Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Engineering
Who should attend?

The training course will benefit the engineers, technicians, and supervisors on the operations, functions of major renewable energy integration components. This course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Electrical engineers
  • Electrical supervisors
  • Power engineers
  • Managers in-charge of electrical installations
  • Project engineers
5 Days
Programme Overview

Power transmission and distribution infrastructure connect, cities countries, power plants, urban area and rural areas to electrical power. Smart grid infrastructure requires demand response, grid interconnects, energy management systems and energy storage. This training course in Dubai will include the conventional overhead and underground transmission and distribution systems. The training course will also look into the microgrid which is a discrete energy system consisting of distributed energy sources including demand management, storage, and generation and loads capable of operating in parallel with, or independently from, the main power grid. The relevant equipment like transformers switch gears, circuit breakers will be discussed so as to provide an efficient and safe electric power transmission and distribution systems. This training course will feature:

  • The conventional overhead and underground transmission and distribution systems
  • The smart grid network
  • The microgrid system
  • Power transformers
  • Circuit breakers
  • Protection relays and switchgear

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

  • Explain the difference between a transmission network and a distribution network
  • Understand the characteristics of a smart grid
  • Determine the components and merits of a microgrid network
  • Explain the characteristics of the power transformers
  • Understand the various arc quenching methods for circuit breakers
  • Design a simple transmission and distribution network
This training course will utilize a variety of proven adult training techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This includes presentation and discussion of the latest videos and technologies on smart grids and renewable energy. Questions are encouraged throughout, particularly at the daily wrap up sessions. This provides opportunities for participants to discuss with the Presenter specific issues and, if possible, find appropriate solutions. Specific goals of each participant will be discussed to ensure that their needs are fulfilled whenever practicable.
Course Outline

Day One: Transmission and Distribution Systems

  • Overhead transmission system architecture
  • Overhead transmission lines towers and cables
  • Underground distribution system network layout
  • Underground electric cables
  • AC distribution system
  • Types of substation layout

Day Two: Smart Grid Distribution System

  • Components of a smart grid network
  • Solar power characteristics
  • Types of photovoltaic cells
  • Smart homes and smart meters
  • Consumer engagement in a smart grid system
  • Windpower characteristics

Day Three: Micro-Grid Distribution System

  • What is a microgrid
  • Technologies available to make microgrid operate efficiently
  • Characteristics of a microgrid
  • Merits of a microgrid
  • Overview of smart microgrid
  • Installation with smart microgrids

Day Four: Power Transformers for Transmission and Distribution

  • Types and operations of power transformers
  • Characteristics of oil-immersed transformer
  • Transformer cooling systems
  • Vector groups for power transmission and distribution transformers
  • Transformer protection systems
  • Green transformers and gas-insulated transformer

Day Five: Circuit Breakers, Protection and Safety of Transmission and Distribution Systems

  • Methods of arc extinction in circuit breakers
  • Medium voltage and high voltage circuit breakers
  • Vacuum circuit breaker operations and characteristics
  • SF circuit breakers operations and characteristics
  • Grounding at transmission and distribution substations
  • Wrap up session with Q&A session

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