Title: P2030.10 DC Microgrid standards development presentation

Date & time: August 14, 2018 at 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Microsoft campus Bldg 99 room 1919

IEEE PES has developed 2030-series Smart Grid standards.  There is a task group 2030.10, focused on low voltage DC microgrids.  The customers are people without or with unreliable access to a national AC grid who need to depend on renewable sources or people with power so unreliable, expensive, or both that an alternative is required.  The task group is wrestling with market needs, safety standards, and finding the right level of DC power to fit that market.  It is likely that the work will result in a two part standard: “sDC” = standard existing low voltage DC practice (e.g. IEEE Smart Village); “mDC” = managed DC for power and communications.  For mDC a power source communicates in-band with the load, which negotiates voltage and current.  Some students are prototyping mDC systems: 12-48volts; up to 10A current, with in-band communications using CoAP.

Speaker bio:

Joe Decuir, FIEEE, has contributed to computer graphics and communications standards.  He is now teaching EE at UW Bothell.  He is contributing to a draft standard which should in turn support the UN Sustainable Development goal for electric power. He also serves as IEEE Seattle Section Membership Development Chair

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