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Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) System is the lifeline of power plants. With the recent induction of renewable such as Wind & Solar, SCADA technology is poised to grow into smart grid applications...

Course Outline

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

·  apply the advanced techniques, tips and tricks to your SCADA HMI , PC HMI application.

·  gain an awareness of the codes and regulations governing the power generation systems and equipment

·  understand the pc-based local control stations versus the distributed systems
·  enhance your knowledge of the fault tolerant approach

·  use the hmi techniques to enhance data presentation and analysis
·  update your existing skills with state of the art technologies: micro grids and decentralization of control

·  get insight into challenges of SCADA projects for wind power plants 


Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System is the lifeline of power plants. With the recent induction of renewable such as Wind and Solar, SCADA technology is poised to grow into smart grid applications.  This course is designed to address the growing need and emerging trends in industry.


Based on current industry trends and demands from utilities, IPPs, generation companies, project developers, consulting engineers, this course offers an excellent learning opportunity of the role of SCADA in industrial control systems with emphasis in monitoring, managing and control of power plants.


The HMI (Human Machine Interface) topic addresses the rules and practices of the design and usability of human interfaces to plant controls.



·  To provide an understanding of the essentials of SCADA technology and the various types of systems used in power plants

·  To give you guidelines for evaluating and choosing the type of controls that best suits your SCADA system needs

·   To determine the SCADA package required and to discuss the related pros and cons.

·   To understand  and simplify the complexity of SCADA System deployment

·   To understand how SCADA system is currently being utilized in renewable industry

Who Should Attend

·  Power generation facility managers, engineers, supervisors, plant operation and maintenance engineers and technicians.

·  Industrial automation and control system integrators and OEM users.

·  Engineers and technicians in the field of automation willing to pursue a career in the power industry.  

Faculty: M. Amjad, M.Eng., P.Eng. and C. Rosenberg P.Eng.

Program Outline

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Introduction to SCADA

M. Amjad, M.Eng., P.Eng.



Data Acquisition

Real Time Monitoring and Control

Software Components of a SCADA system

IEC 61850 family of standards: substation design, communication methods, monitoring and control applications


Introduction to HMI (Human Machine Interface)

C. Rosenberg P.Eng.

The HMI layer

Data presentation rules

Data presentation tools


Data presentation objects

User interface, design using animation

User interface, reporting and analyzing tools

User interface, example and demonstration


Open Discussions: Determine Design Options, Cost Versus Effectiveness


Day II

M. Amjad, M.Eng., P.Eng.


Power Plant automation

SCADA architecture for Hydro Power

Electric Power Generation, transmission and distribution

Current flow

Line voltage

Circuit breakers

Power grid control

Real time control

The equipment









Alarm monitoring solutions


Create custom alarms

Alarm points

Alarm notification

Web browser access

History of alarms and events

Design solutions: send pager and email alarm notifications

Reporting for off line analysis

Historical data 

Open Discussions: Evaluate Real Needs, Hardware, Software


M. Amjad, M.Eng., P.Eng.


SCADA System for Wind Park


Understanding Wind Power

Different Steps involved in constructing a large scale wind park

Wind Park Operation Agreement with Electric Utility

Plant Layout

                Turbine-Collection System (Power-Telecom)-Substation-Grid

Need of SCADA System for Wind Park Management

                Wind Turbine Status


                Electricity Production

                Grid Information

                Event Log Book and Statistics and alarm/event notification/notification process

                Remote Operation

                SCADA Administration: User Management/Reporting

                Substation Automation

                System Protection and Control



Type of SCADA System in Wind Industry

SCADA System Design

                Requirement Analysis

                Protocols: DNP3/Modbus/IEEE

                SCADA System Configuration

                Communication Infrastructure

                                Data Points/RTU/Control Room


                                LAN/WAN/Web Interface (VPN/T1)

                                SCADA Server

                                Mimic Development

                Functional Testing and Commissioning of a SCADA System

                Additional Programming

                SCADA Operation


A Case Study of a 27 MW operational Wind Park


Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


There will be a one hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.


Daily Schedule:

8:00     Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30     Session begins

12:00     Lunch
4:30     Adjournment

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.8 CEU / 18 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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