Seamless Transition of Microgrids: From Grid-Connected to Islanded Mode


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Power systems continue to face blackouts from a variety of natural and human-made disasters which increases the importance of Microgrids due to their inherent ability of islanding to ensure uninterrupted service to local customers and the community at large. Microgrid control systems are responsible for managing the transition between grid-connected and islanded modes of operation. If an unplanned transition from grid-connected to islanded mode is not properly controlled, consequences from unintentional islanding may include degradation in power quality, equipment failure, and safety hazards.

The ETAP Microgrid Control Solution devises and implements adaptive strategies to enable a smooth transition between grid-connected and islanded modes during unplanned islanding. Control commands for Distributed Energy Resources and intelligent load shedding strategies are immediately executed to maintain power balance and system stability increasing resiliency, reliability and safety.

Join us for this informative webinar to learn about the main challenges of unplanned outages and how the ETAP Microgrid Control Solution is used to achieve a smooth transition to islanding mode incorporating the following functions and strategies:

• Planned and unplanned islanding functions
• Dynamically devised islanding strategies based on the microgrid model and latest real-time conditions
• Unplanned islanding strategies to achieve uninterrupted service to critical loads

USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis will give opening remarks.

Speakers:
Mohammed Zadeh, Senior VP of Protection & Control, ETAP

Speakers

Sheila Hollis

Acting Executive Director
United States Energy Association

Mohammad Zadeh

Senior VP of Protection & Control
ETAP