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Department of Energy DER interconnection study bootcamp

October 23, 2023
Salon I

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This boot camp will provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct interconnection studies for distributed energy resources (DER) in distribution grid networks. The boot camp will cover a range of topics, including the basics of DER interconnection, hosting capacity maps, software tools for interconnection studies, and interconnection study best practices. The boot camp will use an open-source software tool and grid test systems to illustrate the importance of good data, different analytical methods, and automation in the study of hosting capacity, grid impacts, and potential grid network upgrades. The boot camp will close with a discussion on how to practice and share learnings with others.

  • Participants should bring a laptop and expect to work on sample problems in teams of two or three people.
  • Particpants will be invited to attend virtual session(s) in preparation for the bootcamp.
Eran Schweizer, Power Systems Engineer - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Todd Wall, Mechanical Engineer - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
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