Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
in Smart Grid.

04 – 08 October 2021 – Johannesburg, South Africa
25 – 29 October 2021 – Nairobi, Kenya
07 – 11 November 2021 - Dubai

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Public R15, 999.00

Online R9, 999.00

Online R9, 999.00

Introduction:

Of late, there has been an increased demand in the implementation and roll-out of advanced metering infrastructure to improve load management, demand response, revenue protection, and customer service improvement. The deployment of this infrastructure enables energy utilities to support energy shortages, which is another important factor behind its uptake. The rising requirement of energy in emerging economies and the expected improvement in customer service levels and utility efficiency have also led to the demand for advanced metering infrastructure solutions and services. Plus, the increasing uptake of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the rapid increase in the construction of smart grids will also continue to drive the growth of this market. 

That said, there are still a number of technical, commercial and return on investment-linked challenges associated with Advanced Metering Infrastructure and related Meter Data Management Systems that need to be overcome. This training will introduce the essential knowledge and best practices on AMI infrastructure design, planning, and rollout. It will also assist participants in building a sound business case around the AMI implementation whilst ensuring there’s a return on investment. 

Objectives:

Upon Successful Completion of this Training Course the Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the various elements involved in Smart Metering Technology
  • Understand the importance of Accurate Electrical Metering Technology
  • Gain an appreciation of the different types of Electricity Tariffs
  • Gain a clear understanding of different types of Electrical Metering Instruments
  • Be aware of what technologies can be employed to increase Energy Efficiency in Buildings.
  • Understand the roadmap for future roll-out of the Smart Grid
  • Gain insight into Smart Metering Devices and Principles of Operation
  • Appreciate the role of BMS and SCADA systems in Advanced Metering Applications. 

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the technical features of different types of pumps, compressors and turbines, and their capabilities and limitations
  • Learn how to be familiar with principles of the hydraulic and mechanical design of pumps, compressors, and turbines according to existing world standards and codes
  • Gain knowledge on the selection of optimal type and size for a given industrial application
  • Diagnose and estimate the degree of deterioration and inefficiency of pumps, compressors, and turbines and the ways to improve them
  • Learn the best practices and techniques of pinpointing the problems, and choosing the most efficient remedies, in operation, such as cavitation, surge, stall, choking, corrosion, erosion, etc

Who Should Attend?

This masterclass is designed for executives and engineers in the energy, power & utility industry who wants to improve their practical knowledge on AMI planning and rollout from the following job functions:

Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Engineers, Specialists of the following:

  • Metering
  • Engineering
  • Transmission
  • Distribution
  • Networks
  • Power Trading
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Infrastructure Systems

Course Outline:

Module (01) Traditional Metering Technology

  • 1.1 Definition of Metering Terminology
  • 1.2 Components of Standard Electrical Metering Systems
  • 1.3 Types of Meters and Electricity Measurements
  • 1.4 Overview of Electrical Networks
  • 1.5 Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) systems

Module (02) Electrical Metering Schemes

  • 2.1 Industrial Metering Systems Architecture
  • 2.2 Typical Substation Layout
  • 2.3 Principals of Substation Electrical Metering Design
  • 2.4 Substation Automation Interfaces to IEC61850
  • 2.5 ION Energy Monitoring System
  • 2.6 Switchboard Power Metering Combinations

Module (03) Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

  • 3.1 Overview of AMI
  • 3.2 AMI System Architecture
  • 3.3 AMI Market Players
  • 3.4 Typical AMI Programme Roll-out
  • 3.5 Benefits of AMI Programmes
  • 3.6 AMI Standards and Regulations
  • 3.7 Advanced Electrical Sub-metering Systems

Module (04) Metering Tariff Structures & Pricing

  • 4.1 Electricity Tariff Structures
  • 4.2 Electricity Customer Behavior Trials
  • 4.3 Technology Trials and Pre-payment Systems
  • 4.4 Dynamic Pricing Strategies for AMI
  • 4.5 Top 10 myths of Dynamic Pricing

Module (05) Customer Reaction to Advanced Metering

  • 5.1 Smart Meter Design Principals
  • 5.2 Real-Time Energy Displays for Advanced Metering
  • 5.3 AMI – Customer Concerns and Anxieties
  • 5.4 Advanced Metering Cyber Security Issues
  • 5.5 Smart Metering and Electrical Vehicles (EV)
  • 5.6 Billing Administrators & Customer Service Rep (CSR)
  • 5.7 Software Applications focusing on CSR

Module (06) Demand Side Management (DSM)

  • 6.1 DSM Strategies
  • 6.2 Setting of DSM Targets
  • 6.2 Funding DSM Program
  • 6.3 DSM Program Execution
  • 6.4 DSM Regulatory Incentives
  • 6.5 Measurement and Verification Protocols

Module (07) Winter/Summer Peak Demand Metering

  • 7.1 Reasons for Peak Load Reduction
  • 7.2 Structure of Peak Load Reduction Scheme
  • 7.3 Reliability Payments to Customers
  • 7.4 Energy Payments to Customers
  • 7.5 Power System Infrastructure for Peak Demand Metering

Module (08) Electrical Grid Modernization Strategies

  • 8.1 Modern Grid Strategy Defined
  • 8.2 The case for Grid Modernization
  • 8.3 Benefits of Electricity Grid Upgrading
  • 8.4 Pathway to a Modern Grid
  • 8.5 Current Developments on Grid Modernization
  • 8.6 Standards, Interoperability, & Cybersecurity

Module (09) Smart Electricity Grids

  • 9.1 Smart Grid align with Technology
  • 9.2 Switching to Smart Grid Technologies
  • 9.3 Objectives of Smart Grid Roll-out
  • 9.4 Smart Grid Economics
  • 9.5 Smart Grid Road Maps
  • 9.6 Challenges to meeting Smart Grid Goals
  • 9.7 Smart Grid Demonstration Program

Module (10) BMS and SCADA Systems

  • 10.1 Introduction to BMS and SCADA
  • 10.2 SCADA and BMS System Architecture
  • 10.3 Typical BMS Electrical Metering Application
  • 10.4 Smart Home Metering Systems

End of the Workshop

IN HOUSE AND ONLINE TRAINING

While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

For Registration and other Training arrangements,
contact us on the detail below.
SOUTH AFRICA Tel: +27 11 057 6001
KENYA Tel: +254 11 353 1082
WhatsApp +27 79 574 0389
info@bmktraining.co.za / www.bmktraining.com