certified Ethical Hacker, Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional, trained in OSCP, and has a Master and Bachelor degree in Power Engineering.

TOPICS COVERED

Introduction to Cyber Security

Overview of Cyber Security Standards

Threats overview

Anti-virus and bypass

Password management and cracking

SQL injection

Security tools demonstration such as Metasploit and Shodan

and more!

This training course will be conducted as a virtual instructor led training. Delegates will be given a link to join in the session via a confirmation email. 
The hard copy of course materials will be mailed out a week prior to the session. Certification of Completion will be mailed after the course.

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

EXTENSIVE LM2500 and LM6000 GAS TURBINE TRAINING

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

EXTENSIVE LM2500 and LM6000 GAS TURBINE TRAINING

13 - 16 JULY, 20 - 21 JULY 2020 | 14:00 - 19:00 (GMT+8) DAILY

About The Course

This course is intended for customer personnel concerned with day-to-day on-site operations and maintenance of the several GE LM2500/PGT25 and LM6000 aero-derivative gas turbine models. The purpose of the training is to provide the knowledge required to ensure consistent, trouble-free performance from the engine and its associated equipment.

 

This course will cover LM2500, LM2500+, LM2500+G4, LM6000PA up to LM6000PF Gas Turbines.

Course Fees

SGD 2,200 for 6 days

 

SGD 400 for Session 1 (13 July)

SGD 600 for Session 2 (14 & 15 July)

SGD 600 for Session 3 (16 & 17 July)

SGD 600 for Session 4 (20 July)

Key Learnings

  • How a Gas Turbine works
  • The construction of the LM2500 and LM6000 including where the important and/or relevant component is located
  • The LM2500 and LM6000 axial flow compressors including what is causing stall and surge
  • The Variable Geometry Control systems
  • The combustion systems (SAC & DLE)
  • The Turbine sections
  • The Auxiliary systems
  • The LM2500 and LM6000 Operations
  • The LM2500 and LM6000 maintenance philosophy
  • How to read and use the Operation and Maintenance manuals including the IPB (Illustrated Parts Breakdown Book)
  • The LM2500 and LM6000 gas turbine control system principles
  • Troubleshooting and Practical Cases

 

After completion of this training, the delegates will know the principles, the construction, the auxillary systems, the operation and maintenance aspects of the LM2500, and LM6000 (SAC & DLE) gas turbines. The participant will also be introduced to the gas turbine control and protection systems.

Who Should Attend

Operators and Maintenance engineers (mechanical as well as I&C).
In general this course is applicable to those who need an in-depth understanding of the LM2500/PGT25 AND LM6000 gas turbines and the related auxiliary systems. The training course is also meant for employees of companies that are (future) end users of LM gas turbines or contractors that operate the gas turbines on behalf of those companies.

 

Entry Level: The course participants should have some basic knowledge of operation and maintenance of rotating equipment, not necessarily gas turbines.

Expert Course Faculty

The trainer is originally educated as a Merchant Marine Chief Engineer in both Diesel Engines and Steam Turbines.

After his 11 years career in the Merchant Marine he has been a teacher at Merchant Marine Academy, worked in a large combined cycle power plant and for over 20 years for a GE licensed gas turbine manufacturer/packager/service provider for heavy-duty and LM gas turbines, first as service engineer and later as contract manager, project engineer and trainer/training manager.

 

Currently he is a trainer and education & training manager at a certified gas turbine service provider. They provide gas turbine spare parts, troubleshooting & problem solving, hot section exchanges, engine overhaul consultancy, control system retrofits, remote condition monitoring & training.

TOPICS COVERED

How a Gas Turbine works

The LM2500 & LM6000 Compressor, Combustion and Turbine Sections

The Auxiliary Systems

Operations and the Maintenance Philosophy

The Gas Turbine Control System Principles

Troubleshooting and Practical Case

Introduction to the Generator

This training course will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will receive a confirmation email after successful registration. Delegates may choose to attend the full course (6 days) or select individual sessions below for this training session.

> Session 1 – 13 July 2020

> Session 2 – 14 & 15 July 2020

> Session 3 – 16 & 17 July 2020

> Session 4 – 20 July 2020

Soft copy course materials will be shared to the participants prior to the session. A hard copy Certification of Completion will be mailed after the course.

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

EXCITATION SYSTEMS – APR 2020 (Sydney)

EXCITATION SYSTEMS

Get a firm understanding in the operation of excitation control systems along with an appreciation of the different types available and the numerous systems offered by the major manufacturers.

02 - 03 APRIL 2020, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

About The Course

The two day course is designed for electrical engineers and operational staff involved in power generation. The content is relevant for all types of generation involving synchronous machines; from traditional coal, oil, gas and hydro, to offshore and nuclear. The course will give delegates a firm understanding in the operation of excitation control systems along with an appreciation of the different types available and the numerous systems offered by the major manufacturers.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will learn about:

  • Fundamentals of the synchronous machine
  • The generator capability diagram
  • Excitation system components
  • Excitation system control theory
  • Parallel operation of generators
  • Brushless / Rotating excitation systems
  • Static excitation systems
  • Power System Stabilisers
  • Transmission company compliance
  • IEEE Excitation Standards

Who Should Attend

  • Electrical engineers involved in power generation both onshore and offshore
  • Power plant operational staff

Expert Course Faculty

The trainer has been working in the EC&I field for 29 years in a variety of industries; the last 19 of those in power generation. He has worked as a senior design engineer for Alstom Electrical Machines where he designed and commissioned excitation control systems for coal, oil, nuclear, gas and hydro generation plants from 1MW to 1,200MW worldwide. The last two years of his time at Alstom were spent as Engineering Manager for the excitation controls division.

 

He subsequently moved to RWE nPower as their Lead Excitation Engineer, responsible for the excitation systems of RWE’s entire UK fleet plus numerous third party utility companies.

 

In 2011 he set up an independent excitation system consultancy company and now provides consultancy services and training to most of the major UK utility companies, plus companies in Europe, Asia and the US.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

Excellent course on Excitation Systems. Highly recommended –  S.Manager, TNB REMACO

A very useful course and well organised – Head of Electrical Engineering,  Shell Refining Company

This course very helpful and useful for those whose work related with power generation to get more understanding on excitation systems to troubleshoot and maintenance” Engineer, TNB

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

PROJECT FINANCE FINANCIAL MODELLING FOR POWER PROJECTS – MARCH 2020

PROJECT FINANCE FINANCIAL MODELLING FOR POWER PROJECTS

16 - 18 MARCH 2020, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

About The Course

A practical course aimed at enabling participants to deepen their knowledge and understanding of project finance planning and modelling by providing them with the tools and skill sets needed to analyze and assess pertinent issues in the evolving and increasingly competitive energy sector. Building on your existing modelling skills, this course focuses on how to develop and use sophisticated and robust project finance models.

 

During the course, you will build a financial model step-by-step and then use it to perform sensitivity analysis. The emphasis will be on avoiding common mistakes found in project finance models, and how to build a model according to good financial modelling practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to build a model according to modelling best practice
  • Learn how to structure a project finance model
  • How to calculate capital expenditure and construction timelines
  • Understand the key contracts and structures involved in project financing
  • Examine project revenue structures
  • Build operational cashflow statements
  • Learn how to develop debt tracking accounts
  • Discover the key ratios used in project finance and how to calculate them in a financial model
  • How to model a range of financing structures, including cash sweeps, refinancing and bullet loans
  • Build in sensitivity analysis to your models

Who Should Attend

This 3-day training course is ideal for professionals who wants a thorough grounding in project financing modelling. Professionals in corporate planning, economics, investment analyst, corporate/project finance, business development, infrastructure advisory and heads of business units will find this course useful.

 

As such, it represents a perfect learning experience for professionals within Utility Companies (Power, IPP, etc.), banks and finance companies, government ministries and departments, oil and energy companies, power equipment manufacturers, international finance institutions, multi-lateral and bi-lateral organizations providing services to the energy section.

 

You must have a practical familiarity of the following:

  • The layout of Excel
  • Have the ability to enter data in Excel
  • Be able to use basic functions such as SUM, MIN, MAX, AVERAGE, etc.
  • Have knowledge of the IF function
  • Use relative and absolute references

Expert Course Faculty

The trainer is an expert in power project development, project finance and financial modelling.

 

Our key expert has a broad experience in the analysis of commercial contracts and structures for major projects and is an experienced financial modeller. 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/contractual analysis for project finance and equity funded power projects.

 

For the last 10 years’, he had advised a number of companies on the development and procurement of power projects and on the structuring of the supporting contracts. Our key expert has worked on a number of power and infrastructure deals including:

  • Gas fired power stations throughout the world including combined heat and power projects
  • Several wind power projects in 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 inter-connector projects

 

Our key expert currently works for a boutique project finance advisory firm that advises a number of clients on financing power and infrastructure projects.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

“Excellent presentation and hands on practice for better understanding.” General Manager, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

A very good presentation which it is easy to understand and it can be used right away.” – Engineer – Power Generation, Mott MacDonald

I enjoyed all learnings from this training and will really be able to apply it in my work.” – AVP Controller,  Aboitiz Power Group

This course has provided an insight on good financial modelling practices, fundamentals, step by step on how to develop the model. A course must be attended by all analysts associates commercial project team members from banks, developers etc.” – Senior Analyst, YTL Power International Berhad

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

View our Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) here.