Event Profile

Interconnection of Residential Solar and Battery Energy Storage Systems

August 6, 2024
Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Who Should Attend: 

Technical personnel and engineers involved in the interconnection process of residential and small commercial distributed generation resources such as solar and battery energy storage systems. 

Course Overview: 

Solar and battery energy storage systems (BESS) are becoming more common, and utilities need to be well-versed in the requirements of IEEE 1547 and the requirements of the National Electrical Code related to these systems.

This class is designed for technicians with some higher-level application issues for engineers. You will learn what to look for in an interconnection application, NEC requirements for the systems, and how to maintain power quality, with a focus on inverter-based systems such as solar and BESS. You will explore IEEE 1547, NEC Article 690, signage requirements, grounding requirements, programmable smart inverters, and common control schemes for BESS technology. The course will also cover common screening tools used for small, distributed resources, along with possible solutions for those systems that fail the screening. Case studies will demonstrate real-world applications. 

Course Instructor: 

Kevin Mara, Hi-Line Engineering 

Course Schedule: 

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Course Location:  

Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative
4005 23rd Street 
Baker City, Oregon 97814
(541) 523-3616 

Suggested Hotels:  

Best Western Sunridge Inn and Conference Center 
1 Sunridge Lane 
Baker City, OR 97814 
(541) 523-6444 

Geiser Grand Hotel 
1996 Main Street 
Baker City, OR 97814 
(541) 523-1889 

Bridge Street Inn 
134 Bridge Street 
Baker City, OR 97814
(541) 523-6571 

Course Fees:  

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 7/6/2024): $1,240 
Utility Member Standard: $1,315 

Canadian Member Early Bird (ends7/6/2024): $980 
Canadian Member Standard: $1,040 

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 7/6/2024): $1,860 
Associate Member Standard: $1,935 

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 7/6/2024): $2,480 
Non-Member Standard: $2,555 

Cancellation Policies:  

For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.  

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please email registration@nwppa.org or call (360) 254-0109.  

Continuing Hours:  

This course qualifies for 6 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course. 

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.