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IEEE 1547.4 Guide for Indian market

Posted: 09 Dec 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:micro grids  DR Island systems 

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has introduced the IEEE 1547.4 Guide for design, operation, and integration of Distributed Resource (DR) Island Systems with electric power systems. The guide will provide alternative approaches and best practices for deployment of DR Island systems or Micro-Grids in India.

"As the country's energy demands increase, smart micro-grids or DR Islands enable the use of decentralized energy and are building blocks to a smarter national grid. However they are complex infrastructures and the connections to and fro the larger grids must be carefully and well planned for, in order to be successful."

"The IEEE 1547.4 guide includes best practices for implementing the various ways in which a DR island can separate from a part of the area EPS and can reconnect to it while providing power to the islanded local EPSs."

"In order to have successful deployments of DR island systems, careful planning, designing, integrating, testing and evaluation of the various technologies and systems must be done to ascertain their effectiveness," said IEEE 1547.4 working group chair, Benjamin Kroposki. "The IEEE 1547.4 guide addresses these areas and will be a credible resource for the energy industry."

Commenting on the need for such a guide in India, Srikanth Chandrasekaran, chair—India SIG, IEEE-SA, said, "A key potential benefit of DR Islands is the ability to improve the reliability of the power system by providing emergency power during interruptions of the bulk system supply. This benefit can only be realised if the DR is operated in a configuration that facilitates islanded operation. Micro-grid allows for this type of operation while also being able to capture all of the other benefits of DR such as waste-heat recovery, load reduction on the T&D system, and power quality improvements. There is rising interest in DR in India due to improvement in generation technologies, power electronics and the need for new capacity resources on the power system. The IEEE 1547.4 guide will help us apply DR in a manner that captures their potential value."

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