This course is approved for 10 NABCEP CEUs


The time has arrived to become knowledgeable about IEEE 1547-2018.

In 2023, it is expected that many families/models of smart inverters will be certified by testing laboratories in accordance with UL 1741 SB, the test procedures for IEEE 1547-2018, and will become commercially available.  In addition, more states or other authorities which govern interconnection requirements will have either completed the integration of IEEE 1547-2018 into their interconnection rules and agreements or made additional progress in that area.

In this four-module course you get detailed discussion and reference material on IEEE 1547-2018.  We cover the background and need for the different requirements, present default and allowable ranges of inverter settings and discuss how utilities have been integrating the requirements into their interconnection procedures and specifications.

Intended Audience: Those working in the solar PV and electric utility industry, including:

  • DER developers, operators, and aggregators
  • DER system engineers, consultants, and EPC’s
  • Utility distribution management, engineers and subject matter experts involved in DER interconnections
  • DER equipment vendors
  • Bulk power system operators and regional reliability coordinators with interest in distribution DERs and their impacts on bulk power systems

PRICE: $795

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Contents: This course consists of the topics:

  • Background and context for the creation and approval of IEEE 1547-2018 – IEEE Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces
  • General interconnection technical specification and performance requirements
  • Reactive power capability and voltage/power control requirements
  • Response to Area EPS abnormal conditions
  • Power quality
  • Islanding
  • DER on distribution secondary grid/area/street (grid) networks and spot networks
  • Interoperability, information exchange, information models, and protocols
  • An overview of IEEE 1547.1-2020 IEEE Standard Conformance Test Procedures for Equipment Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems and Associated Interfaces
  • A discussion of IEEE 1547.9-2022 IEEE Guide for Using IEEE Std 1547™ for Interconnection of Energy Storage Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems


  • Module 1 – Context for 1547-2018, General Requirements, Voltage & Reactive Power
  • Module 2 – Response to Abnormal Conditions – Distribution and Bulk Power System
  • Module 3 – Power Quality, Islanding, Interoperability, and Other Topics
  • Module 4 – Overview of Test and Verification (1547.1-2020) and Energy Storage Guide (1547.9)