June 29, 2018

The NATF has posted “NATF Reference Document: Distributed Energy Resource Modeling and Study Practices” to the NATF public website.  

The increasing penetration of distributed energy resources (DER) is producing new challenges for transmission planners.  The reference document provides details to supplement existing documents authored by NERC and others that will help power system planners or study engineers prepare (1) DER models for interconnection-wide power flow cases and dynamic simulations and (2) DER impact assessments on the bulk power system.

Sharing this document with the broader industry will help improve power system modeling and studies being conducted to integrate DER into the Bulk Electric System.