IEEE 1547 Series Released – Electric Power Systems

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has released IEEE 1547 Series. This standard pertains to distributed resources with electric power systems and is now available on the IEEE webstore.

Description: “The 1547 series of interconnection standards with electric power systems (EPS) is a benchmark milestone demonstrating the open consensus process for standards development. It covers the technical specifications for, and testing of, the interconnection and provides requirements relevant to the performance, operation, testing, safety considerations, and maintenance of the interconnection. It includes general requirements, response to abnormal conditions, power quality, islanding, and test specifications and requirements for design, production, installation evaluation, commissioning, and periodic tests.

These requirements are universally needed for interconnection of distributed resources, including synchronous machines, induction machines, or power inverters/converters and will be sufficient for most installations. It specifies the type, production, and commissioning tests that shall be performed and provides technical background and application details. It specifics alternative approaches and good practices for the design, operation, and integration of distributed resource island systems with electric power systems. It provides recommendations and guidance on the distribution secondary networks, including both spot networks and grid networks. It also provides tips, techniques, and rules of thumb, and it addresses topics related to DR project implementation.

*Description from the IEEE Website.

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