San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
January 29-31, 2013
Join Beckwith Electric at the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition. DistribuTECH is the utility industry's leading smart grid conference and exposition, covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment and water utility technology.
Meet with our experts and learn more about the issues we have identified in our long involvement with Integrated Volt/VAr Control (IVVC) and Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR). See real world examples of how we’re designing and implementing advanced solutions to optimize grid performance.
Don't miss your opportunity to meet with experts from Beckwith Electric at Booth #1338.
Beckwith Electric Exhibition Hours (Booth #1338):
Beckwith Electric at Utility University
Impact of Green Power Generation on Distribution Systems
Instructor: Charles J. Mozina
Sunday, January 27, 1-5 p.m
Registration Fee: $300 (Half-day Class)
Register (Use promo code: UU121)
This course will build the background that utility distribution/relay/planning engineers, managers and equipment manufacturers need to know to address the impact of interconnecting green power generation sources to the utility distribution system. Its objective is to provide the student, who may have limited understanding of the technologies being used today for green power generation, with the necessary information to assess the impact that interconnection of these generators have on the distribution systems. Interconnection of generation on radial distribution feeders designed to serve only loads is a challenge with no single “right answer”, only choices which have both positive and negative consequences. The course will highlight practical in-service installations that the instructor has been involved with as a consultant.
The course will discuss green power generating sources (of 10 MW or less), which are connected to the utility systems at the distribution level, and their impact on distribution system reliability. Distribution circuits are designed to supply radial loads, therefore, the introduction of green generation can mean: redistribution of fault and load currents on the feeder circuit, overvoltage and ferroresonance resulting in equipment damage, plus a possible loss of protection system coordination and system voltage regulation problems—all of which can result in customer outages. These factors are not well understood by many distribution engineers and can adversely affect distribution system reliability. The course will discuss the specific reliability issues in interconnecting green power generators to utility systems to mitigate the above cited reliability issues. These issues are not adequately discussed in IEEE PES Standard 1547.
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