IEEE 1547
Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems
   
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Organization

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers


Identification

IEEE 1547
Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems  

 


Scope

 

This standard establishes criteria and requirements for interconnection of distributed resources (DR) with electric power systems (EPS).

The USA Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 calls for state commissions to consider certain standards for electric utilities. Under Section 1254 of the act: "Interconnection services shall be offered based upon the standards developed by IEEE 1547 as may be amended from time to time."


Purpose

The technical specifications for, and testing of, the interconnection and interoperability between utility electric power systems (EPSs) and distributed energy resources (DERs) are the focus of this standard. It provides requirements relevant to the performance, operation, testing, safety considerations, and maintenance of the interconnection. It also includes general requirements, response to abnormal conditions, power quality, islanding, and test specifications and requirements for design, production, installation evaluation, commissioning, and periodic tests. The stated requirements are universally needed for interconnection of DER, including synchronous machines, induction machines, or power inverters/converters and will be sufficient for most installations. The criteria and requirements are applicable to all DER technologies interconnected to EPSs at typical primary and/or secondary distribution voltages. Installation of DER on radial primary and secondary distribution systems is the main emphasis of this document, although installation of DERs on primary and secondary network distribution systems is considered. This standard is written considering that the DER is a 60 Hz source.


Status

Initially published and designated as an ANSI American National Standard in 2003. It was reaffirmed in 2008 and amended in 2014. A full revision was published in 2018.

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Committee
Information

Chairman

David Narang

Vice Chairman

Mark Siira

Vice Chairman

John Berdner

Vice Chairman

Bob Fox

Vice Chairman       

Babak Enayati

Secretary                                 

Charlie Vartanian

Secretariat

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