Grid Shock Preparedness and Blackout Management

A two-day course for Power and Energy professionals

Optimise your emergency readiness by structuring actions to prevent risks and damages.
 
Attend this course to:
 
  • Review potential causes for blackouts to identify structural weaknesses and operation deficits and improve the system reliability
  • Conduct scenario analysis to assess the capacities of and impact on electrical equipment and their operations during outages
  • Implement key strategies and management principles to restore power supply, prevent physical damages and minimise financial losses
  • Develop protection measures and alternative supply and production strategies to minimise the impacts and consequences of shortages and blackouts
  • Improve the predictive situation awareness to pre-empt potential shortages and blackouts
  • Conduct capacity and capability assessments to avoid supply interruptions and system failures
  • Project peek demands, supply limitations and production capacities  to optimise your resource and production planning
     

 

What is the programme about?

The risk of power outages and blackouts – be it caused by technical deficits, operational errors or due to external influences such as natural disasters or even cyber-attacks – has significantly increased over the last years. With growing demand, volatility of the production and supply and a far-reaching modernisation of the infrastructure, the impacts of blackouts on society and economy is significant.

To reduce the likelihood of short term power outages and long-term blackouts, it is of utmost importance to have a robust emergency plan and immediate rapid response strategies in place to respond to disruptions of the power supply. This training will enable participants to be prepared for unforeseeable disruptions and emergencies to restore the power supply, prevent physical damages and minimise financial losses.

Power industry professionals seeking to gain a strategic overview of the concepts and methodologies, alongside practical tips for improving their investment planning and maximising the operational efficiency and reliability including: 

  • General Managers  
  • Grid Operations & Planners
  • Outage Specialists
  • Senior Reliability Risk Engineers
  • Grid Controller
  • Managers for Performance Engineering
  • Transmission System Supervisors
  • System Operators
  • Senior Engineers
  • Field Managers
 
Managers, advisors and experts in a range of organisations including:
 
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution companies
  • Governments, regulators and market operators
  • Industry associations
  • Consultancies

DAY 1

Registration: 9.00am
 
Start of day: 9.30am
 
 
Managing the Risk
  • What is risk?
  • Evaluating the risk of outages
  • Severe weather and other risk scenarios
  • Predictive awareness strategies
  • Capability assessments
  • Avoiding supply interruptions and system failures
 
Planning for Emergencies
  • Why Plan?
  • Emergency and Contingency planning
  • Determining scales of emergency and proportionate response
  • Practical plan writing
 
Crisis Management
  • Organisation – The anatomy of a crisis management Team
  • Leadership in crisis situations
  • Checklists
  • Decision Trees
  • Key strategies and management to restore power
  • Loss management
  • Allocating resources, staff planning, backup arrangements, partnering
  • Role of Outage Management Systems (OMS) in outage response and management

 

Business Continuity
  • Protection Measures
  • Alternative Supplies
  • Production Strategies
  • Customer Communication
  • Stakeholder Cooperation
  • Practical advice to customers and stakeholders
 
 
Interactive workshop: Participants will review the root causes and analyse the emergency planning of major Power Outages across the World in the 21st Century
 
 

Close of day: 5.00pm

DAY 2

Start of day: 9.30am

 
Exercise Debrief: Managing a Major Power Outage
 
The second day of the training is built around an interactive hands-on scenario analysis in which participants are confronted with a major outage. 
 
 
The Scenario
A large city is threatened by a severe weather event that is forecasted to produce heavy conditions. Two of the city power company’s major assets – the local power station and the nearby sub-station that distributes power to both the city and the surrounding areas are threatened.
 
In this highly interactive environment participants will apply their skills and lessons learned to structure emergency actions to prevent risks and damages as well as develop alternative plans to prepare for various emergency scenarios.
 
 
In an escalating situation, delegates will be tasked to:
  • Assess the situation and evaluate the risks to the city
  • Consider available options
  • Devise crisis management strategies
  • Examine alternatives
  • Produce advice to customers and stakeholders
  • Deal with media challenges
 
 
The Impact of Crises on Organisations after an event
  • Damage assessment after the event
  • Compensation
  • Managing reputation
  • Communication – the dynamics of a crisis
 
Closure
  • Summary
  • Q&A
 
 
Close of day: 4.00pm
 
Each day has two 15 minute refreshment breaks and one hour for lunch
 
 
 
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This course is only available as a custom course tailored for your business, contact us to discuss your requirements.