Distributed Generation and Introduction to Smart Grid Seminar


The Topic of this seminar is “Distributed Generation and Introduction to Smart Grid”. The main objective is to provide a summary of the current practices and challenges to connect Distributed Generators i.e. solar, natural gas generators, battery storage systems, etc. to the distribution grid

The presentation will address the following:

  • An overview of the traditional and future power grid
  • A review of government initiatives around the world and current energy trends
  • An evaluation on the impact of distributed generators including:
  • Model distributed generators & predict the increased short circuit levels, voltage profiles changes along the network
  • Brief overview of interconnection standards i.e. IEEE 1547
  • Review of connection processes for utilities in Ontario and interconnection requirements
  • An introduction to Smart Grid Technologies

  Date and Time




  • Date: 08 Mar 2019
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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  • 350 Victoria St, Toronto
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Canada M5B 0A1
  • Building: Kerr Hall South
  • Room Number: KHS251

  • Sadeed Bari

  • Co-sponsored by Co-Chair of IEEE Ryerson University Student Branch
  • Starts 21 February 2019 12:00 AM
  • Ends 08 March 2019 06:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Hugo Sanchez-Reategui Hugo Sanchez-Reategui


Distributed Generation and Introduction to Smart Grid


Hugo Sanchez-Reategui has been a consultant of Alectra Utilities (formerly PowerStream Inc.) for the past 8 years confirming interconnection requirements to connect  Distributed Generators, dealing with stakeholders, developers, utilities and government agencies.

Hugo is a current member of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), past Vice President of Public Relations of Humber Shores Toastmasters (Public Speaking Club).

He earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at National University of Callao, Peru and IEEQB Program Certificate at Ryerson University, Toronto in 2010.

Hugo has been an active volunteer member of IEEE Toronto (largest IEEE section in Canada) since early 2016; he has been supporting student branches, chapters and IEEE Canada conferences.

During his past volunteering role of 2 years (2016 – 2018) with IEEE Toronto, he led the Industry Relations Committee, managing a selected group of volunteers to work on technology topics i.e. Cyber Security, Smart Grid and other emerging technologies showing the awareness of these topics and promoting the IEEE brand as a technology leader in Canada and North America.

In addition, Hugo mentors undergrad, new grad students and participates as a speaker in IEEE events.
His technical interests include Smart Grid Technologies, Distribution Operations, Substation Communications and Protection of Distribution Systems.