Distributed Generation and Introduction to Smart Grid - Part 2


Joint Chapter Power & Energy Society (PES) and Power Electronics Society (PELS)


The Topic of this seminar will be “Distributed Generation and Introduction to Smart Grid - Part 2” with focus on Interconnection Standards, Utility Connection and Interconnection Requirements for Distributed Generators i.e. Battery Storage Systems, Solar PV Systems, CHP, etc. and Introduction to Smart Grid Technologies.

For reference, the complete seminar has the following topics:

  • An overview of the traditional and future power grid
  • A review of government initiatives around the world and in Ontario
  • An evaluation on the impact of distributed generators including:
    • Model distributed generators & predict the increased short circuit levels, voltage profiles changes along the network
    • A brief overview of interconnection standards i.e. IEEE 1547
    • Review of connection processes for utilities in Ontario and interconnection requirements
  • An introduction to Smart Grid Technologies

  Date and Time




  • McMaster University
  • 1280 Main Street West
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Canada L8S 4L8
  • Building: Information Technology Building
  • Room Number: ITB-A113

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  • Mehdi Narimani, Hamilton Power Chapter Chair

  • No Admission Charge
  • Starts 08 November 2018 10:25 PM
  • Ends 29 November 2018 10:25 PM
  • All times are America/Toronto


Hugo Sanchez-Reategui


Distributed Generation and Introduction to Smart Grid


Hugo Sanchez-Reategui has been a consultant of Alectra Utilities (formerly PowerStream Inc.) for the past 8 years confirming interconnection requirements to connect Embedded Distributed Generators, dealing with stakeholders, developers, utilities and government agencies.

Hugo is a current member of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), past Vice President of Public Relations of Humber Shores Toastmasters (Public Speaking Club).

He earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at National University of Callao, Peru and IEEQB Program Certificate at Ryerson University, Toronto in 2010.

Hugo has been an active volunteer member of IEEE Toronto (largest IEEE section in Canada) since early 2016, he has been supporting student branches, chapters and IEEE Canada conferences.

During his past volunteering role of 2016 – 2018 with IEEE Toronto, he led the Industry Relations Committee, managing a selected group of volunteers to work on technology topics i.e. Cyber Security, Smart Grid and other emerging technologies showing the awareness of these topics and promoting the IEEE brand as a technology leader in Canada and North America.

In addition, Hugo mentors undergrad, new grad students and participates as a speaker in IEEE events.
His technical interests include Smart Grid Technologies, Distribution Operations, Substation Communications and Protection of Distribution Systems.