Overview

This module aims to provide participants with the in-depth knowledge of the different power quality and reliability problems commonly encountered in power system network and their effects on the networks. Participants will also learn about the different technologies that are used by the power industry to mitigate power quality and reliability problems. The theories taught in the lecture will be complemented by hands-on practice using industrial standard computer-aided engineering software such as ETAP. Techniques on the analysis of real-world power quality and reliability problems are also emphasised in this module.
 

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Concept of Power Quality and Reliability (PQR)
  • Causes of PQR problems; power quality versus reliability; PQR terms and definitions, power quality standards.
Voltage Fluctuations and Variations
  • Overvoltages, voltage sag caused by starting of induction motor, switching of reactive compensation devices in power systems, fault induced voltage sags, power system reliability indicators including SAIFI, SAIDI, SARFI.
Harmonic Distortions
  • Significance of harmonic distortions, Fourier series and analysis, harmonic indices, harmonic sources, effects of harmonics, system voltage harmonics, harmonic currents, interharmonics, modelling of harmonic voltage and current sources in ETAP, harmonic load flow study in ETAP.
Power Quality and Reliability Improvement Techniques
  • Power conditioning equipment such as UPS, DVRs, SVCs and STATCOMS, grounding, power quality surveys, power quality monitoring, power quality measuring tools, motor starting methods, harmonic filter selection in ETAP.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers working in power and energy sector;
  • Railway electrical power supply and propulsion professionals;
  • Electrical and electronic engineering professionals;
  • Researchers and educators in electrical engineering and urban sustainability-related areas;
 

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Prerequisites

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering
  • At least one-year of relevant working experience
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who
  • Attend 75% of the workshop.
  • Undertake the Continuous Assessment

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend at least 75% of the programme, and
  • Participants who pass the Continuous Assessment and Exam Paper will earn 6 ECTS credits, which are stackable for PGCert or MSc qualifications.
 

Continuing Professional Development

This module is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:

Schedule

Lesson Class Timings
(Wednesdays, 7pm to 10pm)
Lesson 1 13 Jan 2021
Lesson 2 20 Jan 2021
Lesson 3 27 Jan 2021
Lesson 4 3 Feb 2021
Lesson 5 10 Feb 2021
Lesson 6 17 Feb 2021
Recess Week 24 Feb 2021
Lesson 7 3 Mar 2021
Lesson 8 10 Mar 2021
Lesson 9 17 Mar 2021
Lesson 10 24 Mar 2021
Lesson 11 31 Mar 2021
Lesson 12 7 Apr 2021
Exam Week 13 & 14

In the event a course date falls on a public holiday, the trainer will make alternative arrangements in consultation with the students.

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $3,447.54 $1,034.26 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $3,447.54 $1,034.26 $389.86
Non-Singaporeans $3,447.54 Not Eligible Not Eligible

Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding
To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2.  Be at least 40 years old
  3.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

This is a Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) supported course. If you are an NTUC member, you can enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year for courses supported under UTAP. Terms and conditions apply.

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.


What Industry Experts Say?

“In recent years, as many electric utilities wrestle with deregulation issues, their customers are becoming even more concerned about the possible decline in power quality due to cost-cutting measures. Regulators throughout the world are trying to determine methods for assuring that the reliability and quality of the supply system does not deteriorate as deregulation of the industry takes place. Minimum standards for power quality have been established in Europe (EN 50160), but these do not include disturbances and reliability issues. Utilities and regulators also are interested in determining ways to benchmark levels of reliability and quality as part of developing strategies for enhanced reliability and power quality offerings” – Technical Report on Global Survey of Regulatory Approaches for Power Quality and Reliability, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Course Series

Find out more about the Modular Certification Courses - Electrical Power Engineering (EPE)

These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering (PGCert EPE) or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

  • EEE6001 Power Systems Analysis and Control
  • EEE6002 Power Electronic Conversion
  • EEE6003 Electrification for Transportation and Built Environment
  • EEE6004 Power Systems Fault Analysis and Protection
  • EEE6005 Power Quality and Reliability
  • EEE6006 Smart Grids and Cyber Security
  • EEE6007 Analysis and Design of Electrical Machine Systems
  • EEE6008 Condition Monitoring in Power Engineering
  • EEE6009 Energy Resources, Market and Economics
  • EEE6010 Professional Practices in Power Engineering

Each module carries 6 ECTS credits which are stackable for graduate qualification of PGCert EPE. Candidates who pass any of the above 4 modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering (PGCert EPE) by SIT. All the above modules are subsidised by SkillsFuture Singapore. Eligible individual may enjoy up to a maximum of 5 subsidised modules.

The above modules have been renamed from EPE60XX to EEE60XX for modules starting from Sep 2019. There is otherwise no change in stackability towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering

Key Info

Venue SIT@NYP, 172 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Singapore 567739
Time 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Date 13 Jan 2021 (Wed) to
21 Apr 2021 (Wed)
Registration Closing on: 30 Nov 2020
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