Distribution System Planning for Pervasive DER
Presented by: Erich Gunther - Chairman and CTO, EnerNex
Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET
Numerous drivers are causing the amount of distributed generation being deployed on distribution systems to increase dramatically in many parts of the world.
This webinar will present a range of issues that must 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 DER are presented.
Some existing technologies for volt/var management such as mechanically switched capacitors and load tap changers are challenged in a highly variable generation environment – alternatives will be discussed.
References to key documents and guidelines on supporting this challenge from DOE, EPRI, the SGIP and others will be provided.
About the Speaker:
Erich W. Gunther is the Chairman, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of EnerNex, where he helps clients define their strategic direction in basic R&D, technology and product development. Erich has 30 years of experience in the design and development of innovative solutions to a wide array of power system problems, most notably in ways to take advantage of communications networks and technology to improve the efficiency, operating practices and security of the electric power system. In November 2011, Erich was named an IEEE Fellow – the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
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