Inverter-Based Resources: Hold On!

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The interconnected power system in the U.S. has experienced the addition of increasing amounts of inverter-based generation resources over the past several years.  In particular, a large amount of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants have been connected directly to the transmission system, including some in Idaho Power’s area.  Two recent power system disturbances in the western U.S. resulted in unexpected loss of hundreds of megawatts of utility-scale solar PV generation, which caught the attention of the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC).  This presentation will cover these solar PV generation-loss events, NERC’s findings and recommendations, take-aways we should keep in mind at Idaho Power, as well as some inverter basics and trends.  



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  • Idaho Power
  • 1221 W. Idaho St.
  • Boise, Idaho
  • United States 83702
  • Building: CHQ Auditorium
  • Mark Bussert, Idaho Power, MBussert@idahopower.com

  • Co-sponsored by John Stubban
  • Starts 10 January 2019 09:58 AM
  • Ends 14 January 2019 12:58 PM
  • All times are America/Denver
  • No Admission Charge
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Trevor Schultz of Idaho Power

Topic:

Inverter-Based Resources: Hold On!

 The interconnected power system in the U.S. has experienced the addition of increasing amounts of inverter-based generation resources over the past several years.  In particular, a large amount of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants have been connected directly to the transmission system, including some in Idaho Power’s area.  Two recent power system disturbances in the western U.S. resulted in unexpected loss of hundreds of megawatts of utility-scale solar PV generation, which caught the attention of the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC).  This presentation will cover these solar PV generation-loss events, NERC’s findings and recommendations, take-aways we should keep in mind at Idaho Power, as well as some inverter basics and trends.

Biography:

 Trevor graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seattle Pacific University in 2001.  After a brief time at GE, he has been with Idaho Power the last 15 years.  He got his foot in the door at Idaho Power as an intern in 1999 and made his way back in 2003 as a Substation Control Engineer.  Since then he has also worked in System Protection, Distribution Planning, and currently works as an engineer in the System Planning department.   An Idaho native, Trevor enjoys exploring the outdoors, particularly hiking and backpacking Idaho’s high-country, and hanging out with his wife and two boys – ages 4 and 5.   

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Address:1221 W. Idaho St., , Boise, Idaho, United States, 83702





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