Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre

Established 1996

Continuing Education Courses at APQRC

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Download information on the Continuing Professional Development courses available in 2020.

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

Upcoming courses

Renewable Energy Generator Connection (Brisbane)

A two-day professional development course covering the NER requirements for generator connections, focusing on renewable energy farms.

12-13 March 2020, Karstens Training Rooms, Brisbane

Renewable Energy Generator Connection Course

This course will provide a detailed overview of the modeling and simulation requirements for pre-connection studies required for new generators connecting to the electricity distribution and transmission networks. These pre-connection studies have been revised by AEMO in response to continuing uptake of large asynchronous generation, having the potential to significantly increase the complexity of the pre-connection process. The course will cover a number of topics related to the application of the NER and system strength impact assessments including modeling techniques required for the connection of generators.

Who should attend?

Utility specialists, technical staff and managers who wish to advise customers on renewable energy integration, and/or who provide services to large clients, and/or those who wish to understand aspects of network performance 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/RenewableEnergyConnCourse

Grid Connected Renewable and Distributed Generation (Sydney)

This course will give a practical understanding of the principles, practices and problems associated with grid connection of distributed energy resources. Areas covered in the course include the operation, control and protection of distributed generation-rich electricity distribution networks, network planning and reliability aspects for facilitating integration of these new generating technologies.

2-3 April 2020, Karstens Training Rooms, Sydney

Grid Connected Renewable and Distributed Generation

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

  • appreciate different renewable and distributed generation technologies and 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 these new energy resources into electricity networks
  • 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.

Registration

To register please click on the link below:

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

Introduction to Quality of Electrical Supply (Wollongong)

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, University of Wollongong

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

Introduction to Quality of Electrical Supply (Melbourne)

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.

7-8 May, Melbourne

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/QualElectSupplyMelb

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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