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Microgrid Training

Microgrid Training Course Description

Microgrid training course will teach you the history behind the distributed generation and concept of microgrids. By taking this training, you will understand the microgrid concept, different approaches to control the microgrids, microgrid operation modes, protection of microgrid against faults, benefits of microgrids in power systems, and microgrid different functionalities.

Microgrid Training

TONEX is a leader in teaching industry with professional instructors from academia and industry is pleased to announce the microgrid training for electrical engineers and all other individuals working on microgrid and renewable energy related projects.


By taking microgrid training by TONEX, you will be able to understand the main components of a microgrid, main operating modes for microgrids regardless of connection to the grid or islanded mode operation, tackle the operating problems of microgrids and direct to the right solution if there is any fault.

Learn about microgrid forecasting, demand forecasting, wind and PV generation forecasting, heat demand forecasting, forecasting of energy prices, or evaluation of uncertainties on microgrid prediction.

Our instructors at TONEX will help you to understand local controllers in microgrids. You will be able to understand the active power controllers, voltage regulators, control of microgrids with multiple inverters, strategy for master-slave control and secondary controllers.

Learn about microgrid protection topics, over current protection, feeder protection in presence of DERs, microgrid protection in case of faults on grid or microgrid, islanded mode protection, and fault current limitation in microgrids.

The audience of microgrid training course will also be able to understand these topics:

  • Market Models of Microgrids
  • Microgrid Control Architecture
  • Communication Technology in Microgrids
  • Energy Markets
  • Hierarchical Control of microgrids
  • Microgrid Operators
  • Multi-Agent System Theory
  • Centralized and Decentralized Microgrid Control
  • Coordination Algorithms for Microgrid Control
  • Game Theory Algorithms for Microgrids
  • Microgrid State Estimation
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Master-Slave Control in Microgrids
  • Microgrid Local Controllers
  • Tertiary Controllers
  • Ancillary Services in Microgrids
  • Voltage Droop Control
  • Stability of Microgrids in Islanded Mode
  • Islanded Mode Fault Analysis
  • Communication Architecture for Adaptive Protection of Microgrid
  • Coordinated Voltage Support
  • Coordinated Frequency Control
  • Black Start Capability of Microgrids
  • Microgrid Benefits
  • Sensitivity of Economic Benefits of Microgrids

Finally, the microgrid training will introduce a set of lab experiments, hands on and in class discussions of real-world microgrid case studies to introduce you to the real challenges in industry and prepare you for your career in microgrid industry.


Microgrid training is a 2-day course designed for:

  • All individuals who need to understand the microgrid concept
  • Power utility engineers working in microgrid and renewable energy industry
  • Test engineers starting a career in renewable energies
  • Power traders to develop microgrid based projects
  • Independent system operator personnel working with microgrids
  • Electric utility personnel who recently started career involved with advanced power electronic devices.
  • Technicians, operators, and maintenance personnel who are or will be working at microgrid based companies.
  • Faculty members from academic institutes who want to teach the microgrid course.
  • Investors and contractors who plan to make investments in microgrid industry.
  • Managers, accountants, and executives of electric power system industry.

Training Objectives

Upon completion of the microgrid training course, the attendees are able to:

  • Understand the concept of microgrids, benefits and countermeasures related to microgrids
  • Explain different control methodologies applied to microgrids
  • Understand the microgrid control architecture
  • Implement different control methodologies to microgrids and tackle the related issues
  • Describe microgrid forecasting, wind forecasting, PV and demand forecasting studies in microgrids
  • Apply voltage regulator or active power control to microgrid controller
  • Understand the difference between tertiary and secondary controllers in microgrid
  • Tackle the protection issues related to microgrid faults, or over current events
  • Describe the idea behind coordinated voltage control in microgrids
  • Learn about real-world projects in microgrid applications
  • Simulate and model the microgrid with proper control implementation

Training Outline

Microgrid training course consists of the following lessons, which can be revised and tailored to the client’s need:

Microgrid Concept

  • Introduction
  • Microgrid as a Tool to Integrate Distributed Generation (DG)
  • What is a Microgrid?
  • What is Not a Microgrid?
  • Microgrids and Power Plants
  • Operation and Control of Microgrids
  • Controllable Elements in Microgrid
  • Operation Strategies of Microgrids
  • Market Models of Microgrids
  • Internal Markets and Business Models for Microgrids
  • External Markets and Regulatory Settings for Microgrids
  • Microgrid Application

Microgrid Control

  • Introduction to Microgrid Control
  • Control Functions in Microgrids
  • Communication Technology and Information in Microgrids
  • Microgrid Control Architecture
  • Microgrid Operators
  • Hierarchical Control of Microgrid
  • Centralized and Decentralized Control
  • Economic Operation
  • Participation in Energy Markets
  • Mathematical Formulation of Economic Operation
  • Solution of Economic Operation
  • Multi-agent System Theory
  • Agent Communications and Development
  • Agent Communication Language
  • Agent Ontology and Data Modeling
  • Coordination Algorithms for Microgrid Control
  • Game Theory and Market Based Algorithms
  • Stability and Advanced Architecture
  • Microgrid State Estimation

 Microgrid Forecasting

  • Forecasting in Microgrids
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Wind and PV Generation Forecasting
  • Heat Demand Forecasting
  • Electricity Prices Forecasting
  • Evaluation of Uncertainties on Predictions
  • Electricity Price Forecasting

Intelligent Controllers in Microgrids

  • Introduction to Local Controllers
  • Active Power Control
  • Voltage Regulations
  • Control Strategies for Multiple Inverters
  • Master Slave Control Scheme
  • Multi-Master Control Scheme
  • Droop Control Implementation in Voltage Source Converters
  • Ancillary Services
  • Secondary Control Loops
  • Tertiary Controllers
  • Implications of Line Parameters on Frequency and Voltage Droop Concepts
  • Power Transmission in Low Voltage Grid
  • Indirect Operation of Droops
  • Innovative Local Controllers
  • Stability in Islanded Mode
  • Stability in Grid Connected Mode

Microgrid Protection

  • Distribution System Protection
  • Over-Current Distribution Feeder Protection
  • Over-Current Distribution Feeder Protection and DERs
  • Grid Connected Mode with External Faults
  • Grid Connected Mode with Fault on Microgrid Side
  • Grid Connected Mode with Fault at the End-Customer Side
  • Islanded Mode with Fault in Microgrid
  • Islanded Mode with Fault in Customer Side
  • Adaptive Protection in Microgrids
  • Pre-calculated Setting Based Protection
  • Grid Connected Mode Protection with no DER
  • Grid Connected Mode Protection with DER Connected
  • Adaptive Protection Based on Real-Time Calculated Settings
  • Communication Architecture for Adaptive Protection
  • Fault Current Limitation in Microgrids

Multi-Microgrid Operation

  • Multi-Microgrid Control and Management
  • Coordinated Voltage/VAR Support
  • Mathematical Formulation
  • Microgrid Steady-State Equivalents
  • Development Tools
  • Coordinated Frequency control
  • Hierarchical Control Overviews
  • Hierarchical Control Details
  • Emergency Functions- Black Start
  • Restoration Guidelines
  • Sample Restoration Procedure
  • Dynamic Equivalents
  • Application of Dynamic Equivalence Based Approaches to Microgrids
  • The Microgrid System Definition

Microgrid Projects in Operation

  • Microgrid Projects in Europe
  • Field Test in Greece Microgrid
  • Germany Microgrid Project
  • Islanded Operation and Smart Storage in Netherland
  • Microgrid Projects in USA
  • Japanese Microgrid Projects
  • Microgrid Projects in China
  • Off-Grid Microgrid in Chile

 Benefits of Microgrid Operation

  • Potential Microgrid Benefits
  • Economic Benefits of Microgrids
  • Technical and Environmental Benefits of Microgrids
  • Benefit Qualification Study
  • Quantification of Microgrid Benefits under Standard Test Condition
  • Balancing and Energy Standard Tests
  • Social Aspects of Microgrid Deployment
  • Impact of External Market Prices and Pricing Policies
  • Sensitivity of Energy Balancing in Response to External Market Prices
  • Sensitivity of Economic Benefits
  • Impact of Microgrid Operation Strategy

 Hands On, Workshops and Group Activities

  • Labs
  • Workshops
  • Group Activities

 Sample Workshops and Labs for Microgrid Training

  • Solar Panel Simulations Case Study
  • Experiments on Wind Farms and Simulations
  • High Voltage DC (HVDC) Transmission Case Study
  • Voltage Source Inverter Modeling and Workshop
  • Voltage/Frequency Control in Smart Grids
  • P/Q Case Study and Simulation with Matlab
  • Voltage Support Case Simulations
  • Energy Management Case Study and Experiment
  • Electric Vehicle Test Case
  • Doubly Fed Induction Generators in Wind Farms
  • PWM Switching Case Study

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