SF Power and Energy Society Chapter - Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Workshop- Sept 6th - Sept 7th, 2017


Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Workshop - The Most Comprehensive 2-Day Workshop Ever!

IEEE SF PES Chapter is proud to present a 2-day workshop on Distributed Energy Resources, bringing together 19 distinguished speakers to cover a wide array of DER related opportunities from California utilities, CAISO, Academia, National Labs and industry to address DER deployment challenges and solutions. The focus of this workshop is to provide power community with a comprehensive atelier to better introduce and discuss DER impact in our industry. We also have the privilege of hosting Michael Picker (CPUC President), and Dr. Damir Novosel (IEEE-PES President) as keynote speakers for this event.

 Top 3 reasons You'll Miss by Not Attending:

  • Breath and range of the topics
  • Experienced and practical speakers
  • Networking Opportunities

The workshop material will be available online for download. All efforts will be made to make the material available before the event.

The workshop includes lunch and break session refreshments.


Why This Workshop? 

This workshop covers myriad of topics about DER technology and deployment that you always wanted to know but have not had time to ask.

Topics include the following:

  • Transmission and Distribution Interface
  • Cybersecurity
  • Grid Modernization
  • Demand Response
  • Energy Storage
  • CEC Rule 21 and IEEE 1547
  • EV Charging Stations
  • Microsynchrophasors
  • Markets
  • And much more!

The IEEE SF PES Chapter is bringing together several Subject Matter Experts to share their wealth of knowledge on this subject and its future directions. If you are working or have an interest in the architecture or economics of the future grid with larger renewables in the portfolio mix, this Workshop is a "MUST ATTEND" event. This workshop will present concepts, theory and practioner ideas from a wide range of subjects that include DER influence on transmission, distribution, protection and energy market operations.

Target Audience:

PES members, regulators, utility engineers, practicing electrical engineers, and especially power engineering students.



When and Where:

Date:  Wednesday, Sept 6th , 2017  - Thursday, Sept 7th, 2017        

Time:  8:00 am to 5:30pm

Location:  Milton Marks Conference Center, State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Lower Level, San Francisco CA 94102

Registration Cost: IEEE Members $300; Non-Members $400; Students and Government Rate $25

Registration Cost (Group Rate) : This group rate is applicable to individuals from the same company/organization/university.

                                                Groups with 2-4 people - 225$ per person

                                                Groups with 5 or greater people - 150$ per person


            VTools registration issues: Rahul Anilkumar (RAnilkumar@Quanta-Technology.com)

            Workshop related issues: SF PES Chapter Team (sfpeschapter@gmail.com)


  Date and Time




  • Milton Marks Conference Center,
  • 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Lower Level,
  • San Francisco, California
  • United States 94102
  • Building: State Building

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  • Please use the link below to register. If you have any trouble or questions about the event, please email Rahul Anilkumar at RAnilkumar@Quanta-Technology.com or by clicking the above link.

  • Starts 05 July 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 04 September 2017 12:00 AM
  • All times are US/Pacific
  • Admission fee ?
  • Menu: Non-Vegetarian, Vegetarian, Vegan
  • Register


  Time Item Presenter/Session coordinator Location
  8:00 AM Registration and Refreshments PES chapter San Diego A/B
  8:45 AM Opening remarks PES Chapter Milton Marks Auditorium
* 9:00 AM Keynote Speaker Damir Novosel Milton Marks Auditorium
* 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker President Michael Picker  
  10:45 AM Networking Break    
  11:00 AM Transmission-distribution interface coordination with high DER Lorenzo Kristov, CalISO Milton Marks Auditorium
  11:45 AM On the Big Data Applications for Distribution Networks
Diagnostics and Operation
Reza Argendeh Milton Marks Auditorium
  12:30 PM Lunch PES Chapter San Diego B/C
  1:30 PM DOE Grid Modernization Initiative Sensors & Analytics work Emma Stewart, LLNL Milton Marks Auditorium
  2:15 PM Integrated Transmission- Distribution modelling and simulation Jun Wen, SCE Milton Marks Auditorium
  3:00 PM Networking Break    
  3:15 PM DER implications for the Transmission System Jameson Thornton, PG&E Milton Marks Auditorium
  4:00 PM An Automated Demand Response Solution Design for Targeted Transmission Reliability Constraints Sophie Xu, PG&E Milton Marks Auditorium
  4:30 PM Energy storage and demand response / flexible load using electrolyzers, fuel cells, and hydrogen Susan Schoenung, Longitude 122 West  
  5:00 PM Adjourn/Networking PES chapter San Diego B/C
  5:30 PM End of day    



                                              DAY 2 : 9/7/2017  : Milton Marks Conference Center


  Time Item Presenter/Session coordinator Location
  8:00 AM Opening Remarks and Refreshments PES chapter San Diego A/B
  8:30 AM Distribution voltage regulator control/Capacitor issues with high penetration of DER along with feeder reconfiguration Murty .V.V.S Yalla, Beckwith Electric Milton Marks Auditorium
  9:15 AM CEC Rule 21 and IEEE-1547 Chase Sun, PG&E Milton Marks Auditorium
  10:00 AM Protection System Response to DER Ali Kazemi, SEL Milton Marks Auditorium
  10:45 AM Networking Break    
  11:00 AM Plugin EV charger stations- Utility roles and trends Ahmad Shahsiah,Exponent  
  11:45 AM NREL's Systemic Approach to Securing Critical Infrastructure - An Innovative Alternative To The Industry Status Quo Erfan Ibrahim, NREL Cybersecurity  
  12:30 PM Lunch PES Chapter San Diego B/C
  1:15 PM micro-synrophasor research Elizabeth Rahman, Berkeley Milton Marks Auditorium
  1:45 PM Distribution System Optimization using Simulation tools Daniell Desrosiers, CYME Milton Marks Auditorium
  2:30PM Distributed Generation Interconnection Requirements for the Smart Grid  Slavko Vasilic, Schneider Electric Milton Marks Auditorium
  3:15 PM Networking Break   Milton Marks Auditorium
  3:30 PM Power Quality-Harmonics, Super Harmonics and Grid Stability within the Smart Grid Glenn Alemjoy, PG&E
Alex MacEachern, Power Survey
Milton Marks Auditorium
  4:15 PM Organized Nodal DER markets for Distribution Systems Alex Papalexopoulos, President, Echo Int'l Corp. Milton Marks Auditorium
  5:00 PM Adjourn/Networking PES chapter San Diego B/C
  5:30 AM end of day