Price: $1,999.00

Length: 2 Days
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Smart Grid Training For Non Engineers

Smart Grid Training for Non-Engineers is developed to address the fundamentals of smart grid 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 smart grid.

Smart Grid Training for Non-Engineers provide a a working guideline in the planning, analysis, design, and development of Smart Grid for engineers and non-engineers. The attendees will learn about essential factors of Smart Grid that enables the performance and capability of the power system.

Smart Grid Training for Non-Engineers provides a fundamental view on benefits, goals and motivation for the Smart Grid development, rationale for the Smart Grid, Smart Grid technologies and tools for analysis and development of the Smart Grid.

Learn about Smart Grid standards and requirements, features for designing new devices, Smart Grid architecture, systems, products and solutions, system interoperability, operations and maintenance, automation and computational techniques, different options of computational intelligence, communication technology, operations and decision support system, adaptability and different renewable energy sources might co-exist with legacy system.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss the key concepts of Smart Grid
  • List the various Smart Grid Terms
  • Discuss essentials of Smart Grid in very basic, practical terms
  • Discuss important aspects of Smart Grid
  • Describe overall concepts of Smart Grid planning, design and operation
  • Describe electrical concepts, design considerations, construction practices, and operational aspects.
  • List and contrast Smart Grid products and solutions

Course Content and Agenda

Introduction to Smart Grid

  • What are Smart Grids?
  • Why Smart Grids?
  • How it works?
  • Features of Smart Grid
  • Smart Grid Principal Goals
  • What Makes a Grid “Smart?”
  • What does a Smart Grid do?
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Generation, Distribution and Power Consumption
  • Distribution Intelligence
  • Operations Centers
  • The Smart Home
  • Renewable Energy
  • Building and Testing the Smart Grid
  • Fundamentals of Design and Analysis
  • Interoperability and Standards

Characteristics of the Smart Grid

  • Smart Grid Enablers
  • New Products, Services, and Markets
  • End-to-end communications infrastructure
  • Generation, Transmission and Consumers
  • Consumer Participation
  • Asset Utilization and Operation
  • Responds to System Disturbances
  • Demand Response Issues
  • Generation and Storage Options
  • Transmission System Operation
  • Distribution Options
  • Operation Resiliently against Attack and Natural Disaster
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Impact of Information Technologies
  • Role of Smart Communication Systems and Sensors
  • Smart Grid Cyber Security
  • Local Data Network to the Electrical Grid for the Home
  • Control Decentralization
  • Autonomous Control of Subnetworks
  • Interoperability and Connectivity
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Sustainable Energy Options for the Smart Grid
  • Internet for Smart Grids
  • Shared infrastructure for Smart Grids and physical networks: sensors
  • Shared infrastructure: Smart Grids in the cloud

Smart Grid Applications, Communications, and Security 

  • The Regulation of Smart Grids
  • Fundamentals of Design and Analysis
  • Smart Grid Systems Engineering
  • Technology and Applications
  • Electrical Energy Conversion and Transport
  • Communication-Enabled Intelligence for the Electric Power Grid
  • Energy Storage in Electric Power Grids
  • Control of Power Inverters in Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Integration
  • Power System Monitoring and Control
  • Advanced Smart Grids for Distribution System Operators
  • Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems
  • Design of Smart Power Grid Renewable Energy Systems

Smart Grid Products and Solutions

  • Home Automation and Energy Management
  • Demand Response
  • Microgrid Control Systems
  • Distribution Grid Applications
  • Generation Grid Applications
  • Industrial & Infrastructure Applications
  • Transmission Grid Applications
  • Rail Electrification
  • Smart Metering
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • Energy Management and Control Systems
  • Building Energy Management Systems
  • Communications and Network Management Systems
  • Asset monitoring
  • Diagnostics
  • Submetering and Time-of-Use reporting

Advanced Smart Grids for Distribution System Operators

  • Market Desk Roles
  • NERC Requirements
  • Reliability Consideration from the Integration of Smart Grid
  • Bulk Power System Reliability
  • Long Term Planning
  • Operations Planning
  • Same-day Planing
  • Real-time Operations
    Operations Assessment
  • Distribution System Operators (DSO) Issues
  • How active DSOs will operate the Smart Grid
  • Balancing Supply and Demand by Distributed Energy Resources
  • Integration of Renewable Energy Sources
  • Regulatory Frameworks
  • Increasing System Flexibility
  • Demand Response
  • Financial Barriers
  • Consumer Acceptance
  • Technical Standards
  • Market Structures

Smart Grid Demand Response

  • Deployment of Smart Grid technologies for Electric Power Industry
  • Grid Modernization Efforts
  • Demand Response Programs
  • Grid Modernization Technologies
  • Tools, and Techniques for Demand Response Development
  • Distribution System Modeling and Analysis
  • Consumer Behavior Modeling
  • High Speed Computational Analysis Capabilities for Decision Support Tools
  • Balancing Supply and Demand
  • Role of Electric System Planners and Operators
  • Demand Response opportunity for consumers
  • Operation of the Electric Grid
  • Reducing or shifting electricity usage during peak periods
  • Response to time-based rates
  • Other forms of financial incentives
  • Methods of engaging customers in demand response efforts
  • Offering time-based rates
  • Time-of-use pricing
  • Critical peak pricing
  • Variable peak pricing
  • Real time pricing
  • Critical peak rebates
  • Direct load control programs
  • Financial incentive and lower electric bills

Wrap Up

  • Summary
  • Questions

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