East African Regional Training Course on Operation and Maintenance of Most Utilized Micro-Grid Technologies and Data Management - Nairobi, Kenya

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to Thursday, January 24, 2019

Join us at the East African Regional Training Course on Operation and Maintenance of Most Utilized Micro-Grid Technologies and Data Management (Micro-Grid Academy Module 5 & 6), scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya 15-24 January 2019.

The specific objective of the MGA is to conduct capacity building activities upon energy access and decentralized renewable energy solutions directed towards East-African young technicians, managers and engineers, supported by a real 20-40 kW mini-grid system installed on-site. This will contribute to emhancement of access to energy in rural communities and foster local enterprise and job creation.

Module 5&6 will focus on Operation & Maintenance of Most utilized MG Technologies and Data Management. It will provide theoretical knowledge on devices, usage of specific software as well as hands-on learning in labs, giving deeper concepts on generation and distribution technologies, remote metering and data analysis. The topics to be covered include:

  • Hybrid mini-grid systems

  • Case study: Wolisso system design, procurement and construction, lessons learnd, etc.

  • Commissioning of the plant: test, safety requirements, turnover

  • Operation and maintenance of renewable plants

  • Remote control and data analysis

  • 2 site visits: Talek and Kitonyoni

  • Half-day to the Schneider factory

The course is jointly organized by Enel Green Power (EGP), the East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE), Renewable Energy Solution for Africa (RES4AFRICA), AVSI Foundation, Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), Strathmore University, St. Kizito Vocational Training Institute and supported by Enel Foundation.

There will be no tuition fees charged. However, the costs of travel and accommodation during the training course will be covered by each participant or their employers. The organizers will provide course materials, modest lunch and coffee breaks during the course.

Applicants should complete the application form and send their CV by E-Mail to Prof. Andrea Micangeli (andrea.micangeli@uniroma1.it) and copy info@eacreee.org, Andrea De Silvestri (andrea.desilvestri@res4africa.org), Carol Mwendwa (mwendwacarol.avsi@gmail.com) by 20th December 2018. The applications must be endorsed by the employer. Nominations received after deadline will not be considered.

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