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Planning Ahead for Distributed Energy Resources
Planning and Operation in High-Penetration DER Environments

Steve Rupp and Dr. Jens Schoene presented at the APPA Engineering & Operations Virtual Conference in March 2021. For access to the full presentation, please contact Steve Rupp.

Session Summary
You’ve heard the warnings: if you don’t have a plan to manage the impending boom of customer-sited distributed energy resources, then you can expect a severe impact on your distribution system. Discover how other utilities have structured plans for managing DERs and walk through how to perform a good engineering analysis before you act. Discuss and share strategies for assessing and handling intermittent generation, operational islanding, power quality disruption, and safety and security concerns. Hear case studies of DER system integrations using Fault-Location, Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR), Volt-Var Optimization (VVO) and Distribution System State Estimator (DSSE).

Contact the Speakers

Steve Rupp, Director of Consulting Services



Jens Schoene, Director of Research Studies