Distributed Generation

Online /
Jun 3 - 4, 2024 /
Course Code: 14-0328-ONL24

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern

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.

Course Outline:

  • 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

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.



Daily Schedule
10:00 Course begins
12:00 Lunch
6:00 Adjournment

There is a one‐hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshments and networking break each morning and afternoon.

Day I

Welcome, Introduction,  Course 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

  • Thermal
  • Hydro
  • Nuclear
  • Radial Power System
    • Generator
    • Distributor
    • Utility
    • Consumer

Distributed Generation

  • What is DG?
    • Large scale,
    • Commercial,
    • Residential.
  • How does DG differ from standard generation?
  • DG systems according Hydro One

Challenges and impacts of DG on the grid

  • Protection
  • Operating
  • Monitoring (e.g. SCADA)
  • Remote and distributed power generation
    • Solar Farms,
    • Wind,
    • Run-of-the-river (ROR)
    • Etc.

Challenges to Grid Stability

  • Harmonics
  • Voltage Control
  • Fault behaviour,
  • Fault control
  • Reactive power

Questions and Answers


Day II

Operating Solutions for a DG Grid

  • Bi-directional power flow
    • Protection,
    • Monitoring
    • Distribution system and line sizing
  • Reactive power compensation
    • DC generation, e.g. solar PV

Grid Connection Considerations

  • Loadability
  • 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

Final Adjournment


Eduard Loiczli, P.Eng.

Dr. Eduard Loiczli is a Senior Electrical Engineer with over 30 years of 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.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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