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Practical Applications of Microgrids and Island Grids
1.5 Hour on-demand seminar with Live Q&A
Available Now (15 day access)

Insightful online training program on how to incorporate battery energy storage into microgrids and island grids with instructors who are recognized as leading world experts and practitioners with many years of experience. Today there are many microgrid options with energy storage, renewables, EV, demand, islanded and interconnected for C&I and residential microgrids. Hybrid grids will be reviewed for islands with renewables, engines, and batteries.

This training program will cover Virtual Power Plants of microgrids along with microgrid services, financial analysis, automation and procurement strategies. The advantage of this course is that you receive a comprehensive and detailed set of insights of the latest methodologies used for valuation, planning, design, and operations of microgrids with use cases of batteries, ownership models, and economic and financial analysis.

This proven online training program features the same material used in the popular PGS in-person classroom seminar. Register today and join the over 10,000 industry professionals who trust PGS for their energy training needs.


What You Will Learn
  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction to Microgrids
    2. Microgrid Trends
    3. Microgrids Roadmap Planning and Policies
    4. Incorporating Microgrids in Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs)
  2. Microgrid Types
    1. Residential Microgrid
    2. Campus Environment/Institutional Microgrids
    3. Community Microgrids
    4. Commercial and Industrial Microgrid
    5. Island Hybrid Grids (engines, renewables, batteries)
  3. Microgrid Services and Sizing
    1. Demand Charge Management
    2. Energy Arbitrage
    3. Reserves
    4. Regulation
    5. Renewables Integration
    6. EV Charging
    7. Black Start
    8. Others
  4. Financial Analysis of Microgrids
    1. Capital Costs and O&M Costs
    2. Revenue Streams
    3. Stacked Services Emulation
    4. Financial Parameters
    5. Discount Cashflow Models
    6. Innovative ownership models
  5. Microgrid Automation
    1. Microgrid EMS Software
    2. Data Services for Microgrid Dispatch
    3. AI Prediction for Microgrids
    4. Stacked Services Dispatch
    5. Communications, Monitoring, and Control
    6. Virtual Power Plants of Microgrids
  6. Procurement Strategies
    1. Financing
    2. Warrantees
    3. EPC
    4. IPP
    5. PPA Pricing
How This Online Course Works

Get the best of both worlds with this blended learning approach.

  1. Learn at your own pace and on your own schedule as you first enjoy the internet-streamed, on-demand seminar. Speed up, slow down, or repeat sections of the presentation.
  2. Upon completion, join us for one of our regularly scheduled live online Q&A sessions. A calendar of live Q&A dates and times is provided in the program access instructions you will receive. You can also email your questions directly to the instructor.
Course Access

You will receive immediate online access to the on-demand training presentation. The audio for the online seminar is only available through your computer or other Internet connected device. You will also receive links in your access instructions to PDFs for all the presentation materials in case you want to print or keep a copy.

The on-demand training presentations are available for a total of 15 days from the time any one of the training presentations is first accessed. After 15 days, your access to the on-demand presentations will expire. However the PDF formatted training program slides and other documents you receive are yours to keep.

Your Instructor
Dr. Randell Johnson & Dr. Fakhruz Zaman
CEO Acelerex

Dr. Randell Johnson
Dr. Johnson has expertise and experience in the Valuation, Design, Procurement, and Operations of Grid Batteries

Dr. Johnson has been involved in the Energy Storage Road Map for the Maldives, Bermuda Energy Storage Sizing Study, New York Energy Storage Road Map, Massachusetts State of Charge Study, MISO Energy Storage Study, Ontario Energy Storage Study, and numerous other energy storage studies. He was selected by the World Bank to study 100% carbon-free grids with energy storage and Acelerex software and methods were selected by the International Renewable Energy Agency for increasing penetration of renewables with energy storage. Dr. Johnson has invented and developed microgrid control software for battery analytics and battery real time control. He is expert at power markets and valuation of energy storage to maximize utilization of existing transmission systems and co-optimization of transmission and other resources in addition of co-optimization of energy and ancillary services. A Harvard Business Case has been written for energy storage that includes methods pioneered by Dr. Johnson.

Dr. Johnson holds a Ph.D. in Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MS in Economics from Cass Business School, UK, and a Utility Corporate Finance Certificate for Gas and Electric Utilities from UConn Business School. Dr. Johnson has background in strategy, regulatory finance, economic optimizations, quantitative finance, electricity and energy markets, public policy, technical grid design, real-time optimizations, and high-performance computing.


Dr. Fakhruz Zaman

Dr. Zaman holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and MBA in strategic management. He has over thirty years of experience in the technology sector energy, IT, ICT, telecom, security, electronics, computing and systems engineering.

Dr. Zaman has been working in the energy sector with international institutions (World Bank, Asian Development Bank), government agencies, power sector utilities, companies with successful engagement of complex energy sector projects. He is highly experienced in planning, designing, and implementing energy infrastructure projects including renewable energy, electricity generation, transmission and distribution, energy efficiency projects in developing countries. Dr. Zaman is highly knowledgeable of smart grid technology including hybrid PV-genset power generation, transmission, distribution, energy efficiency

Program Pricing
$245 for single attendee, $195 per attendee thereafter.
Special pricing is available for groups. Please click here for more information.

If you have additional questions please email or call (440) 853-1038.
Payment and Cancellations

Payment is required prior to training program access. Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or corporate check. Your credit card will be charged at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made.

Cancellations for online training programs can be made before the program access instructions are sent by PGS, and cancellations will result in a credit. For more information on PGS policies regarding administrative matters and complaint resolution, please contact our offices at (440) 853-1038.

Who Should Attend

Among those who will benefit from this training program include energy and electric power executives; attorneys; government regulators; traders & trading support staff; marketing, sales, purchasing & risk management personnel; accountants & auditors; plant operators; engineers; and corporate planners.

Types of companies that typically attend this program include energy producers and marketers; utilities; banks & financial houses; industrial companies; accounting, consulting & law firms; municipal utilities; government regulators and electric generators.

Prerequisites and Advance Preparation

This fundamental level group online training program has no prerequisites. No advance preparation is required.

Why Choose PGS?

PGS training programs are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content. Register today, and join the over 10,000 industry professionals who trust PGS with their energy training needs.