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.
Dates and Times:
June 7-9, 2021 1:00-5:30pm EDT
This course focuses on machine learning and big data analytics in smart grid. The value, velocity, volume, and variety of big data in smart grid will be discussed. The course will also review the basics of unsupervised learning, supervised learning, reinforcement learning algorithms, and generative models. 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 control.
Transmission System: 1) Anomaly detection with PMU data, 2) Motifs and signatures discovery with PMU data, 3) Event classification with 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.
- Business Case Analysis for the Electric Utility Industry
- Distributed Energy Resource (DER) on Radial Distributions Systems
- Distributed Generation Technologies
- Electric Power Distributed Systems
- Electric Transportation Fundamentals
- Information & Communication Technologies for Distributed Energy Resources
- Introduction to Energy Storage Short Course Series
- Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics in Smart Grid
- Power Quality
- Utility Applications of Power Electronics
Now Available (GridEd Basic Power System Course Materials)
We are pleased to announce that we have finished compiling all the lectures and videos for the basic power course. This course is provided as an introductory course in electric power systems via The Center for Grid Engineering Education (GridEd) as a part of curriculum development under its U.S. DOE award from the Solar Energy Technology Office known as Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment (GEARED) as well as conceptualized and funded in part by Electric Utilities comprising participants in an EPRI supplemental project “Educating Power Engineers for a Future Distribution Grid.” A syllabus is provided that describes the Basic Power course and provides a legend for each of the 75 different modules from the full course. All of the course materials can be utilized on EPRI |U.
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, 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 22-24, 2021||Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics in Smart Grid|
|March 9-10, 2021||Energy Storage Short Course Series|
|December 14-17, 2020||2020 Electric Power Distributions System|
|November 10-13, 2020||Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics in Smart Grid|
|November 5-6, 2020||Information and Communication Technologies for Distributed Energy Resources and Systems|
|November 5, 2020||Energy Storage Deep Dive: Valuation Training|
|October 27 - November 5, 2020||Introduction to Energy Storage Short Course Series|
|October 6-29, 2020||Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Interconnection on Radial Distribution Systems|
|February 13 - 14, 2020||Electric Transportation Fundamentals|
|September 12, 2019||Information and Communications Technologies for Distributed Energy Resources: Monitoring and Management for Solar, Storage, Flexible Loads, and Electric Vehicles|
|March 9, 2019||Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics in Smart Grid|
|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|