#Webinar – Assessment of Benefits Derived from Improved Reliability and Resiliency in Utility-owned #Microgrid

Burns & McDonnell is partnering with Transmission & Distribution World magazine

Description 

Recent efforts by electric utilities to implement new technologies in existing systems are changing our understanding of the electric grid. New capabilities are being introduced by these technologies and have resulted in the design of innovative system configurations. The deployment of microgrids exemplifies this, and is considered an important turning point for distribution system engineering. Because microgrid development empowers several technologies such as distributed generation (DG) (e.g. combined heat and power (CHP), solar photovoltaic (PV), and wind), energy storage and demand response capable devices, their implementation process is more efficient. ComEd, an electric utility serving the north of Illinois and the city of Chicago, has proposed a microgrid pilot program that will deploy utility-owned microgrids in five different locations within the city of Chicago. The system performance goals established for the microgrids consist of reducing outage time for critical loads, reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency.

This webinar will review the technical and financial assessment of the reliability improvement expected in a public-purpose community microgrid owned and operated by an electric utility. The results of the study include the estimated value of reliability improvement, distribution of benefits by type of customer, and forecast of total sustained interruption costs. 

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Commercial Solar Design & NEC 2014: Meeting New Arc Fault Detection and Rapid Shutdown Requirements

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During this webinar, Solectria Renewables, in conjunction with Solar Power World, will explore the primary considerations of achieving compliance with NEC 2014 for arc fault detection and rapid shutdown requirements.  Even though Massachusetts is currently the only state that follows NEC 2014, many states are slated to adopt this code cycle by the end of 2014, such as Georgia, Texas, Colorado and New Mexico.  Information in this webinar is also valuable for those having to comply with NEC 2011 arc fault detection requirements.

Topics discussed will include:

– Achieving AFDI and rapid shut down compliance for central inverters using string combiners

– Achieving AFDI and rapid shut down compliance for three-phase string inverters

– Arc fault detection technology basics

– Introduction to Solectria’s new arc fault compliant string combiner (ARCCOM)

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