Course Overview

Short Course
5 days
Fee Subsidy
Up to 90% SF Funding
Professional Development Units

28 PDUs (PEB)
40 PDUs (SCEM)

Smart grids revolutionise electricity generation, distribution, and consumption by utilising real-time data, advanced analytics, and intelligent automation.

This transformation empowers utility companies, businesses, and consumers to optimise energy usage, enhance grid reliability, and reduce environmental impact. In addition to improving operational efficiency and resilience, smart grids pave the way for greater integration of renewable energy sources, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, which creates a more sustainable and resilient energy ecosystem.

To support the Singapore Energy Transition, skilled professionals in smart grid technologies are in demand. These capabilities are essential for developing smart grid infrastructure and services, addressing the rising demand for electricity and the increasing use of distributed energy resources like solar and Energy Storage Systems (ESS).

This 5-day intensive course is designed to equip professionals with a deep understanding of smart grids and their integration with key technologies such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), integration of distributed resources, microgrids, electricity markets, cybersecurity, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Learners will develop a holistic understanding of the entire system, integrating the interrelated sub-sectors of solar, ESS, electricity imports, and smart grids.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers with a background in electrical or renewable energy engineering
  • Professionals working in the energy and utility sectors, which include:
    • Grid and energy system operators
    • Energy planners and analysts
    • Renewable energy project managers
    • IoT and communication technology specialists
    • Policymakers and regulators in the energy industry
  • Learners with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a diploma in engineering with 2 years of relevant working experience.

What You Will Learn

  • Apply fundamental smart grid principles to enhance grid reliability and efficiency
  • Assess the role and impact of AMI in modern energy systems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of smart grid architecture and its integration with communication networks
  • Evaluate interconnections and interoperability requirements for integrating distributed resources in microgrids
  • Analyse the impact on electricity market dynamics
  • Utilise tools to assess cybersecurity vulnerabilities in smart grids

Teaching Team


Associate Professor, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Kerk See Gim

HOD for Sustainability & Energy Solutions, Power Automation Pte Ltd

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Chern Yuen
Lim Chern Yuen

Senior Economist, Energy Market Company (EMC) Pte Ltd

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Li Zhenhui

Chief Economist, Energy Market Company Pte Ltd

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Course Run Dates Time
July 2024 Run  10 – 16 July 2024 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


    Smart Grids and AMI

    Session Topic

    Morning session

    Introduction to Smart Grids

    • An overview of power systems
    • Components of smart grids
    • Architecture and design principles

    Afternoon session


    • Substation automation and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
    • Role of AMI in smart grids
    • AMI technologies and implementation

    Integration of Distributed Resources: Interconnection and Interoperability Requirements

    Session Topic

    Morning session

    Interconnections in Smart Grids

    • Integration of distributed resources
    • Grid stability and control requirements

    Afternoon session


    Smart Grids Interoperability

    • Communication protocols in smart grids
    • Interoperability standards and frameworks
    • Regulatory landscape and policy implications

    Electricity Market Operation and Integration 

    Session Topic

    Morning session

    National Electricity Market
    • Overview of electricity markets
    • Pricing mechanism and economic dispatch
    • National Electricity Market of Singapore (NEMS) and their unique features

    Afternoon session


    Market Operation in Smart Grids 

    • Role of smart grids in market operations
    • Demand response and dynamic pricing
    • Case studies: Demand response in Singapore

    Cybersecurity in Smart Grids

    Session Topic

    Morning session

    Smart Grids Cybersecurity Risks
    • Introduction to smart grids cybersecurity
    • Cybersecurity standards and regulations 
    • Key components of smart grid cybersecurity

    Afternoon session


    Securing Smart Grids

    • Intrusion detection and prevention in smart grids 
    • Secure communication networks in smart grids
    • Future trends and emerging technologies

    Site Visit and Assessment

    Session Topic

    Morning session

    Visit to the Singapore Power Grid Control Centre/SP HQ (training school)

    Afternoon session


    • Emerging trends and the future directions of smart grids
    • Q&A
    • Class assessment

    Certificate and Assessment

    A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

    • Attend at least 75% of the course
    • Undertake and pass non-credit bearing assessment during the course

    Fee Structure

    The full fee for this course is S$5,450.00.

    Category After SF Funding
    Singapore Citizen (Below 40) S$1,635.00
    Singapore Citizen (40 & Above) S$635.00
    Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder S$1,635.00
    Non-Singapore Citizen S$5,450.00 (No Funding)

    Note: All fees above include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

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