Tailor-made Workshop for Authority for Electricity Regulation, Oman (AER)

Workshop description

Based on the invitation of the Authority for Electricity Regulation, Oman (AER)
ERRA implements an in-country tailor-made workshop for AER on:
Power System Basics for Non-Engineers

 

Agenda

Day 1: January 26, 2020

Time

Topic

Presenter

09:00 – 09:15

 

Opening remarks and Introduction of participants

 

Mr. Timo Partanen, Program Moderator, Leading Specialist/Gas Markets, Energiavirasto - Energy Authority, Finland

09:15 - 10:00

Brief Introduction to Power System

  • A schematic description of how the light bulbs start illuminating when the switch turned on

Mr. Baris Sanli, Advisor,

Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey

10:00 – 10:30

Terminology & Basics (Part 1)

  • History of Electricity: What is electricity?
  • Basic terms used in power system: Watt, Watt-hours, Load, Demand, Active Power, Reactive Power, Voltage, Current (AC, DC), (monophase, 3-phase), etc. Interconnected System, System Operator, Market Operator, Generator, Substation, Transformer etc.

Mr. Baris Sanli, Advisor,

Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey

10:30 – 11:00

Group Photo & Coffee break

 

11:00 – 12:30

Terminology & Basics (Part 2)

  • Measuring electricity: How is it measured?
  • Power Market: Differences from any other commodity market

Mr. Baris Sanli, Advisor,

Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

 

13:30 – 15:00

Power Generation

  • How is electricity generated? Theoretical description of electricity generation.
  • What is a power plant?
  • Main systems and equipment used in power plants: Generator, Turbine, Boiler, Switchyard, Control Systems
  • Types and main aspects/features of power plants: Thermal (Coal & Gas), Nuclear, Renewables (Hydro, Wind, PV, CSP, Waste, etc;)
  • O&M of power plants: Main aspects of power plants i.e. condensate units, combined heat and power; base-load unit, peaking unit, units based on intermittent resources
  • How is electricity transported to grid?

Mr. Timo Partanen, Program Moderator, Leading Specialist/Gas Markets, Energiavirasto - Energy Authority, Finland

 

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

 

15:00 – 17:00 

 

Transmission System

  • Description of transmission
  • Main systems and equipment used in transmission system: Lines, cables, substations, transformers, switchyards, etc.
  • Classification of transmission lines: EHV, HV, etc.
  • How is quality and reliability secured? Planning aspects of transmission system, Redundancy criteria (N-1) etc. losses.

Mr. Goran Majstrović, Head of Transmission and Distribution Department, Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar, Croatia


Day 2: January 27, 2020

Time

Topic

Presenter

09:00 – 10:30

Distribution System

  • Description of distribution: Comparison with transmission
  • Main systems and equipment used in distribution system: Lines, cables, transformers, distribution centers etc.
  • How is quality and reliability secured? Planning aspects of distribution system, technical & Non-technical losses, SAIDI, SAIFI, etc.
  • Description and main aspects of smart grids and smart meters

Mr. Goran Majstrović, Head of Transmission and Distribution Department, Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar, Croatia

 

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

 

11:00 – 12:30

 

System Operation (Part 1)

  • Role of the transmission system operator
  • Flow of energy and the flow of money
  • Ancillary services (energy), ancillary services (capacity)
  • FCR, aFRR and mFRR
  • What is balancing? How is the system balanced?
  • What does interconnected system mean?
  • Main aspects of operating transmission system: Angle & voltage stability, frequency regulation, controlling reactive power
  • Transmission & distribution interaction

Mr. Anders Plejdrup Houmoller, CEO, Houmoller Consulting ApS, Denmark

 

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

 

13:30 – 15:00

System Operation (Part 2)

  • Imbalances, the TSO’s settlement of imbalances
  • Balancing groups and portfolio management
  • Smart grid
  • Ancillary services
  • Effects of intermittent generations on system operation

Mr. Anders Plejdrup Houmoller, CEO, Houmoller Consulting ApS, Denmark

 

15:00-15:30

 

Evaluation & Farewall

 

Mr. Timo Partanen, Program Moderator, Leading Specialist/Gas Markets, Energiavirasto - Energy Authority, Finland

 
Day 3: January 28, 2020 - Site visits

Time

Topic

08:30-09:00

LDC

10:00-12:00

Rusail power Station

12:00-13:20

Rusail Grid Station

13:20-14:20

Rusail Primary substation

Workshop registration

The Program is available for colleagues of AER only. 

Workshop location

Muscat

Oman

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