Understanding Electrical Projects for New Developers

This course is aimed at developers to enable them to gain a better understanding of their electrical project. The course starts off with the basics of power systems introducing the key concepts and then gradually enters challenges that are faced when integrating variable renewable energy technologies. It then discusses about the work required during pre-bid assessment and finally discusses about the technical requirements a developer must keep in mind when developing the project and which sources of revenue could be targeted.

Please note this course can be tailored for developers in the UK, South Africa and Ireland.


The course will cover:

Power System foundation concepts

  • Basic electrical terminology (active power, reactive power, voltage and AC/DC current)
  • Power system building blocks
  • Wind farm electrical terminology and building blocks (components that make up a wind farm)
  • Basic substation components and overhead line terminology

Challenges with integrating variable renewable energy technologies into the network

  • Types of technologies available for wind turbines, PV cells, batteries, conventional generators
  • Challenges connecting to a distribution/transmission network and choosing the right location
  • Curtailment (definition, how it is achieved, and congestion management)
  • Losses (internal and external to the site)

Pre-bid assessment

  • The need for occasional additional reactive power devices such as STATCOMs, SVCs, MSR, MSC. Why are they needed and how is the sizing determined?
  • Learning achieved from a preliminary grid study vs detailed study
  • Essential work during design and feasibility study phase of development
  • Which studies (if any) are required during pre-bid assessment stage?

Technical requirements and sources of revenue

  • What are the basic G99 requirements and Type specific requirements for plants connecting to the UK’s distribution network?
  • What are the grid code requirements for plants connecting to the UK’s transmission network?
  • An overview of the key engineering requirements and how they impact plant design
  • Importance of knowing these requirements from a very early stage
  • Potential services that could be provided by the generation facility (sources of revenue)
  • Technical challenges experienced by developers

Course duration: 1 day

Course date: To register your interest for the course or to find more information please email us at training@tneigroup.com.

For group bookings, please get in touch to discuss discounted rates. We offer bespoke courses, email us today to discuss your requirements and how this course could be tailored to your needs.

Useful for: The course is useful for power plant developers, independent connection providers (ICPs), energy companies, transmission network operators (TNOs), distribution network operators (DNOs) and regulators. The course is suitable for anyone looking to increase their knowledge in power systems and generator connections.

What will I learn from this course? Delegates will learn about power systems which will help you understand the technicalities of your electrical site. The course also provides you with aspects involved during the pre-bid assessment for your connection, the technical requirements which your site may have to comply with when connecting to the distribution or transmission network, and potential sources of revenue available.

Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites to this course.

Please email us at training@tneigroup.com for further information on booking this course.