Power System Reliability & Security

About the Course

Name: Power System Reliability & Security

Code: EEC 101

Sectors: Electrical Engineering

  Date   Days   Venue   Fees
01 - 05 Jan 2022 5 Virtual $1,550 BOOK NOW
15 - 26 Jan 2022 5 Dubai $3,950 BOOK NOW
14 - 18 Aug 2022 5 Virtual $1,550 BOOK NOW
30 Oct - 02 Nov 2022 5 Riyadh $3,950 BOOK NOW

Course Overview

This course presents the basic concepts, topics, and indices, outage models of system components, phenomenon, and three specific issues in probabilistic system operation reliability assessment. Operation reliability of Power Systems includes adequacy and security evaluations for real-time operation from a few minutes to half an hour and operation planning from half an hour up to year. There are fundamental differences between reliability assessments for operation and long-term system planning.

The main features in operation reliability assessment are illustrated, and 13 topics in this course are explained. The indices for system operation reliability can be classified into three categories: the indices of system operation states, limit violations, and system operation risks. The major challenges in system operation reliability assessment include probabilistic simulations of various operational measures, remedial actions, and system dynamics at different timescales, as well as special requirements in input data and computing speed.

Probabilistic reliability assessment of power system operation is an important task for power system researchers and engi- neers today and in the future. This course will refresh the knowledge of specialists from the power industry in reliability con- cepts and applications, present state of the art, methodologies and allow them learning from problem solving and group discussions. The course gives most recent perspectives on all aspects related to reliability assessments and security of the power system in the ever changing world of intermittent generation, flexible demand and power electronics.

Course Objectives

The course allows a wide range Engineers, and Specialists in Power Sys- tem to gain knowledge about:

  • Understanding of Reliability Regulatory Framework
  • Be aware with Reliability Standard and Hierarchical Model
  • Assessment of Power System Reliability and understanding Outage Management.
  • Understanding Reliability and Availability of Repairable Equipment in Power System.
  •  Learn how to assess Adequacy of the Generation System through Utility Models.
  • How to apply the decision Tree Methods for Complex Power Systems and how to utilize FMEA and FMECA.?
  • Understating IEEE Standards in indices for Generation Units.

Important Topics

Vital topics that will be discussed during the Course:

  • Study Cases (Review of Reliability Standards )
  • Long Term Reliability (Outage Process)
  • Mid Term Reliability Plans
  • Short Term Reliability
  • Cyber Security (Security Certification)
  • Impact of Renewable Resources on System Relia- bility (Intermittent Generation, Reliability of Solar Generation, Diverse Generation Mix, Energy Gap, Energy Mix)


Day 01

Module (01) Reliability : Regulatory Framework

1.1 Introduction


1.3 Loss of Load Probability (LOLP)

1.4 Loss of Load Expectation (LOLE)

1.5 Generation Reserve Requirements

1.6 Operating Reserve

1.7 Flexible Reserves with Intermittent Resources

Module (02) Reliability Standards

2.1 Impact of Interconnections on System Reliability

2.2 Reliability and Security

2.3 Hierarchical Model

Day 02

Module (03) Reliability Assessment

3.1 Resource Adequacy

3.2 Transmission Adequacy

3.3 Demand Forecast

3.4 Outage Management

Module (04) Applied Reliability

Models 4.1 Probability Distributions

4.2 Estimation

4.3 Fitting Methods

4.4 Serial/ Parallel systems

Module (05) Reliability Assessment

5.1 Concept of Reliability

5.2 Reliability Function

5.3 Common Distributions in Component Reliability

5.4 Component Reliability Model Selection

Day 03

Module (06) Markov Processes

6.1 Markov Process

6.2 State space diagram

6.3 The bathtub hazard function

6.4 Data collection in power generation plants

Module (07) Frequency and Duration Method

7.1 Frequency and Duration Technique

7.2 Mean duration of individual states

7.3 Mean Duration of States

Module (08) Rel. /Availability of Repairable Equipment

8.1 Large example and building blocks

8.2 Monte Carlo Method 8.3 Root Cause Analysis

Day 04

Module (09) Utility Models to Assess Adequacy of the Generation System

9.1 Generating Units Characteristics

9.2 Variable Volume: Run of the River Plants

9.3 Heat Rates

9.4 Deratings

9.5 Failure Rates

9.6 Maintenance Patterns

9.7 Operating Modes

9.8 Markov Models and Unit Characteristics

9.9 Unit Scheduling and Dispatch

Module (10) Decision Tree Methods

10.1 Decision Tree Analysis

10.2 Baysean Decision Trees

10.3 FMEA 10.4 FMECA

Module (11) Fundamentals Models

11.1 Major Generating Units Databases: UNIPEDE, GADS

11.2 IEEE Standards on indices for Generating Units

11.3 Chronological Models

11.4 GE-MARS

11.5 Hydroelectric Generating Units, Fossil Generating Units, Nuclear Generating Units

Day 05

Module (12) Power System Reliability

12.1 Generation Adequacy

12.2 Transmission Adequacy

12.3 System- Historical Reliability Methods applied to PS

12.4 Parameter Uncertainty

12.5 Perception and Acceptability

12.6 Failure Data Analysis Generation Revenues/ Probabilistic Production Costing

12.7 Effects of Market Uncertainty, Supply & Demand Management

Module (13) A New Control Method for Grid Assets

13.1 The Virtual Synchronous Machine Concepts

13.2 Control Description

13.2.1 Virtual Inertia

13.2.2 Frequency Dependency

13.2.3 Integrated Selective Continuous Load Shedding

13.2.4 Non-Load Converter Systems

13.2.5 Inactive Converters

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