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 afeser@epri.com.



Registration Now Open: Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics in Smart Grid (Live Online)

Dates and Times:

September 27-28, 2021 1:00-5:30pm EDT

Information: Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics in Smart Grid Flyer

Course Description:

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.

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 afeser@epri.com.

To be added to the short course invitation list, send a request to: afeser@epri.com

Previous GridEd Short Courses

June 7-9, 2021 Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics in Smart Grid
May 25-26, 2021 Information and Communication Technologies for Distributed Energy Resources and Systems
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