Power and Energy Training
For any discussion involving power and energy, it’s first very important to know the difference between the terms.
Truth is, many people use the terms power and energy interchangeably, which is a mistake, because they do not mean the same thing.
The term energy refers to the ability of someone or something to do work. It indicates a person’s endurance of performing work or long one can do a certain activity.
Power, on the other hand, is a measure that determines the speed of performing work — how quick or slow work is performed by an object. It is the rate at which the object performs an activity. It is the quantity of energy consumption per unit of time. In other words, if an object can transfer more energy in less time, that means the object possesses greater power. It is nothing but the net force applied to an object with a specific average velocity.
Energy is essential to life and all living organisms.
How we use energy, generate it and distribute it impacts our quality of life, comfort and our relationship to the environment.
Energy is going through a massive transformation, which together with technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) are re-defining the way humans will live in the coming decades.
The challenges of supplying 7 billion people with power and energy are substantial. In the case of energy, this transformation is being driven at one end by the need to power a growing society in a way that makes sense for our environment. At the other end, rapid change is happening all-around us, thanks to continuous progress in technologies for sourcing and storing energy from renewables such as solar, wind and hydrogen.
In North America, a top priority is to reduce the stress put on the aging power grid. Most power and energy authorities – including the U.S. Department of Energy – believe renewable green sources of energy are the future for the planet. And while great strides have taken place in the production of renewables, demand for energy is still lagging behind energy produced.
Yet, with the advances in renewable energies, some might say power and energy has entered into a new era.
Renewable energy comes from sunlight, wind, geothermal, moving water, biomass and biofuels. Environmentalists tout the importance of renewable energy sources because they represent clean energy with a lower impact on nature.
Clean energy sources also cost less: The power source is free, and it costs less to install a wind turbine or a solar array than it does to drill for oil. Wind and sun don’t disappear with use, as they continually regenerate. Hydroelectric plants on dams and rivers can generate a significant amount of electricity and will continue to do so as long as water continues to flow.
Other sources include fuels like ethanol. It comes from plants and the energy of heat generated by wood burning. Inventors and scientists have also found ways to generate power from the force of the waves in the ocean.
How energy is distributed is also undergoing massive changes due to new technologies in the fields of machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) expanded connectivity.
Additionally, communities are turning to microgrids to insure a continuous electrical feed even in times of main grid failure.
All the changes in the Power and Energy sectors add up to this: Individuals and organizations in this industry can no longer go about business as usual. Keeping up on cutting-edge transformations is essential.
This is where Tonex can help. We offer more than two dozen Power and Energy training courses taught by top instructors who are experts in their field as well as accomplished from real world experience.
Power and Energy Training Courses by Tonex
Our Power and Energy Courses provide a broad range of skills and knowledge applicable to power generation, transmission, distribution, smart grids, microgrids, renewable energy sources and other related grid technologies. Each covers a different aspect in power system engineering, such as:
- Microgrid Certification Training
Microgrid certification training is designed to cover all the topics related to recently grown microgrid systems. This certificate is divided into three main categories:
1- In the first category, you will be introduced to the concept of microgrids. You will learn about the main components of microgrids, background of renewable energy sources, advantages of microgrid over traditional power systems, concept of per unit in microgrid, basics of solar panels, wind farms and energy storage systems.
2- In the second category, microgrid operation and control will be covered. You will learn about grid connected or islanded operation mode of microgrids, power electronic converter control, operation principles of wind farms, solar panels and energy storage systems. Different control approaches in microgrid in case of voltage dips, active power control, voltage/frequency support by microgrid, low voltage ride through capability and hierarchical control of microgrid is covered in the second category.
3- In the third category, you will learn about energy management systems (EMS) in microgrids. Topics such as data forecasting, DG scheduling, load dispatch, photovoltaic effect in EMS, fuel cell effects in EMS, and optimization platforms in microgrids are covered in this category. Moreover, you will be introduced to centralized and decentralized energy management systems, optimizing the power flow, EMS policies and voltage/frequency control in short term EMS are covered in the third category.
- Microgrid Training Crash Course
Microgrid training crash course will provide a detailed training on microgrid operation and application. You will learn about essential elements of future microgrid technologies and energy management system approach for microgrids. Topics such as microgrid components, solar panels in microgrids, photovoltaic in microgrid, and energy storage in microgrid with different types of power electronic converter control are included in the training.
- Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Engineering Training
Electric power transmission and distribution engineering training is designed for engineers and professionals with detailed understanding of systems engineering and its application to planning, designing, implantation and optimization of power systems.
You will learn about step by step systems engineering procedure applied to power and energy projects and incorporation of the combined structure into organization’s business processes and planning.
By taking electric power transmission and distribution engineering training, you will understand systems engineering planning, management, functional definitions, system design/validation & verification applied to power and energy systems. Moreover, you will obtain a practical experience to the engineering of system requirements and the conceptual design of complex power and energy systems.
- Electricity Distribution Network Design
Electricity distribution network design training helps you with general aspects of transmission and modern distribution system planning. If you need to learn about design and planning of modern distribution systems with computer planning and reliability, this course is the best choice.
Learn about distribution system design and planning process including requirements, project management, technical skills, design procedures, economic dispatch considerations and service agreement.
Learn about power systems, principles of power system planning, distribution system design, network planning, main concepts in power circuit analysis, single-phase, three-phase and different connections available for three phase systems, concepts of loss, low voltage, power system economics, and finally optimization network planning.
- Fundamentals of Synchronous Machines
Fundamentals of synchronous machines training provides detailed information about synchronous machine modeling and operation in power systems. If you are a professional and need to improve your knowledge of synchronous machine operation, our training is the best choice.
Learn about magnetic field generation out of DC current in rotors, voltage induction into stator windings, detailed synchronous machine models, concept of synchronous speed, transformation from abc frame to dqo and voltage/current phasor relationship in synchronous machines.
Learn about the difference between salient and round rotor synchronous machine, short circuit and open circuit test to find the synchronous generator parameters, difference between synchronous generator and synchronous motor operation modes, concept of power factor and rotor angle or voltage regulation in synchronous machines.
- Introduction to Power System Operation
Introduction to power system operation helps you to understand the power system generation process in power systems starting from power generation in power plants and power transmission through transmission lines and distribution networks.
Detailed generator models are included in the design and different control approaches for generators such as power system stabilizers, or frequency droop controllers named primary/secondary frequency control are also covered.
You will also learn about the power flow formulation in power systems, how to implement a power flow algorithm in real-world applications and what the purposes of power flow analysis are in power systems. Moreover, economic dispatch in power systems is included to introduce you with the concept of loss and benefit in power system operation. You will be able to formulate an economic dispatch problem to minimize the total loss in power systems.
- Mobile Network Power Systems
Mobile network power system introduces the basic power systems in mobile networks and how to prevent the failure in mobile network based power systems. By taking this course you will be able to understand basics of power systems, backup systems for mobile networks, power disturbances, uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), diesel generators as a backup to mobile networks, automatic transfer switch (ATS) and systematic troubleshooting and maintenance of power systems.
- Offshore Wind Farm Training
Offshore wind farm training will teach you the basic concept behind offshore wind farm generation unit and operation principles of offshore wind farms. The attendees will be able to understand the basics of wind farms, different types of wind farms, wind farm control approaches such as rotor side converter (RSC) and grid side converter (GSC), high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission used in offshore wind farms, HVDC control approaches for offshore wind farms and effect of weak ac grid on offshore wind farms.
- Power Grid Operation Training
Power grid operation training introduces the main topics in power grid operation, principles of voltage generation in power systems, concepts of active/reactive power, main components of power systems, transformers and their modeling, different types of loads in power systems, synchronous generator models, induction machine operation, power flow solutions, Gauss Siedel power flow, Newton Raphson power flow, economic dispatch and concept of reserve in power systems.
- Power System Dynamic Analysis and Symmetrical Components
Power system dynamic analysis and symmetrical component training teaches you the basics of power systems, main concepts used in power system analysis, per unit analysis, concept of complex power, power system component modeling, power flow analysis, fault analysis and symmetrical component calculations in power system dynamics.
- Power System Engineering Training
Power system engineering training is for all professionals and individuals who want to learn basics of power systems, transient and state analysis in power systems, main components of power system including generators, transformers, transmission lines, loads, high voltage direct current systems, active/reactive/complex powers, Kirchhoff’s voltage/current law, power energy, nodal or mesh analysis, power system operation and applied power system engineering.
- Power System Fundamentals for Engineers
Power system fundamentals for engineers is a detailed training for engineers having a job in power system career or looking for a successful career in power engineering. This course covers variety of topics in power system such as: basic theory of circuit analysis, synchronous generators, transmission lines, loads, operation of governors, boilers, cooling towers and turbines in power plants, simplified dynamic equations of synchronous machines, transformer models, HVDC transmission, reliability challenges, customer demands and power delivery topics.
- Power System Certificate
Power system certificate is a comprehensive 4 days training that lays the basic foundation of power system studies for you and moves you forward to advanced power systems including smart and micro grid as well as advanced control architecture used in today’s power systems.
This certificate training is divided into five main parts:
- Power system modeling and analysis where you can learn about modeling techniques and dynamic models of power system components.
- Power quality and design will help you to understand the power quality issues in power system and design your system to be more efficient and harmonic free.
- Power system standards introduces the main important standards used in power systems.
- Advanced power systems introduces the concept of microgrids, smart grids, SCADA systems and energy management systems in smart grids.
- Power system control gives you more information about basic control approaches in power systems such as frequency and voltage control and moves you forward to advanced control such as hierarchical control, MIMO analysis of power system controllers and Nyquist stability criteria applied to power system components.
- Power System for Non-Engineers
If you are a non-engineer who recently started or desiring to start a career in power system, this training is the best for you. Power system for non-engineers teaches you the basic foundation of power systems, power system architecture, power system components, products and integrations. Moreover, you will learn about voltage/angle stability, generator control, frequency regulations, effect of stakeholders in power systems, system operators, energy conversion in power systems, modern power systems, power generation units, alternative energy sources, transmission lines, transformers, substations, power distribution, power consumption, power system quality/protection, and telecommunication in power systems.
- Reactive Power Compensation and Voltage Control
Reactive power compensation and voltage control training helps you to understand the physical meaning of reactive power in power systems, fundamentals of reactive power compensation, solutions for reactive power compensation, series capacitors, power electronic based reactive power compensation, concept of harmonics, voltage stability, power factor correction (PFC), shunt compensation, series compensations and synchronous condenser compensation.
- Smart Grid Training for Non-Engineers
Smart grid for non-engineers training is designed for non-engineers in order to address the fundamentals of smart grids for non-engineers who want to start a career in smart grid technology. Topics such as smart grid concepts, smart grid functions, smart grid planning, smart grid design criteria, and smart grid standards are included in this training. Moreover, you will learn about smart grid communications, smart grid security, advanced smart grids for distribution system operators, demand response in smart grids, and energy management systems in smart grids.
- Smart Grid Training, Smart Grid Course
This course is designed for all engineers and smart grid professionals in order to understand the concept of smart grids, main components of a smart grid such as loads, distribution networks, transformers, power electronic based devices and SCADA systems. Moreover, it will provide you a step by step introduction to energy management systems (EMS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), distribution operators and market structures in smart grids.
- Wholesale Electricity and Marketing and Trading Fundamentals
This 2-day course covers electrical utility wholesale marketing and trending. Electricity is bought, sold and traded in wholesale and retail markets, which operate
similarly to wholesale and retail markets for other products. The purchase and sale of
electricity to resellers (entities that purchase goods or services with the intention to
resell them to someone else) is done in the wholesale market, while the purchase and sale of electricity to consumers is done in the retail market.
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Our Power and Energy courses are comprehensive and supplemented with hands-on training and in-class discussions. No matter if you are an individual who recently started a career in power system, or you are a professional in power system need to improve your knowledge in different aspects, you will find our courses useful as they prepare you for real-world power system challenges during your career.
And don’t forget that Tonex can tailor courses to meet individual or organizational needs.
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