Large-Scale Microgrids: Design and Deployment – 06/17/2015

Invite you to attend a Joint Technical Meeting on June 17, 2015

Co-sponsored by OEB IAS, OEB PES, and SF PES

Large-Scale Microgrids: Design and Deployment

Speaker: Don Dumich of IEEE; S&C Electric Company, Chicago, IL

Location:  Biltmore Hotel

2151 Laurelwood Road

Santa Clara, 95054


When: Wednesday, June 17th, 2015: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm

 RSVP & Details:  Registration required

Cost:  Registration through 03/23/2015:  $30.00 for IEEE members, $40.00 non-members.  Walk-Ins if space available:  $35/$45 non-members

 Note:  Don will be making the same presentation on June 18 in Pleasant Hill.

About the talk:

Please plan to attend this joint technical meeting of the Santa Clara Valley PES/IAS, co-sponsored by Oakland East Bay IAS and PES, and San Francisco PES chapters.

According to DOE, a microgrid is an electrical system that includes multiple loads and distributed energy resources that can be operated in parallel with the broader utility grid or as an electrical island. IEEE 1547.4 developed the term Distributed Resource Island System which is sometimes referred to as Large-Scale Microgrids. A large-scale microgrid is used for electric power systems (EPS) that have distributed resource and load. It has the ability to disconnect from and parallel with the area EPS. It includes the local EPS and may include portions of the area EPS and is intentionally planned.

This presentation will summarize experiences in the design and deployment of large Microgrids, and views on the future of the electric grid reliability. We will provide examples of how these goals are achieved through recent Microgrid projects. Finally, we will focus our discussion on the importance of integrating reliable switching and protection, communications, controls, and energy storage to the Microgrid space.


About the Speaker:

Don Dumich of IEEE; S&C Electric Company, Chicago, IL

Don Dumich, member IEEE, has 42 years of experience in the electrical industry, domestic and international markets focusing primarily on utilities, major industrials, universities and hospitals, along with institutional and commercial customers. He has experience developing and applying solutions at transmission and distribution voltage levels for overhead and underground switching and protection. In his current position, he has responsibility for the application of S&C products and services in government, commercial and industrial markets within the United States with a priority focus on Microgrids and energy surety.  Mr. Dumich has a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.  He also has a Master’s degree in Business from Central Michigan University.


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