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Microgrid Training Crash Course

Microgrid Training Crash Course

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Microgrid Training Crash Course – Hands-on

The microgrid training crash course is a three-day intensive crash course for individuals who need to brush up in the Microgrid area, Microgrid control, and energy management techniques in Microgrids. This crash course will not only teach you the basics of Microgrid operation, but also the main components of a Microgrid, control of power electronic devices in each renewable energy source in Microgrid, different control algorithms provided for Microgrids and Energy Management System (EMS) in Microgrids. Microgrid training crash course covers the essential elements of current and future Microgrid technologies. It is the answer to your Microgrid knowledge need, from Photovoltaic (PV), Wind Farm, Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV), Microgrid control, islanded mode operation, grid connected operation, energy management techniques, voltage source converters in Microgrids and more.

As a leader in the teaching industry for more than 15 years is glad to offer this intensive crash course which begins with an overview of the Microgrid technology, the history behind, major components, main operating modes and a brief review of energy management necessity in Microgrids. We will then introduce the major components of a Microgrid including: wind farms and their relative control approaches, battery energy storage and its control capabilities, PV modules, application, operation and control methodology, and plug-in electric vehicle technology. Based on the needs, more components such as battery charge stations, dynamic loads, and transmission lines may be added.

Our Microgrid training crash course is an intensive learning experience that covers the essential elements of the Microgrid area. Crash courses are ideal for busy professionals who want to stay current in the modern power system field but have limited time to be learning new material.Our instructors are experienced academia and industry professionals including technology leaders, project managers, technical authors, engineers, consultants, academic instructors, CTOs, and course developers. Our interactive, accelerated learning process helps you to grasp the fundamentals of modern Microgrid systems. The Microgrid training crash course provides participants with a solid understanding of Microgrids, technologies, and comprehensive exposure to Microgrid applications and solutions such as: Wind farm application, energy storage applications, coordinated control in Microgrids, Power Electronic advancements in Microgrids, Microgrid control strategy, Energy management techniques in Microgrids, and economic operation of Microgrids.

Duration: 3 days

Microgrid Training Crash Course

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» If you are familiar with some aspects of Microgrid Training Crash Course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
» We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Microgrid Training Crash Course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
» If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Microgrid Training Crash Course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Microgrid Training Crash Course is defined here:

• All individuals who need to understand the microgrid concept
• Power utility engineers working in microgrid and renewable energy industry
• Test engineers starting a career in renewable energies
• Power traders to develop microgrid based projects
• Independent system operator personnel working with microgrids
• Electric utility personnel who recently started career involved with advanced power electronic devices.
• Technicians, operators, and maintenance personnel who are or will be working at microgrid based companies.
• Faculty members from academic institutes who want to teach the microgrid course.
• Investors and contractors who plan to make investments in microgrid industry.
• Managers, accountants, and executives of electric power system industry.


Upon completing this Microgrid Training Crash Course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Understand the concept Microgrids and main components used in Microgrids
• Explain the operating principle of wind farms and different types of wind generation units
• Describe the operation of PV system with different control algorithms implemented
• Understand the battery energy storage system and its control methodology
• Recognize the power electronic devices in Microgrids and describe their operation
• Explain the coordinated control of Microgrid components
• Understand the concept of peak shaving, load shedding, energy shifting and PV smoothing in Microgrids
• Understand the energy management system in Microgrid and its application in different scales
• Tackle the problems related to Microgrid applications
• Understand the different operating modes of a Microgrid and be able to run the projects from the scratch up.

Microgrid Training Crash Course – Course Syllabus:

The Microgrid Training Crash Course consists of the following lessons, which can be revised and tailored to the client’s need:

Microgrid Technology

What is the Microgrid?
What are the main components of a Microgrid
Renewable energy sources in Microgrid
Effect of electric vehicles and energy storages
Wind farms
Solar panels
Traditional power network
Trends for microgrids
Power electronic based devices
Power consumption in microgrids
Transformers in microgrids
Different types of loads in microgrids
DC and AC microgrids
Advantages of microgrids
Efficiency in microgrids
Smaller size and cost benefits
Grid connected microgrids
Islanded mode operation of microgrids
Typical structure of microgrids
AC-DC hybrid microgrids
Microgrid configurations
Stability assessment of microgrids
Microgrid protection

Photovoltaic (PV) in Microgrids

High photovoltaic (PV) penetration and utility distribution systems
Main components of a PV system
PV module or solar arrays
Back-up generator
DC/AC loads
Different types of PV modules
PV strings
Standalone PV system
Grid connected PV system
Hybrid PV system
Installation and operation principals of PV systems
PV system control
Maximum power point tracking
Proportional resonance controller
Pulse width modulation unit
Current controller
Phase locked loop in PV systems
Voltage current characteristics of PV modules
Power curves for PV system
Incremental conductance control
Perturb and observe control in PV system

Wind Farms In Microgrids

Grid integration of wind farms
Fundamentals of wind power
Efficiency in extracting the wind power
Power curves in wind turbines
Different types of wind turbines
Doubly fed induction generators (DFIG)
Permanent magnet based wind farms
Main components of a wind farms
Wind generator
Wind turbine
Drive train
Electronics and control
Control of wind farms
Control of drivetrain speed
Blade regulation control
Stalling and pitch angle control
Active and reactive power control in DFIGs
Wind forecasting
Future technology developments of wind farms
Cost of wind energy

Battery Energy Storage Systems In Microgrids

Emerging needs for energy storages
Effect of energy storages in utility, customers and generations
Classifications of energy storage systems
Energy storage applications in current Microgrids
Superconducting magnetic energy storage
Reactive support and voltage control
Black start capability of energy storages
Congestion management by energy storages in Microgrids
Demand management
Detailed models of energy storage systems
Different sizes of energy storage system for Microgrid applications
Grid operational support by energy storages
Power quality and reliability improvements by energy storages
Discharging principles
Control of energy storage systems
Droop control
Active and reactive power control in energy storages
State of charge (SOC) control
Droop control of active and reactive power
Droop control of voltage and frequency
Secondary control design for energy storage

Coordinated Control of Renewable Energy Sources in Microgrids

Coordinated control of PV and Battery
Energy shifting capability
Demand response events by PV and Battery
Load peak shaving
Load shedding
PV smoothing by energy storage
Coordinated control of PV, wind farms and batteries
Reactive power support by batteries
Fault ride through of wind farms by batteries
Frequency regulation of wind farms by batteries

Power Electronic Devices in Microgrids

Power electronic based equipments in microgrids
Power electronic converters
Power electronic switches
Classification of power electronic converters implemented in Microgrids
Voltage source converters in Microgrids
Multilevel voltage source converters
Pulse width modulation techniques
Distributed loads in Microgrids
Voltage source converters in wind farms
Voltage source converters in PV
Voltage source converters in battery energy storage
Voltage source converters in electric vehicles
Voltage source converters in car chargers

Energy management in Micro grids

What is energy management system (EMS)
Monitoring devices in EMS
Concept of optimality in dispatch
Importance of reliability and efficiency in Microgrid EMS
Policies in Microgrid EMS
Load dispatch in EMS
DG scheduling in EMS
Major vendors of EMS
Micro-grid EMS components
Micro-gas turbines in Micro-grid EMS
Wind turbines in micro-grid EMS
Photovoltaic in EMS
Diesel generators role in EMS
Fuel cell effect in EMS
Battery energy storages and Microgrid EMS
Cell tower energy management
Grid-scale energy storage management

Energy Management Architecture And Control In Microgrids

Centralized EMS in Microgrids
Distribution network operator in Microgrids (DNO)
Aggregator and communication bus
Market operator in Microgrids (MO)
Microgrid central controller (MGCC)
Local controllers (LC)
Operation principle for different operators in Microgrid EMS
Real-time data in centralized EMS
Two-way communication
Advantages and disadvantages of centralized EMS
Decentralized EMS for Microgrids
Communication network in decentralized control
Decision making process in decentralized EMS
Importance of local controllers in decentralized EMS
Communicating with neighbors
Limiting the data transfer between neighbors in decentralized EMS
Advantages and disadvantages of decentralized EMS
Examples of decentralized EMS in Microgrids
Human-machine interface (HMI)
Network topology in Microgrid EMS
Analysis of received data from Microgrid
Optimal energy scheduling
Effect of optimization in Microgrid EMS
History and input data in Microgrid EMS
Short term EMS
Long term EMS
Electricity market in EMS

Microgrid Training Crash Course

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