The technical specifications for, and testing of, the interconnection and interoperability between utility electric power systems (EPSs) and distributed energy resources (DERs) are the focus of this standard. It provides requirements relevant to the performance, operation, testing, safety considerations, and maintenance of the interconnection. It also includes general requirements, response to abnormal conditions, power quality, islanding, and test specifications and requirements for design, production, installation evaluation, commissioning, and periodic tests. The stated requirements are universally needed for interconnection of DER, including synchronous machines, induction machines, or power inverters/converters and will be sufficient for most installations. The criteria and requirements are applicable to all DER technologies interconnected to EPSs at typical primary and/or secondary distribution voltages. Installation of DER on radial primary and secondary distribution systems is the main emphasis of this document, although installation of DERs on primary and secondary network distribution systems is considered. This standard is written considering that the DER is a 60 Hz source.
Working Group Details
- IEEE-SASB Coordinating Committees
- Sponsor Committee
- SASB/SCC21 - SCC21 - Fuel Cells, Photovoltaics, Dispersed Generation, and Energy Storage
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1547_revwg - 1547 Revision Working Group
- IEEE Program Manager
- Michael Kipness
- Working Group Chair
- Mamadou Diong
Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces
This standard establishes criteria and requirements for interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) with electric power systems (EPS) and associated interfaces. The standard includes general interconnection technical specifications and performance requirements, reactive power capability and voltage/power control requirements, response to Area EPS abnormal conditions, power quality, islanding, DER on distribution secondary grid/area/street (grid) networks and spot networks, interoperability, information exchange, information models and protocols, test and verification requirements. This revision incorporates updates from previous errata, one previous amendment and also includes updates to requirements based on industry feedback.
IEEE Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces--Amendment 1: To Provide More Flexibility for Adoption of Abnormal Operating Performance Category III
The performance and functional capability requirements for DER connected with the Area Electric Power Systems (Area EPS) are defined in IEEE Std 1547(TM). This amendment revises the ranges of allowable trip clearing time settings in Table 13 for DERs in abnormal operating performance category III to allow wider ranges that can broaden and simplify the adoption of the standard. In addition, the related informative Figure H.9 is revised accordingly.