Islanding and Networks in IEEE Std 1547-2018

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This course covers Clauses 8 and 9 of IEEE Std 1547-2018.  The subjects of Clause 8 are unintentional and intentional islanding, and the subject of Clause 9 is the requirements to be met for installing distributed energy resources onto secondary and spot distribution networks.

What you will learn:

  • Identify the appropriate clearing times for unintentional islanding
  • Distinguish between intentional islands and aspects thereof that do and do not fall within the scope of 1547-2018
  • Distinguish between secondary grid and spot networks
  • Explain the requirements for DER interconnection to secondary networks

This course is part of the following course program:

Introduction to IEEE Std 1547-2018: Connecting Distributed Energy Resources

Course titles included in this program

Who should attend: Electrical engineer, Engineering technicians


Michael Ropp

Dr. Ropp is the President and Principal Engineer of Northern Plains Power Technologies, Brookings SD, where he directs engineering, research and development on low-inertia system controls, protection and modeling.

Dr. Ropp is Co-chair of the IEEE 1547 unintentional and intentional islanding sub-group, and currently co-chairs the fault-current characterization subgroup of IEEE 1547.1.  
He has over 20 years’ experience in power systems, power electronics and photovoltaics, with particular experience regarding detection of unintentional islands and the dynamics of low-inertia systems such as microgrids.

Dr. Ropp has a BS in Music from the University of Nebraska; an MSEE and PhD from Georgia Tech. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of numerous other professional societies, program committees, and boards. Lastly, he is a licensed professional engineer in South Dakota and Hawaii.

Publication Year: 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5386-8581-5

Islanding and Networks in IEEE Std 1547-2018
  • Course Provider: Power & Energy Society
  • Course Number: EDP560
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH