An In-depth Review of the IEEE P1547 (Revision) Draft Standard

Presented by: Jens Boemer, Babak Enayati, David Narang, Mark Siira, and Wayne Stec

This series of recorded tutorials are now available for purchase on the IEEE SmartGrid Resource Center. Scroll down for detailed session agendas.

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Tutorial Overview:

Topics will include positive implications for all distributed generation systems, particularly solar PV, energy storage and microgrids.

This online tutorial will cover the following topics in each session: 

Session 1: A summary of IEEE P1547 History - presented by Mark Siira and David Narang
  • Need and benefits
  • Summary of changes
  • Timeline moving forward

Session 2: In-Depth Overview of IEEE P1547 Revision Requirements, Part 1 - presented by Jens Boemer and David Narang
  • Recap of previous session
  • Review of Reference point of applicability, newly-introduced performance categories and their assignment to specific DER by an Authority Governing Interconnection Requirements (AGIR)
  • New requirements for voltage and reactive power control, frequency control, response to abnormal conditions including ride-through; ranges of adjustability for control settings as well as for voltage and frequency trip settings

Session 3: In-Depth Overview of IEEE P1547 Revision Requirements, Part 2 - presented by Babak Enayati and Wayne Stec
  • Recap of previous session
  • Basic criteria for the use of IEEE P1547 as well as important requirements first introduced or considerably modified
  • Applicability requirements and review of measurement accuracy requirements
  • A new cease to energize performance requirement and entering service criteria that are critical to meeting the new ride-through requirements
  • New power quality requirements, as well as islanding concepts
  • Voltage regulation
  • New section that discusses interoperability requirements

Session 4: Overview of the important concepts and requirements needed for verification and testing of DER interconnected to the grid - presented by Mark Siira and Wayne Stec
  • Recap of previous session
  • Determination of the reference point of applicability, full compliance and partial compliance
  • Type testing, production testing, DER design evaluation, DER as-built evaluation, commissioning tests, and periodic testing


About the Presenters

Mark Siira is the Director of Utility Compliance and Solutions for ComRent International, a leader in load testing solutions for utility-scale systems. Mark is the Chair of IEEE SCC 21. In this role, he leads the development of all interconnection and interoperability standards for Photovoltaics, Dispersed Generation, and Energy Storage. Vice-Chair for IEEE P1547 Revision. He is also a member of the UL Standards Technical Panels 1741 (Inverters), UL2200 (Generators) and 6171 (Wind farms interconnection).

Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree from GMI Engineering and Management Institute (now Kettering University), and an MBA from Harvard University.

Wayne Stec is Principal at Distregen LLC, Carmel, Indiana which he founded in 1999. He previously worked for General Electric and ABB. Wayne’s consulting roles include providing guidance for the interconnection of renewable energy, battery storage, and other DER to the electric power system. He also has a background in electric power system protection and automation. Wayne is currently active in the development of standards in several organizations including SCC21, IEEE PSRC, IEEE P1547, IEEE P1547.1 and IEEE P1547.2.

Babak Enayati received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY in 2009. He is currently a Lead Research Development and Demonstration Engineer at National Grid, Waltham, MA. During the past ten years, Babak has worked on Distributed Energy Resources interconnections, power system protection, control of microgrids, and Smart Grid. He joined Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2006 and currently is a Senior IEEE Member. Babak currently serves as the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Governing Board Member-at-Large. Babak is also the Vice Chair of the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 21 (SCC21) and IEEE P1547, Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems. Babak is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Massachusetts.

Jens Boemer, Ph.D., is a Senior Technical Leader in the Grid Operations and Planning group of the Power Delivery and Utilization Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). In his current position, he leads projects on the grid integration of renewable and distributed energy resources with a focus on power system stability issues. His areas of expertise include interconnection guidelines, aggregated modeling of wind generation and distributed solar photovoltaics for bulk power system reliability studies, and consulting on strategic planning for integration of renewables. Boemer is contributing to timely revisions of IEEE Standard P1547, particularly on the frequency and voltage ride-through sections and was lead author of an EPRI white paper that gives recommendations for the minimum ride-through requirements from a bulk system perspective.

David Narang is a Principal Engineer in the Power Systems Engineering Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). A main focus area for David is to support the development and adoption of interconnection and interoperability standards for distributed energy systems and he is currently serving as the Working Group Chair for the full revision of IEEE P1547. Prior to joining NREL in June, 2015, David spent 14 years as an engineer focusing on distributed energy integration at an electric utility in the Southwestern U.S.

Attendees will be eligible to receive Continuing Education Credit (CEU).