Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative and ComRent IEEE 1547 Tutorial

November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Pyle Center, Room 235
University of Wisconsin: Pyle Center
702 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706
Lori Sakk
Draft agenda

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WIDRC & ComRent IEEE 1547 Tutorial


The Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative and ComRent Load Bank Solutions present an in-depth review of the revised IEEE 1547 Standard

Topics will include the positive implications for all distributed generation systems, particularly solar PV, energy storage, and microgrids. This will have significant impact on the inverter market and industry practices. This standard draft has been submitted and was approved by the IEEE Standards Board in February 2018.

Draft Agenda


  • Mark Siira, Director of Utility Compliance and Solutions, ComRent International
  • Wayne Stec, Principal, Distregen



9:45-10:00       Registration check in


IEEE 1547 History

  • Need and benefits
  • Summary of changes
  • Timeline moving forward

IEEE 1547 Revision Requirements – New Concepts

  • Basic criteria for the use of IEEE 1547 as well as important requirements first introduced or considerably modified
  • Review of Reference point of applicability; newly-introduced performance categories and their assignment to specific DER by an Authority Governing Interconnection Requirements (AGIR)

11:30-12:30       Lunch


New Interconnection requirements

  • Response under normal operating conditions
  • Voltage and reactive power control
  • Response to abnormal conditions including voltage ride-through; ranges of adjustability for control settings as well as for voltage and frequency trip settings
  • A new cease to energize performance requirement and entering service criteria that are critical to meeting the new ride-through requirements
  • Power quality requirements, as well as islanding concepts
  • Voltage regulation
  • Interoperability requirements

1:30-1:45       Break


Overview of the Important Concepts and Requirements Needed for Verification and Testing Solar PV interconnected to the Grid

  • Determination of the reference point of applicability, full compliance and partial compliance
  • Type testing, production testing, commissioning tests, and periodic testing
  • New verification requirements for design evaluation and as-built evaluation

3:00         Adjourn


Breaks and lunch are included in your registration fee.

This program is sponsored by the Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative and ComRent Load Bank Solutions.
It is hosted by the Wisconsin Public Utility Institute (WPUI). WPUI is not responsible for the content of this program.

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