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Smart Grid Classes For Non Engineers 

Smart Grid Classes For Non Engineers: The North American electric power infrastructure is known as “the grid.” The “Smart” Grid is a reference to the application of information technology, tools and techniques that can make the grid run more efficiently.

The prediction is that by 2030, Smart Grid improvements will increase the grid’s efficiency by nearly 10 percent, saving more than 400 billion kilowatt-hours each year. That would be a savings of more than 400 billion kilowatt-hours in the first year with the value increasing each consecutive year.

While a lot of the concepts behind the Smart Grid are still being worked out, the overall idea is for consumers and utilities to have a two-way relationship. Essentially this amounts to utilities providing electricity as they have been for the past 100 years, but the new dimension of the Smart Grid gives the end product user the ability to have some control.

The Smart Grid provides the means for multidirectional energy flows as well as the development of more complex and more energy-efficient information systems. As a greater number of homes, offices, and other buildings become connected to the Smart Grid, everyday buildings that become more energy-efficient could also be transformed into energy generators. Whether through the use of photovoltaic systems, mini wind turbines or other mechanisms, houses and commercial buildings will have the opportunity to produce as well as consume electricity.

Another way of looking at it, the Smart Grid is all about consumer control — aligning monetary incentives, with the help of information technology, to make renewables and efficiency pay off for the average homeowner, commercial developer or even a town. Ultimately, a Smart Grid system will provide the opportunity for an electricity system that is redundant, resilient and secure.

Smart meters, for example, are considered a cornerstone of the Smart Grid. They provide electricity consumption measurements and time-of-use information to utilities and consumers. They also receive market signals, help coordinate consumer equipment, and adjust consumption.

Electric vehicles are an excellent illustration of this Smart Grid symbiotic relationship between consumer and utility. With the Smart Grid, electric vehicle owners could better manage the recharging process, shifting this to low-load hours. These vehicles could also be used as distributed storage sources to contribute to ancillary services for the system, such as frequency regulation and peak-shaving power or help integrate fluctuating renewable resources.

Looking at the even bigger picture, the electrification of transportation could be seen as one of the solutions to challenges such as global warming, sustainability, and geopolitical concerns on the availability of oil.

Unquestionably, the management of electric vehicles as distributed resources fits well in the paradigm of Smart Grids, where an advanced use of communication technologies and metering infrastructure, increased controllability and load flexibility, and a larger share of fluctuating and distributed resources are foreseen.

Smart Grid Classes For Non Engineers  

Tonex offers Smart Grid Training For Non Engineers, a 2-day course developed to address the fundamentals of Smart Grids for non engineers. Smart Grid Training for Non Engineers provides fundamental Smart Grid concepts, functions, planning, design criteria and the tools and techniques and technology needed for building a Smart Grid.

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for anyone who wants to learn about essential factors that enable the performance and capability of the Smart Grid power system.

Why Tonex?

–Presenting highly customized learning solutions is what we do. For over 30 years Tonex has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.

–Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.

–Reasonably priced classes taught by the best trainers is the reason all kinds of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to government’s most important agencies return for updates in courses and hands-on workshops

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