OEB-IAS Technical Meeting - Managing Distributed Energy Resources on the Grid

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Oakland East Bay IAS invites you to attend a Technical Meeting on November 19, 2015

The Speaker will be Ms. Frances Bell, Senior Power Systems Engineer, SolarCity, San Mateo, CA.

 

Inverters are essential for controlling and maximizing the energy from Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) such as photovoltaic arrays (PV), fuel cells, energy storage and wind turbines. “Smart” inverters refer to standard power electronic inverters with advanced features enabled.  They are critical to utilities adopting solar power.  Frances will discuss some of the critical smart inverter functions then discuss the research and development collaborations SolarCity is doing with utilities and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to move the industry forward.



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  • 611 Gregory Lane
  • Pleasant Hill, California
  • United States
  • Building: Zio Fraedos

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  • Please make reservations by November 16 by contacting Michael Nakamura via email: michael@mkireps.com  or telephone: (925) 330-6595

    The cost of dinner is $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members;

    $30 for non-members.

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  Speakers

Frances Bell of SolarCity

Topic:

Managing Distributed Energy Resources on the Grid

Inverters are essential for controlling and maximizing the energy from Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) such as photovoltaic arrays (PV), fuel cells, energy storage and wind turbines. “Smart” inverters refer to standard power electronic inverters with advanced features enabled.  They are critical to utilities adopting solar power.  Frances will discuss some of the critical smart inverter functions then discuss the research and development collaborations SolarCity is doing with utilities and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to move the industry forward.

Biography:

Frances Bell is a Senior Power Systems Engineer at SolarCity working to create a stable, dynamically controlled grid using Distributed Energy Resources. Specifically, she is developing inverter capabilities for resilient, real-time control of distribution resources through implementing pilot projects, collaborating on new research at NREL, and contributing to creating smart inverter standards. Prior to joining SolarCity, Frances worked at PG&E as a transmission planning engineer contributing to the California transmission planning process as well as piloting new power electronics capabilities on the PG&E system. Frances has a Bachelors of Science from Smith College and a Masters in Power Systems Engineering from Tufts University.

Frances Bell of SolarCity

Topic:

Managing Distributed Energy Resources on the Grid

Biography:





Agenda

No-host social at 5:30 pm; Presentation at 6:15pm; Dinner at 7:15 pm;

Presentation continues at 8:00 pm; Adjourn by 9:00 pm.