Mar 13 - 14, 2019 /
Course Code: 09-0321-2362
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Identify potential grid interconnection issues for DG systems
- Minimize the impact of DG interconnections
- Effectively protect DG systems and prevent system islanding
- Interpret interconnection requirements for DG systems
Distributed generation (DG) is becoming common since the introduction of alternative generation methods connected to the grid. As consumers and generators seek to make more installations, there will be increased impact levels to the grid stability and DG system protection. There is then a need for a proper understanding of how to integrate DG systems and mitigate adverse impacts on others.
In this course, you will enhance your understanding of the challenges and impacts of DG systems, and be provided with a base knowledge of the solutions available to implement DG with the grid. An overview of the core requirements for DG interconnection to the grid, as outlined by the IEEE and Hydro One, will be provided.
- Review of power systems
- Traditional power generation and systems
- Distributed generation
- Challenges and impacts of DG on the grid
- Challenges to grid stability
- Operating solutions for a DG grid
- Grid connection considerations
- DG Grid interconnection requirements
- DG system protection
Who Should Attend
Electrical Engineers Design Engineers Electrical Engineering Managers Project Managers Power Quality Specialists Maintenance Managers Consultants Electronics and Controls personnel Traffic Signal Designers and Operators Technologists
8:00 Registration & Coffee (Day 1 only)
8:30 Seminar begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
There is a one‐hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshments and networking break each morning and afternoon. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Registration and Coffee
Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
- Course Objectives
- Course Overview
Review of Power Systems
- Single Phase
- Three Phase
- Power Factor
- Fundamentals of Synchronous machines
- Power System Faults
- Review/introduction to symmetrical components
Overview of Traditional Power Generation and Systems
- Radial Power System
- What is DG?
- Large scale,
- How does DG differ from standard generation?
- DG systems according Hydro One
Challenges and impacts of DG on the grid
- Monitoring (e.g. SCADA)
- Remote and distributed power generation
- Solar Farms,
- Run-of-the-river (ROR)
Challenges to Grid Stability
- Voltage Control
- Fault behaviour,
- Fault control
- Reactive power
Questions and Answers
Operating Solutions for a DG Grid
- Bi-directional power flow
- Distribution system and line sizing
- Reactive power compensation
- DC generation, e.g. solar PV
Grid Connection Considerations
- Maximum power Transfer and Stability
- Angular Stability
- Velocity Stability
- Voltage drop considerations
- Backup power
- Generator Step-up Transformer (GSU)
- System faults
DG Grid Interconnection Requirements
- Hydro One
- Applications/forms overview
- Technical Interconnection Requirements (TIR) 2013
- IEEE Std 1547
DG System Protection
- Anti-Islanding Protection
- Example of relays
- Fault ride through
- Grid Synchronization
- Power Factor correction
- Reactive power injection
- Harmonic Filtering
Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
InstructorEduard Loiczli, P.Eng.
Dr. Eduard Loiczli, P.Eng.
Eduard is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 30 years experience in motors and drives. His most outstanding contributions are related to the development of a High Speed Magnetic Levitation System; Vector Control System for Streetcars and Subways; and Medium Voltage 4.16Kv Drive for up to 4.5MW Induction Motor.
To be announced
Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):
Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
4440 Gateway Blvd.
Edmonton AB T6H 5C2
Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.
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Fee & Credits
- 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
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