2018 Programs

WPUI Member-only Event: Advanced Technology Panel and Networking Reception
Jan 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm





JANUARY 25, 2018

4:30-6:30 pm


4:30-5:30: Advanced Technology Panel featuring UW researchers

5:30-6:30: Networking opportunity with WPUI members





Advanced Technology Panel featuring UW-Madison researchers:

Dr. Kyoung-Shin Choi, Professor, Chemistry; runs the Choi Research Group that develops new electrochemical synthesis methods to produce a variety of solid-state materials as high quality polycrystalline electrodes for use in electrochemical and photoelectrochemical applications.

Dr. Todd Allen, Professor, Engineering Physics, and energy and sustainability lead at the Grainger Institute for Engineering, whose research focuses on the unique challenges involving high-temperature corrosion and radiation damage from high-energy particles.

Dr. Dane Morgan, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering and co-director of the Wisconsin Materials Institute; a major focus of his work is materials informatics and energy applications, including fuel cells, batteries, and nuclear materials, and he also works in the areas of electron emitter cathodes, high-pressure geoscience and defect properties in semiconductors.

Grid Modernization
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm


Draft Agenda


0.6 CEUs available

What exactly does “grid modernization” mean?
What is happening at the state, regional and national levels?
What impacts will this have for Wisconsin, regionally, and nationally?

8:15-8:30           Registration check-in and welcome coffee

8:30-8:45           Highlights on the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin’s Work on Grid Modernization – The PSCW conducted a survey last fall that showed the top five priorities of stakeholders on grid modernization. Chairperson Nowak will outline the PSCW’s goals for grid modernization in 2018.   Ellen Nowak, Chairperson, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin  Ellen Nowak presentation

8:45-9:45           An Overview of the Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Initiative and their Multi-Year Program Plan — This session will encompass a summary of the overall Department of Energy Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium and the status of its multi-year plan, including a specific focus on the interoperability work area and objectives. As it becomes increasingly clear that changes in the industry are needed, what will these new business models for interoperability at the distribution level look like?
Michael Kintner-Meyer, Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium, Department of Energy  Michael Kintner-Meyer presentation

9:45-10:00         Break

10:00-11:00       Regulatory and Public Policy Implications of Grid Modernization: MISO’s Efforts on Grid Modernization — Hear about MISO’s “work to develop a long-term plan to address changing system needs in light of an evolving resource mix.”  Laura Rauch, Director, Resource Adequacy Coordination, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Laura Rauch presentation

11:00-12:00       State Policy Actions on Grid Modernization — Results of GridWise Alliance’s fourth Modernization Index will be discussed, including key findings on various state efforts to modernize the grid, as well as how GridWise Alliance’s efforts align with evolving national priorities – Steve Hauser, CEO, GridWise Alliance  Steve Hauser presentation

GridWise November 2017 report

12:00-1:00         Lunch

1:00-2:00           Making the Right Investment – New technologies are hitting the market rapidly. What are the right investments to make in new technology, and is there such a thing as a guaranteed payback? What needs to be done to facilitate the interconnection of customer-owned distributed energy resources? Baskar Vairamohan, Senior Technical Leader, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Baskar Vairamohan presentation

2:00-2:15            Break

2:15-2:30            Interconnected Distributed Energy Resources in Wisconsin – Deb Erwin, Manager, Regulatory Policy, Xcel Energy, on behalf of Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative (WIDRC) Deb Erwin presentation

2:30-3:30            Where Do We Go from Here?  Practical Implications for Utilities — Panel discussion

Moderator:        Deb Erwin

Panel:          Jerry Iverson, Transmission Strategist, Dairyland Power Cooperative
                     Adam Manty, Transmission Planning Engineer, American Transmission Company
                     Martin Day, Division Administrator, Energy Regulation, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
                     Jeff Ripp, Director of Regulatory Affairs – Wisconsin and Regional, Alliant Energy
                     Theodore Bohn, Electrical Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory


3:30                     Adjourn

Your registration fee includes welcome coffee, breaks, and lunch.

Public Utilities Law Update 2018
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Draft Agenda

Public Utilities Law Update 2018

Sponsored by the Public Utilities Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

0.5 CEUs available.  CLE credits will be applied for.


This annual program highlights the regulatory and legislative changes over the past year.
It will include presentations from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin as well as attorneys familiar with these recent changes.


 Draft Agenda


8:30-9:00            Registration check-in, Welcome coffee, and Networking

9:00-9:05            WelcomeJustin Chasco, Attorney, Wheeler Van Sickle & Anderson, S.C.

 9:05-10:00         Annual Update of Activities at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Cynthia Smith, General Counsel, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin  Cynthia Smith presentation

10:00-10:30        Municipal Law UpdateAnita Gallucci, Attorney, Boardman & Clark LLC  Anita Gallucci presentation

10:30-10:45        Break

10:45-11:15        Legislative UpdateZach Ramirez, Staff Attorney, Wisconsin Legislative Council   Zach Ramirez presentation

Act 136 Memo      Act 137 Memo

11:15-12:00        Water Law Update Lawrie Kobza, Attorney, Boardman & Clark LLC  Lawrie Kobza presentation

12:00-1:00          Networking Lunch

1:00-1:45            Presentation on the Impact of Federal Tax Law Changes on UtilitiesEric Hansmann, Tax Manager,  American Transmission Company, LLC  Eric Hansmann presentation

1:45-2:30            Panel:  Changing Economics for Utilities

Moderator:        Justin Chasco
Panelists:          Greg Bollom, Assistant Vice President – Energy Planning, Madison Gas and Electric
                           Corey Singletary, Utility Analyst, Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin
                           Chuck Miessner, Manager Rates and Regulatory, Arizona Public Service
                           Michael Vickerman, Program and Policy Director, RENEW Wisconsin

2:30-3:00            Q&A

3:00                    Adjourn/Networking




Your fee will include a welcome coffee, break, lunch.

This program is hosted by the Wisconsin Public Utility Institute.
WPUI is not responsible for the content of this program. Each presentation is the intellectual property of the listed author(s).

Regional Transmission Organizations
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 3:45 pm
Draft agenda

Regional Transmission Organizations

0.6 CEUs

What is an RTO?
How has the RTO model changed?
What are the drivers that will be key in future RTO developments?


8:15-8:30            Registration check in and welcome coffee

8:30-9:30            RTO 101 Overview – What are the RTOs? How and why were they created? What are the differences among RTOs? Who decides which RTO to join, and why isn’t there just one overall RTO?  Sudeen Kelly, Partner, Jenner & Block   Suedeen Kelly presentation

9:30-10:30          FERC, the Independent Market Monitors, and the Regional State Committees — Who regulates what? Where does jurisdiction begin and end? How much weight does an individual state have?  Jay Matson, Bureau Chief, Office of Enforcement, Division of Investigations, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;  Michael Chiasson, Vice President, Potomac Economics; Marcus Hawkins, Director of Member Services and Advocacy, Organization of MISO States

Jay Matson presentation
Michael Chiasson presentation
Marcus Hawkins presentation

10:30-10:45        Break

10:45-11:30        Resource AdequacyWhat is the interplay between states’ resource adequacy power per the Federal Power Act and the RTO’s Reliability Coordinator role? Is a state Integrated Resource Plan necessary anymore? How does the whole market accommodate state, regional, and national subsidies for select resources? Mitchell Myhre, Manager – Regulatory Affairs, Alliant Energy  Mitchell Myhre presentation

11:30-12:15        Cost Allocation — The principle might be “the beneficiary pays,” but why should I pay when the line or the upgrade is not even in my state? Is it possible to measure all of a project’s benefits? Who should pay and how? What is the appropriate way to handle changes in the originally-identified benefits over time?

Moderator:        Robert Camfield, Senior Regulatory Consultant, Christensen Associates Energy Consulting  Robert Camfield presentation

Panel:         Andrew Siebenaler, Senior Engineer, Xcel Energy 
                    John Krajewski, P.E., JK Energy Consulting

12:15-1:00           Lunch

1:00-1:45            Seams Saga – The management of a web, more than a line between RTOs. What happens when there are organizations that are similar in function, but different in characteristics, and their seams touch and overlap each other? How do the RTOs manage to function effectively despite all the differences?  Megan Wisersky, Electric Planning Manager, Madison Gas and Electric  Megan Wisersky presentation

1:45-2: 30           Connecting to the Transmission Grid in Today’s World With the diversity of items connecting to the transmission grid, new generation devices are needed to act as buffers in order to help regulate the power flow such that transmission elements are not overloaded in real time. Hear about ATC’s experience with installing such a device and how it coordinates with MISO. Mike Londo, Transmission Reliability Administrator, American Transmission Company LLC    Mike Londo presentation

2:30-2:45            Break

2:45-3:45            “Can’t We All Just Get Along?  — Hear from a panel of RTO experts about their thoughts on the major issues facing RTOs in the near and long term, and join in the discussion on how those issues should be addressed.

Moderator:      Libby Jacobs, President, The Jacobs Group LLC  

Panel:        Melissa Seymour, Executive Director, Central Regions, Customer and State Affairs, MISO
                   Bruce Rew, Vice President of Operations, Southwest Power Pool
                   Tim Burdis, Lead Strategist, State Government Policy Department, PJM Interconnection LLC 


3:45                     Adjourn


Your registration fee includes welcome coffee, breaks, and lunch.

Hedging against Risk in Wholesale Energy Markets
May 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:45 pm
Draft agenda

Hedging against Risk in Wholesale Energy Markets

0.6 CEUs

Attendees will be introduced to the types of business transactions and risk associated with hedging in wholesale energy markets.
Participants will gain an understanding of the wholesale energy markets, the reasons for hedging,
and the financial tools available for risk management.


8:15-8:30              Registration check in and welcome coffee

8:30-9:30              Wholesale Energy Markets – This session will provide an overview of the wholesale energy markets and the types of transactions that occur, how energy hedging differs from other industries, and which “risks” are assumed from participation in wholesale energy markets.   Jeff Klarer, Market Strategist, WEC Energy Group  Klarer presentation

9:30-10:30            Financial Hedging – An introduction to financial hedging, including the use of futures and options contracts, and the practical concept of price convergence.  Enrique Bacalao, Chief Economist, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin  Bacalao presentation

10:30-10:45          Break

10:45-11:30          Understanding Risk and Regret in Hedging in the Wholesale and Retail Energy Markets – With hedging, risk can be mitigated, to a greater or lesser extent, and on a static or a dynamic basis. If hedging is imperfect, are regrets involved? If so, how does one factor regret into any hedging decision? How does one think about regret? Is it a real cost, or is it simply a bad mental habit?  Steve Kihm, Principal and Chief Economist, Seventhwave  Kihm presentation

11:30-12:15          Financial Transmission Rights (FTRs)/Auction Revenue Rights (ARRs) – In order to hedge against price uncertainty in MISO, Market Participants can obtain financial hedges. The discussion will include FTR market principles and how these financial hedges are beneficial to their holders.  Blagoy Borissov, Manager, Forecasting Engineering, Operations Planning Department, Midcontinent Independent System Operator  Borissov presentation

12:15-1:00            Lunch

1:00-2:00              FTRs and ARRs, continued Blagoy Borissov

2:00-2:45              Hedging Wholesale Power Market Risk: Practical Application from a Utility Perspective — Hear how Dairyland Power Cooperative manages its energy and capacity market risk. Also discussed during this session will be the similarities and differences between wholesale power markets and other “commodity markets.”  John Carr, Vice President, Generation, Dairyland Power Cooperative   Carr presentation

2:45-3:00              Break

3:00-3:45              Examples, continued John Carr

3:45                       Adjourn

Your registration fee includes welcome coffee, breaks, and lunch.

Cost Challenges for Today’s Utility
Jun 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Draft agenda

Cost Challenges for Today’s Utility

0.6 CEUs


Mechanical Engineering building, UW-Madison campus
1513 University Ave., Rm 1106


Is cost allocation truly more of an art than a science? Is a cost of service study still relevant in today’s world?
Can a “one size fits all” approach be used? How do electric and natural gas cost allocation approaches differ?
This program will explore the answers to these questions, how to deal with the challenges in determining costs,
and how allocation of costs is changing.

8:15-8:30           Registration check in and welcome coffee

8:30-9:30           Introduction to Current Cost Allocation Methods — What is a cost of service study? What is its purpose? How has the landscape changed over time? How to deal with marginal cost vs. embedded cost? Learn from this session how costs are split up by function, what the cost drivers are, and how to allocate costs.  Bruce Chapman, Vice President, Christensen Associates Energy Consulting  Chapman presentation

9:30-9:45           Break

9:45-10:45         Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Perspective on Cost Allocation – Hear from Commission staff on how the Commission views the importance of cost of service, as well as key cost of service issues that arise in rate case applications. Also hear from Commission staff about what regulatory changes are foreseen.  Kate Christensen and Sam Shannon, Rates and Energy Analysts, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin  Christensen and Shannon presentation

10:45-11:00       Break

11:00-12:00       Utility Perspective on Cost Allocation – What are the strengths and weaknesses of how utilities use cost of service studies?  What are the cost underpinnings of the debate regarding pricing for distributed energy resources? (What distribution costs should a DER customer cover, and what costs do utilities avoid in serving DER customers?)

ModeratorScott Smith, Assistant Vice President, Business and Regulatory Strategy, Madison Gas and Electric

Panel:          Tim Ament, Director of Rates, WPPI Energy
                     Tyrel Zich, Senior Rate Analyst, Xcel Energy

12:00-1:00         Lunch

1:00-2:00          Customer Perspective on Cost Allocation – In this session, you will hear about how an intervenor uses a cost of service study and what some of the differences are between an intervenor and a utility on the importance of a cost of service study.  Customer Perspective presentation

Moderator:    Kira Loehr, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie

Panel:            Corey Singletary, Utility Analyst, Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin
                      Todd Stuart, Executive Director, Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group


2:00-2:45           Key Differences between Electric and Natural Gas Cost of Service Studies – Hear from an expert who has performed cost of service studies on all of the natural gas utilities and most of the electric utilities that service their Michigan ratepayers. Learn what the differences are between electric and natural gas cost of service studies. You will also hear about the Michigan Public Service Commission’s perspective on the various attributes of the cost of service study regarding cost allocations, classifications and functionalization per state statute or its orders.  Bonnie Janssen, Public Utilities Engineer Specialist, Energy Markets Section, Michigan Public Service Commission  Janssen presentation

2:45-3:00           Break

3:00-4:00           Future Directions for Cost of Service Studies/Rate Regulation – This panel of experts will share their thoughts on the increased use of marginal cost-based allocation of embedded costs at vertically-integrated utilities. Additionally, they will address how costs are benchmarked, discuss the purpose and role of alternative regulation in cost management, and elaborate on some of the technical challenges and methods available for allocating costs.

ModeratorSteven Fenrick, Leader, Economics and Market Research, Power System Engineering, Inc.

Panel:            Bruce Chapman
                      Tyrel Zich
                      Corey Singletary
                      Todd Stuart
                      Bonnie Janssen

4:00                    Adjourn


Your registration fee includes welcome coffee, breaks, and lunch.

 Cancellation policy link.

Disruption and Innovation in the Electric Industry
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Draft agenda

Disruption and Innovation in the Electric Industry

0.4 CEUs

Emerging technologies.  Change. How will “disruptors” impact the electric industry? Should utilities be concerned?
How are utilities framing, analyzing and responding to potential disruption impacts?


8:15-8:30           Registration check-in and welcome coffee

8:30-10:00         Disruptive and Innovative Competition in the Electric Industry: Traditional business model vs disruption model  — This session will provide an overview of the nature of disruption and innovative changes that have happened over time, as well as introduce the discussion regarding whether the traditional business model still works for utilities.  Elisabeth Graffy, Professor of Practice, School for the Future of Innovation in Society; and Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University; Steve Kihm, Principal and Chief Economist, Seventhwave, and Senior Fellow, Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University    Graffy presentation   Kihm presentation

10:00-10:15       Break

10:15-11:15       Politics, Policy, Law Panel — Hear from some of the experts on what and how state and national legislation and policies are arguably disrupting the utility industry by driving change. Are there unintended consequences?  

ModeratorArt Harrington, Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn

Panel:          P.J. DiStefano, Partner, Deloitte
                     Jordan Hemaidan, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich
                     Kate Stickland, Senior Associate, 51st State Initiative, Smart Electric Power Alliance

11:15-12:00        Scoring with the Energy Cloud Playbook: Capturing Value in the DER Transition  — As the best football teams know, you need a good playbook in you’re going to succeed in the game. Successfully navigating the complexities of a clean, decentralized, intelligent and mobile grid, which Navigant refers to as the Energy Cloud transition, is no different. Utilities are playing both “offense” and “defense” in taking varied approaches to create customer and shareholder value in the Energy Cloud. Using the Energy Cloud Playbook as our guide, we will describe trends shaping the rate of change, examples of different strategies, and key questions to consider.  Mike Rutkowski, Managing Director, Navigant; Josh Arnold, Associate Director, Navigant   Navigant presentation

12:00-12:15        Break

12:15-1:00          Working Lunch – Utility Panel — How are utilities responding to disruption in the industry? Is their existing utility model equipped to handle the changes already occurring?

Moderator:  David Sapper, Director of Market Intelligence, Customized Energy Solutions

Panel:          Matt Holtz, Managing Director – Transmission, NIPSCO
                    Tom Petersen, Director – Public Affairs, ITC Midwest
                    Dirk Mahling, Vice President – Strategy & Technology, Alliant Energy 
                    Tom Paque, Sr. Vice President-Services and Business Strategy, WPPI Energy  
                    Jeff Springer, Manager of Energy Efficiency and Technical Services, Dairyland Power Cooperative


1:00                    Adjourn

Your registration fee includes welcome coffee, breaks, and lunch.

 Cancellation policy link.

Energy Utility Basics 2018
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – Oct 12 @ 12:30 pm



3.2 CEUs available

Energy Utility Basics  is an intensive course on the fundamental concepts critical to being conversant in today’s energy industry. Course content is updated yearly as technology, regulation and markets evolve.  WPUI has proudly presented this exceptional course each fall since 1983.

Course Summary: Over the course of a week, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the history of the electric and natural gas industries, attain insights into the regulatory decision-making process, as well as analyze and discuss current issues facing the energy industry

Benefits: Attendees will obtain practical knowledge of the operations and technology of the natural gas and electric industries from extraction, whether from the ground or renewables, to the customer’s bill. Course registration covers a field trip to a power plant, daily lunches and breaks, printed course materials and continuing education units (CEUs).

Who Should Attend: The energy industry has undergone substantial changes – including changes in hiring practices. Twenty years ago, utility industry staff would learn about the industry by working their way up through the ranks. In today’s fast-moving business environment, often staff are hired from other industries, bringing along important skill sets but lacking a working knowledge of the energy industry. Energy Utility Basics is intended for anyone working in the energy industry, including public interest groups, utility employees, legislative staff, regulatory staff, state and local government personnel. This course is for energy professionals, those new to the industry as well as those assuming new responsibilities, who want a better grasp of how all the technological, financial and administrative pieces of the energy puzzle fit together. Registration is open to the public.

Pyle Center

Pyle Center


Sunday, October 7: 3:00-4:00pm    UW-Madison campus walking tour (optional) 4:15-5:15pm    Welcome reception at the Pyle Center (optional)   Monday, October 8: History — Industry Structure Why a regulated monopoly? Who’s regulated, why and how: The federal and state perspective

  • Federal Roles, Rules, Spheres of Influence
  • The Public Service Commission – Roles and Rules, Balance of Power
  • Transmission – The Overlooked Connection Until 1970
  • Utility Company Models – Presentations and Panel Discussion
  • Independent System Operator/Regional State Committee

Tuesday, October 9: Industry Operations — Stock Prices From Heat to Electricity – How we make Electricity in the U.S.img_0810-web

  • Field Identification Guide to the Electric Industry
  • A Day in the Life of a Distribution Company
  • A Day in the Life of a Transmission Operator
  • What Drives Stock Prices?
  • Field Trip: Campus heating/cooling plant (optional)

Wednesday, October 10: Ratemaking img_0895-web

  • Cost of Service
  • Rate Design
  • Renewables
  • Strategies for Fixed-Cost Recovery Issues
  • Performance-based Regulation
  • One utility’s response to changing customer expectations

Thursday, October 11: Smaller Carbon Footprint; Enabling Technologies; Gas Markets

When you attend WPUI programming, you can spend your evenings on UW-Madison's famous Memorial Union Terrace on shore of Lake Mendota.

When you attend WPUI programming, you can spend your evenings on UW-Madison’s famous Memorial Union Terrace on shore of Lake Mendota.

Getting Work Done with a Small Carbon Footprint

  • Renewables Panel
    • Biogas
    • Wind
    • Electrification
    • Efficiency
    • Storage
    • Solar
  • Gas Market Overview
    • Where does it come from? How is it created?
    • What is unconventional gas?
    • Gas markets – future supply/demand
    • A day in the life of a gas company

Friday, October 12: Nuclear Power; Environmental Considerations; Legal Issues



WPUI Member — $1450
Non-Member — $2250
Government (non-utility) — $800
Non-profit — $1450


What 2017 participants said:

“Great variety; all related in some way to my work; material covered a wide array of sector topics.”

“Exposed me to areas that I was not familiar with. The engineering/science/geology behind the industry was very informative for me.”

“This was an excellent course with high quality, diverse speakers – well worth my time! I will be sending staff in the future.”

“I’m new to the industry, and it was so helpful to me.”

“Clear schedule and topics, communicated well in advance, and followed consistently — very good!”

“Tons of information presented in an efficient manner.”

“Above and beyond expectations; a welcoming atmosphere; learned valuable basic concepts and terms.”

“It was a very good class and well run. I will recommend the course and encourage my colleagues to attend in the future. Thanks!”

“One of the best trainings I have attended in years!”



Lowell Center,  610 Langdon St., Madison, 608-256-2621 — call for availability                                      

Graduate Madison Hotel,  601 Langdon St., Madison, 608-257-4391 — call for availability

Your registration fee includes printed materials, lunches, breaks, reception and access to materials on our website post-program.

CEU certificates will be emailed to you upon completion of the course.

Parking may be available in UW-Madison Lot 46 and in the City of Madison State Street Campus Garage at 415 N. Lake St.

Cancellation and refund policy:

  • WPUI reserves the right to cancel courses, substitute speakers, and make other changes to program agendas at any time. We recommended that you periodically check this website to learn whether any changes have been made.
  • Energy Utility Basics course registrations cancelled by/on Sept. 28, 2018, will be refunded the full cost of the program less a service fee.  No refunds will be given after Sept. 28, 2018.  Cancellations must be made by emailing WPUI.
  • Substitutions may be made at any time with no penalty. Substitutions must be made by emailing WPUI.
  • WPUI is not responsible for travel arrangements made for or related expenses incurred by WPUI course participants.
Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative and ComRent IEEE 1547 Tutorial
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Draft agenda

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Registration for the program is now closed.

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.