NCPA Mini-Course: Distributed Energy Resources and the Distribution System

  • 1 Nov 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • Online, you will receive a link


  • One person will be listed as primary registrant, the rest should be listed as guests. This enables the per person discount. Each person must provide full registration information.


Distributed Energy Resources and the Distribution System

Tue., November 1, 2022 • 12:00-3:30 PM EDT

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) have become an integral part of the energy system as consumers, developers, and utilities incorporate smaller power sources such as renewable energy, energy storage systems, and even microgrids into the electric distribution system. While DER has become an essential part of the typical energy portfolio, DER interconnection can negatively impact thermal loading, voltage regulation, and protection, particularly when it causes reverse power flow during off-peak hours. Other potential concerns include voltage flicker, risk of islanding, and load rejection overvoltage due to the intermittent nature and lack of control of renewable resources. Course instructors will walk through the DER impact and microgrid study process including technical elements such as system study tools and standards and Battery Energy Storage System technologies, as well as the strategic value and business case.

Course Features:

 Up-to-date information
 Real-time survey questions and participant Q&A
 Practical examples of DERs
 Actionable recommendations to make improvements

Course Instructors:

R. John Miner, P.E., of Collaborative Learning will moderate this


Sridhar Chouhan, Ph.D., P.E
., of Leidos will cover the DER Impact Study process.

Mark Hardin
of Leidos will cover Battery Energy Storage Systems.

Joseph Blackwell
of Leidos will cover Microgrids.

Registration Options: 

Individual Cost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300.00

Group of 3 or more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250.00 each


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