Distributed Power Program DER Pilot Test at the Nevada Test Site

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The DOE Distributed Power Program conducted a pilot test of interconnection test procedures November 12-16, 2001 at Area 25 of the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The objective of this pilot test was to respond to Congressional direction in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2001 to complete a distributed power demonstration at the Nevada Test Site and validated interconnection testsin the field. The demonstration consisted of field verification of tests in IEEE P1547 (Draft 7) that are required for interconnection of distributed generation equipment to electrical power systems. Some of the testing has been conducted in a laboratory setting, but the Nevada Test Site provided a location to verify the interconnection tests in the field. The testing also provided valuableinformation for evaluating the potential for the Nevada Test Site to host future field-testing activities in support of Distributed Energy Resources System Integration R&D.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages34
StatePublished - 2002

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-560-32063


  • distributed energy
  • distributed power program
  • interconnection test
  • Nevada test site
  • NTS


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