Price: $1,999.00

Length: 2 Days
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Smart Grid Training Workshop

Description for Smart Grid Training Workshop

The Smart Grid training workshop will help you to understand the fundamentals of smart grids, main components, operation, management, security, planning and different hierarchical control levels provided in smart grids. Furthermore, to attract the audience’s attention more into the smart grids, this training will teach you the basics of solar and wind energy systems with detailed control and management to improve the reliability of smart grids.

Smart Grid training workshop simply teaches you the trends to make the power grids smart with innovation of power electronic devices. The audience will be introduced with the main terms used in power systems which is similar in smart grids in order to relate the traditional power systems with recently improved concept of smart grids.  The main goal of a smart grid is to be reliable enough to be replaced with traditional power grids. Therefore, in this training workshop the concept of reliability, security and economy in smart grids will be introduced. In order to ensure the reliable operation of a smart grid, an upper level control should be defined, such a control system is named as energy management systems (EMS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). This course will give you a sufficient knowledge to understand the concepts of EMS, SCADA, operation planning, reasons for load forecasting and operators in smart grids including independent system operator, transmission and distribution operators.

By taking this course, you will understand the operation and control for the most important parts of a smart grid which is solar and wind energy systems. This training will provide you with the detailed information about different solar panel configurations, controllers implemented to ensure the solar delivery is maximum, and optimization techniques used to optimize the operation of solar panels. Moreover, different configuration of wind generation will be introduced and the audience will learn the advancements in the wind energy field and recent challenges in wind industry will be tackled. The audience in Power System engineering training workshop will also learn about:

  • Market structures in smart grids
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Grid architectures
  • Architecture and main components of a smart grids
  • Generation
  • Transmission
  • Distribution
  • Role of automation
  • Advanced technologies for Distribution Automation
  • Substation automation
  • Load forecasting in smart grids
  • Smart meters
  • Demand Response and Demand Management
  • Advanced pricing schemes
  • Regulation and pricing consideration
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
  • Simulation, verification and validation
  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) adoption in the Smart Grid
  • Smart grid and cyber security
  • Smart grid security architecture
  • Role of SCADA and EMS
  • Automated Demand-Response (ADR)
  • Smart and micro inverters
  • Cyber Security,
  • Bidirectional converters
  • Power electronic based loads
  • Pricing in smart grids
  • Microgrids
  • Restoration topologies in microgrids
  • Peak shaving and MPPT in solar panels
  • Primary and secondary droop control in smart grids
  • Harmonic mitigation and filtering in solar panels
  • Doubly Fed Induction Generators (DFIG)
  • Renewable Integration
  • Wind and Solar Technologies
  • Offshore wind farms
  • HVDC transmission in offshore wind farms
  • Active and reactive power control in wind farms
  • Back to back converters in DFIG
  • Security in smart grids
  • Protection in smart grids
  • Electric Vehicle Integration into the Grid, EVSE,
  • Battery and Storage Integration and Aggregation,
  • Home area networks (HAN) and NAN supporting infrastructure
  • Big data, visualization, and large data analysis

Finally, the Smart Grid training workshop will introduce the smart grid control, grid connected and islanded mode controls, frequency and voltage support in smart grids and upper level control architecture in smart grids.


The Smart Grid training workshop is a 2-day program designed for:

  • All individuals who need to understand the smart grids from generation to consumption.
  • Power utility engineers
  • Test engineers
  • Engineers seeking Ph.D. and graduate studies
  • Power traders to understand the smart grid systems.
  • Independent system operator personnel.
  • Faculty members from academic institutes who want to teach the smart grid course.
  • Investors and contractors who plan to make investments in smart grids and renewable energy 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.
  • Technicians, operators, and maintenance personnel who are or will be working on renewable energy related projects
  • Managers, accountants, and executives of power system industry.
  • Scientist or non-electrical engineers involved in smart grid related projects or proposals.

Training Objectives

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

  • Understand the smart grid components
  • Describe the different control levels provided by smart grids
  • Explain the security constraints and operation principles in smart grids
  • Understand the key elements of a smart grids
  • Explain the solar panel configurations with their detailed control properties
  • Tackle the challenges related to advanced smart grid technologies
  • Understand the EMS and SCADA in smart grid technologies
  • Define projects related to smart grid technology
  • Explain the wind farm technologies and challenges regarding the smart grid interconnections
  • Understand the importance of cyber security in smart grids
  • Design different control approaches for smart grid components
  • Explain the necessity of smart grid operation and control
  • Understand the concept of frequency and voltage support in smart grids.

Training Outline

The Smart Grid training workshop consists of the following lessons, which can be revised and tailored to the client’s need:

Introduction to Power Systems

  • Electric power grids
  • Background
  • Trends for smart grids
  • Power electronic based devices
  • Basic concepts in power systems
  • Common terms
  • Power consumption calculations
  • Generators
  • Transformers
  • Loads
  • Smart grid concepts
  • Components of a smart grid
  • Per unit system
  • Transmission lines

Smart Grid Systems

  • Concepts of security, reliability, and economy in smart grids
  • Scheduled operation
  • Load variation in smart grids
  • Energy management systems (EMS)
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
  • Operation planning in smart grids
  • Load forecast a vital part of smart grids
  • Independent system operator
  • Transmission operators
  • Distribution operators
  • Market structure of a smart grids
  • Sub-transmission systems in micro grids
  • Solar panels in smart grids
  • Wind farms in smart grids
  • Effect of battery energy storages in smart grids
  • Fuel cell power generation station
  • Smart inverters
  • Micro inverters
  • Bidirectional inverters
  • Voltage source converters
  • Power electronic based loads
  • Pricing in micro grids and smart grids
  • Load factors in pricing
  • Real-time pricing in smart grids
  • Smart meters
  • Communication interactions in smart grids
  • Restoration topology in smart grids

Smart Grid Control

  • Load frequency control (LFC)
  • Automatic generation control (AGC)
  • Network topology determination (NTD)
  • State estimation (SE)
  • On-line load flow and contingency analysis
  • Economic dispatch
  • Load management system
  • Operation reserve calculations
  • Primary and secondary droop control in smart grids
  • Active and reactive power sharing
  • DC link voltage control
  • Droop voltage control
  • Pulse width modulation (PWM)
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary control in smart grids
  • Communication delays in smart grid control
  • Peak shaving control
  • Load shedding
  • Load shifting
  • Black start capability of a microgrid
  • Islanded and grid connected control modes
  • Artificial synchronous generator effect in smart grids
  • Maximum power point tracking control (MPPT)
  • Proportional resonance control (PR)

Solar Systems in Smart Grids

  • Solar energy conversion procedures
  • Photovoltaic power conversion
  • Photovoltaic materials and characteristics
  • Design of solar systems
  • Strings in solar panels
  • Detailed models of solar panels
  • Energy storages in solar systems
  • Estimation of parameters in solar modules
  • Optimization of output power by solar panels
  • Control of solar panels in residential applications
  • Effect if resonances in solar panels
  • Harmonic mitigation filter design
  • Effect of proportional resonant controller in solar panels
  • Effect of maximum power point tracking methods
  • Incremental conductance method in solar panels
  • Perturb and observe method in optimization of output power
  • Control of energy storages in smart grids
  • State of the charge (SOC)
  • SOC management in battery energy storages
  • Types of batteries in power systems
  • Hierarchical control for smart grid solar panels
  • Cooperative control of battery energy storages and solar panels
  • Demand response with solar panels

Wind Farms in Smart Grids

  • Introduction to wind energy systems
  • Wind power generation in different countries
  • Wind turbine generators
  • Induction machine models
  • Induction generators as a vital part of wind energy system
  • Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG)
  • Back to back voltage source converters in DFIG
  • Grid side converter in DFIG
  • Rotor side converter
  • Control of DFIG
  • Independent active and reactive power control
  • Maximum power point tracking
  • Offshore wind farms
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • HVDC transmission in offshore wind farms
  • Control of HVDC systems in offshore windfarms
  • Practical projects implemented offshore

Security in Smart Grids

  • Potential threats
  • Different types of faults
  • Voltage support
  • Frequency compensation
  • Demand response events
  • Government regulations
  • System protection
  • IEC 61850
  • Cyber security in smart grids
  • Secured smart grid
  • Data loss




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