Microgrid Systems Engineering Training

Commitment 4 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


Microgrid Systems Engineering Training teaches you the systems engineering approach applied to microgrids and prepares you to deal with microgrid challenges with a systems engineering background. This training is developed for professionals in order to learn a microgrid from a systems engineering point of view and apply systems engineering disciplines to structure a microgrid.

  • 4 days of Microgrid Systems Engineering Training with an expert instructor
  • Microgrid Systems Engineering Training Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Learn the basics of systems engineering and the concept of systems and subsystem in systems engineering
  • Understand the basics of microgrids, main components, advantages of microgrids, and operating principles in microgrids
  • Explain the systems engineering approach in order to design a microgrid
  • Understand the main components of a microgrid with their detailed performance and control
  • Explain how to integrate renewable energy sources in microgrids
  • Understand different control levels of microgrids
  • Explain different operating modes in microgrids for islanded and grid connect modes of operation
  • Learn how to control voltage/frequency or power in microgrids
  • Understand the concept of the energy management system (EMS) in microgrids
  • Apply different control approaches for power electronic devices in microgrids
  • Recognize different types of loads in microgrids
  • Understand how to improve power quality in microgrids
  • We can adapt this Microgrid Systems Engineering course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Microgrid Systems Engineering course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Microgrid Systems Engineering 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 Systems Engineering course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this training course:

  • System engineers, system managers, or product managers working on microgrids
  • Engineering managers, business analysts, or system architects of microgrid area
  • Design engineers, project engineers, and industrial engineers having projects in microgrid area
  • All professionals in the area of microgrids
  • Non-engineers looking to understand new approaches in microgrids
  • Individuals who are looking for technical training in microgrids
  • Executives and managers who are looking to invest in microgrid area
  • Investors and contractors who plan to make investments in the microgrid or renewable energy industry.
  • Technicians, operators, and maintenance personnel who are or will be working on microgrid projects

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.


Introduction to Systems Engineering
  • Systems Engineering Definition
  • Significance of Systems Engineering in Electrical Engineering
  • Background of System Engineering Applications
  • Concept of System in Systems Engineering
  • Notion of Subsystem
  • Components of a System
  • Required Tools for Systems Engineering
  • Purpose of Systems Engineering
  • Application of Systems Engineering
  • Systems Engineering Key Definitions
  • Systems Engineering Architecture
  • Engineered System
  • System’s Life Cycle
Introduction to Microgrids
  • What is a Microgrid?
  • Main Components of a Microgrid
  • Microgrid Applications
  • Microgrid Growth
  • Green Energy and Microgrids
  • Traditional Power Systems
  • Power Electronic Based Devices
  • Grid Connected Microgrid
  • Islanded Mode Microgrid
  • DC and AC Microgrids
  • Structure of Microgrids
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Centralized Microgrids
  • Decentralized Microgrids
  • AC-DC Hybrid Microgrids
  • Microgrid Stability
  • Microgrid Protection Studies
Systems Engineering Approach Applied to Microgrids
  • Basics of a Systems Engineering Approach
  • Process Overview of Systems Engineering Approach
  • Definition of System
  • Microgrid System
  • Microgrid Operation
  • Microgrid Performance
  • Microgrid Tests
  • Microgrid Manufacturing
  • Microgrid Cost and Scheduling
  • Microgrid Support and Training
Definition of Microgrid as a System
  • Definition of System
  • Elements of Microgrid as a System
  • Generation Units
  • Solar Panels
  • Wind Farms
  • Distributed Generation
  • Power Electronic Devices
  • Transmission System
  • Distribution System
  • Breaker
  • Grid
  • Loads
  • People as Elements of Microgrid System
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Facilities
  • Microgrid Policies
  • Documents
  • System Level Qualities
  • System Level Properties and Characteristics
  • System Level Performance in Microgrids
State the Problem Related to Traditional Power Systems
  • Traditional Power Systems
  • Power Plants
  • Gas Turbines
  • Fossil Fuel Based Generation
  • Fluctuation of Gas and Oil Prices
  • CO2 Emission
  • Global Warming Issue
  • Nuclear Power Plants
  • Expensive Expansion Cost
  • Long Transmission Lines
  • Weak AC Grid Problem
  • Low Reliability
  • Low Efficiency of Power Plants
  • Slow Dynamics of Controllers
  • High Maintenance Cost
  • Central Controller Issues
  • Single Point of Failure
Microgrid as an Alternative
  • Electricity Generation Approaches
  • Isolation from Grid
  • Autonomous Operation
  • Benefits of Distributed Energy Resources
  • Reliability Improvements
  • Countries Active in Microgrids
  • Distribution Company Microgrid
  • Single User Microgrids
  • Hybrid Microgrids
  • Multi-User Microgrids
  • Cost Development
  • Operational Challenges
  • Smart Grid Technologies
  • Utility Franchise
  • Regulations and Laws
  • Clean Energy
  • Use of the Sun as a Natural Source
  • Use of Wind as a Natural Source
  • Green Energy
  • High Reliability
  • Tidal Wave Generation
  • Combination of Renewable Energy Sources
  • Distributed Renewable Resources (DERs)
Microgrid Systems Engineering Training – Microgrid Model Components
  • Transmission Lines
  • Long Transmission Line
  • Series Compensated Transmission Lines
  • Shunt Compensation
  • Active Filtering
  • Passive Filtering
  • Generation Sources
  • Distributed Generation
  • Solar Panels
  • Photovoltaic (PV) Unit
  • Wind Farms
  • Type 3 Wind Farms
  • Type 4 wind Generation Units
  • Offshore Wind Farms
  • Single-Phase and Three-Phase PV Systems
  • Power Electronic Devices
  • Three Phase and Single Phase Inverters
  • Power Electronic Switching
  • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
  • Dynamic Loads
  • Static Loads
  • Energy Storage
  • Energy Storage Control
  • Central Controller
  • Decentralized Controller
  • Breaker
  • Grid
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Smart Meters
  • Smart Houses
  • Smart Door Lock
  • Smart Air Conditioning
  • Smart Lighting
  • Smart TVs
Integrating the System as a Microgrid
  • Integrating Single-Phase PV into Microgrid
  • Integrating Three-Phase PV into Microgrid
  • Integrating Wind Farms into Microgrid
  • Integrating High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission into Microgrids
  • Integrating Energy Storage into Microgrid
  • Integrating Generators into Microgrids
  • Integrating Motors into Microgrids
  • Integrating Electric Vehicles into Microgrids
  • Integrating Car Charging Stations into Microgrids
  • Integrating SCADA Unit
  • Integrating Central Controllers
  • Integrating Decentralized Controllers
System Operation/ Microgrid Operation
  • Operating Principles of Microgrids
  • Operation of Wind Farms
  • Operating Principles of Solar Panels
  • Power Flow Studies in Microgrid Operation
  • Economic Operation of microgrid
  • Operation of Energy Storage
  • Electric Vehicle Operation
  • Charging Station Operation
  • Operation of Generators/Motors in Microgrids
  • Economic Dispatch
  • SCADA Operation Principle
  • Decentralized Operation Principle
  • Centralized Operation of Microgrids
  • Operation of Power Electronic Devices
  • Voltage Source Converter Operation
  • Current Source Converter Operation
  • Uninterruptable Power Source (UPS) Operation
  • Virtual Inertia Operation in Microgrids
  • Distributed Load Operation
  • Islanded Mode Operation
  • Grid-Connected Microgrid Operation
Microgrid Systems Engineering Training – Microgrid Performance
  • Power Quality in Microgrids
  • Active Filtering Application in Microgrids
  • Passive Filtering
  • Effect of Harmonics
  • Performance of Unbalanced Microgrids
  • Analysis of Unbalanced Microgrids
  • Total Harmonic Distortion
  • Analysis of Balanced Microgrids
  • Performance of Solar Panels
  • Performance of Wind Farm
  • Wind Farms Stability Issues
  • PV Harmonic Issues
  • Performance of Balanced Microgrids
Microgrid Energy Management
  • Definition of Energy Management Systems (EMS)
  • Monitoring Devices Performance in EMS
  • Reliability of Microgrid EMS
  • Optimal Dispatch in Microgrids
  • Vendors of Energy Management Systems in microgrids
  • Microgrid EMS Policies
  • Effect of Micro Turbines in Microgrid EMS
  • EMS for Solar Panels
  • EMS for Wind Turbines
  • EMS for Energy Storage
  • Cell Tower Energy Management
  • EMS in Islanded Operation
  • EMS in Grid-Connected Microgrids
  • EMS for Diesel Generation
  • EMS for UPS
  • EMS for Loads
  • Distribution Network Operator (DNO) in Microgrids
  • Market Operator (MO)
  • Local Controllers
  • Real-time Data in EMS
  • Centralized and Decentralized EMS
  • Short-Term and Long-Term EMS
Microgrid Systems Engineering Training – Microgrid System Analysis and Control
  • Systems Engineering Process Overview
  • Microgrid Configuration Management
  • Microgrid Modeling and Simulations
  • Microgrid Risk Management
  • Control of microgrids in Grid Connected Mode
  • Active and Reactive Power Control
  • Control of Parallel Renewable Energy Sources
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
  • Droop Control of Active and Reactive Power
  • Control of Microgrids in Islanded Mode
  • Control of Voltage and Frequency
  • Control of Parallel Renewable Energy Sources in Islanded Mode
  • Inner Current Control
  • Voltage Source Converter Control
  • Current Source Converter Control
  • Phase Locked Loop (PLL) Control
  • Primary Controller
  • Secondary Controller
  • Tertiary Controller
  • Hierarchical Control of Microgrids
  • Coordination of PV and Battery
  • Coordination of Renewable Energy Sources
  • Demand Response Control
  • Load Shifting Control
  • Peak Shaving Control
  • Load Shedding Control
  • PV Smoothing Control
  • Reactive Power Compensation
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Fault Ride Through in Microgrids
  • Frequency Regulation
Microgrid Planning, Organizing, and Managing
  • Systems Engineering Planning
  • Systems Engineering Planning Applied to Microgrids
  • Integrating System Development
  • Contractual Considerations
  • Management Considerations in Microgrids
  • Concept of Energy
  • Microgrid Operation Planning
  • Microgrid Generation Planning
  • Microgrid Energy Management Planning
  • Microgrid Fault Ride Through
  • Microgrid Demand Response
  • Microgrid Risk Management
  • Microgrid Cybersecurity
  • Microgrid Security Studies
Hands-On, Workshops, and Group Activities
  • Labs
  • Workshops
  • Group Activities
Sample Workshops and Labs for Microgrid Systems Engineering
  • Microgrid Simulation Case Study
  • Application of Wind Farms in Microgrid Simulation
  • Application of Solar Panels in Microgrids
  • Voltage and Frequency Control for Islanded Mode Microgrid
  • Power Control in Grid-Connected Microgrid
  • Primary and Secondary Control
  • Control of Energy Storage in Microgrid
  • Demand Response Case Study
  • Peak Shaving Case Study
  • Stability Analysis of Microgrids
  • Experiments of Faults in Microgrids
  • Single-Phase and Three-Phase Faults
  • Effect of Long Transmission Lines on Microgrid Stability
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