Application Guide for IEEE 1547 Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems
Technical background and application details to support understanding of IEEE Std 1547-2003 are provided. The guide facilitates the use of IEEE Std 1547-2003 by characterizing various forms of distributed resource (DR) technologies and their associated interconnection issues. It provides background and rationale of the technical requirements of IEEE Std 1547-2003. It also provides tips, techniques, and rules of thumb, and it addresses topics related to DR project implementation to enhance the user’s understanding of how IEEE Std 1547-2003 may relate to those topics. This guide is intended for use by engineers, engineering consultants, and knowledgeable individuals in the field of DR.
This guide provides technical background and application details to support the understanding of IEEE 1547 Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems..
This document facilitates the use of IEEE 1547 by characterizing the various forms of distributed resource technologies and the associated interconnection issues. Additionally, the background and rationale of the technical requirements are discussed in terms of the operation of the distributed resource interconnection with the electric power system. Presented in the document are technical descriptions and schematics, applications guidance, and interconnection examples to enhance the use of IEEE 1547.
Robert (Bob) Saint, Chair
Thomas (Tom) Basso, Secretary
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The 1547.2 guide is currently under revision. The work is in progress as P1547.2:
P1547.2 – Application Guide for IEEE Std 1547(TM), IEEE Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems
This guide provides the technical background, rationale and guidance to support the application of the substantially revised IEEE 1547, Standard for Interconnection and interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) with Electric Power Systems (EPS) and Associated Interfaces. The document will describe how the requirements and default settings specified in 1547 have been carefully chosen to balance distribution and bulk system needs for increasing penetration of DER. It further expands IEEE 1547 by addressing certain DER integration issues that are not fully addressed by the base standard, e.g. reclosing coordination and limitation of over-voltage in the Area EPS. The guide will address (1) the concept of the newly-introduced performance categories and their assignment to specific DER by an Authority Governing Interconnection Requirements (AGIR); (2) the new requirements for voltage and reactive power control, frequency control, response to abnormal conditions including ride-through; (3) the flexibility provided by the newly-introduced ranges of adjustability for control settings as well as for voltage and frequency trip settings to fully exploit the revised IEEE 1547’s potential and to account for specific system characteristics; (4) the interoperability and communication interface requirements; and (5) the test and verification practices, including design and as-built installation evaluations for utility-scale DER, that have not been included in the previous version of the standard. Presented in the document are technical descriptions and schematics, applications guidance and interconnection examples to enhance the use of IEEE 1547.
This guide facilitates the use of the substantially revised IEEE 1547 by educating relevant stakeholders about its technical background and by providing guidance for its application in practice.
Wayne Stec ([email protected]), Chair
Jens Boemer, Vice Chair
Mamadou Diong, Secretary