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Introduction to IEEE Std 1547-2018: Connecting Distributed Energy Resources
Designed to provide your organization the information they need to comply with Standard 1547-2018. This new standard has a significant impact on the design and deployment of all DER systems, removes limitations from the original standard, and adds requirements for “smart inverters.” Are your engineers prepared for these changes?
This course is intended for engineers who work with DER systems and related technologies. Course topics include:
- Introduction to IEEE Std 1547-2018
- Power Quality and Voltage Regulation in IEEE Std 1547-2018
- Response to Area EPS Abnormal Conditions in IEEE Std 1547-2018
- Islanding and Networks in IEEE Std 1547-2018
- Interoperability, Info Exchange and Networks, and Protocols in IEEE Std 1547-2018
- Interconnection: Test and Verification in IEEE Std 1547-2018
Upon successful completion of Introduction to IEEE Std 1547-2018: Connecting Distributed Energy Resources, your engineers will receive valuable CEUs/PDHs from IEEE that can be used to maintain engineering licenses.
Course Program Details
The Introduction to IEEE Std 1547-2018: Connecting Distributed Energy Resources online training program includes the following courses:
Interconnection Test and Verification in IEEE Std 1547-2018
This course begins by reviewing the interconnection testing and verification requirements included in the IEEE 1547 standard. Topics covered include the reference point of applicability, which is a critical decision that needs to be made before verification, as well as the types of conformance that have been done, and those two will determine the verification process. Learners will also go through the process itself, and define each of the test methods that are discussed. And finally learners will see a brief summary of IEEE 1547.1, which is currently being developed as a separate working group.
Interoperability, Information Exchange and Networks, and Protocols in IEEE Std 1547-2018
In this course the requirements for interoperability and open access at the DER are reviewed. Learners will examine the IEEE Std 1547 local communication interface followed by application protocols, and review functional capabilities and interoperability aspects not addressed by IEEE 1547.
Islanding and Networks in IEEE Std 1547-2018
This course covers Clauses 8 and 9 of IEEE Std 1547-2018. The subjects of Clause 8 are unintentional and intentional islanding, and the subject of Clause 9 is the requirements to be met for installing distributed energy resources onto secondary and spot distribution networks.
Response to Area EPS Abnormal Conditions in IEEE Std 1547-2018
This course focuses on the clauses and annexes of IEEE Std 1547-2018, namely Clause 6, that is the response to Area EPS abnormal conditions, and also on the Annex B and Annex E regarding the abnormal performance categories and the consecutive orders.
Power Quality and Voltage Regulation in IEEE Std 1547-2018
This course reviews the system power quality and the limitations from the distributed energy resource's perspective to meet the power quality requirements at the interconnection point. It also focuses on the voltage regulation capability of the distributed energy resources.
Meet the Instructors
Mr. Mark Siira is director of utility compliance and solutions for ComRent. Mr. Siira is a senior member of IEEE, and the chair of the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 21 which focuses on Interconnection and interoperability standards for fuel cell, photovoltaics, dispersed generation and energy storage.
Brian Seal is the Senior Program Manager for Distributed Energy Resource Integration at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He is responsible for directing the technical staff and managing a portfolio of research that addresses the challenges of integrating solar, storage, and other DERs with the grid.
Dr. Ropp is the President and Principal Engineer of Northern Plains Power Technologies, Brookings SD, where he directs engineering, research and development on low-inertia system controls, protection and modeling. Dr. Ropp is Co-chair of the IEEE 1547 unintentional and intentional islanding sub-group, and currently co-chairs the fault-current characterization subgroup of IEEE 1547.1.
Dr. Jens Boemer leads EPRI’s strategic research on integrated T&D planning and operations, including projects on the grid integration of renewable and distributed energy resources. His areas of expertise include interconnection guidelines, aggregated modeling of distributed solar photovoltaics for bulk power system reliability studies, and DER communications and control. Dr. Boemer has gained industry reputation for leading the timely revisions of IEEE Standards 1547 and 1547.1.
Babak Enayati received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY in 2009. He joined National Grid, USA in 2010 and is currently the Manager of the Technology Deployment team, which is responsible for development and implementation of the Transmission Network modernization strategy. He joined Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2006 and currently is a Senior IEEE Member. Dr. Babak currently serves as the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Governing Board Member-at-Large. He is also the Vice Chair of the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 21 (SCC21) and IEEE 1547, Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems. Dr. Babak is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Massachusetts.