Renewable Energy > Floating Solar Farms (FPVS) - Technical Architecture, Operations and Economics – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual instructor Led Training (VILT)

Countries around the world are ramping up their solar photovoltaic (PV) production capacity to decarbonize their current power generation operations. Energy analyst share the view that over the next two decades a large PV penetration can provide sufficient sustainable power to significantly decarbonize the currrent global power generation landscape. This is a tall order, and power utility companies with regulators are racing to achieve a higher penetration of sustainable energy sourced from PV as among the most feasible solution.

Traditional PV power plants require extensive land areas, which represents a major constraint in many countries. If PV panels are installed on water bodies, this restriction may be avoided. This training course presents the main characteristics of Floating Solar Farms (FPVS). The course will focus on the architecture, controls and the specific features of floating structures from maintenance to financing.

The course discusses mainly projects from ASEAN countries and other jurisdictions including hybrid projects from Canada and the United States with installations on hydroelectric reservoirs. The flexibility of the invertor-based resources facilitates a higher penetration of floating or land PVs, Battery Electricity Storage Systems (BESS) and demand response.

This course will provide a good understanding of inverter-based PV generators that provide voltage support, frequency response and regulation (droop response), reactive power and power quality with a high level of accuracy and fast response. This course will also feature a Guest Speaker, Ph. D candidate to provide insights into the most modern aspects of Artificial Intelligence.

This VILT course will be delivered online in 4 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day. Course Duration: 16 hours in total

  • Understand and learn the architecture and specific characteristics of Floating PV Solar
  • Examine the technical and economic characteristics of Floating PV Solar
  • Appreciate and distinguish the opportunities and challenges found in Floating Solar Farms and Land Solar Farms
  • Gain insights, examples and challenges discovered from renewable generation in ASEAN countries and North America
  • Solar photovoltaic project leaders and engineers
  • Renewable power system design engineers and planners
  • Energy procurement and buyers from power system operators
  • Renewable energy business development professionals and suppliers
  • Power utility regulators and renewable energy development agencies involved driving strategies and plans in the solar photovoltaic sector
  • Intermediate

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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