The deployment of distributed generation technologies is creating a paradigm shift of the way energy is produced, traded, distributed, and utilized. Although such shift is unparalleled, it is accompanied with serious accommodation challenges in existing outdating/aging power distribution systems infrastructure. Thanks to Distribution Automation, one of the smart grid pillars, that offers new digital technologies to be integrated within existing utility grids in order to substantially improve the overall efficiency and reliability of the network as well as facilitating seamless accommodation of distributed generation.
This 12-Hour Smart Grid Distribution Automation training course provides participants with a practical understanding of energy consumption, power distribution systems operation and control, the technical challenges that power utilities currently face to accommodate distributed generation in their distribution networks, and the most recent interconnection requirement standards of distributed generation in North America. The course also provides participants with the required knowledge to understand, assess, and analyze the technical and economical needs of adopting Distribution Automation technologies to mitigate such technical challenges and enhance the operation and reliability of power distribution systems.
This course covers topics related to the transformation of power distribution systems from their conventional structure with unidirectional power flow towards smart distribution grids.
This course can be taken in conjunction with our 2-Day Distribution Networks Analysis Using CYMDIST software. (www.electricityforum.com/electrical-training/cymdist-workshop) as a 4-Day Combined course. (www.electricityforum.com/electrical-training/4-day-distribution-automation-workshop)
After participating in this Smart Grid Distribution Automation course, participants will be able to:
Smart Grid Distribution Automation Course Outline
Hany Farag, PhD, PEng, SMIEEE,
1. Legacy of Smart Distribution Networks
2. Load Characteristics and Matrices
3. Load Models
4. Distribution Feeder and Transformer Models
5. Distribution Systems Analysis
6. Framework of Distribution Automation in Smart Grids
7. DA Application #1: Integrated Voltage and Reactive Power Control (IVVC)
8. DA Application #2: Fault Detection, Isolation, and Load Restoration (FDIR)
9. DA Application #3: Demand Response (DR)
10. Distributed Generation Technologies
11. Grid Interface Technologies of DGs
12. Integration Challenges of DGs with power grids
13. Utilities Technical Interconnection Requirements of DGs (IEEE, Hydro One, LDCs)
14. Distribution Automation for Successful DG Integration and Deployment of Microgrids