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An intensive professional development training course on

Load Forecasting
and System Upgrade

Why Choose this Training Course?

To upgrade and economically dispatch and operate an electrical power system, a review of the main types of electrical equipment and load profiles (Switchgear, Protection, Transformers, Motors, VSDS, UPS, Batteries, MCCs, Cable Systems), including their specification and nature.

This Load Forecasting and System Upgrade training course will use practical and theoretical exercises concerning installation of load forecasting study analysis and system upgrade of electrical power system. It will also include the practical and theoretical exercises concerning load shedding analysis.

This AZTech training course will feature:

  • Power system component, load types, load estimation and load forecasting
  • System analysis and simulation using ETAP
  • Powers System Upgrading, Analysis & Load Forecasting
  • Load Sampling Rate, Load Forecasting
  • Load Forecasting Techniques & Procedures

What are the Goals?

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

  • Develop and understand electrical system design/specification by basic principles
  • Determine and apply key electrical principles from codes, standards & DEPs
  • Apply specification focus of key types of electrical equipment
  • Analyze and design MCCs, Cable Systems, including specification & maintenance requirements
  • Develop and understand real and reactive power scheduling of each power plant
  • Be competent with solving problems of economic operating dispatch
  • Develop and apply the operation constrains for load forecasting and upgrade
  • Develop short/medium/long term load forecasting

Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course is benefit all levels of electrical engineers in scope of design, installation, operation and maintenance. It will enable them to master and understand the power system components, loads, protection and maintenance. The training course will greatly benefit:

  • Planners and Analysts Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical Supervisor
  • load dispatch center Engineers and supervisors
  • Electrical Distribution Engineers
  • Operation & maintenance engineers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes 30% as lectures, software and simulators presentation, 30% workshops on the software and the simulators, 30% practical exercises and case studies on different practical cases using software and simulator, also 10% as videos for practical case studies is included.

The Course Content

Day One: Power System Components & Upgrade

  • Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electrical Power
  • Transformer Types, lead and lag power factor
  • Motors and Generators Types
  • Switchgears and Low Voltage Panels
  • Circuit Breaker Types and Function
  • Relays Types and Function

Day Two: Types of Loads and Load Estimation

  • Types of loads, Load estimation and calculations
  • Diversity factor, demand factor and distribution Factor, voltage sensitivity of loads
  • Loads distribution networks using AUTOCAD, REVIT software and ETAP software
  • All power networks load calculations
  • Low and Medium Voltage networks
  • Electrical measurements, smart meter and testing, Characteristics customers and by class, Appliance duty cycles and coincidence of load

Day Three: Powers System Upgrading, Analysis & Load Forecasting

  • Coincident load behaviour, Coincident curve, expectation of non-coincident load
  • Coincidence factors and curves, Diversity factor and load management
  • Load profile and flat rate structure, Load Shed and Load duration curves analysis
  • Load sampling rate and type, signal engineering perspective on load sampling
  • Determination of the sampling method and type
  • Relationship between losses and demand
  • T&D systems are built to satisfy customers, not loads

 Day Four: Load Sampling Rate, Load Forecasting

  • Growth of electric load and T&D capacity requirements
  • Spatial load growth and the “s” curve characteristic
  • Evaluation criterion & forecasting accuracy
  • Short term load forecasting
  • Very short-term load forecasting
  • Medium/long term load forecasting

Day Five: Load Forecasting Techniques & Procedures

  • Load forecasting techniques and combined forecasting
  • Hierarchical load forecasting
  • Outlier detection and data cleansing
  • Load settlement and demand response forecasting
  • Retail energy forecasting and frequently made mistakes
  • The art of load forecasting

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course


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