Fundamentals of Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed energy resources (DER) are becoming ubiquitous in modern power systems. With increasing levels of DER there are a range of technical and non-technical challenges that must be addressed.

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If you are interested in attending this course next year, please email pqrc@uow.edu.au.

Course Date: 22 November, 2022

Course Objectives

Distributed energy resources (DER) are becoming ubiquitous in modern power systems. With increasing levels of DER there are a range of technical and non-technical challenges that must be addressed. This course will provide an overview of the operation and integration of DER into the modern power system. This one-day course is not highly technical in nature and is designed for those requiring an appreciation of the implications of increasing levels of DER without the need for detailed understanding. Topics to be covered include:

  • The components and operation of DER systems including generators and energy storage
  • Advantages and disadvantages of DER
  • The impacts of DER on electricity network operation and how these may be mitigated
  • The standards that apply to DER equipment and installations

Course Benefits

On completion of the course delegates will have gained knowledge allowing them to: 

  • Identify the main components of DER systems
  • Understand the penetration levels of the main DER technologies and future trajectories
  • Identify the positive and negative impacts of DER on the operation of the electricity supply system and understand the options available to increase DER penetration
  • Determine the standards which apply to DER integration

Training Investment

The course investment provides for an inclusive industry related training package including course notes. The course fee is AUD$700 including GST per person.

Participants may count course hours towards their continuing professional development requirements.

NOTE: There is no guarantee that economic participation levels for this course can be achieved. Registrants will be notified 2 weeks prior to course if the course cannot proceed due to insufficient numbers. The program may be changed at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. If the course cannot proceed for any reason, UOW will not accept liability of whatsoever kind for expenses incurred by any person or corporation with the sole exception of the course investment, which will be refunded in full.

Speakers

Research Coordinator, Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre
University of Wollongong

Mr Sean Elphick is the Research Coordinator with the Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre. He has almost 20 years& experience in the areas of power quality monitoring and data analysis. Sean is a member of EL-042-03, the Standards Australia subcommittee responsible for development of the Australian Standard for grid-tie inverters, AS 4777.

Technical Director, Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre
University of Wollongong

Associate Professor Duane Robinson is the Technical Director of the Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre. Associate Professor Robinson is also the Deputy Director Sustainable Buildings Research Centre and Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong. His research interests include modelling, analysis and control of power distribution systems, energy efficiency in networks and at point of utilisation, sustainable building practices, microgrids and distributed generation, power quality and mitigation techniques.

Fundamentals of Distributed Energy Resources

This course will provide an overview of the operation and integration of DER into the modern power system. This one-day course is not highly technical in nature and is designed for those requiring an appreciation of the implications of increasing levels of DER without the need for detailed understanding.

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Registration


Registration enquiries to Ms Joanne Robson