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Distribution Resources Integration WG/Microgrid Controllers TF (PE/T&D/DRI/2030.7)

This project is sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy Society/Transmission and Distribution (PE/T&D).

  Title:Standard for the Specification of Microgrid Controllers

  Scope: A key element of microgrid operation is the Microgrid Energy Management System (MEMS). It includes the control functions
  that define the microgrid as a system that can manage itself, and operate autonomously or grid connected, and seamlessly connect to
  and disconnect from the main distribution grid for the exchange of power and the supply of ancillary services. The scope of this
  standard is to address the technical issues and challenges associated with the proper operation of the MEMS that are common to all
  microgrids, regardless of topology, configuration or jurisdiction, and to present the control approaches required from the
  distribution system operator and the microgrid operator.Testing procedures are addressed.

  Purpose: The reason for establishing a standard for the Microgrid Energy Management System (MEMS) is to enable interoperability
  of the different controllers and components needed to operate the MEMS through cohesive and platform-independent interfaces. This approach
  will allow for flexibility and customization of components and control algorithms to be deployed without sacrificing "plug-and-play" or limiting
  potential functionality. Microgrid components and operational solutions exist in different configurations with different implementations.
  Regardless of whether equipment and software are commercial or custom, components should be interoperable and with interfaces that comply
  with functional standards defined by the microgrid energy management system. The standardization focuses on defining functions and interface
  configurations that allow modularity and interoperability. It deals with the Microgrid Controller operation, and defines those aspects that
  need to be standardized and those can remain proprietary, while enabling the interoperability with various Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
  interfaces and facilitating the wide adoption by vendors and utilities. The standard is functionality-driven and focuses on a modular approach
  that enables potential future expansion and features.

  Need for the Project: The standard will assist vendors and users (utilities, independent microgrid operators) to specify and
  configure microgrid controllers.


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Geza Joos

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Russell Neal

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Jim Reilly

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Michael Kipness