An intensive professional development training course on

Smart Grid:
Commercial, Technical & Market Drivers

Enhancing Power System Reliability by the Application of Smart Grids

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This AZTech training course provides a reasonable knowledge base on the design, control, establishment, and configuration of smart grids and their components including power storage systems, IED’s, advanced controllers and communication networks and infrastructure. The training course also provides an insight into the concepts of industrial instrumentation and automation, focusing on the ways smart grids can enhance industrial efficiency

In general, this training course gives an advanced overview of industrial processes, utility grids, and power networks followed by the introduction of smart grids and the associated modern instrumentation, protection, control, alarms, and data management which are meant to manage the operation of industrial processes and electric power distribution in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.

This training course will feature:

  • Main components of smart grids
  • Role of smart grids in modern power networks and industrial systems
  • Data communication requirements for the establishment of smart grids
  • Role of distributed generators (DGs) in creating Microgrids
  • Advantages and challenges due to the application of smart grids

What are the Goals?

By completing this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the operation, instrumentation and control of smart grids
  • Realize the need for smart grids in modern power grids and industrial systems
  • Analyze system models and show how to apply smart grids to enhance the operation
  • Comprehend the basics of industrial automation
  • Learn about applications and configurations of SCADA and PLC systems

Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Power system operators, technicians, engineers and managers
  • Electrical engineers and industrial engineers
  • Project engineers/managers working for industry sectors and for power industry
  • Operation and maintenance crew
  • University graduates, site engineers and technical officers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes powerpoint slides, educational video clips, case studies, worked examples, and face-to-face discussion and exchange of ideas. This is a great engineering forum where all the delegates will have the opportunity to talk about their work experiences and discuss about the challenges they have faced and the possible solutions.

The Course Content

Day One: Smart Grid Overview
  • Smart grid definition and features
  • Distributed generation; configurations, case studies
  • Microgrid technology and applications
  • Smart meters
  • Solar PVs and their role in smart grids
  • Energy storage: Batteries and electric vehicles
Day Two: Effect of Smart Grids on Power System Reliability
  • Distribution system components and busbar configurations
  • Electrical safety and network security
  • Distribution configurations and redundancy
  • In-plant generation
  • Parallel operation of utility with embedded generation
  • Integrating embedded generation with plant distribution
Day Three: Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs)
  • Advanced metering infrastructure
  • Power system protection; concepts, features, applications
  • Advanced protection relays and their role in smart grids
  • SCADA systems
  • Programmable logic controller (PLC)
  • Smart grid communication infrastructure
 Day Four: Distributed Control System (DCS)
  • DCS overview
  • DCS controllers and configurations
  • COMMS requirements for DCS systems
  • Alarm system management
  • Typical DCS systems and their applications
  • DCS installation, implementation and maintenance
Day Five: Industrial Automation
  • Instrumentation concepts and techniques
  • Fundamentals of control systems
  • Process control methods
  • Advanced industrial controllers
  • Automation networks, LANs and COMMS protocols
  • Electrical & control drawings and schematics

The Certificate

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


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