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Development and Evaluation of Open-Source IEEE 1547.1 Test Scripts for Improved Solar Integration
N. Ninad, E. Apablaza-Arancibia, M. Bui, J. Johnson, S. Gonzalez, W. Son, C. Cho, J. Hashimoto, K. Otani, R. Bründlinger, R. Ablinger, C. Messner, C. Seitl, Z. Miletic, I. Vidaurrazaga Temez, F.P. Baumgartner, F. Carigiet, B. Fox, S. Kumar, J. Kumar
Inverter, Smart Grids, Distributed Energy Resources, Interoperability, Standards Development, Advanced Grid-Support Functions
Photovoltaic Modules and BoS Components
Subtopic: Inverters and Balance of System Components
Event: 36th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 4DO.4.3
952 - 957
ISBN: 3-936338-60-4
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20192019-4DO.4.3
0,00 EUR
Document(s): paper, presentation


Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) equipped with standardized, interoperable, grid-support functionality have the capability to provide a range of services for power system operators. These requirements have been recently codified in the 2018 revision of the American DER interconnection and interoperability standard, IEEE Std. 1547, as well as the revised Canadian interconnection standard, CSA C22.3 No. 9. Currently, the IEEE standards committee is drafting a new revision of the IEEE Std. 1547.1 test standard, which outlines the test procedures for certifying equipment compliant to IEEE Std. 1547. In addition, it is often referenced as a test standard in CSA C22.3 No. 9. This draft test standard has not been fully exercised yet to identify mistakes, redundancies, and/or implementation challenges. In this work, an international community of research laboratories developed open-source IEEE Std. 1547.1 test scripts. The scripts are used to evaluate grid-support functions – such as constant-power-factor, volt-var, volt-watt, and frequency-watt functions – of several DER devices to the draft standard, IEEE1547.1. Sample test results are presented and discussed, and recommendations are offered to improve the draft standard during the balloting process.