Protection & Control Seminar
Protection & Control Seminar
July 30 - August 2, 2018
Clearwater Beach, FL

Distribution Protection & Control Track

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


7:00-8:00 AM

Feeder Protection Calculations & Settings
Instructor: Doug Weisz

8:00-9:45 AM


9:45-10:00 AM

Option 1:
No General Session/Free Time

10:00 AM-Noon

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

10:00 AM-Noon


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

Tuesday Evening Activities

  • 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!