Distributed Generation Systems

Comprehensive expert services and accredited facilities offering complete capabilities in Distributed Generation.

Distributed Generation

Worldwide, Distributed Generation (DG) is being connected to utility-owned Distribution Systems with increasing frequency.  In North America, many jurisdictions are encouraging the development of DG projects, often through specialized pricing schemes. 

The response from developers has been substantial and, as the number of DG installations increases, many new and challenging technical issues are being discovered.

Kinectrics has successfully completed numerous DG projects for utilities, DG proponents, and equipment vendors.  Our extensive experience in this field—backed by world-class laboratory facilities and field testing services—enables us to offer exceptional Distributed Generation consulting and testing services.

Kinectrics is an industry leader in both Distribution and Generation systems modeling and is uniquely positioned to offer specialized services, both to utilities managing an growing number of DG projects, and to DG proponents and equipment suppliers looking to maximize their investment in this important market.

Services Offered

Kinectrics’ DG-related services include:
  • Connection Impact Assessments (CIAs) to determine the impact of DG interconnection on:
    • Feeder and supply voltage regulation
    • Feeder and equipment loading
    • Fault current contributions and fault levels
    • Power quality, including: sags, swells, harmonics, and flicker
    • Surge protective and regulating devices
    • Protection coordination
    • The potential for islanding
  • Interconnection Standards development and/or assessment to assist utilities in ensuring that their DG interconnection standards accommodate DG projects without negative impacts to other customers 
  • Power Quality Analysis to determine the impact of DG operations on feeder power quality, voltage regulation, and reliability
  • Capacity Limits assessment to determine the maximum acceptable level of DG penetration for distribution feeders and stations
  • Specialized Studies to examine various DG-related issues, such as islanding, distribution system losses, the interaction between different DG technologies, and the integration of DG with Smart Grid systems
  • Laboratory Testing and product analysis to assess the feasibility of new DG technologies
  • Design Review and assessment to facilitate the interconnection of DG with utility-owned Distribution systems
  • Generator testing to the IEEE Standard 1547.1

IEEE 1547.1 2005 Standard for Conformance Tests Procedures... 

About This Solution

Industry Sector

  • Transmission & Distribution
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  • Generation

Nature of Service

  • Consulting
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  • Certification and Qualification
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  • Development
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  • Safety

Client Assets

  • Lines

Kinetrics Facilities

  • Electrical Testing Facilities
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  • Mechanical Equipment Testing Facilities

Tags

  • Testing and Certification
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  • Distributed Generation
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  • Smart Grid