Microgrid Training Seminar

Commitment 3 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


The Microgrid Training Seminar is a three-day intensive crash course for individuals who need to brush up on the Microgrid area, Microgrid control, and energy management techniques in Microgrids. This Microgrid Training Workshop 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 a Microgrid, different control algorithms provided for Microgrids, and Energy Management Systems (EMS) in Microgrids.

Microgrid Training Seminar 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.

  • 3 days of Microgrid Training Seminar with an expert instructor
  • Microgrid Training Seminar Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



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

  • Understand the concept of Microgrids and the main components used in Microgrids
  • Explain the operating principle of wind farms and different types of wind generation units
  • Describe the operation of the PV system with different control algorithms implemented
  • Understand the battery energy storage system and its control methodology
  • Recognize the power of 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 Microgrids and its application on 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 scratch up.
  • We can adapt this Microgrid Training Seminar 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 Seminar, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Microgrid Seminar 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 Seminar course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Microgrid Seminar course:

  • All individuals who need to understand the concept of Microgrids.
  • Test engineers who need to learn the Microgrid operation principles
  • Power traders to understand the Microgrid systems.
  • Independent system operator personnel.
  • Investors and contractors who plan to make investments in Microgrids and the renewable energy industry.
  • Professionals in other energy industries.
  • Electric utility personnel who recently started a career in Microgrids or have new job responsibilities related to Microgrids
  • Technicians, operators, and maintenance personnel who are or will be working on Microgrid projects
  • Managers, accountants, and executives of the Microgrid industry.

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

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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 storage
  • 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 modules or solar arrays
  • Inverter
  • 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 principles of PV systems
  • PV system control
  • Maximum power point tracking
  • Proportional resonance controller
  • Pulse width modulation unit
  • Current controller
  • A 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 the PV system
Microgrid Training Seminar – 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 wind farms
  • Wind generator
  • Wind turbine
  • Tower
  • 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 technological developments of wind farms
  • Cost of wind energy
Battery Energy Storage Systems In Microgrids
  • Emerging needs for energy storage
  • Effect of energy storage in utility, customers, and generations
  • Classifications of energy storage systems
  • Energy storage applications in current Microgrids
  • Capacitors
  • Superconducting magnetic energy storage
  • Reactive support and voltage control
  • Black start capability of energy storage
  • Congestion management by energy storage in Microgrids
  • Demand management
  • Detailed models of energy storage systems
  • Different sizes of energy storage systems for Microgrid applications
  • Grid operational support by energy storage
  • Power quality and reliability improvements by energy storage
  • Discharging principles
  • Control of energy storage systems
  • Droop control
  • Active and reactive power control in energy storage
  • 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 equipment 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
Microgrid Training Seminar – Energy management in Microgrids
  • What is an 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 generator’s role in EMS
  • Fuel cell effect in EMS
  • Battery energy storage 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)
  • The 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
  • The electricity market in EMS

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