Kestrel Inverter-Based (Renewable) Generation Controls Training – Las Vegas

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Kestrel Inverter-Based (Renewable) Generation Controls Training – Las Vegas

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - September 29 @ 11:30 am



Inverter-Based Resources (IBR) are being integrated into the Bulk Electric System (BES) at an unprecedented rate. While seamless at a small scale and in distribution applications, the paradigm shift of hardware and controls for IBR, coupled with the displacement of synchronous machines, has resulted in a new ‘Wild West’ in the power industry. In our present landscape, rich with NERC disturbance reports & industry alerts, increasingly detailed and varied ISO performance and data requirements, OEMs with unproven offerings, and new FERC regulatory requirements, knowledge is the best weapon against chaos.


COST: $3,150 per person (10% discount for 3 or more from same company – must register and pay at the same time.

LOCATION: Embassy Suites Las Vegas 4315 University Center Dr. Las Vegas NV  89119.  (Must book by 8/31/2023 to get the reduced rate on the rooms)

AT A GLANCE:  The course is designed for engineers and technicians and will cover the theory and practical aspects of testing, modeling, and operation of inverter-based resources, protection coordination, voltage, and frequency controls for renewable assets with a focus on NERC and regional regulatory compliance standards.

Course Description 

This course will provide a comprehensive view of key concepts necessary to anticipate challenges associated with IBR unit/plant hardware and control design. This includes review of AC power flow, IBR unit/plant fundamentals, Grid Following (GFL) controls & performance, and protection & coordination for distributed generation. This information is used to tackle the coverage of NERC regulatory compliance standards for testing/modeling (MOD-025/026/027) and protection & coordination (PRC-019/024), with and case studies and exhibition of results. Next, there will be investigation of developing technologies which aim to overcome limitations of legacy control design, deemed as Grid Forming (GFM) and other advanced control topics. Finally, the students will dive into modeling of IBR, as observed from a number of applications – from steady state using power flow into the transient time frame using EMT platforms.

Course Outline 

MODULE 1: Power System Concepts 

MODULE 2: Inverter-Based Resource Fundamentals

MODULE 3: Distributed Generation Classic (GFL) Design & Performance

MODULE 4: MOD-025/026/027 for Distributed Generation

MODULE 5: Distributed Generation Capability, Controls, Protection & Coordination 

MODULE 6: Voltage and Frequency Ride-Through (PRC-024-3)

MODULE 7: Distributed Generation Dynamics & Grid Forming Concepts

MODULE 8: Modeling of IBR – Power Flow, Positive Sequence, and EMT, MOD-026-2

Kestrel Inverter-Based (Renewable) Generation Controls Training – Las Vegas




September 25 @ 1:00 pm
September 29 @ 11:30 am
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