High Voltage Mitigation Techniques for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Regulators and Smart Inverters

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Avangrid Presentation on Voltage COntrol in Smart Grids

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  • Date: 11 Apr 2023
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Barrows Hall
  • Orono, Maine
  • United States 04469
  • Room Number: Hill Auditorium
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  • Starts 07 April 2023 12:00 PM
  • Ends 11 April 2023 12:15 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Zachary Gallagher

Zack is the Supervisor for DG in the Distribution Planning department at Central Maine Power. He works on interconnecting DG projects to the distribution system and analyzing DG impacts on the distribution grid. Previously he worked at National Grid working on DG interconnections, Planning with DG, and Hosting Capacity. In the Navy, he worked on the electrical generation and distribution of the nuclear power plant onboard a submarine and aircraft carrier.


Work History:

2006-2012 United States Navy, Electrician’s Mate Nuclear 2nd Class USS Olympia SSN 717, USS John C Stennis CVN 74

2015-2022 National Grid, Lead Engineer Distribution Planning, and Asset Mgmt

2022 – Present Central Maine Power, Supervisor – DG, Distribution Planning



2006-2008 Navy Nuclear Power Program

2010-2013 Thomas Edison State College BS Nuclear Engineering Technology

2013-2015 Syracuse University MS Electrical Engineering


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Marshall Ripley

Marshall came to Central Maine Power Company in 2009 following the completion of his undergraduate studies at UMaine where he earned his BSEE. Marshall has 14 years of combined experience in the distribution system at Central Maine Power. He joined the Distribution Engineering department, where he worked for 12 years covering the Portland service territory. In 2021 he shifted his focus to his current role in Distribution Planning. In those roles, Marshall has facilitated the study and interconnection of multiple DER projects, consisting of all sizes, on the distribution system at CMP since 2009.



Work History:

2009-2021 Distribution Engineer Central Maine Power

2021-Present Principal Engineer in Distribution Planning



BS in Electrical Engineering University of Maine at Orono 2009

MS in Power Systems Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2013