​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Due to the recent rapid growth of inverter-based distributed energy resources (DER), the DER interconnection standard (IEEE 1547) has been updated and the related IEEE 1547-2018 and test standard IEEE 1547.1-2020 have been released. As they start to become mandated, utilities might be required to perform some advanced functions and services, and DER operators might need to adopt alternative settings for smart inverters to perform these functions. To guide cooperatives on how to determine the alternative smart inverter settings to comply with the standard and to achieve the benefits of the grid services, NRECA is working with cooperatives to conduct field tests.

Testing with Central Electric Power Cooperative and Black River Electric Cooperative

​Initial Testing: T​his article reviews the project and implementation of the first field test with Central Electric Power Cooperative and Black River Electric Cooperative.
Final Analysis: NRECA partnered with NEETRAC for data collection and analysis on this field test​. This report relays the findings.

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Additional Resources:

​NRECA plans additiona​l reports and other resources to share the lessons learned through this research effort on smart inverters. Visit this page for updates.

Coming soon: NEETRAC Report on the data analysis of the second field test with White River Electric Association​ in Meeker, CO.

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