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September 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

We have an opportunity to have a Workshop in Anchorage at the beginning of September because engineers who have been engaged in the business of Renewable Energy and in the development of the applicable standards will be in Alaska.  The full agenda is still in development and any suggestions for topics will be welcome to ensure this Workshop is of maximum benefit to you and to Alaska.  More announcements will be made as the development of the Workshop unfolds.  This information is applicable to anyone who is considering Alternate Energy Applications for a Utility, an Industrial facility, a community power system or remote locations. 

IEEE 1547 has changed a lot since it was originally published in 2003.  The high penetration of Solar energy DER in California and Hawaii demanded change in how interconnects need to interact with the EPS’s so IEEE 1547 was revised to accommodate the new requirements.  The IEEE 1547 changes force changes to the UL 1741 Standard for grid tie inverters which will impact all those involved with interconnect of DER to EPS.

I believe that now is a very good time to bring a lot of the technical issues out which can impact the Utilities planning, and the IPP (Independent Power Producers) and any others who need to know what the technical requirements and constraints are which affect how each proposed DER installation should be addressed.  We are dealing with systems, both electrical power systems and communications systems.


Potential topics

  • Islanding-Intentional and Unintentional
  • Voltage Ride through
  • Voltage and power control (active and reactive)
  • DER (Inverter) performance requirements
  • Things engineers and managers for the  EPS need to know.
  • Things IPP operators need to know.
  • Use of stored energy
  • Open discussion or panel discussion on selected topics.

Speaker(s): Jim Phillips, Charlie Vartanian


8:00 am to 8:30 am Check in, Hand out materials 8:30 am to 11:30 am Training (breaks will be scheduled during the Workshop 11:30 am to 12:15 pm Lunch 12:15 pm to 5:00 pm Training (with breaks scheduled


Bldg: Coast International Inn
3450 Aviation Drive,
Anchorage, Alaska


September 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am
September 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


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