“Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and Smart Grid


The Topic of this seminar is “Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and Smart Grid”. The objective of this seminar is to provide an overview of the process and current challenges to connect DERs i.e. solar, wind, battery storage systems, etc. to the distribution grid

This presentation will cover the following topics:

  1. Traditional and future power grid
  2. Review of generation types around the world (renewable and non-renewable)
  3. Evaluation of the impact of distributed energy resources (DERs):
    1. Modeling
    2. Interconnection standards


  1. Types of connection of DERs
  2. Interconnection Processes of Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) across Ontario
  3. Smart Grid and current technology trends

  Date and Time




  • McMaster University
  • 1280 Main Street West
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Canada L8S 0A3
  • Building: ITB-A
  • Room Number: ITB-A113B
  • Co-sponsored by Dr. Mehdi Narimani
  • Starts 05 February 2020 07:00 PM
  • Ends 24 March 2020 07:00 PM
  • All times are Canada/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Hugo Sanchez-Reategui


Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and Smart Grid


: Hugo Sanchez-Reategui has been a consultant of Alectra for the past 9 years confirming interconnection requirements to connect Distributed Energy Resources, dealing with stakeholders, developers, utilities and government agencies.

Hugo is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), past Vice President of Public Relations of Humber Shores Toastmasters (Public Speaking Club).

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

Hugo is an active IEEE volunteer in conferences, seminars across Ontario for the past 4 years and he has been supporting student branches and local chapters.

During his volunteering role of 2 years (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, Blockchain and other emerging technologies showing the awareness of these topics and promoting the IEEE brand as a technology leader in Canada and North America.


Hugo mentors undergrad, new grad students and participates as a speaker in IEEE events organized by IEEE PES, Young Professionals, etc. His technical interests include Smart Grid Technologies, Distribution Operations, Substation Communications and Protection of Distribution Systems.