Rooftop Grid Engineering (GE)
About the training
To accelerate the market development of India’s rooftop photovoltaic sector future this training targets active trainers and engineers in the power sector. The targeted high penetration of variable renewable energy into the Indian electrical grid brings not only challenges but also opportunities that can be capitalised on, given the right knowledge. This five-day Train-the-Trainer seminar will focus on building your understanding of photovoltaics and the integration of renewables into the electrical grid. The trainings, conducted by national and international experts in photovoltaics and technical aspects of grid integration, will focus on technical domain skills needed for engineers of the conventional power sector to play their role in achieving their DISCOM’s ambitious renewable energy targets.
Rooftop Grid Engineering Trainings
Target groups and certification
This training is designed for PSSC Certified Trainers. A strong understanding of electrical engineering is therefore expected. Basic knowledge about renewable energy & photovoltaics is a plus but not mandatory. Engineers from Indian DISCOMs & trainers from the Power Sector Skills Council (PSSC), particularly those delivering the Qualifications Pack “Engineer – Power Distribution”, interested in expanding their knowledge are especially welcome.
After successful examination the participants will be certified to deliver the QP6 of the SCGJ (Rooftop Grid Engineer). In addition, participants will receive the internationally recognised RENAC certificate.
During the Train-the-Trainer course participants will gain in-depth knowledge of GRTPV systems and their effect on the electrical grid. In particular, after the seminar participants will be able to:
- Describe basic GRTPV system technology, including solar resource assessment, energy yield estimations and metering concepts
- Perform critical system pre- and post-commissioning tests such as continuity of wiring, earthing, polarity, insulation, voltage drops, etc.
- Name impacts of PV and wind power on system planning and operation
- Explain grid code requirements of GRTPV systems considering voltage control and frequency control strategies
- Evaluate grid code compliance procedures and performance tests for GRTPV systems
Methods and resources
Each training is designed for a maximum of 16 participants and will be led by two trainers, one international and one local expert, to make the most of the learning experience. By applying an interactive approach to the workshop, participants will immediately apply the knowledge they gain in different exercises. These exercises and the resulting discussions will help participants identify common difficulties and effective solutions they can apply when working in the field.
The training and all training materials will be delivered in English.
The Programme will cover 100% of the training fees for the training. This includes all course materials (colour printed hard copies), all teaching equipment as well as the cost of the venue. The inclusive catering will provide lunch and coffee/tea breaks for the duration of the workshop. Personal expenses such as travel and accommodation for the duration of the training will have to be covered independently by the participants.
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Impressions of the RENAC seminars
The training facility and the material were excellent. Overall, the training experience was enriching. We, as a discom, are gearing up to integrate at least 20% renewable power (capacity basis) in the next 2 years. This training shall help plan smooth integration and also the need for balancing power.
Abhishek Ranjan, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, India, DISCOM Study Tour July 2017
The seminar transfers critical knowledge of renewable energy technologies and practical solutions to energy management problems in my country.
Kitisak Nokyou, Thailand, P3-Berlin "Renewable Energy & Grid Integration / Energy Transition", 2015
I became aware how the VRE can fit into the grid with flexible conventional power plant.
Rudi Irawan, Indonesia, P3-ManGrid-IDN "Management Aspects of Renewable Energy Grid Integration", 2015