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CORPORATE PPA – AUGUST 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

CORPORATE PPA

24 - 26 AUGUST 2021 | 3 half-day training, 3 hours per session (total 9 hours)

About The Course

The global power markets are rapidly evolving and transitioning towards ever-increasing quantities of clean energy – power purchase agreements allow both IPP power producers and buyers to obtain long-term security to sell and buy renewable energy. For both generators and buyers of renewable energy power purchase agreements need to address their individual circumstances and risks.

This highly specific course aims to introduce the legal, financial and technical structure and hidden pitfalls of PPAs as a means for Sellers and Buyers to minimise their exposure to volatility of price and volume. The structure of physical and financial PPAs will be thoroughly dissected and put into context of the overall risk assessment of the project transaction. We will compare both types of PPAs, their different tariff structure based on either costs or market price and the implication for the seller and buyer.

Delegates will be engaged to discuss recent case studies from around the world, embark on group exercises of risk allocation and will revising real world PPAs clauses in order to dig out the gist of this mission critical project agreement.

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 2,100 / USD 1,532 for 3 half-days, per participant

 

Normal price:

SGD 2,300 / USD 1,678 for 3 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

  • Leave the course with a comprehensive understanding of the components of PPAs
  • Put PPAs in the context of the wider contractual framework
  • Learn the best practice when working with PPAs
  • A step-by-step guide of the basic types and key features of corporate PPAs
  • Analysis case studies and best practice
  • Put everything you learn into practice the very next day
  • Discover what it takes to make a power purchase agreement “bankable” – i.e. what provisions must a PPA have in order for lenders to provide debt to the project?

Who Should Attend

  • Corporate procurement and Contract managers
  • Project developers and Sponsors
  • OEM manufacturers, EPC contractors and O&M service providers
  • IPPs, Utilities and Grid operators
  • Private Equity & Institutional Investors
  • Development finance institutions and Commercial lenders
  • Legal, Technical and Insurance Advisors
  • Government officials and Regulators
  • Oil & Gas upstream companies
  • Petrochemical and Process industry companies
  • Business developers and Sales Managers

Expert Course Faculty

Our key course 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, our key course expert 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.

 

Our key course expert 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.

 

Our key course expert 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 TO BE COVERED

The corporate PPA in context

Basic types and key features of corporate PPAs

Overall structure of a PPA

PPA timing and milestones

Pre-commercial operation date period

PPA tariff structures

Specific considerations for Corporate PPAs

Events beyond Business-As-Usual

This training course will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will receive a confirmation email after successful registration. 
Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants. 

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

HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION OF COAL POWER PLANTS – JULY 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION OF COAL POWER PLANTS

26 - 30 JULY 2021 | 5 half-day training, 4 hours per session, total 20 hours

About The Course

This 5 half-day virtual course provides a detailed description of all the methods used to reduce the heat rate (increase the efficiency) of pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed (CFB) coal power plants. All the processes, operational and maintenance activities, capital projects, technical options, potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for increasing the plant efficiency will be covered in detail.

 

This course will also provide in-depth explanation of all the equipment and systems used in coal power plants. This includes boilers, superheaters, reheaters, turbines, condensers, feedwater heaters, deaerators, pumps, compressors, fans, electric generators, instrumentation and control systems, and governing systems, etc. All the factors which affect the power plant efficiency and emissions will be explained thoroughly.

 

All the methods used to calculate the heat rate of the power plant will be covered in detail. All the areas in pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed (CFB) power plants where efficiency loss can occur will be explained too. This course will also provide updated information in respect to the following methods used to improve the power plant heat rate:

  • Optimizing the combustion process and sootblowing
  • Controlling the steam temperature
  • Recovering moisture from boiler flue gas
  • Performing steam turbine maintenance
  • Lowering condenser back pressure
  • Pre-drying high moisture coal and reducing stack temperature

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 3,099 or USD 2,262 for 5 half-days per participant

 

Normal price:

SGD 3,299 or USD 2,408 for 5 half-days per participant

Learning Outcomes

  • Calculate the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Learn all the methods used to calculate the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Calculate the Efficiency of Every Equipment in Coal Power Plants: Discover how to calculate the efficiency of every equipment in the power plant
  • Benefits of Lowering the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Understand all the benefits of lowering the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Methods Used to Improve Coal Power Plants Heat Rate: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants.
  • Processes, Operational and Maintenance Activities: Discover all the processes, operational and maintenance activities used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Capital Projects Used to Improve the Heat Rate: Learn about all the capital projects used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Technical Options for Improving the Heat Rate: Understand all the technical options used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Potential Initiatives and Incentives to Implement Upgrades/Repairs for Improving the Heat Rate: Discover all the potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for improving the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Factors Affecting Coal Power Plant Efficiency and Emissions: Learn about all the factors which affect coal power plants efficiency and emissions
  • Areas in Pulverized Coal and Circulating Fluidized Bed Power Plants where Efficiency Loss Can Occur: Discover all the areas in pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed power plants where efficiency loss can occur
  • Optimize the Operation of Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems to Improve the Plant Heat Rate: Understand all the techniques and methods used to optimize the operation of coal power plant equipment and systems to improve the plant heat rate
  • Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems: Learn about various coal power plant equipment and systems including: boilers, superheaters, reheaters, steam turbines, governing systems, deaerators, feedwater heaters, coal-handling equipment, transformers, generators and auxiliaries

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Expert Course Faculty

Your specialist course leader has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), one of the largest electric utility in North America. He was previously involved in research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.

 

While working at OPG, 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.

 

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 written 5 books for working engineers from which 3 have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him;

  • Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing
  • Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing

 

Furthermore, he has received the following awards:

  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge, Singapore, in December 2016
  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  • 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).
  • Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).

 

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.

TESTIMONIAL FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

“The training is very beneficial and helped me to understand the heat rate, even as an Electrical Engineer. I can understand the improvement of heat rate in power plant operation.– Power Plant General Supervisor, Coral Bay Nickel Corporation

 

“The course was useful and provides fundamentals for heat rate improvements.” – Vice President (Engineering Projects), Meralco PowerGen Corporation

 

“As a new technical person, I have learnt a lot about the operation of power plant and it provides me with areas that I can look for when evaluating the performance of power plant.” – Chief Financial Officer, Jimah East Power

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 & Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants. 

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

WATER CHEMISTRY FOR THERMAL POWER STATION PLANT CHEMISTS AND BOILER ENGINEERS – JULY 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

WATER CHEMISTRY FOR THERMAL POWER STATION PLANT CHEMISTS AND BOILER ENGINEERS

12 - 15 JULY 2021 | 4 half-day training, 4 hours per session (total 16 hours)

About The Course

This is an advanced chemistry training course for power plant chemists and boiler engineers wishing to expand their knowledge and skills, and to become more effective in their day to day roles dealing with thermal power plant chemistry.

The course will provide ample opportunity for robust technical discussion and expand on advanced concepts in thermal power plant cycle chemistry. The course focuses only on the steam/ water aspects of the thermal power cycle.

This course is a must for all power plant chemists and boiler engineers. It is also beneficial for anyone involved in power plant operation and maintenance because it provides guidelines and rules for improving power plant performance and reliability.

Course Fees

Early bird

SGD 3,000 / USD 2,190 for 4 half-days, per participant

 

Normal price

SGD 3,200 / USD 2,336 for 4 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

The following are the learning outcomes of this course:

  • Gain a significant increase in understanding of cycle chemistry in steam power plants and the inter-relationships between plant operation, cycle chemistry and potential failure modes due to corrosion and/or deposition throughout the cycle
  • Gain a thorough understanding of all causes of corrosion in a steam power plant and all the methods used to reduce the corrosion rate in a steam power plant
  • Become better equipped to effectively manage the corrosion and deposition risks in a thermal power plant
  • Learn how to reduce failure rate in boilers and steam power plants and improve plant performance
  • Understand condensate polishing and treatment of condensate return to industrial boilers
  • Discover the causes of boiler water contamination and treatment programs
  • Learn about layup and offline corrosion protection
  • Understand water chemistry limits to prevent steam contamination by carryover
  • Learn about boiler water chemistry guidelines and control of steam chemistry
  • Understand high-purity make-up treatment methods
  • Perform demineralizer calculations
  • Perform system design calculations
  • Gain a thorough understanding of mixed bed polishing and reverse osmosis

Who Should Attend

  • Power Plant Chemists
  • Boiler Engineers
  • Engineers involved in the operation and maintenance of power plants
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals (this course is suitable for individuals who do not have a background in chemical engineering)

Expert Course Faculty

Your specialist course leader has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), one of the largest electric utility in North America. He was previously involved in research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.

 

While working at OPG, 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.

 

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 written 5 books for working engineers from which 3 have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him;

  • Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing
  • Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing

 

Furthermore, he has received the following awards:

  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge, Singapore, in December 2016
  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  • 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).
  • Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).

 

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.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Steam Generation Water Chemistry Systems

Condensate Feedwater Chemistry

Boiler Water Chemistry

Steam Chemistry

High-Purity Makeup Water Treatment

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 & Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants. 

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

ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS FOR BOILERS AND STEAM CYCLE FAILURES – JULY 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS FOR BOILERS AND STEAM CYCLE FAILURES

5 - 9 JULY 2021 | 5 half-day training, 4 hours per session (total 20 hours)

About The Course

Identifying and correcting the root cause of failures in boilers and steam power plant equipment is essential to help reduce the chance of future problems. A comprehensive assessment is the most effective method of determining the root cause of a failure. For example, a tube failure in a boiler is usually a symptom of other problems. To fully understand the root cause of the failure, one must investigate all aspects of boiler operation leading to the failure in addition to evaluating the failure itself. When a boiler tube failure occurs, the root cause of the failure must be identified and eliminated.

 

This course starts by providing an in-depth understanding of root cause analysis methodology. This includes how to identify the problem, contain and analyze the problem, define the root cause of the problem, define and implement the actions required to eliminate the root cause, and validate that the corrective actions prevented recurrence of the problem. Many practical examples on how to apply root cause analysis for various industrial problems are discussed in detail. The course then provides an in-depth explanation of all failure mechanisms that occur in steam power plants including corrosion, erosion, creep, cavitation, under-deposit attacks, stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen embrittlement, flow accelerated corrosion, etc.  This course also provides a thorough explanation of all the failure mechanisms that occur in boilers and steam power plant equipment including steam turbines, condensers, feedwater heaters, etc. The symptoms of the failures, possible causes, components typically affected and solutions are also provided in this course. This includes boiler waterside, fireside and general boiler failure mechanisms as well as all the causes and prevention of all steam turbine failures, condensers, and feedwater heaters. The course also includes detailed study of many case histories of failures in boilers, steam turbines, condensers and feedwater heaters.

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 3,099 / USD 2,262 for 5 half-days, per participant

 

Normal price:

SGD 3,299 / USD 2,408 for 5 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

  • Root Cause Analysis Methodology: Understand root cause analysis methodology including: identification of the problem, defining the problem, understanding the problem, identification of the root cause of the problem, providing corrective action, and monitoring the system.
  • Applying the Root Cause Analysis Method to Industrial Problems: Learn by studying many practical examples how to apply the root cause analysis method to various industrial problems.
  • Damage Mechanisms in Boilers and Steam Power Plant Equipment: Gain a thorough understanding of all the damage mechanisms that occur in boilers and all steam power plant equipment including turbines, condensers and feedwater heaters. These mechanisms include corrosion, erosion, flow accelerated corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, creep, under-deposit attack, cavitation, hydrogen embrittlement, etc
  • Symptoms of Failures in Boilers and Steam Power Plant Equipment, Possible Causes, Components Typically Affected, and Solutions: Learn about all the symptoms of failures in boilers and steam power plant equipment including steam turbines, condensers, and feedwater heaters, their possible causes, components typically affected and proven solutions.
  • Case Histories of Failures in Boilers, Steam Turbines, Condensers, and Feedwater Heaters: Learn by studying many case histories how failures occur in boilers, steam turbines, condensers, and feedwater heaters and the corrective actions taken to deal with them.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Expert Course Faculty

Your specialist course leader has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), one of the largest electric utility in North America. He was previously involved in research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.

 

While working at OPG, 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.

 

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 written 5 books for working engineers from which 3 have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him;

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

  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge, Singapore, in December 2016
  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  • 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).
  • Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).

 

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.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Purposes of Root Cause Analysis, Identifying the Root Cause of  a Problem Using the Problem Solving Process, Corrective Actions, Using 5W2H Approach, Examples of Root Cause Analysis in Manufacturing, Assembly Line, Shipping Company, Project Not Completed on Time and High Substance Count 

 

Steam Cycle Damage Mechanisms, Corrosion Process, Types of Corrosion, Cavitation, Erosion, Under-Deposit Attack, Hydrogen Embrittlement, Stress Corrosion Cracking

 

Boiler Waterside Failure Mechanisms, Boiler Fireside Failure Mechanisms, General Boiler Failure Mechanisms

 

Causes and Prevention of Steam Turbine Blade Failures, Deposition on Steam Turbine Blades, Stress Corrosion Cracking, Steam Turbine Rotor Vibration Failures

 

Steam Power Plant Condenser Failure Mechanisms, Case Studies of Failures in Thermal Power Plant Boilers

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 & Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants. 

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

POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS – SEPT 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

20 - 24 SEPTEMBER 2021 | 5 half-day training, 4 hours per session (total 20 hours)

About The Course

According to the IEA “More than 70% of the $2 trillion required each year in energy supply investment either comes from state-directed entities or receives a full or partial revenue guarantee.” This revenue guarantee is typically offered as a Power Purchase Agreement either from a grid operator or recently from a Corporate buyer and therefore a crucial element in a project finance environment for IPPs. Bankability of PPAs is especially challenging as most electricity demand growth takes place in emerging countries with offtaker’s creditworthiness at least questionable. Therefore the bankability of PPAs is not only driven by complex contractual clauses within the commercial agreement but by the power sector and country context embedding the foreign invested IPP. More often than not, the project set up requires additional credit enhancements instruments backing the PPA to reach financial close.

 

This highly specific course aims to introduce the legal, financial and technical structure and hidden pitfalls of PPAs as a means for Sellers and Buyers to minimise their exposure to volatility of price and volume. The structure of physical and financial PPAs will be thoroughly dissected and put into context of the overall risk assessment of the project transaction. We will compare both types of PPAs, their different tariff structure based on either costs or market price and the implication for the seller and buyer.

 

This PPA workshop will draw on a database of some 100 PPAs from across the world and all types of power generation technologies. Delegates will be engaged to discuss recent case studies from around the world, embark on group exercises of risk allocation and will revising real world PPAs clauses in order to dig out the gist of this mission critical project agreement.

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 2,600 / USD 1,898 for 5 half-days, per participant

 

Normal price:

SGD 2,800 / USD 2,044 for 5 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the link and importance of the PPA within the project set-up
  • Learn how to analyse a PPA hands-on
  • Understand the key provisions of a PPA and its impact on project financing
  • Anticipate and mitigate risks through the PPA process
  • Learn how to identify red flags within the PPA both from seller and buyers side
  • Apply your learnings from day one at work

Who Should Attend

  • Officials of governments and regulatory bodies
  • National utilities and grid operators
  • Development finance institutions and commercial banks
  • Lawyers, Contract managers, Business developers
  • Project developers and equity investors
  • IPPs, Oil and Gas companies
  • EPC contractors and O&M service providers

Expert Course Faculty

Our key course 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, our key course expert 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.

 

Our key course expert 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.

 

Our key course expert 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 TO BE COVERED

The context of the IPP within the Power Sector

Context of the PPA within the project set-up

Overall structure of a PPA

PPA timing and milestones

Pre-commercial operation date period

Post-commercial operation date period

Events beyond Business-As-Usual

Basic types and key features of Corporate PPAs

Specific considerations for Corporate PPAs

Hybrid and Storage PPAs

PPA tariff structures

Offtaker’s credit worthiness and credit enhancement instruments

This training course will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will receive a confirmation email after successful registration. 
Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants. 

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 IMPACT OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON THE GRID – SEPT 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

THE IMPACT OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON THE GRID

27 - 29 SEPTEMBER 2021 | 3 half-day training, 4 hours per session (total 16 hours)

About The Course

Electrification of the transportation sector will impact the power system in several ways. Besides the additional load, local impact on the grid needs to be managed by the grid operators. Simultaneously charging of many electric vehicles (EVs) might exceed the limits in specific locations. On the other hand, EVs can provide flexibility and other ancillary services that will help grid operators.

 

This 3 half-day VILT course will provide a complete overview of integrating electric vehicles (EVs) into the power grid. It will cover the whole value chain from grid operations to the car battery. This includes the control room, possible grid reinforcement, demand side management and power electronics.

 

This course will demonstrate the impact on the grid and solutions for a safe & cost-effective grid plan and operation, with examples of successful integration of EVs.

 

The course will also provide vital knowledge about technology used for EVs such as power electronics, demand side management, communication and batteries. In this context, the focus will be on power electronics as it has the highest impact on the grid. The grid planning tool, pandapower, is introduced as an open source tool for power system modelling.

 

The set-up of the training course allows for discussion and questions. Questions can be formulated by the participants upfront or during the training.

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 3,299 / USD 2,408 for 3 half-days, per participant

 

Normal price:

SGD 3,499 / USD 2,554 for 3 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the participants will:

 

  • Understand the charging options for EVs and its impact on the grid and batteries
  • Identify system services for EVs with regards to voltage quality at the point of common coupling
  • Discover what are the “grid friendly” and grid supporting functions in EVs
  • Uncover the different applications, standards and data researched on EVs
  • Examine the application of a grid planning tool (pandapower) for power system modelling
  • Be able to develop code snippets with pandapower
  • Apply and execute a code example for power system modelling with pandapower

Who Should Attend

  • EV and grid project developers and administrators
  • Power grid operators and planners
  • EPC organisations involved in grid development
  • EV battery manufacturers and designers
  • EV transport planners and designers
  • Government regulators and policy makers

Expert Course Faculty

Our trainers are experts from Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (Fraunhofer, IEE), Germany. The Fraunhofer IEE researches for the national and international transformation of energy supply systems.

 

Our first course expert is Head of Department Converters and Electrical Drive Systems at Fraunhofer IEE and Professor for Electromobility and Electrical Infrastructure at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. He received his engineering degree in automation in 2008 by the THM Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (FH Giessen-Friedberg). Afterwards he studied power engineering at University of Kassel and received his diploma certificate in 2010. In 2016 he received the Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) from the University of Hannover. The title of his dissertation is Optimized multifunctional bi-directional charger for electric vehicles. He has been a researcher at the Fraunhofer IEE in Kassel since 2010 and deals with power converters for electric vehicles, photovoltaics and wind energy. His current research interests include the bidirectional inductive power transfer, battery charger and inverter as well as new power electronic components such as SiC MOSFETs and chokes. Additionally, our key expert is Chairman of the IEEE Joint IAS/PELS/IES German Chapter and a member of the International Scientific Committee of the EPE Association.

 

Our second course expert is deputy head of energy storage department at Fraunhofer IEE. Prior to this he was the Director of Grid Integration department at SMA Solar Technology AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of PV power converters. Before joining SMA, our course expert was manager of the Front Office System Planning at Amprion GmbH (formerly RWE TSO), one of the four German transmission system operators. He holds a degree of electrical engineering of the University of Kassel, Germany. In 2003 he finished his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) on the topic of wind power forecasting at the “Institute of Solar Energy Supply Technology” (now Fraunhofer IEE) in Kassel. In 2004 he started his career at RWE TSO with main focus on wind power integration and congestion management. Our course expert is chairman of the IEC SC 8A “Grid Integration of Large-capacity Renewable Energy (RE) Generation” and has published several papers about grid integration of renewable energy source and forecasting systems on books, magazines, international conferences and workshops.

 

Our third course expert is Research Associate at Fraunhofer IEE. He is actively working on different projects related to the integration of electric vehicle charging into the electric distribution grid. The focus of this work concerns time series based simulations for grid planning and operation in order to investigate the effect of a future rollout of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure on economics e.g. costs for grid reinforcement. He completed his master degree (MSc.) in Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Introduction into overall system analysis

Impact on EVs on the grid

Flexible loads, demand side management

Case studies & models of successful EV projects globally

Hands on experience of European and German projects

System and local capacity barriers for EV to scale

Introduction to grid planning tool pandapower

Overview of charging solutions on system level

Services provided by EVs and how it works

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 & Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants. 

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

TRANSFORMER MAINTENANCE – JUNE 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

TRANSFORMER MAINTENANCE

8 - 11 JUNE 2021 | 4 half-day training, 4 hours per session (total 16 hours)

About The Course

This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the various types of transformer maintenance including breakdown maintenance, preventive maintenance, total productive maintenance, condition-based maintenance, pro-active maintenance, and reliability-centered maintenance. All the expected problems in dry and oil-filled transformers will be discussed in detail. All the diagnostics, troubleshooting and maintenance required to ensure adequate operation of transformers will be covered thoroughly. This course will focus on maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of all types of transformers by providing an understanding of all commissioning requirements, repair and refurbishment methods of transformers.

 

This course is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of transformers because it covers how this equipment should be commissioned, the latest maintenance techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure successful operation of this equipment. In addition, this course will cover in detail all protective systems, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components, dissolved gas analysis, and all transformer tests and commissioning requirements and procedures.

 

This course will provide the following information for all types of transformers:

 

  • Preventive Maintenance, Condition-Based Maintenance, Pro-Active Maintenance, and Reliability-Centered Maintenance
  • Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning Procedures
  • Codes and Standards
  • Common Operational Problems
  • All Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Procedures for Type Tests, Routine Tests and Special Tests
  • All Repair and Refurbishment Methods
  • Protective Systems

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 3,000 / USD 2,190 for 4 half-days, per participant

 

Normal price:

SGD 3,200 / USD 2,336 for 4 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of transformers
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the routine tests, type tests, and special tests required for the various types of transformers
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize transformer downtime and operating cost
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish transformers
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of transformers
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for transformers
  • Design Features: Understand all the design features that improve the efficiency and reliability of transformers
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select all types of transformers by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
  • Equipment Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements for transformers
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for transformers
  • Equipment Causes and Modes of Failure: Understand the causes and modes of failure in transformers
  • System Design: Learn all the requirements for designing different types of transformer systems

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Expert Course Faculty

Your specialist course leader has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), one of the largest electric utility in North America. He was previously involved in research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.

 

While working at OPG, 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.

 

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 written 5 books for working engineers from which 3 have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him;

  • Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing
  • Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing

 

Furthermore, he has received the following awards:

  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge, Singapore, in December 2016
  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  • 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).
  • Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).

 

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.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Types and Construction of Transformers

Autotransformers

Transformer’s Characteristics

Transformer Component Selection

Transformer Quality Assurance

Transformer Best Maintenance Practices

Expected Problems in Transformers

Core/Winding Movement Tests

Transformer Routine Tests

Commissioning of Transformers

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 & Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants. 

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

RELIABILITY CENTRED MAINTENANCE – NOV 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

RELIABILITY CENTRED MAINTENANCE

29 NOVEMBER - 3 DECEMBER 2021 | 5 half-day training, 4 hours per session, total 20 hours

About The Course

In today’s business environment, there has never been more of a need to make Asset Management and Maintenance more cost effective and efficient. By utilising the Reliability Centred Maintenance process (RCM), you can increase safety performance, reduce maintenance costs, improve the effectiveness of your operations, boost machine uptime, and gain a greater understanding of the level of risk your organisation manages. RCM is just one component of an overall integrated Asset Management Process.

 

All participants will complete detailed pre-course questionnaires before the course, enabling trainers to tailor course content in order to meet specific delegate needs. Participant objectives are re-visited before, during and after the course, allowing us to focus on outcomes and address any participant concerns and specific issues during the program.

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 2,899/ USD 2,199 for 5 half-days, per participant

 

Normal price:

SGD 3,099 / USD 2,399 for 5 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Develop skills to carry out successful RCMs and introduce the RCM process into their own and their company’s daily activities.
  • Be aware of our changing business environment and the need to apply RCM to drive continuous improvement, in safety, cost reduction, and minimise their environmental footprint
  • Understand the impact of human reliability and the various methods used to improve this important area
  • Understand the basics of Change Management and the methods used to securely anchor this process and make it routine
  • Develop an appreciation for a holistic “Asset Management” program, and know where the RCM process fits in, and the benefits it will deliver

Who Should Attend

RCM is primarily a team activity and benefits from a cross functional team participation. This course is aimed at Managers, Engineers, Technicians and Operators at all levels who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of plant equipment and who will benefit from the elimination of bad actors (recurring equipment failure) and continuous improvement in the areas of safety, environmental impact, reliability and integrity.

Expert Course Faculty

Your expert course leader has enjoyed a 37-year career with Shell International in a variety of leadership roles predominantly in Turnaround, Maintenance and Engineering Management before he left in late 2017 to pursue his interest in Turnaround and Maintenance Management consultancy.

 

He has undertaken several Asset Management and Engineering positions within Shell Australia including the implementation and establishment of formal Reliability Studies including FMEA, RCA, RCM, Maintenance Planning and Turnaround Management programs at Geelong Refinery.

 

Additionally, he was appointed Shell’s Regional Turnaround Advisor within Australia and South East Asia supporting Shell Operating Companies throughout several Australasian and European sites. In more recent times, he had been engaged to implement and establish a formal Turnaround Management program within Brunei Shell Petroleum as well as becoming the appointed Regional Turnaround Management Subject Matter Expert (SME), TA Network and Governance & Assurance lead for Shell within the Shell Australasian, Russian Federation and Indian Sub-Continent OpCo community.

 

His career repertoire includes hands-on practitioner, supervisory, reliability, contracts and management roles and he holds several maintenance and engineering tertiary qualifications including an Associate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He has presented at several Maintenance, Reliability, Asset Management & Turnaround forums and conferences.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Terms Definition and Standards

Business Context

Evolution of RCM and AM

Overview RCM Methodology / Process Overview

RCM Facilitation and Working As A Team

Gathering Data and Sub Processes (Feeder Processes)

Risk Assessment and Risk Ranking (RAM) and Analysis

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 & Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants.

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

PRACTICAL RELIABILITY ENGINEERING – JULY 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

PRACTICAL RELIABILITY ENGINEERING

26 - 30 JULY 2021 | 5 half-day training, 3.5 hours per session, total 17.5 hours

About The Course

The reliability of a plant or facility determines its performance – safety, the environment and costs all depend on it. It is thus a pivotal driver, which we can use to make significant business gains. Unfortunately, it is often seen as a black art, best left to mathematicians or other specialists. This practical training course will explain how to use data from operating and maintenance records and get the results you need to achieve your objectives.

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 2,699/ USD 2,099 for 5 half-days, per participant

 

Normal price:

SGD 2,899 / USD 2,299 for 5 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

By attending this 5-day training course, you will acquire the following:

  • Learn reliability terms, their definitions and its applications in the process industry
  • Practice exercises to determine e.g., MTBF, MTTR, Scale and Shape factors, and learn how to use them to determine maintenance strategies and operating philosophies
  • Find out how plant availability depends on reliability and see how configuration affects the outcome
  • Study different failure distributions and see why they matter, exercises on spares holdings will show to optimize and meet service level and cost considerations

Who Should Attend

Engineers from industries including Oil & Gas (Upstream and Downstream), Power Generation, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Manufacturing can apply the learning to their advantage. They can be from Production, Maintenance, Projects, Design and Inventory Management teams.

For optimal results, a University degree in Science or Engineering is desirable, as some mathematical background knowledge is necessary. Managers, supervisors or support staffs from different disciplines are all suitable.

Expert Course Faculty

Your expert course leader is a Maintenance and Reliability specialist with advanced expertise in developing and implementing Reliability Improvement Programs, Maintenance & Integrity Optimisation, Maintenance Backlog Reduction and Operations Excellence. He has 20 years of experience working for Shell in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, four years with BP in the UK & Norway, and 5 years with ARAMCO in KSA.  A Certified Reliability Leader with a Masters Degree in Reliability Engineering, he complements this professional knowledge with a positive and enthusiastic approach that motivates and stretches trainees on his courses.

 

Practical Work Experience:

Reliability & Maintenance Manager, Shell International

Managed, coached and lead multi-discipline teams (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrument, Inspection & SCADA) for Shell European EP Facilities to drive up Equipment Availability, while assuring Technical Integrity at Optimal Cost. Drove TR-MIE (Total Reliability, Maintenance Integrity Execution) and ORIP (Operational Reliability Improvement) for OSO (Oil South Operations) in Oman.  Successfully achieved and sustained ‘Calculative’ for TR-MIE and ORIP for the Marmul Facility, (one of only two Shell facilities worldwide). Maintenance & Integrity Lead during evaluation of selected ventures, projects and farm-ins. Introduced Lean Processes to eliminate non-value adding activities and Visual Management to improve visibility and communication. Mentored new GDP (Graduate Development Program) Engineers for Reliability & Maintenance, Operations Readiness & Assurance, Integrated Activity Planning & HSSE Risk Management.  Presented to Technical Steering Committees (Shell) and Joint Venture partners (external) on RAM Assurance, Reliability Improvement and Maintenance Optimisation.

 

Reliability & Maintenance Lead, Shell UK Exploration and Production

Responsible for providing expertise in reliability engineering and maintenance strategy to new projects.  Was a founding member of the Shell R&M ‘Centre of Excellence’ team, responsible for providing expertise in reliability engineering and maintenance strategy to greenfield and brownfield projects.  Co-developed Maintenance Strategy Review (MSR) procedure to establish risk-based maintenance strategies using Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) and Operations in Projects (OIP) standard, integrating operations, safety and project design.  Implementation of these standards made major performance improvements to 22 Shell Expro installations in the North Sea. PM and Shell Representative to OREDA (Offshore Reliability Database) Steering Committee (long term International JIP on reliability of E&P process and safeguarding equipment). Managed the creation of a comprehensive Reliability Database, using failure records from 15 Offshore Platforms over a 17-year period and applying Weibull analysis. It includes a Relief Valve Database analysing some 14,000 test bench records, as well as one for Gas, Heat and Smoke Detectors. Was a regular lecturer in RCM at the Shell Training Centre in Holland, conducting 14 sessions over an 8-year period.

 

Provided Reliability Engineering Support to BP (Dyce) with the primary responsibility of visibly improving the reliability of the SNS (Southern North Sea) producing assets, comprising 17 offshore installations (15 NUIs + 2 Manned).  Lead Defect Elimination Teams and conducted Incident Investigations to eliminate root cause of failures.  In addition, conducted Vulnerabilities Review to determine low probability, high consequence events (sleeping tigers), foreseeable but not visible.

 

Senior Program Development Analyst, ARAMCO (Arabian American Oil Company), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Developed and taught reliability and maintenance training courses for ARAMCO Gas Oil Separator Plants (GOSPs).  Performed task analyses and designed programs of instruction, including support media.  Responsible for the practical and theoretical instruction of Saudi Arabian Nationals employed in ARAMCO plants.

 

Your expert course leader has published many articles and presented papers at International Conferences. He has worked in the upstream and downstream Oil and Gas Industry Sectors, Engineering, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries. He has also worked in several countries and cultures, including Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Korea, USA and the United Kingdom. Kenneth is currently on the faculty of Shell Open University and Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, for their MSc Programme in Reliability and Safety Management.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Reliability Engineering Concepts

Human Error & Reliability

Degradation Mechanisms

Reliability Engineering Applications

Risk Management

Exercises

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 & Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants.

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

GRID-TIED PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS IN A NET-METERING CONTEXT – JUNE 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

GRID-TIED PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS IN A NET-METERING CONTEXT

21 - 23 JUNE 2021 | 3 half-day training, 5 hours per session, total 15 hours

About The Course

This course will provide an in depth explanation and analysis of Grid-tied Photovoltaic Systems (PV) and Net-metering. The course will begin with an overview of the current types of PV Systems and their applications, with a focus on the benefits for Utilities. There will also be discussions on the advantages of the various types of PV systems for different players including commercial and industrial players in the context of Net Metering programs. The course will also address Net-metering policy options and case studies from various regions in the United States. 

 

The course will cover topics, including: Grid tied photovoltaic system, Types – PV without storage PV with storage, Accepted and Inappropriate Equipment, Anti-Islanding, Grid-following VS Grid Forming, Interconnections for BTM and IFM, Disconnecting Options, Utility Requirements, Client Options – Revenue generation – Non-exporting and Micro-grids.

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 3,299 / USD 2,408 for 3 days

 

Normal price:

SGD 3,499 / USD 2,554 for 3 days

Learning Outcomes

This course will allow participants to gain practical and theoretical knowledge about Grid-tied Photovoltaic Systems with a focus on Net Metering and current examples of the various approaches.

 

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

  • Define & explain how Grid tied photovoltaic systems operate and the benefits of these systems
  • Describe and Identify Accepted Equipment and Inappropriate Equipment
  • Describe types of Interconnections
  • Distinguish BTM from IFM Systems
  • Recommend policies for creating Net Metering programs
  • Explain the physical requirements for monitoring Net Metering systems
  • Relate options for Clients participation in Net Metering programs
  • Work within the changing RE Landscape
  • Anticipate actions for working with Rising RE market penetration to the Utility grid
  • Define and rank the goals for creating successful PV Net Metering programs
  • Create the optimal policy and implementation for PV Net Metering programs

Who Should Attend

Any personnel desiring a good understanding of Grid-tied Photovoltaic Systems in a Net-metering Context

  • 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.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Grid-tied Photovoltaic Systems : Types & Design

Accepted and Inappropriate Equipment

Interconnections

One-line diagrams (BTM, IFM)

Disconnecting options

Utility requirements

Net-metering: Policy options

Microgrids

Revenue generation

Non-exporting self-consumption

Adapting to the Renewable Energy landscape

Case Studies from different regions in the United States

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 & Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants.

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

View our Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) here.