The Smart Grid describes a next-generation electrical power system that is typified by the increased use of communications and information technology in the generation, delivery, and consumption of electrical energy worldwide.
IEEE Smart Grid hosts a series of complimentary webinars on varying aspects of grid modernization globally.

Distribution System Planning for Pervasive DER
Presented by Erich Gunther

Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

This webinar by Erich Gunther, Chairman and CTO, EnerNex, will present a range of issues to be considered on the distribution system when high penetrations of distributed energy resources (DER) are already present or expected. Methodologies for prioritizing which substations and feeders are candidates for new investment to support high penetration are presented. References to documents and guidelines supporting this challenge from DOE, EPRI and others will be provided.
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Transactive Energy Systems
Presented by Steve Widergren, Koen Kok and Leigh Tesfatsion

Thursday, March 10, 2016 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET
This webinar will introduce basic TES principles and concepts. Using methods and tools from agent-based simulations and field studies, it will then demonstrate how TES techniques can facilitate the coordination of distributed energy resources and devices within electricity delivery systems using scalable market-based transactions that are simple to integrate and evolve as technology and objectives change over time.
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DER Integration with the Electric Power System: Status update on IEEE 1547 Standard Revision and Utility Perspective
Presented by Dr. Babak Enayati

Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET
This webinar, presented by Dr. Babak Enayati, Lead Engineer, Network Solutions, National Grid, will introduce the IEEE 1547 “Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems”. The participants will learn about the status of the standard revision and the recent proposed draft changes to the standard i. e. voltage regulation, response to abnormal system conditions (including voltage and frequency ride through), power quality, etc. The participants will also learn about the utility concerns/solutions to adopt the revised IEEE 1547 standard.
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Application of Microgrids and Distributed Generation
Presented by John McDonald

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

This webinar, by John McDonald, Director, Technical Strategy & Policy Development at GE Grid Solution, will familiarize participants with a vision for the future of microgrids and distributed generation. This will include a discussion of key industry/societal trends, and lessons learned in microgrids and distributed generation, along with impediments to be addressed and enablers for success.
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Grid Architecture: Discipline, Methods, and Recent Developments
Presented by Dr. Jeffrey D. Taft

Thursday, June 23, 2016 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

This webinar, presented by Dr. Jeffrey D. Taft, Chief Architect for Electric Grid Transformation, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will describe the discipline of Grid Architecture as it has been defined in the work done for the US Department of Energy over the last two years. The presentation will cover basic definitions and terms and the purpose, scope, and value of Grid Architecture, followed by a discussion of the shift in paradigms necessary to deal with the complexity of grid modernization. An overview of core principles and methods will provide an understanding of how grid architecture work is actually performed and what kinds of work products are created in the process.
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