F2F Introduction to Microgrids


Face to Face Short Course

This is the face to face version of the “Introduction to Microgrids” online short course for events/roadshows and is designed to introduce PV designers and installers to microgrids, which are increasingly recognised and valued by network providers and policy makers. It covers the operation and mechanics of a microgrid, identifies some of the regulatory implications, and proposes practical pathways to microgrid implementation for renewable energy industry participants.

The course content touches upon various subjects including:

  • What is a microgrid – definition, components (including monitoring and communications), different classifications
  • The role of microgrids – electricity network, how microgrid can be incorporated into the electricity network, what the benefits of having microgrids are
  • Implementation – When to use microgrids versus Stand Alone Power Systems (SAPS) versus VPPs versus embedded networks, which standards to follow, and application process case studies.

The course equips the audience with a strong understanding of microgrids and associated technologies. It aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be part of projects that include the design and management of microgrids which can improve energy access, resilience, and sustainability in communities and industries around the world.

The course is relevant for installers, engineers, project developers, homeowners, site managers and other non-technical people connected with the industry who would want to acquaint themselves with operation, mechanics and regulatory framework of microgrids.

This face to face presentation will run for 1 hour, followed by a 12 question quiz. Successful completion of the quiz will provide the participant with a GSES certificate of completion, which can be submitted to the Solar Accreditation Australia (SAA) to earn SAA accredited designers and installers 30 CPD points.


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