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May 13, 2013

Mtg: Advanced Inverter Trends & Distributed Energy Resource Standards

by @ 8:52 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

WEDNESDAY June 19, 2013
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Wendy al-Mukdad, PE, California Public Utilities Commission
Time: 11:30 AM (for pizza lunch) – 1:00 PM
Cost: $5 for non-members, for pizza; $0 for IEEE members
Place: Golden Gate Room, California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
RSVP: By June 17 to Charles Mee, 415-703-1147

In January 2013, the CPUC released a staff report entitled â??Advanced Inverter Technologies Reportâ?.  This presentation will provide an overview of this report which examines the present and evolving capabilities of advanced inverter technologies for both primary and secondary distribution applications. Inverters are widely used in conjunction with a range of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), particularly photovoltaic and wind turbine generators and energy storage resources.  Advanced inverter functionalities represent a significant opportunity to improve the stability, reliability, and efficiency of the electric power distribution system, particularly as DER become incorporated onto the grid at higher penetration levels.  Despite proof of concept by national electric power systems in Europe, implementation of these functionalities is not presently supported by the standards which govern inverters in the United States, preventing both widespread adoption of these functions and realization of the corresponding benefits to the distribution network.  In addition, there is a lack of consistent U.S. interoperability and performance standards for inverters and inverter controllers to communicate with utility distribution management systems.  This discrepancy will make full realization of the potential benefit of advanced inverter functionalities difficult, especially in the context of safely and reliably enabling higher penetrations of distributed energy resources.

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