Date:   17-19 July 2024, 1pm-6pm AEST

Delivery:  Online Seminar (Live Streamed via ZOOM)


There has been an ever increasing global interest in integrating distributed generation and energy storage systems into distribution networks to meet the continuously increasing demand for electrical energy.

The aim of this seminar is to provide delegates with an appreciation of the technical and regulatory aspects associated with the integration of distributed generation and energy storage systems, including, but not limited to; Types of distributed energy resources technologies and their current worldwide installation status; Impact of their integration on distribution networks planning, operation, and protection; Impact and modelling of uncertainty in variable renewable-based resources; and Interconnection requirements and standards.

Practical and modelling and simulation case studies will be also presented to demonstrate the issues being

Why Should You Attend?

This seminar is aimed at engineers, engineering team leaders and managers who are interested in or need to broaden their understanding of the issues involved with Distributed Generation and Smart Grid.     A step by step approach to knowledge build-up will be taken but tertiary education in electrical engineering (or similar science based disciplines) is recommended.   After this three-day seminar the participants will become more conversant in the subject matter and better equipped to plan, build and manage future projects!


This seminar will broaden participants’ knowledge and understanding in relation to :

 ► An understanding of the principles of operations of various distributed generation and energy storage technologies

► An awareness of technical issues and barriers associated with the integration of distributed energy resources

► An understanding on how to handle uncertainty and variability of renewable-based distributed generation.

► An appreciation of how to plan and operate distribution networks with distributed generation.

► An awareness of the relevant standards and grid codes recommendations

► Case studies and computer modelling and simulations

Topics to be covered

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1.Overview of Smart grid and Distributed Generation (DG)

2.Types of Distributed Generation and Energy Storage Systems

3.Wind and Photovoltaic (PV) Energy Conversion Systems

4.Uncertainty in Wind and Photovoltaic Systems

5.Distribution Networks Protection with Distributed Generation

6.Distribution Networks Planning and Operation with Distributed Generation

7.Grid Requirements and Standards

8.Practical and Modelling and Simulation Case Studies

9.Review and Discussion

About the Seminar Leader

Our seminar leader received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University Of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 2008 where he also worked as a Research Associate. In 2008, he joined CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada, as a Transmission and Distribution Research Engineer where he managed multiple research, development, and demonstration level projects related to the integration of renewable and distributed energy resources into transmission, distribution, and remote/isolated grids.   In 2010, he was appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Waterloo, where he co-supervised graduate students’ research activities and served as an examiner for multiple graduate students. In 2014, he was promoted to Smart Microgrids Research Manager at CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada.

In January 2015, he joined Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE, as an Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, where he currently holds the position of Associate Professor.  He is a member of the Khalifa University, Advanced Power and Energy Center (APEC). He is also an IEEE senior member since 2016 and currently serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access Transaction and IET Renewable Power Generation.

Our seminar leader has more than 20 years of research and project management experience in the area of integrating high penetration levels of renewable energy resources and electrical energy storage systems to utility grids that includes, modelling and simulation of power systems, smart grids and microgrids, distribution system planning and operation, modeling and forecasting intermittent renewable resources (wind and solar photovoltaic power). He also has more than 10 years of experience in supervising research activities for postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, MSc students, academic and industrial researchers.

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