Lessons Learned from the Fault Induced Solar PV Tripping Events
The coming requirement for high-speed data capture on your inverter-based resources
CAISO recently put out recommendations for the installation of high-speed data recording capabilities on all inverter-based resources based on the lessons learned from the 2021 loss of over 1,100MW of solar photovoltaic resources in Texas. The fact that the CAISO has published the recommendation is a strong indicator that a system wide requirement could soon be forthcoming. Get ahead of the curve by joining us in this webinar in which we will both review the events leading up to the promulgation of the CAISO memo as well as share with you an elegant, easy to install and highly reliable approach to achieving full compliance with the recommendations.
Certrec’s Director of NERC Compliance, Evans Heacock, will host the call and provide a technical review of the Odessa Disturbance. Fischer Block’s CEO, Greg Wolfe, will present their SMART Block® solution, which is a fully compliant approach for implementing the recommendations laid out by CAISO.
Thursday, June 22, 2023 – 10:00 to 10:50 AM Central Time
President & CEO - Fischer Block, Inc.
Fischer Block, Inc., a leading provider of grid modernization solutions, using advanced monitoring techniques to provide new visibility, helping improve grid resiliency and reliability.
As President & CEO, Greg Wolfe is responsible for the vision and strategic direction of the company and the execution of its business operations. He has over 25 years of experience in power engineering, energy management, predictive analytics, and computer networking, starting his career with Texas Instruments (Advanced Defense Weapons Systems), and most recently (prior to co-founding Fischer Block, Inc.), as Vice President and General Manager with Megger (a leading world-wide provider of portable test and measurement equipment to the electrical power industry) where he led divisions in both the US and in Europe.
Wolfe received a BSEE from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and holds a number of patents in power system analytics, a black-belt in Six Sigma, and is an active member of IEEE.
Certrec’s NERC Compliance Director
With more than 30 years of experience in the areas of electrical engineering design and analysis, Evans Heacock brings a demonstrated track record of versatile, capable, professional leadership as Certrec’s Office of NERC Compliance Director.
In addition to managing civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering groups for Duke Engineering and Service, South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company, and DP Engineering, Ltd., Mr. Heacock has built electrical analysis models and performed load flow and short circuit analysis using various programs, including PTI PSS/U, SKM, and OTI’s ETAP. He has also set protective relays, performed relay replacement modifications, developed design requirements, and has interfaced with multiple engineering and non-engineering groups.
Mr. Heacock has interfaced with various transmission system operators in ERCOT, SPP, MYSO, NPCC, and CAISO. He also has led or participated in the development of Interconnect Agreements within ERCOT for several large generating facilities.