7:00-8:00 AM

Introduction to Feeder Protection Calculations & Settings (Continued)
Instructor: David Aldrich

8:00-9:45 AM


9:45-10:00 AM


Two Options:


1. Advanced Feeder Protection Calculations & Settings (Continued)
Instructor: David Aldrich


2. Distribution Feeder Protection Hands-on Testing Lab Breakout Session
(Register early as seats will be limited for Breakout Session!)




Noon-1:00 PM

Distributed Energy Resources (DER/DG) Operation, Protection & Control
Instructor: Wayne Hartmann

This technical session provides a background into DER operation and associated protection and control considerations for conventional and inverter-based power sources. We will 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 explored 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 Energy Resources (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”
    • Anti-islanding
    • Powerflow
    • Fault detection
    • Abnormal operating conditions
    • Reconnection
  • Interconnection Transformer Impacts
  • Generator Types and Impacts
    • Synchronous
    • Induction
    • Asynchronous (Inverter Based)
  • Example Protection Applications
  • Distribution Protection Coordination Issues
    • Directionalization
    • Reclosing coordination
  • Smart Grid / Microgrid and DER
  • Impact of IEEE 1547A
    • Fault ride-through
    • Reactive support and voltage control
  • System Control with DER
    • LTC, Regulator and Capacitor Control Issues

1:00-2:45 PM


2:45-3:00 PM

Distributed Energy Resources (DER/DG) Operation, Protection & Control (Continued)

3:00-5:00 PM

Hospitality & Demo Expo
Sandpearl Resort: Harbor Ballroom

7:00-10:00 PM

Please join us Tuesday evening from 7-10 PM in the Harbor Ballroom at the Sandpearl Resort. Beckwith Electric and Special Guests will host a Hospitality & Demo Expo for a time of networking and information sharing including food and drinks.

Don't miss the raffle at the Hospitality & Demo Expo! Visit all of the demos during the Expo and have each representative stamp a raffle card. When your card is full, turn it in at the raffle table. There will be a drawing for some great prizes at the end of the reception. Must be present to win!

Join Beckwith Electric and Special Guests

Seminar information is subject to change. Check this website regularly to confirm seminar details. Beckwith Electric reserves the right to make changes in programs or speakers, and to cancel programs if enrollment criteria are not met. Beckwith Electric’s liability is limited to refund of registration fees.