Workshop on Microgrid Control and Simulation Model Development
Microgrids have recently been given great attention in industry as well as academia due to their significance in employing renewables along with storage systems. The workshop will provide an insight about microgrids, the operational modes and the different implemented control techniques. Also, a comparison between various control mechanisms will be provided to present the types and applications for microgrids around the world. Finally, MATLAB/Simulink will be used to develop different types of inverters connected together and/or to the grid. A single inverter model with electrical loads will be developed at the beginning of the modelling session. After that, the model will be extended to contain multiple inverters sharing active and reactive powers. Moreover, a restoration control technique for frequency and voltage will be implemented to demonstrate the impact of connecting and disconnecting loads to the microgrid.
Workshop on International Standards Related to Solar PV Power Generation and Operating Solar PV plants in Desert Environments
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is witnessing major growth of solar PV installation. With this growth, it is crucial for managerial and technical personnel in charge of solar PV projects to have adequate understanding of the numerous international standards and the practice of standardization related to solar PV. Unique challenges to operating solar PV plants in desert environments, such as soiling loss due to dust accumulation on PV modules, should also be of interest to owners and operators.
In this workshop Mr. Liang Ji, a world-renowned expert in solar PV standards and a member to many of standardization committees, will give a short course on the various current and proposed standards established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) that are related to solar photovoltaics. He will describe the background and the technical significance of these standards, how they are applied in the various stages of solar PV projects, the standardization workflow, and some unique aspects of the MENA region as pertinent to solar PV standardization.
Also, in this workshop, Prof. Hiroyuki Kawamoto and Prof. Bing Guo will give lectures on cleaning PV modules for mitigation of soiling loss. Prof. Kawamoto will focus on electrostatic technologies that have been under development for dust removal from PV modules. Prof. Guo will give an overview of mechanical cleaning and report the development of an electrodynamic dust shield (EDS) technology in Qatar.
This workshop will be valuable for professionals who are interested in solar PV projects from management, financial, or technical standpoints.