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Circle Circle
EE - 01
5 days
Doha
2 January, 2022
10900 QAR

Automated Metering Technology and Applications Virtual

Course Overview:

The “smart grid” is a next-generation electrical power system, which uses Information and communication technology in generation, delivery and consumption of electrical energy. It is a modernized electrical delivery system, which is going to revolutionize the production, delivery and use of electricity worldwide in coming days.

The growing use of energy demands the smart use of grids within the distribution systems Challenges such as fluctuating power generation from renewable sources, aging infrastructure, unforeseen environmental factors, theft and technical and nontechnical losses has posed as a threat to developing smart grids

Course Objective:

By the end of this training, participants will be familiar with:

  • Basics on Smart Grid and Smart Meters & architecture. Basics of circuits
  • Latest trends and Recent Developments in smart meter &Smart Grid Technology & Issues & Challenges including latest communication Technologies
  • Metering Infrastructure (AMI) & Meter Data Management (MDM)
  • Reliability analysis of smart electronic meters
  • Effects of Influential parameters on the performance of smart meters, Reduction of power theft by employing smart metering philosophy.
  • Standardaisation Issues & Smart meters & interoperability, testing methods& special purpose Energy metering
  • Cyber Security in smart grids and smart meters
  • Smart Meters / Smart tariff

Who should attend?

  • Managers and directors of Smart grids and Smart meters
  • Data management, technical, network development, distributions, innovations and strategic project managers as well as
  • Business development executives from technical service providers, consultants and regulators
  • Executives from power distribution, transmission, renewable energy
  • Power regulatory commission staff
  • Energy meter testing staff
  • IT Professionals

Course Outline:

Module (01) Introduction on smart meters & smart grids & performance requirements

  • Basics of energy meters
  • Benefits of digital meters
  • Block diagram explanation
  • Circuit description
  • Earth load importance
  • Technology & Design of Smart energy meters & smart grids
  • Motivation beyond AMI / Smart Metering systems
  • Evolution from AMR to Smart Metering Systems
  • Worldwide scenario of AMI / Smart Metering
  • Current trends

Module (02) Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) & Meter Data Management (MDM)

  • What is AMI?
  • Evolution of AMI
  • What is MDM?
  • Drivers of MDM
  • Energy NOCs
  • Why should AMI be implemented?
  • What issues face AMI?

Module (03) Cyber Security

  • Reference model for the smart grid
  • Privacy issues
  • Security issues
  • Future research directions

Module (04) Smart meters issues & concerns

  • Smart meters issues
  • Smart meters
  • Smart grid overview
  • Smart meter exposure levels
  • Health effects of smart meters
  • Smart meter RF field measurements
  • Smart meter mitigation

Module (05) IT in power distribution and smart meters

  • IT in System Planning
  • IT in system operation
  • IT initiatives
  • Need of the Hour
  • IT in Metering System
  • MRI (Meter Reading Instrument
  • Telemetering
  • Remote Metering
  • AMR & AMI
  • IT in Energy Accounting and Energy Audit

Module (06) Standardaisation Issues & Smart meters & interoperability, testing methods & special purpose Energy metering

  • Metering and data processing
  • Why smart metering is required
  • Area covered by smart meters
  • Metering Management
  • Features of Special smart Energy Meter(SEM
  • SEM Technical Specifications
  • Operating section of (SEM)
  • Display parameters of SEM
  • Classification of SEMs
  • Measurement principle of SEM
  • Data collecting device
  • Data processing of SEM data
  • Data checking and validation

Module (07) Effect of influential parameters on smart meter function &Understanding of Harmonics in Power Distribution System

  • Power System Harmonics?
  • Why Harmonics are Troublesome?
  • Nonlinear Loads Producing Harmonic Currents
  • Harmonic Distortion?
  • Negative Effects of Sustained Harmonics
  • Mitigation of the Effects of Harmonics
  • Evaluation of AC Power System Harmonics

Module (08) Reliability analysis of smart electronic meters

  • Objective of Quality & Reliability of smart meters
  • Parameters of Quality
  • Reliability
  • Components of smart energy Meter
  • Effect of burn-in on reliability
  • Probabilistic reliability
  • Deterministic reliability
  • Reliability Test Plan of smart meters
  • Bath tub curve

Module (09) Manufacturing of Smart Meter Components

  • Process flow chart
  • PCB development process
  • Designing of PCB
  • Surface mounting technology (SMT)
  • Automatic components placement
  • More steps

Module (10) Smart Grid and Smart Meters Communications Overview

  • What is the Smart Grid?
  • Smart Grid Applications
  • Electric Power Transmission Grid
  • Basic Power Grid
  • Smart Grid Needs Secure Communications
  • Smart Grid Needs Broadband
  • Electric Utility Communications Architecture
  • Single Broadband Solution
  • Electric Utility Communications Architecture
  • Is Part 68 Applicable to the Smart Grid?
  • What are FCC-Regulated Features

Module (11) Smart Metering Scenarios with Interoperability& Role of smart meters in minimising the power theft

  • Basic requirements
  • Meter data communication
  • Communication module
  • Interoperability aspects
  • Power theft: definition
  • How it occurs?
  • Different ways of monitoring power theft
  • Microcontroller based power theftmonitoring
  • Proposed architecture
  • Block diagram description
  • Working of wireless sensor network
  • Advantages
  • Limitations

Module (12) Getting Ready for Advance Metering Infrastructure

  • AMI by definition
  • Is AMI same as AMR
  • AMI vs AMR
  • Benefits of AMI – Utility
  • AMI Components
  • Meter Data Management (MDM)
  • Technical Architecture / Landscape
  • AMI Features / Programs
  • Few Similar Projects executed

Module (13) Smart metering and its benefits for consumers

  • Assessment of costs and benefits
  • Activities on smart metering infrastructure
  • Policy aspects for regulators
  • Recommendations

Module (14) Smart Meters an International Perspective

  • Recap on current situation
  • Options available to alleviate energy crises
  • Using smart meters to alleviate energy crises
  • Prepayment road map
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