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Harmonic Resonance in Solar Installations

Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Location: SRP Information Services Building (ISB), 1600 N Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Speaker: Michael Hendrickson, Eaton Electrical Inc.

Topic: "Harmonic Resonance in Solar Installations"

The presentation will focus on the growing renewable energy industry and the challenges that can be associated with this emerging technology. Utility scale solar fields have certain VAR requirements imposed which typically means having capacitors as part of the distribution equipment. The capacitors can interact with the Solar inverters in an undesirable way. The presentation will revolve around two case studies that have addressed these types of issues.

Speaker Bio:
Mr. Hendrickson started working in the electrical power industry fifteen years ago, as an electrician working on nuclear powered submarines for the US Navy. After leaving the service, Mike worked as a field service engineer for a NETA company, and was responsible for performing startup and maintenance testing procedures, as well as repairing electrical equipment prior to its return to service. During his time as a field engineer, Mike attended Arizona State University, pursuing a bachelor's of science in Electrical Engineering. During his schooling, he began working with a consulting engineering firm that worked primarily in the power generation and wastewater treatment field. Mr. Hendrickson is currently a registered professional engineer in the state of AZ and employed at Eaton as a power systems engineer, and specializes in power quality investigatory work.