Grid Integration & GPS Studies of Renewables using PSCAD - PDE1001

You will learn to build and model the components for a grid-connected voltage source converter (VSC) in PSCAD, which shall progress into introducing and investigating the eight PSCAD-related NER Clauses found within the AEMO Connection Application Checklist.

See here for a previous course outline.

Optional additional workshop

There will also be an optional additional online 4 hour PSCAD workshop.

This workshop will be held on the Sunday directly before the course commences and it is purely focused on learning PSCAD.

This session is aimed more at PSCAD beginners, and shall teach techniques and methods that will be used throughout the main course.


Dr Behrooz Bahrani


This online course shall not run if minimum attendance is not satisfied. Registered attendees will be notified in advance accordingly.


Standard rates
Normal rate $3,300*
EESA member $3,100

*20% discount for Student/Monash Alumni/Grid Innovation Hub partners

PSCAD workshop
Additional $400

Student Stories/Testimonials

"Detailed lecture-style theory sessions followed with hands-on PSCAD application sessions were quite helpful to better understand some of the key concepts such as PLL, DQ current control, grid-forming inverters, response to disturbances following contingency events, and etc" - E Aydın KIZILIRMAK- Grid Connections Manager at Enel Green Power

Do I need to use my own device?
You will need to use your own PSCAD compatible device. Please be aware that PSCAD is only compatible on the WINDOWS operating system. We also strongly recommend using a mouse with your device.

What if I do not have a PSCAD compatible device/or any device?

If you do not have a PSCAD-compatible device, we have a limited number of PSCAD-compatible devices, with PSCAD pre-installed, that we can make them available remotely so you can access them with AnyDesk for the duration of the course for a small fee. Please send an enquiry email to behrooz.bahrani@monash.eduonly after registering if you should require one. Please understand that we need time to organise and coordinate these, so any fee paid for a loan device will be non-refundable should you change your mind.

PSCAD Licenses
We will be providing PSCAD educational licenses for the duration of the course. These, along with download instructions, shall be providing closer to the course commencement date. With these you will be able to download PSCAD to your device. We strongly recommend that you download PSCAD before the commencement of the course, to avoid any potential delays and overcome any troubleshooting that may be required.