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October 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


This 4-hour technical session provides a background into Distributed Energy Resource (DER) operation and associated protection and control considerations for conventional and inverter-based power sources.  We will review types of DER/DG and the modes in which they can operate in parallel with the distribution system.  Key aspects of IEEE 1547 and a sample DER interconnection screening process are highlighted.  Details of on-site standby power system conversion to operate in parallel with the distribution system are shown.  Protection methodology at the point-of-common coupling (PCC) and point-of-interconnection (PI) is detailed for all types of DER.  A treatment of distribution system protection and control considerations and applications with DER is discussed, including addressing the impact of IEEE 1547A. 

This session will benefit electrical distribution generalists, planners and DER P&C
1) Define Distributed Electrical Resource (DER)
2) Explore Types of DERs
3) Why DER?
4) Utility and Facility Drivers for DER
5) Mission Critical Power and Conversion to DER
6) Rates and DER Operational Sequences
7) Industry Concerns
8) IEEE 1547: Industry DER Guide
9) Sample Utility DER Interconnection Guide
10) Interconnection Protection: “The Five Food Groups”
11) Interconnection Transformer Impacts
12) Generator Types and Impacts
a. Synchronous
b. Induction
c. Asynchronous (Inverter Based)
13) Example Protection Applications
14) Distribution Protection Coordination Issues
15) Smart Grid / Microgrid and DER
16) Impact of IEEE 1547A
17) System Control with DER
18) Summary and Q&A

Speaker(s): Wayne Hartmann,


 9:30 am    Registration

10:00 am   Morning Session

12:00 pm   Lunch (included)

 1:00 pm    Afternoon Session

 3:00 pm   Adjourn

Room: Auditorium
Georgia Transmission Corporation
2100 E Exchange Place
Tucker, Georgia


October 24
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


City: Tucker