3-Day Training for Non-Electrical Engineers Entering the Smart Utility Sector
27-29 August 2019 | London, UK

Welcome to Fundamentals of the Smart Grid 2019

This training programme provides 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 you will 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 your professional background and seniority level, this programme will provide the foundation and context you need to hit the ground running in your new role. The programme is comprised of 12 modules, each lasting 90 minutes and providing a combination of speaker-led presentations, breakout group exercises and group Q&A sessions.

Places are strictly limited to 50 participants to ensure an interactive learning experience for all attendees.

 

Programme format

3 intensive training days providing a thorough understanding of 3 fundamental concepts including:

  • History – get 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 – immerse 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 – explore 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

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Learn from industry leading practitioners including:

Mohseen Mohemmed - Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

Mohseen Mohemmed

Protection & Control Engineering ManagerScottish & Southern Electricity Networks
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Mark McGranaghan - ESRI

Mark McGranaghan

Vice President, Integrated GridElectric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
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Tom Segers

Tom Segers

Head of Department Digitalization & Communication TechnologyFluvius
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Graham Oakes

Graham Oakes

Previously Founder and Chief ScientistUpside Energy
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Erwin Frank-Schultz

Erwin Frank-Schultz

UKI Energy & Utilities - Industry Technical LeaderIBM
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David Raisz - E.ON Research Centre

Prof. David Raisz

Project Leader & Division Head, Institute for Automation of Complex Power SystemsE.ON Energy Research Centre
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