Introduction to IEEE Std 1547-2018
IEEE Standard 1547-2018, the primary interconnection standard for distributed energy resources in North America has been under revision for the past several years. In the first part of this course, the rationale for the revision of the standard will be addressed. In addition, the course will review codes and standards related to IEEE Std 1547, the history of the interconnection standards, and the IEEE 1547 evolution in both the short-term and long-term. In the second part of this course, the objectives are to familiarize learners with the following topics: general overview and limitations; inteference points of applicability (RPA); applicable voltages; measurement accuracy; cease to energize performance requirement; control capability requirements; prioritization of DER responses; isolation device; inadvertent energization of the area EPS and enter service. The goal is for learners to become aware of the critical assumptions and requirements that are included in the 1547 document.
Mr. Mark Siira is director of utility compliance and solutions for ComRent. Mr. Siira is a senior member of IEEE, and the chair of the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 21 which focuses on Interconnection and interoperability standards for fuel cell, photovoltaics, dispersed generation and energy storage.
Mr. Siira is vice chair of the IEEE 1547-2018 Interconnection Standards and the IEEE Power Systems Relaying Committee K10. He’s also a member of the UL standards technical panels. Lastly, Dr. Siira is sub-group chair of the EPRI energy storage integration council.
Mr. Siira’s education includes a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering Degree from GMI Engineering and Management Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Publication Year: 2019