Impact of High Penetration of Renewable DER/Microgrids on Electric Power System


Highlights of IEEE 1547:2018 and practical solutions for efficient and reliable interconnection


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  • Aloft Dhahran Hotel
  • Level 1
  • Dhahran, Al Mintaqah ash Sharqiyah
  • Saudi Arabia 31261
  • Room Number: Tactic 3
  • Dr. Mohammad AlMuhaini

  • Starts 11 February 2019 11:23 AM
  • Ends 27 February 2019 07:00 PM
  • All times are Asia/Riyadh
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Eng. Husam Ahmed

Eng. Husam Ahmed of SEL Middle East


Husam received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Bahrain in 2003. He worked in process automation sector and metal industry sector before joining Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). He has more than 12 years of experience with SEL and he was involved in various projects on SCADA, Power system protection, Substation Automation Systems, Protection and Control Systems, Power management system and recently got engaged in the field of ICS cyber security. He is currently responsible for supporting SEL technology and business within the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.



The seminar will discuss various scenarios of DER/microgrids interconnections with different DER sizes, penetration levels and microgrid composition and study impact on electric power system and what techniques and solutions can be used to make the interconnection smooth. The seminar will cover how the IEEE 1547:2018 standard addressed those challenges and establishes criteria and requirements for interconnection of DERs to EPS. The discussion will also include performance of DER during abnormal situation like faults and islanded operation, how the standards addressed it and what are the practical solutions offered in this field.