Distribution Level Microgrids Study Methodology, Scope and Evaluation Criteria
DER Integration Track
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 2, 2024, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Brian Dale

Duke Energy has installed several distribution level microgrids, forcing it to adapt its enterprise evaluation process. Speakers in this session will present Duke Energy’s electromagnetic transient (EMT) study methodology for microgrid applications. These range from power quality, protection/ fault detection, effective system grounding, blackstart/load restoration, to additional transient stability simulations. Because steady state evaluations no longer capture the anticipated operating characteristics Duke Energy has shifted to an (EMT) based evaluation process for all microgrid applications. Developed within Duke Energy by the Microgrid Technical Standards Committee (MGTSC), the study process defines a scope of work for partial feeder islands to single customers islands. The presenters will discuss the function and yearly review process of the MGTSC study scope and evaluation criteria.