IEEE/PES/ED&PG-C Wind and Solar Power Plant Interconnection and Design Subcommittee (WSPPID-SC) IEEE

Working Groups and Task Forces

Wind and Solar Plant Interconnection Working Group (WSPI-WG)

(formerly known as System Impacts and Interconnection Requirements of Wind and Solar Power Plants)

Leadership

Chair

Jens C. Boemer
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Seattle, WA, USA

Vice-Chair

Nath Venkit
GE Renewable Energy
Schenectady, NY

Secretary

Divya Kurthakoti Chandrashekhara
Ørsted
New York, NY

Scope

  • Serve as a focal point for technology and solutions providers within the Power and Energy Society (PES) for addressing issues related to interconnection performance requirements, testing, and validation of transmission- and distribution-connected wind and solar plants.
  • Contribute expertise from the manufacturers and developers perspective on grid interconnection standards, grid supportive functions and plant control modes to meet modern grid codes.
    • Lead knowledge transfer on best practices for interconnection performance requirements, including closing gaps of existing North American interconnection requirement for large-scale solar plants via IEEE P2800, taking into account requirements of ISOs, RTOs, FERC, NERC, distribution and transmission providers.
    • Contribute to plant-level testing and verification, e.g. of DER per 1547.1, including plant controller.
  • Conduct activities to promote the sharing of knowledge and experience among diverse organizations working on similar issues through the conduct of symposia, workshops, paper sessions, (joint) panel sessions, and tutorials.
  • Publish working group papers to document results of working group activities and to share working group positions on issues related to wind and solar plant interconnection.
    • Possibly publish a best practices for interconnection performance requirements paper.
    • Possibly contribute to an 1547.2 application guide or set of recommended practices in the future as the technology evolves as well as to the revision of 1547.1 for testing and verification of DER.

Projects

  • IEEE P2800 Working Group (individual method) for Draft Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Inverter-Based Resources Interconnecting with Associated Transmission Electric Power Systems (in balloting as of August 2021)
  • IEEE P2800.1 (entity method) for Draft Guide for Test and Verification Procedures for Inverter-Based Resources Interconnecting with Associated Transmission Electric Power Systems (inactive as of August 2021)
  • IEEE P2800.2 (individual method) for Recommended Practice for Test and Verification Procedures for Inverter-based Resources (IBRs) Interconnecting with Bulk Power Systems (expected to start in late 2021 as of August 2021)

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