Distributed Energy Resources Grid Impact - Solar - Part 1
In Distributed Energy Resources Grid Impact - Solar - Part 1, you'll learn ...
- Power generation and transmission basics
- Real power and reactive power equations
- How to mitigate voltage disturbances caused by DERs
- Distribution system types, advantages and disadvantages
This course highlights the impact of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), mainly solar, on the distribution electric grid and on the transmission system under normal and emergency conditions, highlighting the difference between the impact during sunny and cloudy days. Before discussing the impact of DERs, we will briefly describe the electric system and key components that get impacted by DERs.
DERs are the next big thing, you can simply check the news any day and you will read about new ways to increase the efficiency of solar, utility’s (negative) role in adopting DERs and the future of going 100% utility-free or close to that.
Many are employed in the renewable field, directly or indirectly, whether promoting/selling DERs or finding ways to mitigate their impact on the electric system. In this course, you will learn about the electric system, from generation to distribution, various DERs, the technical impact on generation, transmission and distribution systems – the biggest of which is the voltage impact on the distribution & transmission system and means to mitigate those issues. You will also learn about power load flow, power factor mitigation methods, per-unit system, solar irradiance, relays and various distribution systems.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Components of a typical electrical distribution system
- Characteristics of conductors and insulators
- Components and key functions of a substation
- Managing load fluctuations
- The Power Triangle
- Types of transformers
- Transformer voltage control
- The purpose of capacitor banks
- Circuit protection methods
- DERs’ impact to the grid
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 18 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
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