Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre

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Continuing Education Courses at APQRC

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For information on our Master of Electrical Power Engineering see the Postgraduate Education page

Upcoming courses

Introduction to Quality of Electrical Supply (Distance)

The Quality of Electrical Supply course will provide a practical understanding of the principles, practices and problems associated with electricity supply quality. This course will cover all power quality disturbances including voltage sags, harmonics, transients and flicker.

30 April-1 May, this course will be run by remote delivery mode

Introduction to Quality of Electrical Supply

Following the course you will have gained knowledge and skills to assist you in the following:

  • Understanding the various power quality disturbances, including their causes, impacts and the types of load most affected.
  • The estimation of the orders of magnitude of problem situations through computer simulation.
  • Application of the standards for particular types of disturbances and actions if standard limits are exceeded.
  • Distinguishing the different types of available power quality monitoring equipment and their particular applications.
  • Understanding how network service providers and customers can improve their power quality.

Who should attend?

This introductory course is suitable for all individuals working in the electrical power engineering industry. This includes managers, utility specialists and technical staff who wish to advise customers on power quality concerns, or who service large customers or who wish to understand aspects of network design, construction and maintenance techniques for maximising quality of supply. Personnel working in all areas of power system design who wish to know how the system interacts with the end-user will also gain from this course.

Registration

To register please click on the link below:

https://uow.onestopsecure.com/OneStopWeb/QualElectSupplyWgong

For further enquiries please contact Ms Raina Lewis at the Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre, University of Wollongong, (02) 4221 3335, or email

Battery Energy Storage Course (Distance)

This course will mainly focus on battery energy storage applications covering the following topics:

  • A description of the primary battery energy storage technologies, how they work and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Technical, economic and regulatory drivers for large-scale energy storage systems.
  • The role of battery management systems.
  • The ability of battery energy storage to provide grid support functionality as well as the issues pertaining to integration of energy storage into electricity networks.
  • Standards and codes for energy storage systems including for grid integration.
  • The impacts of integration of energy storage on electricity network quality of supply.

14-15 May, this course will be run by remote delivery mode

For full details download the Battery Energy Storage Course (494 KB) flyer

By attending the course, you will gain knowledge and skills to assist you to:

  • Appreciate different battery energy storage technologies and their relative advantages and disadvantages.
  • Have a systematic understanding of the capabilities of battery energy storage systems and how they should be designed.
  • Understand battery management systems and their importance.
  • Gain knowledge of guidelines and standards for integration of energy storage systems into electricity grids.
  • Gain a practical understanding of how energy storage systems may impact power quality (for better or worse).

Who should attend?

Any individual who is interested or requires better understanding of the capabilities of battery energy storage systems, their advantages and disadvantages and how they can best be integrated into the electricity networks of the future.

Registration

To register please click on the link below:

https://uow.onestopsecure.com/OneStopWeb/BatteryEnergyStorageCourse

For further enquiries please contact Ms Raina Lewis at the Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre, University of Wollongong, (02) 4221 3335, or email

Advanced Quality of Electrical Supply (Melbourne)

Participants will learn advanced analysis techniques and methods of improving power quality by both network and plant modifications. Course participants will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills through discussion and laboratory sessions.

2-3 July 2020, Melbourne

Advanced Quality of Electrical Supply

Following the course, participants will be able to:

  • Calculate distortion levels, evaluate resonance problems, apply the AS/NZS 61000.3.6 Technical Report methodologies and assess the effectiveness of mitigation methods.
  • Apply symmetrical component theory to the calculation of unbalance factors, understand the effects of unbalance on various loads and appreciate the essentials of voltage unbalance standards.
  • Determine sag depth at a site depending on fault location or motor start characteristics.
  • Assess options for sag mitigation and determine whether they should be applied within the plant or network.
  • Understand how power electronic devices can be used to mitigate power quality problems.
  • Better understand PQ monitoring methodology including disturbances to be measured, how they should be characterised and reported, and their acceptable levels.

Who should attend?

Utility specialists, consultants, engineers and senior technical staff who wish to advise customers on power quality concerns, or who service large customers or who wish to understand aspects of network design, construction and maintenance techniques for maximising quality of supply.
The course assumes the participants will have an understanding of phasor calculations, simultaneous equations and Fourier analysis.

Registration

To register please click on the link below:

https://uow.onestopsecure.com/OneStopWeb/AdvancedQualitySupplyCourseMelb

For further enquiries please contact Ms Raina Lewis at the Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre, University of Wollongong, (02) 4221 3335, or email

Power Quality with a focus on Renewable Energy (Brisbane)

This course will focus on power quality in renewable energy generation rich environments and will give a practical understanding of the principles, practices and problems associated with grid connection of these resources. Further areas covered in the course include the operation, control and protection of distribution networks, network planning and reliability aspects for facilitating integration of these new generating sources.

13-14 August 2020, Karstesns Traing Rooms, Brisbane

Power Quality with a focus on Renewable Energy (488 KB)

By attending the course, you will gain knowledge and skills to assist you to:

  • Gain a systematic understanding of the various power quality disturbances, including their causes and the types of loads affected.
  • Familiarise yourself with the standards for particular types of disturbances and mitigation strategies if standard limits are exceeded.
  • Distinguish the different types of available power quality monitoring equipment and their particular applications.
  • Determine how network service providers and customers can improve their power quality.
  • Appreciate different renewable and distributed generation resources, their operation, and functional aspects.
  • Gain a systematic understanding of the impact of different renewable and distributed generation resources on electricity network operation, control and protection.
  • Gain knowledge of guidelines and standards for integration of renewable energy resources into electricity grids.
  • Be aware of the design of interfaces for different types of renewable energy resources and their particular applications for network benefits.
  • Gain a practical understanding of various power quality problems associated with renewable and distributed generation integration
  • Have a systematic understanding of the capabilities of battery energy storage systems and how they should be designed.
  • Understand battery management systems and their importance.
  • Gain knowledge of guidelines and standards for integration of energy storage systems into electricity grids.

Who should attend?

Managers, utility specialists and technical staff who wish to advise customers on renewable energy integration, or who provide services to large clients, or those who wish to understand aspects of network design, construction and maintenance techniques for maximising renewable energy penetration.

Graduates, end-users or personnel working in all areas of power system design who want to understand how the system interacts with distributed generation, will also benefit from attending this course.

Registration

To register please click on the link below:

https://uow.onestopsecure.com/OneStopWeb/PowerQualityCourse2020

For further enquiries please contact Ms Raina Lewis at the Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre, University of Wollongong, (02) 4221 3335, or email

Advanced Quality of Electrical Supply (Wollongong)

Participants will learn advanced analysis techniques and methods of improving power quality by both network and plant modifications. Course participants will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills through discussion and laboratory sessions.

10-11 September 2020, University of Wollongong

Advanced Quality of Electrical Supply

Following the course, participants will be able to:

  • Calculate distortion levels, evaluate resonance problems, apply the AS/NZS 61000.3.6 Technical Report methodologies and assess the effectiveness of mitigation methods.
  • Apply symmetrical component theory to the calculation of unbalance factors, understand the effects of unbalance on various loads and appreciate the essentials of voltage unbalance standards.
  • Determine sag depth at a site depending on fault location or motor start characteristics.
  • Assess options for sag mitigation and determine whether they should be applied within the plant or network.
  • Understand how power electronic devices can be used to mitigate power quality problems.
  • Better understand PQ monitoring methodology including disturbances to be measured, how they should be characterised and reported, and their acceptable levels.

Who should attend?

Utility specialists, consultants, engineers and senior technical staff who wish to advise customers on power quality concerns, or who service large customers or who wish to understand aspects of network design, construction and maintenance techniques for maximising quality of supply.
The course assumes the participants will have an understanding of phasor calculations, simultaneous equations and Fourier analysis.

Registration

To register please click on the link below:

https://uow.onestopsecure.com/OneStopWeb/AdvancedQualitySupplyCourseGong

For further enquiries please contact Ms Raina Lewis at the Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre, University of Wollongong, (02) 4221 3335, or email

Continuing Education courses are offered at all levels. These range from

  • Awareness courses for senior management,
  • Review courses for engineering managers,
  • Technically detailed courses for professional engineers and technical staff from suppliers and users of electricity, to
  • Formal courses for the next generation of engineers and technicians.
  • See a list (PDF 829 KB) of courses available

The Centre, together with the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, has access to considerable experience at running practical modular short courses for Industry and several are planned in the power quality area.

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Examples of other courses available are:

Other courses that can be arranged include Electrical Drive Systems and Power Quality from an Energy Managers Perspective.

Workshops on Australian and International Standards are also available. Arrangements can be made to have the above courses or specially tailored courses on various aspects of power engineering delivered at your business (minimum numbers apply).

For further information and enquiries contact the Power Quality and Reliability Centre.

For the Masters of Electrical Power Engineering please contact:

Ms Raina Lewis
Tel: +61 (0)2 4221 3335
Email: raina_lewis

For other short courses please contact:

Mr Sean Elphick
Tel: +61 (0)2 4221 4737
Email: elpho
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