Power Control Devices for Distribution Feeders

This webinar will showcase DSTAR’s research on Evaluation of Power Control Devices for Distribution Feeders.
October 23, 2018
1:00pm EDT - 2:00pm EDT

Webinar Description:

DSTAR is consortium of electric utilities and organizations that direct research for future topics developed by the needs of those involved, with the goal of improving operational efficiency, reducing demand, developing smart grid technologies, and assessing the impact of the changing nature of loads on distribution operations.

This webinar will showcase DSTAR’s research on Evaluation of Power Control Devices for Distribution Feeders. The introduction distributed generation creates a number of voltage and power quality issues including violation of voltage limits and voltage variations. This can inhibit the integration of distributed generation units into the grid and can therefore harm utilities’ operational control over voltage and loading conditions. Recently, new equipment and technology solutions have entered the market, boasting relatively low cost and autonomous operation of distribution circuits.

This project quantitatively evaluates the performance of these third-party options offered by three vendors:

  • Varentec’s Edge of Network Grid Optimizer (ENGO)
  • GridBridge’s Grid Energy Router (GER)
  • American Superconductor’s (AMSC) Dynamic Var Volt-var Optimizer (DVAR VVO)

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineering & Operations Staff
  • Transmission & Distribution Staff


  • Muhammad Humayun, Senior Consultant, Power System Engineering, EnerNex
  • Vadim Zheglov, Senior Consultant, EnerNex


  • FREE to DEED Members
  • $99 for Association Members, Individual, and Corporate Members (Non-DEED)
  • $199 for Non-Association Members

Log-In/Call-In Information

  • Log-in information for each webinar will be sent out the morning of the event (around 10:30 a.m. Eastern). If you do not receive the reminder email, please contact Jack Miller at  202/467-2942 or [email protected]
  • Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating in this webinar from the same organization and all are in the same location, it is permissible to have multiple people listen in via speaker phone.
  • Attendees can also use voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) when they log into the webinar, as an alternative to using their phone line. This option allows participants to play the webinar audio through their computer’s microphone and speakers.


  • This webinar is worth 1.2 CPE/.1 CEU/1.0 PDH credits
  • The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar and attendance is confirmed by the webinar report log.
  • Links to all presentations and an audio recording will be sent out 1-2 days after the webinar occurs.

Submit Questions in Advance
To ensure topics of interest are covered sufficiently, we encourage registrants to submit topics and questions prior to the webinar. Please submit questions/topics to [email protected].

Contact Jack Miller, DEED & Engineering Services Assistant, at (202) 467-2942 or [email protected].