Power Transmission & Distribution > Demand Side Management - Integration of New Technologies, Regulatory Changes & Renewable Energy Resources - Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

This Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course presents advanced methodologies that implement demand response and energy conservation programs in light of the integration of new technologies, regulatory changes and the accelerated penetration of renewable energy resources.

This VILT course provides examples and case studies from North American and European jurisdictions covering the operational flexibilities on the demand side including requirements for new building codes to achieve zero net energy. The course describes a public agency’s goals and objectives for conserving and otherwise reducing energy consumption and managing its demand for energy. This course presents the demand response implemented for economics and system security such as system balancing and relieving transmission congestion, or for system adequacy. The course also presents the principal attributes of conservation programs and the associated success criteria. In a system with increased penetration of renewable resources, demand response provides flexibility to system operators, helping them to maintain the reliability and the security of supply.

Demand response is presented as a competitive alternative to additional power sources, enhancing competition and liquidity in electricity markets. The unique characteristics are discussed from a local, consumer centric and also from a system perspective bringing to life the ever changing paradigm for delivery energy to customers. Interoperability aspects and standards are discussed, as well as the consumer centric paradigm of Transactive Energy with IOT enabled flexibilities at system level, distribution networks and microgrids.

The VILT course introduces the blockchain as a new line of defense against cyber threats and its increasing application in P2P transactions and renewable certificates. Our trainer’s industry experience spans three decades with one of the largest Canadian utilities where she led or contributed to large operational studies and energy policies and decades of work with IEEE, NSERC and CIGRE. Our key expert also approaches to the cross sectional, interdisciplinary state of the art methodologies brings real life experience of recent industry developments.

  • Innovative Digital Technologies
  • How systems Facilitate Operational Flexibility on the Demand Side
  • The Ecosystem of Demand Side Management Programs
  • Advanced Machine Learning techniques with examples from CAISO
  • Regulatory Policy Context and how to reduce regulatory barriers
  • Industry Examples from NERC and ENTSO
  • Relevant Industry standards: IEEE and IEC
  • Manage Congestion with Distributed Operational Flexibilities: Grid to Distribution Controls; examples from NERC (NA) and ENTSO (Europe)
  • Grid solutions with IEC 61850 communication protocols
  • Decentralized grid controls
  • The New Grid with accelerated V2G and Microgrids
  • How DSM is and will be applied in Your System: Examples and discussions
  • Regulators and government agencies advising on public energy conservation programs
  • All professionals interested in expanding their expertise, or advancing their career, or take on management and leadership roles in the rapidly evolving energy sector
  • Energy professionals implementing demand side management, particularly in power systems with increased renewable penetration, to allow the much needed operational flexibility paramount to maintaining the reliability and stability of the power system and in the same time offering all classes of customers flexible and economical choices
  • Any utility professional interested in understanding the new developments in the power industry
  • Intermediate

The VILT course will be delivered online in 5 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 x 10 minutes break per day, including time for lectures, discussion, quizzes and short classroom exercises.

Course Duration: 5 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (20 hours in total).

Your first expert course leader is a Utility Executive with extensive global experience in power system operation and planning, energy markets, enterprise risk and regulatory oversight. She consults on energy markets integrating renewable resources from planning to operation. She led complex projects in operations and conducted long term planning studies to support planning and operational reliability standards. Specializing in Smart Grids, Operational flexibilities, Renewable generation, Reliability, Financial Engineering, Energy Markets and Power System Integration, she was recently engaged by the Inter-American Development Bank/MHI in Guyana. She was the Operations Expert in the regulatory assessment in Oman. She is a registered member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Canada. She is also a contributing member to the IEEE Standards Association, WG Blockchain P2418.5.

With over 25 years with Ontario Power Generation (Revenue $1.2 Billion CAD, I/S 16 GW), she served as Canadian representative in CIGRE, committee member in NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada), and Senior Member IEEE and Elsevier since the 90ties. Our key expert chaired international conferences, lectured on several continents, published a book on Reliability and Security of Nuclear Power Plants, contributed to IEEE and PMAPS and published in the Ontario Journal for Public Policy, Canada. She delivered seminars organized by the Power Engineering Society, IEEE plus seminars to power companies worldwide, including Oman, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Portugal, South Africa, Japan, Romania, and Guyana.

Your second expert course leader is the co-founder and Director of Research at Xesto Inc. Xesto is a spatial computing AI startup based in Toronto, Canada and it has been voted as Toronto’s Best Tech Startup 2019 and was named one of the top 10 “Canadian AI Startups to Watch” as well as one of 6th International finalists for the VW Siemens Startup Challenge, resulting in a partnership. His latest app Xesto-Fit demonstrates how advanced AI and machine learning is applied to the e-commerce industry, as a result of which Xesto has been recently featured in TechCrunch.

He specializes in both applied and theoretical machine learning and has extensive experience in both industrial and academic research. He is specialized in Artificial Intelligence with multiple industrial applications. At Xesto, he leads projects that focus on applying cutting edge research at the intersection of spatial analysis, differential geometry, optimization of deep neural networks, and statistics to build scalable rigorous and real time performing systems that will change the way humans interact with technology. In addition, he is a Ph.D candidate in the Mathematics department at UofT, focusing on applied mathematics. His academic research interests are in applying advanced mathematical methods to the computational and statistical sciences. He earned a Bachelor’s and MSc in Mathematics, both at the University of Toronto.

Having presented at research seminars as well as instructing engineers on various levels, he has the ability to distill advanced theoretical concept to diverse audiences on all levels. In addition to research, our key expert is also an avid traveler and plays the violin.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

The VILT course covers all the essential elements of demand side management, backed up by case studies from various jurisdiction. Very informative and comprehensive, a good guidance for designing DRP in the future

Senior Engineer, CLP Power HK

The trainer was well prepared and helpful to answer all questions. The course contents were very informative and had given me some insights for my job scope

Electrical Engineer, Sarawak Energy Berhad

I have gained a clear understanding and knowledge on Demand Side Management even though I am new to DSM.

Electrical Engineer, Sarawak Energy Berhad

The VILT was able to establish its training goals in ensuring that content and delivery do not lose sight of the purpose of instruction. The instructor was also well knowledgeable and was able to share a wide range of ideas, scenarios, theories and applications of the topic

Engineer I, ERC

I learned a lot about the Demand-Side Management and its importance moving forward. The speaker was well-versed in the topic and provided us with an in-depth discussion on the topic

Engineer II, ERC

The training gives additional knowledge and more competency for us electricity regulators to review and improve the existing policies of the country that will support Demand Side Management

Engineer III, ERC

The training/webinar was extremely relevant and made perfect sense in terms of application to my work. I'm thankful for the opportunity to attend.

Senior Energy Regulation Officer, ERC

The topic is interesting. The speaker is well knowledgeable and can communicate effectively.

Senior Energy Regulation Officer ERC