IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), today announced the IEEE PES Industry Technical Support (ITS) Task Force has published three expert technical reports, which identify solutions to potential conditions encountered by the electric utility industry today and in the future. These include the IEEE PES “Impact of IEEE 1547 Standard on Smart Inverters” provided to the US Department of Energy (DOE), “Definition and Quantification of Resilience” for the Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC), and “Impact of Inverter Based Generation Dynamics and Short-Circuit Performance” developed jointly with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).
The globally relevant IEEE 1547-2018 Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces provides utilities, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) developers, regulators, service companies, and equipment manufacturers a uniform set of consensus-based requirements for distribution grid interconnection and grid support across any type and size of DER implementation.
The IEEE PES “Impact of IEEE 1547 Standard on Smart Inverters” technical report presents smart inverter features, particularly related to solar photovoltaics (PV), along with the implementation challenges and potential solutions. Comprehension of the new IEEE 1547-2018 Standard is strategic for utilities, manufacturers and regulators due to the increasing level of implementation of DERs in power systems. Work on this technical report began at the end of 2017 and was completed in mid-May 2018.
Also related with the integration of renewable energy sources, the “Impact of Inverter Based Generation Dynamics and Short-Circuit Performance” technical report was fast-tracked, with work beginning in Q4-2017 and completed in June 2018. The report explores and provides a better understanding of the implications of potential low fault current and short circuit strength conditions on the bulk power system, and how to accommodate a changing resource mix. It also addresses how large penetrations of inverter-based resources affect the total system inertia and frequency.
Similarly, the IEEE PES ITS Task Force delivered the “Definition and Quantification of Resilience” technical report to FERC in less than one month, providing the expert viewpoint of IEEE PES volunteers on the important industry topic of resilience of the electric grid.
The IEEE PES ITS Task Force provides enhanced support and increased cooperation with governments, regulators, and other industry organizations globally on technical issues related to power, energy and policy topics, coordinating its efforts with the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), IEEE-USA and relative societies and working groups within the IEEE.
“IEEE PES is home to the world’s leading innovators, architects and implementers in the power and energy sector, and the PES ITS Task Force better serves government and regulatory agencies’ growing need for unbiased, independent and objective technical leadership and support on key electric power and energy topics,” said Damir Novosel, IEEE PES ITS Task Force chair, and 2016-2017 president of IEEE PES. “The accelerated publication of these three technical papers demonstrates how quickly IEEE volunteers can respond to important industry needs.”
IEEE PES, under its “More Power to the Future™” initiative, has established a framework for advancing standards leadership, education in the workforce, and global participation, while staying abreast of industry activity trends and actively participating in regulatory initiatives. As part of that initiative, the IEEE PES ITS Task Force identifies and shares details on technology gaps, proposing technical approaches in power and energy fields of interest, (i.e. grid interoperability requirements, USA bulk power system), while developing and disseminating information on advancements in technology and associated methodologies for planning, implementation and operations.
IEEE PES has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with several national and international government and regulatory agencies including the US Department of Energy (DOE), the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), and the Ecuadorian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MEER).
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About IEEE Power & Energy Society
The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) is the leading provider of scientific and engineering information on electric power & energy for the betterment of society and a trusted resource dedicated to the technical, informational, networking and professional development needs of its members. With over 38,000 members around the globe representing every facet of the electric power and energy industry, PES is at the forefront of the rapidly changing technological advancements that impact everyone’s future. PES celebrated its 125th year of service in 2009. Additional information on IEEE PES can be found at: http://www.ieee-pes.org.
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