Tutorial: Harmonic Challenges for Distribution Grid Design

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Tutorial - Harmonic Challenges for Distribution Grid Design (3 hours)

This tutorial will cover the applicational challenges of harmonic mitigation and design/specificational “best practices” for assuring proper load structure for power quality.

As new technologies for load-based structures transition to modern diode bridge and IGBT-based rectification configurations, electrical harmonics become a key consideration in planning for distribution grid design and load structure power quality specification. This course will provide information on:

   - The Fundamentals of Electrical Harmonics

   - Review of IEEE 519-2022 Requirements + Considerations of Missing Frequency Bandwidths in Standards (3kHz–150kHz)

   - Harmonic Mitigation Strategies 

   - Considerations for Power Quality and Conditioning in Utility-Tied Systems

Modeling Exercise Case Study

For learners who wish to try a practical application of the information from the tutorial, this modeling exercise will be a value-added opportunity! 

This will be a real-time simulation with facilitated Q&A to follow.

IEEE Credentialing

This course has been approved by IEEE to offer credentialed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for benefit of the students. This course will equal (0.35) CEUs or (3) PDHs. In order to obtain this credit, students must complete an evaluation form, to be provided post-event. You may read more about credentialing here: https://www.ieee.org/education/credentialing/ceus-faqs.html 

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Primary Author & Presenter:

  • Michael A. McGraw – Independent Consultant – Mills River, NC USA


  • Alex Hoevenaars – Principal Applications Engineer - Mirus International, Inc. Brampton. Ontario, Canada
  • Paul Hoevenaars – General Manager – Mirus International, Inc. Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Austin Miller

  Date and Time




  • Date: 07 Mar 2024
  • Time: 01:00 PM to 04:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Aegis Power Systems
  • 805 Greenlawn Cemetery Rd
  • Murphy, North Carolina
  • United States 28906

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  • Welcome to a co-hosted seminar by Aegis Power Systems and IEEE Western North Carolina Section presenting a 1/2 day workshop on harmonic distortion. If you would like a preview of this upcoming PES/IAS workshop, please take a look at the livestream on the IEEE WNC Facebook from the 2023 IEEE NAPS Conference.


  • Co-sponsored by Arlissa Vaughn Past-Chair for IEEE Western NC Section & Bora Karayaka for IEEE WNC PES/IAS Chapter
  • Starts 30 January 2024 06:00 AM
  • Ends 07 March 2024 01:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Mike McGraw of IEEE PES


Harmonic Challenges for Distribution Grid Design

  • Mike McGraw


Michael McGraw is an Independent Consultant on Harmonic Applications. Previously he was US Regional Manager for Mirus International, from 2018 – 2022, handling project development and engineering application for harmonic mitigation projects for Mirus, as well as sales and program development. He was an Independent Engineering representative for Mirus International from 2009 – 2018, and President and Founder of NSOEM, Inc. 1996 - 2018 specializing in Offshore, O&G, and MV Motor Starting application of magnetic systems and harmonic mitigation. He is a member of the IEEE – IAS and has previously published IEEE papers presented at the PCIC 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019. Presently scheduled to present at the 2024 IEEE-PCIC.


Address:Mills River, United States

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