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Smart Grid Training


The Smart Grid represents an unprecedented opportunity to move the energy industry into a new era of reliability, availability, and efficiency that will contribute to our economic and environmental health.

The current electric grid is built to deliver electricity from power sources like dams, coal, nuclear, and gas plants to consumers directly at home. The smart grid is designed to flip this transaction, allowing energy to flow both ways, from the plant to the home and back again.

The concept of Smart grids surfaced over a decade ago and is essential in the digital transformation of the electricity sector.

Big data analytics and IoT technologies are important technology drivers in smart grids whereby analytics shift to the edge, as in edge computing. Smart grids leverage more technologies but aren’t just about IT nor even technologies.

A smart grid serves several purposes and the movement from traditional electric grids to smart grids is driven by multiple factors.

One big benefit of a smart grid is how it manages electricity consumption. Smart grids allow consumers to better control their energy spending. For example, they become able to avoid peak consumption hours to use or recharge their devices. As a result, through the use of more renewable energy like solar power and wind power – their bills’ amount should drastically decrease.

An effective smart grid also helps ensure a secure electricity supply. A smart grid represents a new, powerful management tool. For energy providers such as utility companies, this real-time flow of information is also a way to detect any potential system-wide problems.

In practical terms, thanks to embedded technologies, such as smart appliances – network managers can easily detect and locate failures, such as surges, power outages, or technical energy losses.

They can perform maintenance, relief and remote driving operations, in order to ensure the proper functioning of the electricity system. Advanced metering infrastructure can help the energy industry improve and run existing services efficiently.

But more than an optimization tool – regarding operational costs and reliability – smart grids are also a security tool, enabling energy providers to avoid any potential overheating of their system.

Additionally, smart grids support the decentralization of electricity production. Thanks to the spread of photovoltaic panels, more and more consumers can now produce their own electricity, which is directly injected into the grid of their home.

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.


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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