Live Webinar Events

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 webinars on varying aspects of global grid modernization.  

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Ancillary Services Offered by DRES Connected in Distribution Grids  
Presented by: Charis Demoulias, Milos Cvetkovic 

The webinar will also present the obstacles posed by current grid codes, standards or market regulations for the introduction of the new AS and provide suggestions on lifting those obstacles. It is noted that batteries, although not a conventional type of RES, are included in this webinar, since they can provide a number of the aforementioned AS either by themselves or in combination with the non-dispatchable DRES. Read more.

Part 2: Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:00AM EDT  LIVE: Click Here to Register NOW
Replay Saturday, April 11, 2020 9AM UTC+8 Bejing (Friday, April 10, 2020 9PM EDT) REPLAY: Click Here to Registion Now


Expanding DER Hosting Capacity: Processes, Features, and Methods
Presented by: Alexandre Nassif

This presentation addresses topics covering utilities new practices to reduce economic barriers to the expansion of renewable DERs. Increasing DER Hosting Capacity not only can enable more market participants, but primarily improves the economic feasibility of many projects. Traditional utility practices are very restrictive on how DERs can operate. Forms of operational control that were not previously adopted, such as DER voltage control, have recently been considered and accepted by utilities to fulfill modern societal mandates. Another essential feature in the interconnection of DERs is the ability to detect operation under islanded condition. International standards have strict requirements for detection and extinction of islanding conditions, resulting in requirements that may preclude renewable DER projects to become financially viable. The acceptance of inverter native active anti-islanding schemes is a potential low-cost solution but represents a new paradigm for electric utilities. Similarly, employing out-of-the-box solutions to improve performance grounding and protection coordination are needed to streamline interconnection. Read more.

Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:00AM EDT  LIVE: Click Here to Register NOW
Replay Saturday, May 2, 2020 9AM UTC+8 Bejing (Friday, May 1, 2020 9PM EDT) REPLAY: Click Here to Registion Now