Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC)

Kafue, Zambia

The Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC) is an ISO 9001 certified organisation established in 1989 that has a focus to provide a learner centred environment for the acquisition of knowledge, skills and competencies in energy as well as information and communication technologies. The centre also provides a state of the art conference venue and excellent accommodation at reasonable rates throughout the year. KGRTC is the centre for hydropower training in Sub Sahara Africa. Motto: Your Home for Energy Training, Consultancy and Conferences.

Accommodation & Catering

With a selection of 77 self contained guest rooms, The Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC) is the place to stay when you are in Kafue. All rooms are fully furnished with a study desk, digital satellite tv, fridge, telephone, air conditioner and wireless internet. Their two restaurants serve a variety of meals, both traditional and international cuisines in form of buffet and a la carte.

Conference Facilities

The Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC) offers a choice of 3 conference rooms for all your public and private events. With a reputation for delivering successful events, excellent customer service and value for money, KGRTC is the prime destination for workshops, conferences, seminars, team building meetings, weddings, gala lunch & dinners plus all other social, recreational and corporate activities.

Training and Consultancy

The Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC) offers training in five (5) core focus areas; Power Systems Operations and Management * Engineering Operations and Maintenance * Engineering Applications and Management * Safety, Healthy, Environment and Quality Assurance * Corporate Governance, Management and Leadership Development. KGRTC also provides consultancy services in the energy, management and developmental sectors of the economy. Key consultancy focus areas; Assessments for Human Capital Development for business sustainability * Development of Energy Projects * Evaluation of Energy Assets * Operation and Maintenance of Energy Assets * Design and Implementation of Management Systems based on ISO Management Standards.
The Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC), a registered trust in Zambia, is a well established institution controlled by a regional Board of Trustees (BOT) from Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. KGRTC operates independently with 63 members of staff on its establishment.

Power Quality and System Stability Training

Offer · 7 days ago
Introduction The International Labour Organization (ILO), with funding provided by the Government of Sweden, is supporting the Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC) to implement the Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) Project. This is a three-and-a-half-year intervention with the overall development objective of increasing the uptake of renewable energy, energy efficiency and regional energy integration through skills development in Zambia and the SADC region. It is expected that the project will strengthen KGRTC’s capacity as a Centre of Excellence for energy training in the region and significantly increase the number of power technicians, engineers and managers that are skilled in renewable energy, energy efficiency and regional energy integration. The project will be implemented through a Public-Private Public Development Partnership (PPDP) approach. Course Overview This Power Quality and System Stability course is an introduction to the major concepts and issues in Power Quality Management and System Stability. Course outline At the end of the training programme, course participants shall be able to: 1. Discuss the Components and Operations of a Power System; 2. Explain the importance of Power Quality; 3. Classify Power System Stability; 4. Mitigate and Monitor Power Quality; 5. Configure and set up Power Quality Analysers; 6. Mitigate Power System Disturbances and Blackouts Course outline Day One: General Theory and Introduction 1. Power Systems overview a. Three Phase Concepts and Theory b. Active and Reactive Power c. Harmonics d. Transmission and Distribution e. Generation and Prime movers f. Control 2. Power Quality and its importance a. Power Quality Disturbances b. Power Quality Consequences and Costs 3. Power System Stability classification a. Frequency Stability – Causes and Consequences b. Voltage Stability – Causes and Consequences c. Angular Stability – Causes and Consequences Day Two: Power Quality 1. Power Quality Mitigation Measures 2. Power Quality Monitoring a. Power Quality Recorder b. Guidelines For Power Quality Recorder Allotment c. Financial Savings from Power Quality Measurements 3. Power Quality and Distributed Generation 4. Configuration and Set Up of Power Quality Analysers 5. Case Studies Day Three: Power System Stability 1. Frequency stability a. Power Balance b. Control c. Mitigation 2. Voltage Stability a. Reactive Power b. Control 3. Angular stability a. Power System Stabilizers b. Tuning and optimization 4. Power System Simulation – Grid codes 5. Power Plant Tests for Grid Stability 6. Case studies Participants' Profile/ target Group Managers and engineers are responsible for power quality, power system stability and grid operation. Delivery: The course will be facilitated by well-experienced specialists with extensive experience in power quality systems and power system stability from Unipower and Solvina of Sweden.

Occupational Health and Safety course

Offer · 8 days ago
Introduction The International Labour Organization (ILO), with funding provided by the Government of Sweden, is supporting the Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC) to implement the Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) Project. This is a three-and-a-half-year intervention with the overall development objective of increasing the uptake of renewable energy, energy efficiency and regional energy integration through skills development in Zambia and the SADC region. It is expected that the project will strengthen KGRTC's capacity as a Centre of Excellence for energy training in the region and significantly increase the number of power technicians, engineers and managers that are skilled in renewable energy, energy efficiency and regional energy integration. The project will be implemented through a Public Private Public Development Partnership (PPDP) approach. Course Overview This course is an introduction to major concepts and issues in occupational health and safety. Work-related hazards are described in terms of recognition and control. Course Objectives The objective of this course is to provide: • Safe and healthy environments by identifying potential workplace safety and health hazards and determining how to mitigate the hazards through engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment. Course outcome At the end of this training programme, course participants shall be able to: • Ensure compliance to applicable occupational health and safety legal and regulatory requirements • Implement Safety Measures in the Workplace • Eliminate Hazards and Reduce OH&S Risks • React to incidences and emergencies • Implement an OH&S Management System Course outline 1. Renewable Energy Regulatory Requirements 2. Safety in the Renewable Energy industry 3. Risk Management 4. Reacting to incidences and emergencies 5. Management Systems Participants' Profile/ target Group Participant's profile or target group are engineers, technicians, and any suitably qualified personnel requiring an occupational health and safety management. Delivery: Onsite at Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre Dates: Onsite at Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre from - 29 August to 2 September 2022 Online from 5 September to 22 October 2022 Participation Fee: USD800 per participant Includes: Certificate of Competence upon successful completion of the course

Financial Modelling for Renewable Energy Projects Course

Offer · 8 days ago
Course Overview The Financial Modelling for Renewable Energy Projects course will give you the skills to develop and analyse financial models for renewable projects. Course Objectives The objective of this course is to provide: Participants the skills required to build financial models for renewable energy projects. Course Outcomes At the end of this training programme, course participants shall be able to: • Explain Solar Project Development; • Explain Small Hydropower Development; • Use Excel for Modelling; • Carry out Financial Modelling for Solar and Small Hydropower Projects; • Model Energy Generation; • Model Selling Power; • Model Operating Costs; • Model Working Capital; • Model Property Plant and Equipment and Depreciation; • Model Taxation for RE Projects; • Model Equity, Dividends and Cash; • Model Revolver • Model Term Debt • Model Mezzanine • Model Senior Notes • Model Debt Service Reserve Account • Size Debt (Debt Sculpting) • Model Project Returns • Develop Dashboards in Microsoft Excel Course Outline 1. Basic of Solar Project Development 2. Basics of Small Hydropower Development 3. Excel Refresher 4. Financial Modelling for Solar and Small Hydropower Projects 5. Modelling Energy Generation 6. Selling Power 7. Operating Costs 8. Working Capital 9. Property Plant and Equipment and Depreciation 10. Taxation 11. Equity, Dividends and Cash 12. Sizing Debt 13. Project Returns 14. Development of Dashboards Participants' Profile/ target Group Participant's profile or target group are managers, accountants, engineers, and any suitably qualified personnel involved in Rene Delivery: Blended Dates: Online - 22 to 26 August 2022 and Onsite at KGRTC - 29 August to 2 September 2022 Participation Fee: USD800 per participant Includes: Certificate of Competence upon successful completion of the course

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