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Webinar Invite - December 14, 2015

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Grid Modernization

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 is hosting the next webinar in the popular series on varying aspects of grid modernization globally.

Complimentary Webinar:

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Grid Modernization

Presenter: Dr. Ali Ipakchi, Senior VP, Smart Grid and Green Power at OATI

Monday, December 14, 2015 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

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Electric power system and distribution grid operations is poised for significant changes dues to the ever-increasing levels of distributed energy resources (DERs), including solar PV and distributed clean generation, storage, electric vehicles (EVs), Demand Response (DR), and micro-grids. Proper deployment, integration and operation of these resources could have significant positive impact on the resiliency, economics and reliability of power systems operations.

This webinar will provide an overview of DER technologies, and will review issues, requirements and opportunities associated with integration and operation of these resources. Distribution grid modernization requirements as well as new tools and capabilities needed for management of the grid with high penetrations of DER will be discussed. Also, grid service requirements for mitigating the adverse impact of variable generation on distribution and transmission grid will be reviewed.

The webinar will also address the impact of distributed resources on the supply and demand economics and will review new market-based initiatives for retail operation including the Independent Distribution System Operator (IDSO) constructs.

Ali Ipakchi

About the Speaker:

Dr. Ipakchi has over 35 years of experience in power systems and electric utility operations. As the Senior VP of Smart Grid and Green Power at OATI, he is responsible for product development and market strategy for distribution operations and smart grid areas. Prior to OATI, he was Vice President of Integration Services at a leading consulting firm assisting utilities with technology roadmap, business and implementation strategies. Dr. Ipakchi also held various senior management positions at leading T&D vendors managing power application and market systems development and deliveries. He has been active in various Smart Grid initiatives under DOE, NIST, SGIP, IEEE and ISOs. He holds a PhD from University of California at Berkeley, and is co-holder of several US patents on power systems applications and instrument diagnostics.

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Certificate of Completion

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