IEEE REPC Post-Conference Workshop

Subject: DER/DG Operation, Protection & Control

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 8 AM-Noon
Continental breakfast starting at 7:45 AM.


  • Provides a background into Distributed Electric Resources (DER) operation and associated protection and control considerations for conventional and inverter-based power sources.
  • Review types of DER/DG and the modes in which they can operate in parallel with the distribution system.
  • Key aspects of IEEE 1547 and a sample DER interconnection screening process are highlighted.
  • Details of on-site standby power system conversion to operate in parallel with the distribution system are shown.
  • Protection methodology at the point-of-common coupling (PCC) and point-of-interconnection (PI) is detailed for all types of DER.
  • A treatment of distribution system protection and control considerations and applications with DER is discussed, including addressing the impact of IEEE 1547A.


  • Define Distributed Electrical Resource (DER)
  • Explore Types of DERs
  • Why DER?
  • Utility and Facility Drivers for DER
  • Mission Critical Power and Conversion to DER
  • Rates and DER Operational Sequences
  • Industry Concerns
  • IEEE 1547: Industry DER Guide
  • Sample Utility DER Interconnection Guide
  • Interconnection Protection: “The Five Food Groups”
  • Interconnection Transformer Impacts
  • Generator Types and Impacts
    • Synchronous
    • Induction
    • Asynchronous (Inverter Based)
  • Example Protection Applications
  • Distribution Protection Coordination Issues
  • Smart Grid / Microgrid and DER
  • Impact of IEEE 1547A
  • System Control with DER
  • Summary and Q&A

Who Should Attend:
This session will benefit electrical distribution generalists as well as DER P&C practitioners.

Location: Hyatt Regency

  • 350 North High Street
    Columbus, Ohio, USA, 43215
  • Meeting Room: Knox

Cost: $100
Each participant will receive comprehensive course materials and the opportunity to interact with our knowledgeable instructors in a casual classroom environment.



Enroll today using the online registration form by clicking the"Register" link to the right. To assure your seat, please complete your registration as early as possible.