5-Day Mini MBA in Power, Electricity
and Industry Infrastructure

Renewables and Their Impact on The Smart Grid Serving Digital Substations Including Smart Transformers

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5 Days

Introduction to the course

This KC Academy 5-Day Mini MBA In Power Electricity and Industry Infrastructure training seminar encompasses the three major aspects in all electrical installation network worldwide. This training seminar has been designed to provide a clear and perfect understanding of the principles, characteristics, construction and selection of power transmission, distribution of electricity and the state of the art digital industry infrastructure. Thermal energy mode of electric power generation is now gradually superseded by green and clean energy predominantly by solar and wind power hence provide power transmission.

The smart grid and micro grids are current trends in the electricity distribution networks. Intelligent sensors with artificial intelligence capabilities are incorporated into these grids for distribution of electricity. The industry infrastructure has made significant progress by incorporating electrical equipment that will reduce carbon footprint and subsequently reduce the global warming potential substantially. Digital substations are mushrooming as efficient infrastructure components and equipment has great reliance in the internet of things (IoT) technologies. Smart digital transformers are emerging rapidly with the onset of industry infrastructure digitalization. The retro filling of new ester oil as substitute for mineral oil in transformers are fast gaining prominence as it increases the safety of transformer installations. Robotics are incorporated with the new state of the art smart transformers.

This KC Academy training seminar will highlight:

  • Thermal power generation verses clean and green power generation
  • Design and characteristics of solar  and wind power generation
  • Features of smart grids and micro grids
  • Energy storage and interconnecting renewable energy.
  • Construction and components of digital substations
  • Digital industry equipment of industry infrastructure

Course details

By the end of this KC Academy training seminar, participants will learn to:

  • Differentiate the various types of power generation including renewables
  • Understand the various importance of power component namely the active power, reactive power and apparent power
  • Appreciate the merits and importance of renewable energy
  • Understand and describe the smart grids and micro grids
  • Recognise the importance of digital industry infrastructure

This KC Academy Electrical Engineering training course will ensure that participants will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the seminar outline with the instructor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Each seminar participant will receive a copy of the comprehensive seminar notes. The presenter will outline and discuss the topics using computer displays, videos and power point presentation.

The seminar is designed to have an interactive format to maximize delegate participation. Questions and answers are encouraged throughout and at the daily sessions. Needs-Based case-studies and examples will be discussed in problem solving workshop sessions. This gives participants the opportunity to discuss with other delegates and the presenter their specific problems and appropriate solutions.

Upon completion of this KC Academy training seminar, the organizational impact would be:

  • Technical training and up-skilling to improve and realise the full potential of a competent workforce
  • Productivity increase through state of the art technologies and digitalisation
  • Identification for opportunities in the implantation of green and clean energy
  • Networking of personnel with technology leaders and other engineers
  • Attitude change of workforce, as continuous follow up of new technologies and their up taking could otherwise create workforce with high resistance to change due to lack of understanding
  • Ensure safety practices are adhered when carrying out electrical installation activities

On successful completion of this KC Academy training seminar, delegate will be able to understand:

  • Operation and characteristics of renewable energy power generation
  • Identify the merits of solar and wind power energies
  • Appreciate the merits of smart and micro grids
  • Be exposed to the new energy storage systems and grid interconnections
  • Recognize the introduction of digital substation
  • Comprehend the maximization of digital equipment reliability and security

This KC Academy training seminar is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Electrical Power Engineers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Electrical Supervisors
  • Engineering Professionals
  • Managers of the electrical engineering department

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Overview of Conventional Power Generation and Renewables
  • Fundamentals of Thermal Power Generation
  • Characteristics of Nuclear Power Generation
  • Shift to Renewable Energy Generation
  • Characteristics of Solar Power and Photo Voltaic Cells
  • Wind Turbines Power Generation Components and Operations
  • Geothermal and Hydro Power Generation
DAY 2:
Flexible AC Transmission Systems and Significance of Active Power, Reactive Power and Apparent Power
  • The Generator Capability Curve
  • Impact of Power Factor and Importance of Reactive Power
  • Merits of Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS)
  • Instrument Transformers for Power Measurement
  • Common Power Quality Issues
  • The Triplen Harmonics Effects and Mitigation Techniques
DAY 3:
Smart Grid Transitions and Distributed Energy Resources
  • Characteristics and Architecture of Smart Grids
  • Smart Grid Optimization
  • Role of Smart Grids and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Operations and Merits of Microgrids
  • Renewable Energy Integration
  • Energy Storage for Renewables
DAY 4:
Smart Transformer Constructional and Characteristics, Digital Substation
  • Characteristics of a Smart Transformer
  • Smart Transformer for Distribution System
  • Digital Transformer Characteristics and Merits
  • Role of Digital Transformers in the Grid
  • Digital Substation Architecture
  • Merits of Digital Substation Integration and Renewable Energy
DAY 5:
Global Warming Potential and Carbon Footprint Reduction Infrastructure Equipment
  • Natural Esters Specifications, Characteristics and Performance
  • Power Transformers with Natural Ester based Oils
  • Gas Insulated Transformer with SF6 Slternative
  • Eco-friendly Gas Insulated Substation
  • New Vacuum Clear Air Switchgears
  • Wrap-up Session, Questions and Answer

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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