Course Duration: 3 Day

Course Format: Lecture type format with case studies, examples and discussions.

Target Participants:

  • Power system practitioners and members of Academia
  • Power system operators and planners
  • Operators and planners from distribution companies
  • Energy Brokers and Aggregators

Key Learning Objectives:

This course will assist power system professionals in planning and operating a power system with increasing penetrations of Demand Side Management (DSM) Programs and renewable resources. Distributed generation and smart meter infrastructures are discussed as enablers of commercial and residential programs.

The Internet of Things (IoT): The Internet of Everything is a game changer in terms of increasing the power and effectiveness of Agile Virtual Devices. The course presents how new devices and analytics drive ever changing consumer behaviors, leading to new and innovative approaches to Demand Side Management.

Course Instructor

Puica Nitu is a Utility Executive with extensive experience in all aspects of power systems operation from fundamentals to energy trading, enterprise risk and regulatory oversight. Ms. Nitu has contributed to complex projects including real time applications and long-term planning (i.e., power system reliability, stability, planning and operational standards). She specializes in Smart Grids, Renewable Generation, Reliability, Financial Engineering, Energy Markets and Power System Integration.

Ms. Nitu has worked for over 25 years with Ontario Power Generation (Revenue $1.2 Billion) and has reviewed NERC and NPCC standards for the Ontario electricity market. Currently, Ms. Nitu is a member of NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada), IEEE and Elsevier (since 1990).

Other experiences include a strategic advisory role with a Canadian law firm to assist a large pension fund in investing in renewables and infrastructure projects. Ms. Nitu co-founded the Canadian Institute World Energy System (1994) where she organized Energy Conferences in Canada, Romania, Japan, Italy and at the Academy of Science in Russia.

Puica Nitu has chaired international conferences, lectured on several continents, published a book, as well as over 25 technical papers including a policy position paper in the Ontario Journal for Public Policy. Ms. Nitu has also delivered a successful seminar organized by the Power Engineering Society, IEEE, followed by a dynamic international activity, with seminars delivered to power companies worldwide: SEC, Saudi Arabia, TNB, Malaysia, EDP, Portugal , ESKOM, South Africa, Japan, RENEL, Romania, and others. With strong leadership capabilities, Puica Nitu has a proven record in bringing people together and speaking at the right level across organizations.

Puica Nitu is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Canada.

Course Highlights:
  1. BULK ELECTRICITY SYSTEM
  • Generation System
  • Transmission System
  • North American Electricity Reliability Council (NERC) STANDARDS and REQUIREMENTS
  1. ENERGY MARKETS and REAL TIME PRICING
  • Real Time Market
  • Day Ahead Market
  • Bilateral Contracts
    • Terms and Structures of Renewable Contracts
    • Feed in Tariffs in Canada
  • Physical versus Financial Transactions
    • Dispatchable Loads
  1. THE TRANSACTIVE ENERGY MODEL CONSUMER CENTRIC
  • Market Transformations
  1. TRENDS IN CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS: CONSUMERS and PROSUMERS
  • Customer Engagement
  • Changing Customer Behaviors
  • Customer and Market Transformation
  1. LOAD DEMAND PATTERNS
  • Understanding Load Profiles
  • Short Term Load Forecasting Models: Operating Time Frame
  • Long Term Load Forecasting Models: Planning Time Frame
  • Weather Normal Load Forecasting
  1. VOLUMETRIC RISK
  • Weather Response
  • Weather Derivatives
  • What data will be needed in future?
  • What data should be collected (and analyzed) now?
  1. ENERGY ANALYTICS
  • Participating in New Platforms
  • Green Button
  • Energy
  • Water gas
  1. LONG TERM PLANNING
  • Reliability Criteria
  • Generation Reserve Margin
  • Loss of Load Probability
  • Loss of Load Expectation
  • Variable Generation and its impact on the LOLP, LOLE
  • CAPACITY PLANNING
    • Renewable Generation
    • Demand Management
    • Case Study
  1. REAL TIME PRICING and SHORT TERM PLANNING
  • Day Ahead
  • Real Time
  • Secure Islanding of Renewable Generation
  • OPERATING RESERVES IN A SYSTEM WITH RENEWABLE GENERATION
    • Variability in Generation – Variability in Load
    • Contingency Reserves
    • Regulating Reserves
    • Following Reserves
    • Ramping Rates
  1. POWER ELECTRONICS, SYSTEM CONTROLS and POWER QUALITY
  • Power Electronics
    • Static Var Compensators
    • Voltage and VAR Control
  • Role of Converters in the integration of Renewable Resources
  1. DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT
  • Load Frequency Control
  • Load Pricing Control
  • Load Shedding
  1. DEMAND RESPONSE POLICY
  • FERC
  • Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid
  1. DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT
  • Energy Asset Programs: Integrate technical and financial elements under a single contract agreement
  • Utility Service Agreement
  • Customer Benefits
  • Data Management and Analytics for Utilities
  • Big Data: How can Data be Used for Decision Making?
  • Dispatchable Loads
  1. DEMAND RESPONSE POLICY 
  • Power Electronics
  • Short Term variability
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Impact of Renewables on the DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS
  • Adjustment Energy Cost
  1. ENERGY STORAGE 
  • State of the art in Energy Storage
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Impact on Demand Side Management Programs
  1. SMART METER ECOSYSTEM
  • Smart Meters Evolution
  • Smart Meters: the new generation
  • Metering Infrastructure Standards
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
  • Utility data analytics industry ecosystem
  • Smart meters and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for energy storage
  • Advanced grid controls and sensors
  • Accessible energy data for end-use demand response
  • Innovative policies and adaptive social infrastructure (still in development)
  1. INTEROPERABILITY
  • Controllers for Local Energy Networks
  • Residential Energy Management Systems
  • Financial Impacts of Smart Energy Technologies
  • The Transactive Energy Model
  1. ADVANCED GRID APPLICATIONS
  • Components of Smart Enabling Demand Response, Storage and Distributed Energy Resources
  1. ARCHITECTURAL PLATFORMS
  • Roadmap and Architecture
  • Centralized versus un-centralized architecture
  • Systems Interface Architecture
  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
  1. INTERNET OF THINGS (of EVERYTHING) – IOT/IOE
  • The Next Generation of IOT
  • Move from Thermostat to Full Control
  • The Future of IOT/IOE
  1. INTERNET OF THINGS (of EVERYTHING) – IOT/IOE
  • IOT impacts the DSM Programs
  • Remote and Home based Controls and Apps
  • Power of Virtual Devices
  • SMART DEVICES
  • SMART HOME OF THE FUTURE: Telecom, Energy, Health
  • The HOME as an ENTREPRISE
  • Data Centric Architecture
  • Big Data
  1. SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES AND THE INTERNET OF SERVICES
  • Business Objects
  • Business Services in the Smart Grid
  1. North American Electricity Reliability Council (NERC) STANDARDS
  • Standards – Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), IEEE, NIST, IEC, NARUC, others
  1. CYBER SECURITY
  • Compliance
  • Blockchain – The Next Line of Defence