Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre

Established 1996

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

Grid Connected Renewable and Distributed Generation

This course will give a practical understanding of the principles, practices and problems associated with grid connection of renewable and distributed generation (DG). Further areas covered in the course include the operation, control and protection of generation-rich electricity distribution networks, network planning and reliability aspects for facilitating integration of these new generating units.

27-28 September 2018, University of Wollongong

Grid Connected Renewable and Distributed Generation (438 KB)

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

  • appreciate different renewable and distributed generation resources, their operation, and functional aspects;
  • have 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 these new 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 including exposure to specific case studies, and
  • gain knowledge of how to accommodate these devices economically without violating network constraints.

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 DG, will also benefit from attending this course.


To register please click on the link below:

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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