Course Overview

The deployment of advanced electricity metering throughout the world will result in vast opportunities for professionals with an appreciation of smart metering technology, The roll-out of next generation advanced electricity metering will facilitate recording of electricity usage and a pattern of electricity consumption can then be developed. This data can assist customers to reduce their energy usage and costs.

Smart meters will be beneficial to both electricity supply companies and energy consumers as they facilitate

• Remote operation

• Remote meter reading

• Real time pricing

• New tariff options

The correct exchange of electric meter data is of major importance to the success of smart metering implementation. The operation of the liberalized energy market will afford the opportunity for service providers to add value for customers. 

This training course has been developed to provide up-to-date   information on advanced metering to both professionals working in the regulatory sector and practitioners working in the smart metering field. 

Attending this course will give you the knowledge you need regarding recent developments in the advanced metering sector and the capabilities and benefits of implementation of smart grid technologies.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

• Gain an understanding of the various elements involved in smart metering technology

• Understand the importance of accurate electrical metering technology

• Gain an appreciation of the different  types of Electricity Tariffs

• Gain a clear understanding of different types of electrical metering instruments

• Be aware of what technologies can be employed to increase energy efficiency in buildings.

• Understand the roadmap for future roll-out of the Smart Grid

• Gain an insight into smart metering devices and principles of operation

• Appreciate the role of BMS and SCADA systems in advanced metering applications

• Understand future technologies in metering applications

Who Should Attend

• Electrical Power Engineers, Technicians 

• Meeting Department

• Electricity Supply Company Engineers

• Transmission & Distribution System Engineers

Course Content

Module (01) Traditional Metering Technology 

1.1 Definition of Metering Terminology

1.2 Components of standard electrical metering systems

1.3 Types of meters and electricity measurements

1.4 Overview of electrical networks

1.5 Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) systems

Module (02) Practical Substation and Industrial Metering schemes

2.1 Industrial metering systems architecture

2.2 Typical Substation Layout

2.3 Principals of substation electrical metering design

2.4 Substation automation interfaces to IEC61850

2.5 ION energy monitoring system

2.6 Switchboard power metering combinations

Module (03) Advanced Electrical Metering Infrastructure (AMI) 

3.1 Overview of AMI

3.2 AMI system architecture

3.3 AMI market players

3.4 Typical AMI programme roll-out

3.5 Benefits of AMI programmes

3.6 AMI standards and regulations

3.7 Advanced Electrical Sub-metering Systems

Module (04) Electricity Metering Tariff Structures & Dynamic Pricing using Advanced Metering 

4.1 Electricity tariff structures

4.2 Electricity customer behaviour trials

4.3 Technology trials and pre-payment systems

4.4 Dynamic Pricing strategies for AMI

4.5 Top 10 myths of Dynamic Pricing

Module (05) Customer reaction to Advanced Metering deployment 

5.1 Smart meter design principals

5.2 Real time energy displays for Advanced Metering

5.3 AMI – Customer Concerns and Anxieties 

5.4 Advanced Metering Cyber Security issues

5.5 Smart metering and Electrical Vehicles (EV)

Module (06) Demand Side Management (DSM) Strategies 

6.1 Setting of DSM targets

6.2 Funding DSM programmes

6.3 DSM programme execution

6.4 DSM regulatory incentives

6.5 Measurement and verification protocols

Module (07) Winter/summer peak demand metering schemes 

7.1 Reasons for peak load reduction

7.2 Structure of peak load reduction scheme

7.3 Reliability payments to customers

7.4 Energy payments to customers

7.5 Sample power system infrastructure for peak demand metering

Module (08) Electrical Grid Modernization strategies

8.1 Modern grid strategy defined

8.2 The case for grid modernization

8.3 Benefits of electricity grid upgrading

8.4 Pathway to a modern grid

8.5 Current developments on grid modernization

Module (09) Smart Electricity Grids for the 21st century

9.1 What is the smart grid?

9.2 Switching to smart grid technologies

9.3 Objectives of smart grid roll-out

9.4 Smart grid economics

9.5 Smart grid road maps

9.6 Challenges to meeting smart grid goals

Module (10) BMS and SCADA Systems for Electrical Metering

10.1 Introduction to BMS and SCADA

10.2 SCADA and BMS System Architecture 

10.3 Typical BMS Electrical Metering Application 

10.4 Smart Home Metering Systems