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Smart Grid Training

The future of smart grid technology is very promising.

That’s why organizations and their researchers are now experimenting with smart grid technology to overcome the shortcomings of the traditional grid. What’s already clear is that a smart grid can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 211 million metric tons and is much more reliable than a traditional grid.

Experts in this area are fond of pointing out that a smart grid is greater than the sum of its parts.

Traditional grid systems lack tracking and real-time control, opening an opportunity for new innovative smart grid technologies. To address these challenges, the power supply mechanism must be completely overhauled and better energy management systems implemented.

The smart grid is a concept in which all smart features are applied in order to make the power distribution service more effective, dependable, and long-lasting.

Analysts in the energy sector believe smart grids are one of the best ways to optimize electricity consumption today.

Smart grid performance is largely the result of the digital and technological revolution experienced over the last couple of decades – especially due to the boom of connected IoT devices. In this context, smart grids may be destined to experience the same fate, as they are now developed all around the world.

A smart grid transmits real-time information on electricity usage and consumption to all network operators (producers, distributors and consumers). The idea is simple: to use this real-time information to adjust electricity flows and ensure better energy efficiency.

A smart grid can also be thought of as an “IOT-enabled application.” This means that a smart grid allows utilities and customers to exchange electricity and information. That’s why we talk about a “smart” grid. In fact, it is a two-way data flow, useful for both sides of it.

Smart grid technology mainly includes sensors, wireless modules, monitoring systems, and robust ICT infrastructures.

With the focus increasingly turning to renewable energy, smart grids are an important part of managing these typically less reliable sources of power. Since, for instance, solar panels can’t generate energy during the nighttime, smart grids can store power and release it according to the demand a grid is facing.

This guarantees a reliable power supply, which is good for the environment, too. By storing surplus energy generated by renewable sources previously considered unreliable, smart grids can help countries wean themselves off fossil fuels.

Smart Grid Training Courses by Tonex

Smart Grid Training with emphasis on developing and enhancing workforce within the Electric Power Sector focuses on smart grid technologies. Our Smart Grid training address on the entire electricity delivery system, including transmission, distribution, and electrical equipment manufacturing.

Learn about tools and techniques to build, operate, and maintain a modern electricity system, integrating renewable energy sources, and issues environmental concerns  including carbon management. Smart Grid Training targets professionals involved in power electronics, information and communications technologies, policy, and economics.

smart grid training course

Tonex’s smart Grid training is created for energy industry including utilities, government, environment and other stakeholders. Smart Grid training course is designed for engineers, managers , executives and other professionals who need to get a good understanding on what the smart grid is, how technologies would alter and modify the current grid, and what the smart grid of the future would look like.

Associated smart grid  workshop is taught by leading academic and industry experts starting with a fundamental knowledge of the different aspects and topics within the framework of smart grid with technologies deployed, applications, trends, workshops and use case studies.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand what smart grid is and its benefits
  • Advance your knowledge about smart grid concepts and technologies
  • Learn about smart grid technology, business and operations of energy generation
  • Learn about smart grid architecture and implementation
  • Understand how advanced technologies should be integrated to enable a modern grid
  • Understand how renewables can be integrated more seamlessly using smart grid technologies
  • Learn about smart grid of the future

Course Outlines

Introduction to Smart Grid

  • Energy Technology Perspectives
  • Smart Grid: The Big Picture
  • What are Smart Grids?
  • Why do we need them?
  • What are some of the benefits your region?
  • When will they be deployed?
  • Smart Grids in Distribution Networks
  • Energy (and electricity) system drivers
  • Environment
  • Regulation of monopolies
  • Innovation and competitiveness
  • Low prices and efficiency
  • Primary energy sources
  • Reliability and quality
  • Capacity
  • Electricity Networks
  • Energy efficiency is the hidden fuel that increases energy
  • security and mitigates climate change.
  • Centralized fuel production, power and storage
  • A smart, sustainable energy system
  • A sustainable energy system is a smarter,
  • more unified and integrated energy system
  • Centralized fuel production, power and storage
  • Renewable energy resources

Electric Grid Modernization (Smart Grid)

  • Modern utility electricity delivery systems
  • Computer-based remote control and automation
  • Two-way communication technology
  • Computer processing
  • Electricity networks
  • Power plants
  • Wind farms
  • Devices utilities use to deliver electricity
  • Automated and computerized

Smart Grid Technology Components

  • Key Drivers
  • Conceptual Model and Reference Architecture Principles
  • Motivation for Conceptual Model and Reference Architecture
  • Requirements for the M/490 Reference Architecture
  • Power Generation
  • Power Transmission
  • Power Distribution
  • Grid Automation
  • Renewable Integration
  • Energy Storage Solutions
  • Smart Home and Building

Implementation, Standards and Interoperability

  • Generation
  • Transmission
  • Distribution automation
  • Substation automation
  • Customer
  • Connection between generation, transmission, distribution automation, substation automation and customer
  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and the Smart Grid
  • Automated Demand-Response (ADR)
  • Smart Grid Cyber Security
  • Microgrids
  • Wide Area situational awareness (WASA)
  • Wireless and Wireline Communications
  • Digital Sense & Control of the grid
  • Advanced Technologies and their integration
  • Making a business case for advanced technologies,
  • Advanced technologies for Distribution Automation
  • Utility time-cycles of adoption
  • Grid architectures,
  • Simulation and validation,
  • Cloud computing and mobile apps in smart grids and consumers interfaces,
  • Home Area Networks (HAN)
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure,
  • Demand Response
  • Demand Management
  • Regulation and pricing
  • Visualization
  • Electric Vehicle Integration into the Grid
  • Battery and Storage Integration and Aggregation

Smart Grid Deployment

  • Smart Grid Energy Layer Use Case
  • Advanced Distribution Automation WAMS (Wide Area Measurement System)
  • Issues: Legal Contracts, Legal Regulations, Constraints and others
  • DER control (Distributed Energy Resources)
  • People, Systems, Applications, Databases, the Power System, and Other Stakeholders
  • DR control (Demand Response) for large scale application
  • DS supervision (Distribution System)
  • DER, DR/Microgrid control
  • PV Generation (Photo Voltaic)
  • Control and Connectivity Layer Use Cases
  • Service Layer Use Cases
  • Home-DR applications (Demand Response) for consumer appliances
  • Home Energy Management (HEM)
  • Submetering
  • Smart Grid/Metering Service Layer
  • Applicability of MM architecture to Smart Grids

Smart Grid Operation

  • Communications and Data of the Smart Grid
  • The Customer Side of the Smart Grid
  • The Utility Side of the Smart Grid
  • Controlling, Operating, and Monitoring the Smart Grid
  • Maintenance Needs of the Smart Grid

Smart Grid Training

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