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Smart Grid Overview:
Technology, Impacts, Issues

November 5-6, 2014

Hyatt Place San Antonio Airport/Quarry Market

San Antonio, TX



Smart Grid Overview:
Technology, Impact, Issues
November 5-6, 2014
San Antonio, TX
This course covers all of the major aspects of smart grid, from an introduction to the basics, to the integration of renewables, and electric vehicles. It also looks at analytics and big data, as well as lessons learned by the industry in rolling out everything from electric vehicle chargers, to smart meters.
Specifically the course covers:

•        What is smart grid and who benefits
•        Key definitions of terms for smart grid
•        Introduction to the smart grid interoperability model
•        Smart grid building blocks
•        Why is smart grid important
•        Key example projects
•        What is IEEE’s GridVision 2050
•        The grid in 2050 – a vision of the future
•        What is the impact of GridVision on how the utility industry will look and operate in 2050
•        What are the start-up steps and processes to get analytics and big data working
•        Things to consider when setting up analytics
•        Example analytics and their key inputs
•        Data privacy and use restrictions
•        Overview of DER and its components
•        Understanding variable generation issues
•        Limits to DER implementation in a conventional distribution grid
•        Interconnect and other standards for DER
•        Engineering considerations for DER planning and approval
•        Issues in customer owned DER (e.g. maintenance, overrides, etc)
•        Understanding electric vehicle energy usage
•        Understanding electrical vehicle charging and charging levels
•        Determining the impact of electric vehicles on laterals and distribution transformers
•        Considerations in electric vehicle tariffs
•        Impacts of concentrated charging stations on existing infrastructure


Course starts at 8:00 AM each day and concludes at 5:00 PM. Breakfast and registration are at 7:30 AM. Lunch and snacks are provided. 

This course is eligible for 1.6 CEU / 16 PDH continuing education credits.
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