Distribution Operations Challenges and Solutions with DER

This session will feature a panel of utility experts who will:

  • Provide a high level overview of the new IEEE 1547 standards for smart inverters providing watts and Vars.
  • Feature Bandera Electric Cooperative who are supplying transactive energy services using the distribution wires, metering and billing software as the platform.
  • The need for new rate policies to compensate for the value DER provides


  • Robert Harris – Senior Principal Transmission & Distribution Engineer – NRECA
  • Bill Hetherington – Chief Executive Officer – Bandera Electric Co-op, Inc.
  • Russell Young – Senior Vice President, Operations – Engie