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Smart Grid Certificate

TONEX’s Smart grid Certificate simply teaches you the recent advancement toward renewable energy sources, power electronics and reliability in smart grids . This certificate covers three main areas in smart grid which are designed for engineers to quickly prepare themselves with the skills and confidence to meet their organization’s needs across a variety of platforms and position themselves for their job responsibilities and promotions.  Our industry and faculty experts at TONEX will help you to understand the fundamental concepts of smart grids in order to tackle the real-world challenges. The smart gird certificate consists of four major topics:

  • Smart grid operation and control
  • Smart grid security
  • Energy management systems in smart grids

The first part of this certificate dedicates to the operation and control of smart grid; the audience will be introduced with the concept of smart grids, importance of monitoring and management control in smart grid systems , the main components of a modern smart grid system such as: Distributed generations, solar farms, wind farms, energy storages, plug-in electric vehicles, charging stations, smart/micro inverters and smart meters. Furthermore, smart grid control topics such as: Frequency control, automatic generation control, primary and secondary droop control, active and reactive power sharing, DC link voltage control, load shedding, peak shaving, islanded mode, black start and maximum power point tracking controls are introduced and their applications in real world smart grids are discussed.

The second chapter of this certificate dedicates to the smart grid security which is the most important objective. It briefly introduces the smart grid security in different domains of a smart grid such as: markets, service providers, customers, bulk generations, and utility operation centers. Furthermore, the security problems such as network access, confidentiality breaking, integrity of data, customer security and different vulnerabilities are introduced. The audience will also learn the potential threads and examples regarding the attacks. For example, attackers may damage the smart grid components such as: remote terminal units (RTU), Modbus security, or slave control by sending false information, traffic of data, or fake broadcast messages. Different security level in a smart grid such as: security in transmission level, generation level, operation level, marketing level, and service providers are also discussed in detail. This part will also introduce the higher level security requirements of a smart grid including: Access control, awareness training, media protection, incident response, security assessment, and risk management.

Third part of the smart grid certificate will make the audience ready for economic operation and maximization of benefit when operating a smart grid. Firstly, the concept of energy management system (EMS) in smart grids will be introduced and main components of EMS in smart such as: the EMS in generation, distribution, transmission and sub-transmission of a smart grid, the necessity of monitoring and management in smart grids are covered.  To tailor the knowledge of audience in EMS in different parts of a smart grid

This section will also introduce the energy management concepts in  generation/transmission units of a smart grid. Topics such as: automatic generation control (AGC), reserve monitoring, market operation, economic dispatch, unit commitment, network operator models, state estimation, fault location, outage management, load management, distributed energy resources management, optimal power flow, security constraint dispatch, transient stability analysis, and network security will be discussed. Finally, the third part of the certificate will briefly introduce the energy management systems for customers in smart grids. The audience will be familiar with cost reduction techniques, security improvement for customers, penalty factors, and advantages of graphical user interface (GUI) in smart grids.

Who Should Attend?

The smart grid certificate training is a 5-day course designed for:

  • All engineers who wants to learn, design, or operate the smart grids
  • Power traders to understand the modern power systems.
  • Independent system operator personnel.
  • Faculty members from academic institutes who want to teach the smart grid courses.
  • Investors and contractors who plan to make investments in smart grid industry.
  • Professionals in other energy industries.
  • Marketing people who need to know the background of the products they sell.
  • Electric utility personnel who recently started career in power systems or having new job responsibilities related to smart grids.
  • Technicians, operators, and maintenance personnel who are or will be working at green energy based companies.
  • Managers, accountants, and executives of power system industry.
  • Scientist or non-electrical engineers involved in smart grid related projects or proposals.
  • Graduate students seeking a professional career in smart grids

What Will You Learn?

Below are the major topics will be covered in the Smart grid certificate training course (detailed outline can be found under the full course description):

  • Introduction to smart grid
  • Smart grid operation and control
  • Smart grid security
  • Energy management in smart grid




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