Distributed generation (DG) is becoming a key component of current and future energy strategy in the US and throughout the world.
The Distributed Generation and Energy Storage Applications course focuses on DG technologies, the power system impacts of DG, DG interconnection requirements and issues/solutions that must be addressed to integrate DG onto the electric power system. The PDEC 620 course covers:
- Key interconnection problems that must be addressed, related to systemcontrol, voltage regulation, fault protection, islanding protection, service restoration, and grounding
- Various DG technologies and applications in detail, including internal combustion engine generators, small combustion turbine generators, fuel cells, renewable sources, and dispatch capable energy storage devices
- Comparison of performance aspects of power converters: inverter, synchronous generator and induction generator types
- Power system impacts, including voltage regulation, flicker, power quality, reliability, fault levels, and power losses
- System interconnection and impacts, including protective relaying and controls, grounding and transformer connections, power quality issues, and interconnection standards (such as IEEE 1547).
Upon completion of the course, participants will have a general understanding of DG and energy storage technologies, interconnection issues and methods for identifying problems that may arise and solutions that can be applied.