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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

HYDROGEN – TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS CASES – OCT 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

HYDROGEN - TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS CASES

25 - 28 OCTOBER 2021 | 4 half-day training, 3 hours per session (total 12 hours)

About The Course

Asia Pacific is set to be the largest and fastest growing Hydrogen market globally. This growth is driven by decarbonisation of energy-use, ammonia production and rising demand of fuel cell electric vehicles. Hydrogen as a fuel has outstanding energy carrying capacity and many application possibilities ranging from Petroleum refinery, Ammonia and Methanol production, Transportation and Power generation. Although the current petrochemical market segment will remain strongest in the near future, it is the transport and power sector which spurs the vision of a massive market takeoff in the next decade. The ever-rising share of renewable energies require flexible and scalable storage solutions, which in turn offers many additional revenue streams beyond pure electricity sales. Adding to this the strong impetus towards decarbonisation of the transport sector from cars, trucks, trains to ships and even airplanes creates the breed for an exciting and yet untapped market potential. This course aims to clarify and assess the hydrogen business case along its value chain and versatile market applications.

Course Fees

Early Bird Price:

SGD 2,400 / USD 1,752 for 4 half-days, per participant

 

Normal Price:

SGD 2,600 / USD 1,898 for 4 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding current hydrogen market status and recent developments
  • Major drivers and inhibitors influencing the growth of the market
  • Understanding and comparing various production technology processes
  • Challenges and solutions in transport, distribution and storage of hydrogen
  • Mapping the many petrochemical, energy and transport applications
  • Analyse business cases from around the world and understand their economics

Who Should Attend

  • Project developers
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Oil, Gas and Petrochemical sector companies
  • IPPs and utilities
  • Transport sector companies and port operators
  • Policy makers and regulators
  • Investors and lenders

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 TO BE COVERED

Global Market Status

Hydrogen Basics

Overview of Hydrogen production processes

Hydrogen transportation, distribution and storage

Current lack of infrastructure and the complexity of storing hydrogen

Challenges to developing the supply chain – Importance of scale

Energy Applications

Transport Applications

Hydrogen Economics

Business Cases

Outlook

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 (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 – SEP 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

ELECTRICAL GENERATORS, EXCITATION SYSTEMS AND GOVERNING SYSTEMS

6 - 10 SEPTEMBER 2021 | 5 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (total 20 hours)

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

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

  • 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

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.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

“The training is precise and straight to the point with a lot of interactions between the participants and the trainer.” 

 

“The training is informative and trainer has a very good understanding of the topics delivered. It is a MUST ATTEND to anyone who want to deepen  and sharpen their knowledge on generator systems.” 

 

“After attending the course, I now have a clear understanding of the generator, excitation and governing systems.” 

 

“I attended past trainings but this one given more than I could ask for! Will recommend it to my work colleagues.” 

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

HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION OF COAL POWER PLANTS – DEC 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION OF COAL POWER PLANTS

13 - 17 DECEMBER 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

ELECTRICITY PRICING AND MARGINAL COST ANALYSIS – MAY 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

ELECTRICITY PRICING AND MARGINAL COST ANALYSIS

Forward Pricing and Valuation in Electricity Generation

17 - 20 MAY 2021 | 4 half-day training, 4 hours per session (total 16 hours)

About The Course

Forward pricing and valuation in electricity generation is a 4 half day intensive, technical hands-on course in which attendees receive comprehensive instruction on the theory and practice of making price forecasts and assessing risk in the electricity generating industry.

 

After a discussion of electricity markets around the world, the course moves to programming and model structuring, where attendees follow the lead of the instructor in building various analyzes of forward pricing and valuation issues.

 

Exercises include analysis of supply and demand, modeling of capacity mix and capacity level optimization; construction of time series analysis for fuel prices loads and hydro generation; and project finance analysis of merchant plant investments.

 

As the course progresses, attendees apply risk assessment, option pricing, and valuation techniques in real world cases using an integrated model. In addition to building their own models, participants learn how to use fully developed models that incorporate sophisticated debt structuring, break-even analysis, contract pricing, time series equations and Monte Carlo simulation.

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 2,250 / USD 1,642 for 4 half-days, per participant

 

Normal price:

SGD 2,450 / USD 1,788 for 4 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn practical tools to analyse a host of issues in electricity analysis including efficient tools to work with supply and demand data; creating flexible scenario and sensitivity analysis to evaluate power prices and marginal costs; effectively presenting short-term and long-term supply and curves; development of hydro analysis; Monte Carlo simulation and other issues.
  • Create demand and supply models of electricity pricing that incorporates changes in fuel prices, new capacity, demand profiles, maintenance outages to measure hourly marginal cost and total generation cost.
  • Study the structure of market designs around the world and simulate pricing strategies through evaluation of the California crisis and simulation exercises.
  • Understand the relationship between capacity pricing, reliability, loss of load probability and reserve margins through extending the short-run supply and demand analysis and modelling outage cost with different capacity configurations.
  • Model the economic value of different types of renewable resources in alternative markets including storage hydro, run-of-river hydro, wind and solar.
  • Develop efficient ways to quickly compute the levelised electricity cost of different technologies using carrying charge factors and alternative financial models and use levelised cost analysis to develop screening models of optimal resources.
  • Evaluate long-run marginal cost of electricity cost through simulating the value of different generating resources given load curves and simulate the effects of different capital costs, heat rates and fuel prices on the long-run marginal cost.
  • Compute the effects of start-up costs, heat rate curves, and transmission constraints on the value of alternative plants and the price of electricity.

Expert Course Faculty

Our key course expert provides financial and economic consulting services to a variety of clients, he teaches professional development courses in an assortment of modelling topics (project finance, M&A, and energy). He is passionate about teaching in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe. Many of the unique analytical concepts and modelling techniques he has developed have arisen from discussion with participants in his courses. He has taught customized courses for MIT’s Sloan Business School, Bank Paribas, Shell Oil, Society General, General Electric, HSBC, GDF Suez, Citibank, CIMB, Lind Lakers, Saudi Aramco and many other energy and industrial clients. His consulting activities include developing complex project finance, corporate and simulation models, providing expert testimony on financial and economic issues before energy regulatory agencies, and advisory services to support merger and acquisition projects.

 

Our key course expert has written a textbook titled Corporate and Project Finance Modelling, Theory and Practice published by Wiley Finance. The book introduces unique modelling techniques that address many complex issues that are not typically used by even the most experienced financial analysts. For example, it describes how to build user-defined functions to solve circular logic without cumbersome copy and paste macros; how to write function that derives the ratio of EV/EBITDA accounting for asset life, historical growth, taxes, return on investment, and cost of capital; and how to efficiently solve many project finance issues related to debt structuring. He is in the process of writing a second book that describes a series of valuation and analytical mistakes made in finance. This book uses many case studies from Harvard Business School that were thought to represent effective business strategies and later turned into valuation nightmares.

 

Over the course of his career our key course expert has been involved in formulating significant government policy related to electricity deregulation; he has prepared models and analyses for many clients around the world; he has evaluated energy purchasing decisions for many corporations; and, he has provided advice on corporate strategy. His projects include development of a biomass plant, analysis and advisory work for purchase of electricity generation, distribution and transmission assets by the City of Chicago, formulation of rate policy for major metro systems and street lighting networks, advocacy testimony on behalf of low income consumers, risk analysis for toll roads, and evaluation of solar and wind projects. He has constructed many advisory analyses for project finance and merger and acquisition transactions.

 

Lastly, our key course expert was formerly Vice President at the First National Bank of Chicago where he directed analysis of energy loans and also created financial modelling techniques used in advisory projects. He received an MBA specializing in econometrics (with honours) from the University of Chicago and a BSc in Finance from the University of Illinois (with highest university honours).

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Costs and benefits of PPA provisions

Comparison of prices in different markets

Statistical characteristics of prices

Monte Carlo simulation model of electricity using time series models

Modelling of short-run energy cost

Incorporation of renewable energy and hydro in short-run marginal cost

California Power Crisis Case Study

Risk analysis for short-term marginal cost

Theory of long-run marginal cost

Computation of levelized cost for alternative technologies

Computation of carrying charges using project finance modelling

Integrated marginal cost model for evaluating long-term prices

Case study of Supply and Demand – U.K. Market Crash

Transmission constraints and energy prices

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

MINI HYDRO POWER PLANT – JULY 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

MINI HYDRO POWER PLANT

Operational Best Practices

5 - 9 JULY 2020 | 5 half-day training, 4 hours per session (total 20 hours)

About The Course

This 5-half day Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course will provide a comprehensive understanding of all the best operation practices for a mini (smaller than 25 MW) hydro-electric power plant.  The design and operation of a mini hydro-electric power plant and all its equipment are covered in detail in this course.  The main focus of the course is on Kaplan type of turbine and river off plant concept (low head) as well as management, operation and maintenance of a mini hydro plant.

 

The best practice guidelines to optimize the performance of every equipment in a mini hydro-electric power plant will be discussed in detail.  This includes turbine, governing system, transformers, generator, instrumentation and control systems.  All the methods used to optimize the performance of a mini hydro-electric power plant to meet international standards will be discussed in detail in this course.  This includes optimization of the plant management, plant automation, upgrading the hydro-electric power plant to a computer-based supervisory control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, and optimization of all equipment operation, surveillance, monitoring, testing, and maintenance.

 

This course is also focused on using advanced algorithms to optimize the generator efficiency, and optimization of a mini hydro-electric power plant performance by selecting specific operating parameters such as the most efficient load, maximum sustainable load, fixed turbine flow, headwater/tailwater elevation control, load following/automatic generation control, condensing reactive power control, automatic load reduction and reinstatement for temperature considerations.

 

The course will also cover in detail all the inspection methods and tests required to identify faults and deficiencies in a mini hydro-electric power plant equipment, as well as, the most advanced repair techniques and refurbishment methods.  This course will also cover all the activities required to commission this equipment and all protective systems associated with it.

 

The objective of the course is to maximize the performance, efficiency, reliability, and longevity of mini hydro-electric power plants by providing the best guidelines and practices for operating and maintaining them.

Course Fees

Early bird

SGD 3,499 or USD 2,554 for 5 half-days, per participant

 

Normal price

SGD 3,699 or USD 2,700 for 5 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

  • Best Operation Practices for Mini Hydro-Electric Power Plants: Gain a thorough understanding of the best operation practices for mini hydro-electric power plants
  • Mini Hydro-Electric Power Plant Design and Operation: Learn about mini hydro-electric power plant design and operation
  • Optimization of Mini Hydro-Electric Power Plant Performance to Meet International Standards: Learn all the methods used to allow mini hydro-electric power plants to meet international standards of performance
  • Optimization of Mini Hydro-Electric Power Plant Equipment Performance: Understand all the techniques used to optimize mini hydro-electric power plant equipment performance and allow them to meet international standards
  • Optimize Mini Hydro-Electric Power Plant Management: Learn the methods used to optimize mini hydro-electric power plant Management
  • Automation and Upgrades Required for a Mini Hydro-Electric Power Plant: Gain a thorough understanding of all the automation and upgrades required for a mini hydro-electric power plant to improve its performance
  • Mini Hydro-Electric Power Plant Upgrade to a Computer-Based Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA): Understand how to upgrade a mini hydro-electric power plant to a computer-based SCADA
  • Using Advanced Algorithms to Optimize the Generator Efficiency: Learn how to use advanced algorithms to optimize the generator efficiency
  • Best Practices for Reliability, Monitoring and Maintenance of a Mini Hydro-Electric Power Plants: Understand all the methods used to improve the reliability, monitoring and maintenance of mini hydro-electric power plants
  • Optimization of Mini Hydro-Electric Power Plant Performance by Selecting Specific Operating Parameters: Learn how to optimize mini hydro-electric power plant performance by selecting the most efficient load, maximum sustainable load, fixed turbine flow, headwater/tailwater elevation control, load following/automatic generation control, condensing reactive power control, automatic load reduction and reinstatement for temperature considerations
  • Mini Hydro-Electric Equipment Diagnostics: Learn in detail all the required diagnostic techniques for all critical components of mini hydro-electric power plant equipment such as turbines, governing systems, transformers and generators.
  • Mini Hydro-Electric Power Plant Equipment Testing: Understand in detail all the tests required for the various types of mini hydro-electric power plant equipment
  • Mini Hydro-Electric Power Plant Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine the best maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize mini hydro-electric power plant equipment downtime and operating cost.
  • Mini Hydro-Electric Power Plant Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Obtain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish all mini hydro-electric power plant equipment.
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of all types of mini hydro-electric power plant equipment.
  • Protective Systems: Obtain a detailed understanding of all protective systems required for different types of mini hydro-electric power plant equipment.

Who Should Attend

This course is a MUST for anyone who is involved in operating, managing, inspecting, testing, maintaining or refurbishing mini hydro-electric power plants because it covers the best operation methods and provides the necessary guidelines and rules that ensure the successful repair and refurbishment of mini hydro-electric power plants. In addition, this course will cover in detail the advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all modern troubleshooting and commissioning methods which increases the reliability, and capacity factor (power output) of mini hydro-electric power plants and minimizes their forced outages, and operation and maintenance costs.

 

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

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

Hydro-Electric Power Plant Design

Equipment and Operation

Optimization of turbine and generator performance characteristics to meet international standards

Using advanced control algorithms to optimize the generator efficiency

Best practices for reliability, operation and maintenance practices

Turbine & generator surveillance and testing

Synchronous machine rotor windings

Turbine and generator operational problems and refurbishment options

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

ELECTRIC VEHICLE BUSINESS MODELS – SEPTEMBER 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

ELECTRIC VEHICLE BUSINESS MODELS

27 - 29 SEPTEMBER 2021 | 3 half-day training, 4 hours per session (total 12 hours)

About The Course

The aim of the course is to provide you with an overview knowledge of the electric vehicle business. The course covers the whole “value chain” of the business, defining possible business models, market dynamics, and use of the software created for electric vehicles. The course is therefore suited for different parties interested in entering different parts of the electric vehicles industry. It allows to “connect the dots” of the entire value chain to understand its interdependencies and how to position your company for long-term success.

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 2,300 / USD 1,679 for 3 half-days, per participant

 

Normal price:

SGD 2,500 / USD 1,825 for 3 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand business synergies across the whole electric mobility value chain
  • Learn how to structure business models around EVs and EV charging, and related software
  • Learn about the different tariffs structures for EVs and charging
  • Develop in-depth understanding of the potential of EV related software and how to integrate it in EV business models

Who Should Attend

  • Business developers and strategies in the electric vehicle business
  • EV charging infrastructure companies
  • EV trading and distribution companies
  • EV sales agents
  • Software developers for electric vehicles
  • Regulators and policy makers for electric vehicles
  • Market analyst for electric vehicles

Expert Course Faculty

Our key course expert has been involved in the renewable energy business for over a decade. Throughout his career, he worked across regulatory and policy development, as well as commercial and business development activities. His key areas of expertise include commercial development, business development and strategy activities, regulatory and policy analysis as well as market analysis.

 

Some of the companies he worked for include Norwegian energy major Equinor, and in the renewable energy units of German energy companies E.ON and RWE, in both business development and commercial functions. He also worked for international consultancy and advisory firm DNV-GL, supporting private and institutional clients, respectively in the sale and acquisition of energy infrastructure assets, and in the development of regulation for renewable energy and green gasses. His professional experience led him to provide risk assessment and advisory services around energy infrastructure projects for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.

 

Some of the key projects he worked on include the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline delivering natural gas from Azerbaijan to Italy. He structured the commercial terms of gas transportation agreements for the pipeline, and supported their negotiations. Additional projects include the commercial due diligence of gas storage and transportation agreements for private customers interested in the sale or purchase of natural gas infrastructure assets. He lately structured the commercial terms and agreements for the sale of renewable energy across several countries in Europe for a variety of corporate customers across different industries, and developed business cases for the provision of flexibility services to power grid operators.

 

He experienced first-hand the business models possible around electric vehicles and their chargers. This experience covered the use of electric vehicles’ chargers to provide flexibility to the grid, and the related business models. He had the opportunity to work closely with developers of software for electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid solutions, gaining in-depth knowledge of the overall value chain of electric vehicles, and business models that can be created to deliver its full value to the grid and owners of electric vehicles infrastructure.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Overview of electric vehicles market

EV chargers market assessment

Business models for EVs

Market dynamics

Outlook for EV chargers markets

Regulatory and policy aspects

Assessment of services offered, partners, customers, case studies

Software for electric mobility

Integrated business models for electric mobility

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

GREEN HYDROGEN PROJECTS & CONTRACTS – JULY 2021

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING (VILT)

GREEN HYDROGEN PROJECTS & CONTRACTS

12 - 14 JULY 2021 | 3 half-day training, 4 hours per session (total 12 hours)

About The Course

The hydrogen economy is taking shape across the globe in a variety of forms and possible project setups. Each of these project setups has corresponding contractual and operational aspects that need to be set with the right risk allocation to ensure the project is successful. This course prepares participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to choose the right contractual setup and to be able to negotiate the adequate risk allocation and related mitigation measures. It covers the possible green hydrogen project setups and the corresponding contractual structure from the procurement of green power to the transportation and sale of green hydrogen, therefore covering the entire value chain of each possible project setup. It provides participants with knowledge and skills that can be applied across geographies therefore preparing them for the global hydrogen market in the making.

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 2,300 / USD 1,679 for 3 half-days, per participant

 

Normal price:

SGD 2,500 / USD 1,825 for 3 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the project setup and contractual structure of the most common green hydrogen projects from procurement of renewable energy to sale and supply of hydrogen
  • Learn the fundamentals of green hydrogen, its properties, technology, market trends, and policy
  • Learn how to structure contracts and risk allocation of different green hydrogen projects, procurement of renewable energy, transport of green hydrogen, and sale of green hydrogen
  • Understand latest market developments around green hydrogen, including a clear international perspective of its potential across geographies

Who Should Attend

The course is ideal for participants working across hydrogen projects across the entire hydrogen value chain, working in commercial, technical, regulatory, policy, strategy-related and planning functions. It is also aimed at personnel of organizations working across production, transportation and supply/sale of hydrogen in one or multiple geographies.

 

  • Hydrogen strategy and business development functions
  • Hydrogen producers
  • Hydrogen transport companies
  • Renewable energy producers
  • Banking and finance functions
  • Government ministries and departments
  • Energy sector regulators
  • Hydrogen equipment providers
  • Hydrogen market analysis
  • Anyone interested in green hydrogen business

Expert Course Faculty

Our key course expert has been involved in the renewable energy business for over a decade. Throughout his career, he worked across regulatory and policy development, as well as commercial and business development activities. His key areas of expertise include commercial development, business development and strategy activities, regulatory and policy analysis as well as market analysis.

 

Some of the companies he worked for include Norwegian energy major Equinor, and in the renewable energy units of German energy companies E.ON and RWE, in both business development and commercial functions. He also worked for international consultancy and advisory firm DNV-GL, supporting private and institutional clients, respectively in the sale and acquisition of energy infrastructure assets, and in the development of regulation for renewable energy and green gasses. His professional experience led him to provide risk assessment and advisory services around energy infrastructure projects for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.

 

Some of the key projects he worked on include the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline delivering natural gas from Azerbaijan to Italy. He structured the commercial terms of gas transportation agreements for the pipeline, and supported their negotiations. Additional projects include the commercial due diligence of gas storage and transportation agreements for private customers interested in the sale or purchase of natural gas infrastructure assets. He lately structured the commercial terms and agreements for the sale of renewable energy across several countries in Europe for a variety of corporate customers across different industries, and developed business cases for the provision of flexibility services to power grid operators.

 

His experience in both the renewable energy and natural gas sectors gave him the necessary knowledge to understand the latest developments in the hydrogen business worldwide. Working in the renewable energy business also allowed him to work on real-life projects to produce green hydrogen, and exploit its market potential. He has consequently trained professionals on the emerging business models, projects and related contractual structures around hydrogen.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Green hydrogen value chain & hydrogen fundamentals

Project setup for green power procurement

Project setup for green hydrogen transport option

Contractual setups

Project setup for green hydrogen sale and supply agreements

Hydrogen supply contracts – structure & terms and conditions (pricing options, volume, delivery points, liabilities), risk allocation and mitigation measures

Overview of synergies across project and contractual setups

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.