Staff Subcommittee on Electricity

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Sunday, July 16

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom A
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Distributed Solar: Which Code When? 

(Joint with Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment)

When it comes to distributed solar generation, ownership can cause confusion as to which safety code applies to a given facility, and there are overlaps and gray areas between the two codes: the National Electrical Safety Code and the National Electric Code. Learn what's being done to clarify the scope of these important safety codes as more and more solar installations are owned by non-utilities.

Moderator: Patricia Poli, Michigan

Panelists:

Nelson Bingel, National Electrical Safety Code

Sue Vogel, IEEE

Michael Coddington, Principal Electrical Engineer, National Renewable Energy Lab

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Chinese Clean Coal Technology

(Joint with Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration)

China is not only home to the world’s largest population, it is also the world’s largest energy consumer. Although all forms of generation have seen growth, coal has long remained the main fuel source. While coal fired generation in the United States has decreased in recent years, China has developed the most and largest capacity of ultra-supercritical generating units in the world. Dr. Peter Chen, President of Forest Power & Energy Holdings, will inform attendees of China’s most efficient and lowest emitting ultra-supercritical generation unit, the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Power Plant No.3, one segment of the 5000MW Shanghai Waigaoqiao Power Station. Through advanced and innovative engineering, this award-winning unit is not only leading the nation’s coal fleet, technology from the generating unit has also been applied to others under development and construction.

Moderator: Blake Kinney, Alabama

Speaker:

Dr. Peter Chen, President, Forest Power & Energy Holdings

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

Status of IEEE 1547

(Joint with Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment)

This updated standard will drive changes in state jurisdictional interconnection agreements with distributed energy resources

Moderator: Kim Jones, North Carolina

Speaker: Michael Coddington, Principal Electrical Engineer, National Renewable Energy Lab

3:35 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

How to Coordinate Smart Inverters with the Distribution Grid —

(Joint with Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment)

Moderator: Kim Jones, North Carolina

Speaker: Paul DeMartini, Newport Consulting Group

3:55 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Do Your Utilities Need Grid Modernization to Integrate Distributed Generation?

(Joint with Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment)

Moderator: Kim Jones, North Carolina

Panelists:

Anda Ray, SR VP, External Relations & Chief Sustainability Officer, Electric Power Research Institute

Barbara Tyran, Executive Dir., Goverment and External Relations, Electric Power Research Institute

Joe Paladino, Technical Advisor, US DOE

Paul DeMartini, Newport Consulting Group