Why utilities need to proactively guide standard DER bulk system responses

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By Patrick Dalton and Bob Mack
Patrick Dalton
Manager, Distributed Energy Resources
Bob Mack
Energy Markets Analyst - Distributed Energy Resources
May 12, 2020

Distributed energy resource (DER) responses are fast becoming critical to bulk power system (BPS) reliability. As a result, the DER interconnection and interoperability standard outlined in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1547-2018 revision has drawn significant attention in the industry.

In this paper, ICF experts explore the complexity of navigating the DER requirement to support bulk system reliability under IEEE 1547-2018. In the process, they reveal:

  • Why utilities should engage with IEEE 1547-2018 implementation.
  • How to balance the tension between distribution and BPS needs.
  • The key decision points for implementing IEEE 1547-2018.

Download the paper to learn how IEEE 1547-2018 might impact your distribution operators—and why the time to act is now.

Meet the authors
  1. Patrick Dalton, Manager, Distributed Energy Resources
  2. Bob Mack, Energy Markets Analyst - Distributed Energy Resources