Welcome to Fundamentals of the Smart Grid 2019
This training programme provided non-technical, non-electrical engineering professionals entering the smart utility sector with a firm foundation in the building blocks of the smart grid. Over 3 intensive and immersive training days attendees came to understand the history of the power grid and the drivers for its migration to the smart grid, the current architecture, operation and maintenance of the smart grid, and the impact of future technology trends on the ongoing operation and maintenance of the smart grid.
Whatever the professional background and seniority level, this programme provided the foundation and context needed to hit the ground running in attendees new roles. The programme was comprised of 12 modules, each lasting 90 minutes and provided a combination of speaker-led presentations, breakout group exercises and group Q&A sessions.
Places were strictly limited to 50 participants to ensure an interactive learning experience for all attendees.
Please check back later to see the details for 2020.
3 intensive training days provided a thorough understanding of 3 fundamental concepts including:
- History – getting to grips with the history of the power grid and the drivers for its migration to the smart grid. Including the current state of play, regulatory backdrop, carbon reduction targets, IT/OT integration.
- Current – immersing yourself in current smart grid architectures, and their operations and maintenance implications. Including utility telecom networks, SCADA systems, substation automation and IEC 61850, cybersecurity
- Future – exploring future technology trends and their impact on the operations and maintenance of the grid. Including AI & ML, blockchain, big data and utility cloud, energy storage, EV integration, DER and microgrids
Attendees learnt from industry leading practitioners including:
Prof. David Raisz
What Past Participants Had to Say
“Excellent conference, excellent programme, excellent networking, and a great opportunity to learn and share about cyber security. The hottest topic in the digital transformation of the energy sector.”Aurelio Blanquet, Director, EDP
"This conference provided an array of technically detailed presentations. Rather than being too generic and high level, the material presented facilitated much learning in a short time frame. There was also an excellent level of informal interaction among participants. A couple of days well spent."Cormac Long, Technical Consultant, ESB Ireland
“Good opportunity to share updates with colleagues in IT/OT. Discover different approaches for the same problems. Learn new market developments.”Ton Rijnan, Application Manager, TenneT
"A very useful time, open exchange of ideas and information. Excellent real-world presentations.”Allan Wales, Distribution Systems Specialist, SP Energy Networks
“A combination of very knowledgeable experts, panel discussions and round table discussions were useful.”Maryam Al-fadhala, Planning Engineer, Public Works Authority Qatar