Smart Grid for Non-Engineers
Who should attend?
This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit all levels of non-engineers.
5 Days
Programme Overview

A smart grid is an intelligent automated system for monitoring the flow of electricity and making the distribution of electricity more efficient. In a world where protecting the environment is a major concern, it is important to find cost-effective ways of reducing power usage and increasing energy independence. Existing power supply systems implement a "centralized power supply" that often involves high voltages and large-scale electric power networks. With this type of power supply, failures in the electricity network can have a huge impact on the entire power supply system and often cause widespread system shutdowns. Smart grids possess demand response capacity to help balance electrical consumption with supply, as well as the potential to integrate new technologies to enable energy storage devices and the large-scale use of electric vehicles. This training course will feature:

  • The conventional power grid system
  • Smart grid blueprint
  • Types of renewable energy
  • Wind turbines
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Smart home and meters

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

  • Understand the role and benefits of a smart grid
  • Determine the various types of renewable energy
  • Explain the different types of solar panels
  • Analyze the common types of wind farms
  • Design and components of a smart home
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: Conventional Electrical Generation, Transmission and Distribution Process

  • Differences between alternating current and direct current
  • Common electrical units power, voltage, current, power factor and frequency
  • Types of the generation of electricity
  • Transmission and  distribution of electric power
  • Domestic electrical system
  • Industrial electrical system

Day Two: Types of Renewable Energy

  • Wind turbines
  • Construction and operation of wind farms
  • Solar panels
  • Construction and operations of photovoltaic cells
  • Nuclear energy
  • Geothermal energy

Day Three: Introduction to Smart Grid

  • What is the smart grid?
  • Smart grid attributes
  • Characteristics of a smart grid
  • Why the smart grid?
  • Smart grid blueprint
  • Merits of smart grid 

Day Four: Smart Homes and Consumer Engagement

  • Concepts of a smart home
  • Merits of a smart home
  • Characteristics of a smart home
  • Introduction of smart meters
  • Construction and operations of smart meters
  • Consumer engagement in a smart grid system

Day Five: Operation Centres and Distribution Intelligence

  • Components of smart grid operation centres
  • Safety features
  • Characteristics of distribution intelligence
  • Smart vehicles
  • Charging station for plug-in electric cars
  • Maintenance of smart grid systems

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