As more Americans seek to adopt clean energy technologies – such as solar, wind, energy storage and electric vehicles – in their homes, businesses and communities – these technologies must be interconnected with the electric distribution system while maintaining grid safety and reliability. The IEEE Standard 1547™-2018 establishes a nationally applicable standard that will transform how DERs function on the electric distribution system. Making the Grid Smarter provides an overview and explanation of the major revisions in IEEE Standard 1547™-2018 and the key issues for states to consider. January 2019
On December 18, 2018, Sara Baldwin, IREC Vice President-Regulatory and Brian Lydic, IREC Chief Regulatory Engineer, gave a detailed webinar preview of Making the Grid Smarter: State Primer on Adopting the IEEE 1547™-2018 Standard for Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). Watch the archived version. Download the slide deck [PDF].