MicroGrid Session 1: Technical, Economic and Policy & Regulatory and Policy Issues for Microgrids and Distribution Utilities

May 21, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone

The Boston Chapter of the IEEE Power and Energy Society is conducting a 14-hour Microgrid course that will provide advanced training in Economics/Policy, Case Studies/ Microcontrollers and micro-Energy Management Systems, Smart Grid, Standards, and Renewable Energy Resources.

What are Microgrids?  They are modern, small-scale versions of the centralized electricity system. They achieve specific local goals, such as reliability, carbon emission reduction, diversification of energy sources, and cost reduction, established by the community being served. Like the bulk power grid, smart microgrids generate, distribute, and regulate the flow of electricity to consumers, but do so locally. Smart microgrids are an ideal way to integrate renewable resources on the community level and allow for customer participation in the electricity enterprise. They form the building blocks of the Perfect Power System.

May 21, 2014 6pm-9pm
May 22, 2014 7pm-9pm
May 28, 2014 6pm-9pm
June 4, 2014 6pm-9pm
June 11, 2014 6pm-9pm

National Grid Offices, 40 Sylvan Rd, Waltham MA

WebEx Option: For students who are unable to attend one or more sessions in person, a WebEx option is available.  Detailed instructions will be mailed to the student upon registration.

Professional Credits: 1.4 CEUs from the IEEE (equivalent to 14 Professional Development Hours (PDH))

Audience: The course is designed for power engineers and managers/leaders who are interested to learn about Micro-grids and system resiliency.


Date / TimeTopicInstructor
Session 1 a)
Date: May 21, 2014 6pm-9pm
The Advanced Microgrid, Integration and Interoperability, Sandia National Laboratories.Ward Bower, Ward Bower Innovations LLC, Consultant to Sandia and the US DOE/OE.
Session 1 b)
Date: May 21, 2014 6pm-9pm
Regulatory and Policy Issues for Microgrids and Distribution Utilities.Dave Erickson, Staff, California PUC.
Session 2
Date: May 22, 2014 7pm-9pm
Case Study: Princeton Microgrid .Ted Borer, Princeton University.
Session 3 a)
Date: May 28, 2014 6pm-9pm
Microgrids and Smart GridJohn McDonald, Director, Technical Strategy and Policy Development, GE Digital Energy; Chair, SGIP Board of Directors: IEEE PES Fellow.
Session 3 b)
Date: May 28, 2014 6pm-9pm
DMS – Microcontrollers and micro Energy Management Systems.Amir Hajimiragha, GE Grid Automation, Digital Energy.
Session 4 a)
Date: June 4, 2014 6pm-9pm
Economic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids with the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM).Michael Stadler, Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Session 4 b)
Date: June 4, 2014 6pm-9pm
Microgrid Standards.Jim Reilly, Consultant, and Babak Enayati, Senior Engineer, National Grid.
Session 5
Date: June 11, 2014 6pm-9pm
Integration of Microgrid Energy Resources in the Power System (CHP, solar, wind, storage, demand response)
Smart Inverters.
Tom Key, EPRI.

Date: May 21, 2014 6pm-9pm

Please do not hesitate to contact Babak Enayati at should you have any questions.

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