GridEd Short Courses
GridEd's short course program seeks to train existing professional engineering staff on topics to prepare them to design and operate the grid of the future. Regular and sustained course offerings are derived from surveys and regular feedback from GridEd utility industry advisors. Courses are taught by EPRI experts, GridEd Partner university professors, and/or other university professors and industry experts with specialized knowledge in power systems engineering, distributed energy resources (DER), distributed generation (DG), and other related topics.
GridEd short courses are delivered in a variety of formats which include live-in-person, live-online, and recorded-online. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are awarded to course participants based on the number of course hours. If you would like to request more information about a specific course, be added to the distribution list to receive notification when registration opens for new courses, or to register for a course at a discounted rate, please contact Amy Feser at email@example.com.
Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning in Smart Grid — 8 PDH'sDates: May 9th, 2019 | 8:00am - 5:00pm ET
Hilton St. Louis at The Ballpark
1 South Broadway
St. Louis, Missouri
This course is one in a series of several courses developed and offered through GridEd to enhance workforce readiness through training and education of personnel with needed skill sets at the intersection of power systems and digital systems.
This 1-day course focuses on big data analytics and machine learning in smart grid. The value, velocity, volume, and variety of big data in smart grid will be discusses. The course will also review the basics of unsupervised learning, supervised learning, and reinforcement learning algorithms. Important applications of big data analytics and machine learning in electric power distribution systems, transmission networks, and electricity markets will be presented with real-world data set.
The applications covered in the short course includes:
Distribution Systems: 1) Topology identification, 2) Electricity theft detection, 3) Predictive maintenance of distribution equipment, 4) Estimation of behind-the-meter solar generation, 5) Reinforcement learning based Volt-VAR control and network reconfiguration.
Transmission System: 1) Anomaly detection with PMU data, 2) Motifs and signatures discovery with PMU data, 3) Segmentation of PMU data.
Electricity Market: 1) Algorithmic trading with virtual bids in electricity market.
Library of Course Offerings
The following courses are available upon request and may be repeated periodically as a standard offering based on feedback from the GridEd utility industry advisory board.
- Applications of Smart Inverter Technology
- Big Data Analytics in Electric Power Distribution Systems
- Bulk System Integration of Variable Generation
- Business Case Analysis for the Electric Utility Industry
- Distributed Generation Interconnection on Radial Distributions Systems
- Distributed Generation Technologies
- Electric Power Distributed Systems
- Electric Transportation
- Electricity Markets
- Energy Storage Technologies, Applications and Integration
- IEEE 762
- Power Quality
- Unbalanced Distribution System Analysis
- Utility Applications of Power Electronics
Coming Soon (Under Development)
- Power System Analysis 1 & 2 (e-learning)
Pricing and Discounts
The cost to participate in a GridEd short course is $1200. Discounts are available as follows:
- Group Discount for 3 or more staff enrolled in the same course – 20%
- Government Worker (Non-Utility) – 25%
- University Professors – 25% (University ID Required)
- Graduate Students – 75% (University ID Required)
In addition, GridEd Affiliate university staff and students, GEARED universities, and DOE staff may be placed on a waiting list for short courses; and, if space is available, will be permitted to take the course for free.
Those who seek deeper discounts (up to 50%) and would like to purchase multi-seats for use in any GridEd short course may join EPRI's supplemental "GridEd course bundle" project (EPRI Product 3002015049 - Educating a Digital Power Workforce to Be GREAT with Data (GridEd Membership)) . Additionally, EPRI members may purchase courses with Self-Directed Funds (SDF). GridEd advisors receive the greatest benefit and discounts which include three pre-paid slots per year to attend any GridEd short course, and the option to host a short course at their facility. If you would like to purchase a full course (all 25 seats), bring a course to your facility, or would like to join GridEd as an advisor, (EPRI Product - 3002015367 GridEd Training Courses and Activities), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be added to the short course invitation list, send a request to: email@example.com
Previous GridEd Short Courses
|March 4, 2019||Reliability Assessment of Distribution Systems Live Online Course|
|September 25, 2018||Distributed Generation Interconnection on Radial Distribution Systems Live Online|
|September 20 - 21, 2018||Electric Transportation|
|June 18, 2018||Utility Applications of Power Electronics|
|June 7, 2018||Big Data Analytics in Electric Power Distribution Systems|
|April 4 - 5, 2018||Application of Smart Inverters Technology|
|February 22 - March 27, 2018||Distributed Generation Interconnection on Radial Distribution Systems|
|February 8 - 9, 2018||Energy Storage Technologies, Applications and Integration|
|January 16 - 17, 2018||Bulk System Integration of Variable Generation|
|December 12 – 13, 2017||Energy Storage Technologies, Applications and Integration|
|November 13 – 14, 2017||Electricity Markets|
|November 13 – 14, 2017||Energy Storage Technologies, Applications and Integration|
|September 19 – 20, 2017||Predictive Analytics|
|September 14 – 15, 2017||Electric Power Quality|
|August 28, 2017||Distribution Volt-Var Planning and Control|
|August 17 – 18, 2017||Application of Smart Inverters Technology|
|July 25 – August 17, 2017||Distributed Generation Interconnection on Radial Distribution Systems|
|May 15 – 16, 2017||Energy Storage Technologies, Applications and Integration|
|March 6 – 9, 2017||Utility Applications of Power Electronics|
|February 27 – 28, 2017||Business Case Analysis in the Electric Utility Industry|
|February 16 – 17, 2017||Applications of Smart Inverters Technology|
|February 7 – 8, 2017||Electricity Markets|
|October 4 – 27, 2016||Distributed Generation Interconnection on Radial Distribution Systems|
|February 25 – 26, 2016||Unbalanced Power Systems Analysis|
|January 13 – 14, 2016||Applications of Smart Inverters Technology|
|December 2 – 3, 2015||Business Case Analysis in the Electric Utility Industry|
|November 17 – 18, 2015||Electric Power Distribution Systems|
|October 8 – 9, 2015||Applications of Smart Inverters Technology|
|Sept. 8 – Oct. 6, 2015||Distributed Generation Interconnection on Radial Distribution Systems|
|August 25 – 26, 2015||Distributed Generation Technologies and Applications|
|July 8 – 9, 2015||Electric Power Distribution Systems|
|September 29 – 30, 2014||Business Case Analysis in the Electricity Utility Industry|
|September 11 – 12, 2014||Dynamic Distribution System Modeling with Open DSS|
|August 20 – 21, 2014||Electric Power Distribution Systems|
|July 16 – 17, 2014||Distributed Storage & Generation Technologies and Applications|