Training Course Overview

Are you looking for a sufficient knowledge about generator dynamics, and concept of stability in power system operation?

In this training course, you will learn how electricity is generated in generators from an AC current supply and what intermediate steps are needed to deliver the generated power to the customers with high reliability. This training course discusses the simplified generator models which are commonly used in dynamic stability studies. By taking this training course, the audience will learn the modern control approaches implemented for generators to maintain the voltage and frequency within the limits. The idea of primary and secondary frequency control/droop control in synchronous generators is included in the discussions.

In order to increase the reliable operation of the system during the load changes, concept of power-angle stability and voltage stability (voltage collapse) are described in this course. Moreover, alternatives for load restorations using tap changer transformers are also covered. This training course not only focuses on the generation side, but also covers the transmission level by introducing the concept of power flow as an advanced tool to calculate the operating points in the power system. Different power flow formulation approaches including DC and AC power flow is discussed. To solve the power flow in the power system, Guass-Seidel, Newton-Raphson and fast decoupled approaches are introduced. This lays the basic foundations of generation plants (or generators), their control, concepts of economic dispatch, and power flow analysis.

Training Course Objectives

By the end of this training course, you will be able to:

  • Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on economic dispatch of power plants
  • Identify the characteristics of power generation units and introduce them to the economic dispatch of thermal units and the methods of solution
  • Discuss the transmission system effects, unit commitment and the generation with limited energy supply
  • Implement the production cost models and be able to adapt the control of generation
  • Use new techniques for solving old problems and new problem areas that are arising from changes in the system development patterns, regulatory structures, and economics

Designed For

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Power system analysts and engineers, including generation and transmission planners, protection engineers
  • Power developers and marketers
  • Transmission Planning Engineer
  • Plant Operations Engineer (POE)
  • Regulatory staff, economic and management consultants

The Course Outline

Amongst a wide range of valuable topics, the following will be prioritised:

  • Characteristics of Power Generation Units and Transmission System Effects
  • Economic Dispatch of Thermal Units and Methods of Solution
  • Economic Dispatch with Piecewise Linear Cost Functions and by using Dynamic Program
  • Constraints in Unit Commitment
  • Fuel Scheduling by Linear Programming
  • Economy Interchange between Interconnected Utilities
  • Transmission Effects and Issues
  • Power System Security
  • Security-Constrained Optimal Power Flow
  • Impacts of Free–Market Pricing on Economic Dispatch Decisions

The Certification

  • Certificate of Completion will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course

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