Comrent Attends the NETA Power Test Conference Shares New Commissioning Standard for the Smart Grid

Comrent is providing solutions for mission-critical power testing infrastructure.

Comrent is exhibiting at the NETA PowerTest conference this week in Dallas, Texas. Visit Comrent’s Booth (number 221) or attend the Comrent Spotlight presentation, which will review best practices and innovations around commissioning

.Here are the Top 4 highlights from Mark Siira’s Spotlight presentation, detailing out opportunities due to the advancement of the smart grid:1.      Buildings are progressing from sheer consumers of electricity to now points of power generation, feeding this power into the smart grid.2.      Electrical testing standards are evolving to assist engineers with this new electrical generation ensuring this transformation is achieved as simply, cost-effectively and efficiently.3.      As the infrastructure changes, the testing standards enable interoperability, interconnection and integration of disparate systems as power, information technology (IT) and communications are interweaved in the development of the smart grid.4.      IEEE will be updating their standards to reflect these changes. The three most relevant updates are below.IEEE 1547™ “Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems”·         For the basis of the interconnection of the photovoltaic device itself to the power grid.

IEEE 1547.1™ “Standard Conformance Test Procedures for Equipment Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems”·         For commissioning tests.IEEE 2030® “Guide for Smart Grid Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology Operation with the Electric Power System (EPS), End-Use Applications, and Loads”·         Established the world’s first interface-by-interface guide to interoperability across the smart grid.

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Author:  Mark Siira

Mr. Mark Siira is the Director of Business Development and Technology Strategy for Comrent International.  Mark has leadership roles on multiple standards making organizations (IEEE, UL) to develop standards for grid interconnection, smart grid interoperability and commissioning practices. Mark has over 19 years of experience in the energy sector.

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