Smart Grid for Non-Engineers Training

Commitment 2 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


Smart Grid for Non-Engineers Training is developed to address the fundamentals of smart grids for non-engineers. Smart Grid Training for Non-Engineers provides fundamental Smart Grid concepts, functions, planning, design criteria, tools and techniques, and technology needed for building a smart grid.

Smart Grid Training for Non-Engineers provides a working guideline in the planning, analysis, design, and development of Smart Grid for engineers and non-engineers. The attendees will learn about essential factors of Smart Grid that enable the performance and capability of the power system.

Smart Grid Training for Non-Engineers provides a fundamental view of benefits, goals, and motivation for the Smart Grid development, the rationale for the Smart Grid, Smart Grid technologies, and tools for analysis and development of the Smart Grid.

Learn about Smart Grid standards and requirements, features for designing new devices, Smart Grid architecture, systems, products and solutions, system interoperability, operations and maintenance, automation and computational techniques, different options of computational intelligence, communication technology, operations, and decision support system, adaptability and different renewable energy sources might co-exist with the legacy system.

  • 2 days of Smart Grid Training for Non-Engineers with an expert instructor
  • Smart Grid Training for Non-Engineers Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



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

  • Discuss the key concepts of Smart Grid
  • List the various Smart Grid Terms
  • Discuss the essentials of Smart Grid in very basic, practical terms
  • Discuss important aspects of Smart Grid
  • Describe overall concepts of Smart Grid planning, design, and operation
  • Describe electrical concepts, design considerations, construction practices, and operational aspects.
  • List and contrast Smart Grid products and solutions
  • We can adapt this Smart Grid for Non-Engineers course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Smart Grid for Non-Engineers course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Smart Grid for Non-Engineers training 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 Smart Grid for Non-Engineers course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Smart Grid Training for Non-Engineers course:

  • All

There are no formal prerequisites for this Smart Grid for Non-Engineers course.

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Introduction to Smart Grid
  • What are Smart Grids?
  • Why Smart Grids?
  • How does it work?
  • Features of Smart Grid
  • Smart Grid Principal Goals
  • What Makes a Grid “Smart?”
  • What does a Smart Grid do?
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Generation, Distribution, and Power Consumption
  • Distribution Intelligence
  • Operations Centers
  • The Smart Home
  • Renewable Energy
  • Building and Testing the Smart Grid
  • Fundamentals of Design and Analysis
  • Interoperability and Standards
Characteristics of the Smart Grid
  • Smart Grid Enablers
  • New Products, Services, and Markets
  • End-to-end communications infrastructure
  • Generation, Transmission, and Consumers
  • Consumer Participation
  • Asset Utilization and Operation
  • Responds to System Disturbances
  • Demand Response Issues
  • Generation and Storage Options
  • Transmission System Operation
  • Distribution Options
  • Operation Resiliently against Attack and Natural Disaster
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Impact of Information Technologies
  • Role of Smart Communication Systems and Sensors
  • Smart Grid Cyber Security
  • Local Data Network to the Electrical Grid for the Home
  • Control Decentralization
  • Autonomous Control of Subnetworks
  • Interoperability and Connectivity
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Sustainable Energy Options for the Smart Grid
  • Internet for Smart Grids
  • Shared infrastructure for Smart Grids and physical networks: sensors
  • Shared infrastructure: Smart Grids in the cloud
Smart Grid Applications, Communications, and Security 
  • The Regulation of Smart Grids
  • Fundamentals of Design and Analysis
  • Smart Grid Systems Engineering
  • Technology and Applications
  • Electrical Energy Conversion and Transport
  • Communication-Enabled Intelligence for the Electric Power Grid
  • Energy Storage in Electric Power Grids
  • Control of Power Inverters in Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Integration
  • Power System Monitoring and Control
  • Advanced Smart Grids for Distribution System Operators
  • Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems
  • Design of Smart Power Grid Renewable Energy Systems
Smart Grid for Non-Engineers Training – Smart Grid Products and Solutions
  • Home Automation and Energy Management
  • Demand Response
  • Microgrid Control Systems
  • Distribution Grid Applications
  • Generation Grid Applications
  • Industrial & Infrastructure Applications
  • Transmission Grid Applications
  • Rail Electrification
  • Smart Metering
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • Energy Management and Control Systems
  • Building Energy Management Systems
  • Communications and Network Management Systems
  • Asset monitoring
  • Diagnostics
  • Submetering and Time-of-Use reporting
Advanced Smart Grids for Distribution System Operators
  • Market Desk Roles
  • NERC Requirements
  • Reliability Consideration from the Integration of Smart Grid
  • Bulk Power System Reliability
  • Long Term Planning
  • Operations Planning
  • Same-day Planing
  • Real-time Operations
    Operations Assessment
  • Distribution System Operators (DSO) Issues
  • How active DSOs will operate the Smart Grid
  • Balancing Supply and Demand by Distributed Energy Resources
  • Integration of Renewable Energy Sources
  • Regulatory Frameworks
  • Increasing System Flexibility
  • Demand Response
  • Financial Barriers
  • Consumer Acceptance
  • Technical Standards
  • Market Structures
Smart Grid Demand Response
  • Deployment of Smart Grid technologies for the Electric Power Industry
  • Grid Modernization Efforts
  • Demand Response Programs
  • Grid Modernization Technologies
  • Tools, and Techniques for Demand Response Development
  • Distribution System Modeling and Analysis
  • Consumer Behavior Modeling
  • High-Speed Computational Analysis Capabilities for Decision Support Tools
  • Balancing Supply and Demand
  • Role of Electric System Planners and Operators
  • Demand Response opportunity for consumers
  • Operation of the Electric Grid
  • Reducing or shifting electricity usage during peak periods
  • Response to time-based rates
  • Other forms of financial incentives
  • Methods of engaging customers in demand response efforts
  • Offering time-based rates
  • Time-of-use pricing
  • Critical peak pricing
  • Variable peak pricing
  • Real-time pricing
  • Critical peak rebates
  • Direct load control programs
  • Financial incentives and lower electric bills
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