Smart Grid Training Workshop

Commitment 3 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 refers to networks that carry generated electricity from the plants to consumers and businesses. The electricity grid (computerized electric utility grid ) includes a computer-based remote control, SCADA, automation, substations, wires, transformers, switches, two-way communication technology, and much more.

Smart Grid Training with emphasis on developing and enhancing the workforce within the Electric Power Sector focuses on smart grid technologies. Our Smart Grid training address on the entire electricity delivery system, including transmission, distribution, and electrical equipment manufacturing.

Learn about tools and techniques to build, operate, and maintain a modern electricity system, integrating renewable energy sources, and issues environmental concerns including carbon management. Smart Grid Training targets professionals involved in power electronics, information and communications technologies, policy, and economics.


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

  • Understand what a smart grid is and its benefits
  • Advance your knowledge about smart grid concepts and technologies
  • Learn about smart grid technology, business, and operations of energy generation
  • Learn about smart grid architecture and implementation
  • Understand how advanced technologies should be integrated to enable a modern grid
  • Understand how renewables can be integrated more seamlessly using smart grid technologies
  • Learn about the smart grid of the future
  • We can adapt this smart grid 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 course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the smart grid 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 course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Smart Grid Training course:

  • Smart Grid is created for the energy industry including utilities, government, environment, and other stakeholders. The Smart Grid Training course is designed for engineers, managers, executives, and other professionals who need to get a good understanding of what the smart grid is, how technologies would alter and modify the current grid, and what the smart grid of the future would look like.

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

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Introduction to Smart Grid
  • Energy Technology Perspectives
  • Smart Grid: The Big Picture
  • What are Smart Grids?
  • Why do we need them?
  • What are some of the benefits of your region?
  • When will they be deployed?
  • Smart Grids in Distribution Networks
  • Energy (and electricity) system drivers
  • Environment
  • Regulation of monopolies
  • Innovation and competitiveness
  • Low prices and efficiency
  • Primary energy sources
  • Reliability and quality
  • Capacity
  • Electricity Networks
  • Energy efficiency is the hidden fuel that increases energy
  • security and mitigates climate change.
  • Centralized fuel production, power, and storage
  • A smart, sustainable energy system
  • A sustainable energy system is smarter,
  • more unified and integrated energy system
  • Centralized fuel production, power, and storage
  • Renewable energy resources
Electric Grid Modernization (Smart Grid)
  • Modern utility electricity delivery systems
  • Computer-based remote control and automation
  • Two-way communication technology
  • Computer processing
  • Electricity networks
  • Power plants
  • Wind farms
  • Devices utilities use to deliver electricity
  • Automated and computerized
Smart Grid Technology Components
  • Key Drivers
  • Conceptual Model and Reference Architecture Principles
  • Motivation for Conceptual Model and Reference Architecture
  • Requirements for the M/490 Reference Architecture
  • Power Generation
  • Power Transmission
  • Power Distribution
  • Grid Automation
  • Renewable Integration
  • Energy Storage Solutions
  • Smart Home and Building
Implementation, Standards, and Interoperability
  • Generation
  • Transmission
  • Distribution automation
  • Substation automation
  • Customer
  • The connection between generation, transmission, distribution automation, substation automation and customer
  • Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and the Smart Grid
  • Automated Demand-Response (ADR)
  • Smart Grid Cyber Security
  • Microgrids
  • Wide Area situational awareness (WASA)
  • Wireless and Wireline Communications
  • Digital Sense & Control of the grid
  • Advanced Technologies and their integration
  • Making a business case for advanced technologies,
  • Advanced technologies for Distribution Automation
  • Utility time cycles of adoption
  • Grid architectures,
  • Simulation and validation,
  • Cloud computing and mobile apps in smart grids and consumers interfaces,
  • Home Area Networks (HAN)
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure,
  • Demand Response
  • Demand Management
  • Regulation and pricing
  • Visualization
  • Electric Vehicle Integration into the Grid
  • Battery and Storage Integration and Aggregation
Smart Grid Deployment
  • Smart Grid Energy Layer Use Case
  • Advanced Distribution Automation WAMS (Wide Area Measurement System)
  • Issues: Legal Contracts, Legal Regulations, Constraints, and others
  • DER control (Distributed Energy Resources)
  • People, Systems, Applications, Databases, the Power System, and Other Stakeholders
  • DR control (Demand Response) for large-scale application
  • DS supervision (Distribution System)
  • DER, DR/Microgrid control
  • PV Generation (Photo Voltaic)
  • Control and Connectivity Layer Use Cases
  • Service Layer Use Cases
  • Home-DR applications (Demand Response) for consumer appliances
  • Home Energy Management (HEM)
  • Submetering
  • Smart Grid/Metering Service Layer
  • Applicability of MM architecture to Smart Grids
Smart Grid Operation
  • Communications and Data of the Smart Grid
  • The Customer Side of the Smart Grid
  • The Utility Side of the Smart Grid
  • Controlling, Operating, and Monitoring the Smart Grid
  • Maintenance Needs of the Smart Grid
Smart Grid for Non-Engineers TrainingSmart Grid Training Course Wrap-Up