Microgrid Basics and Misconceptions Revealed 🗓

–basics will be discussed, misconceptions revealed, current project revealed.

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Meeting Date: June 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM Dinner; 7:30 PM Presentation; 8:45 PM Wrap-Up
Speaker: Keene M. Matsuda, PE
Location: Santa Ana
Cost: Presentation is free and dinner can be purchased upon arrival, with choices: Chicken, fish, or vegetarian. $30. FREE for full-time college students with I.D.
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Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary:
The word microgrid is composed of two terms: micro for small + grid for loads and generation sources. Since the term microgrid is sometimes misused, the basics will be discussed and misconceptions revealed. The presentation will highlight a current microgrid project and challenges encountered.

Bio: Keene M. Matsuda has 36 years of experience as an electrical engineer, with a specialty in power distribution systems for a wide variety of utility, industrial, aviation, energy, institutional, and health care type of projects. Mr. Matsuda earned a BSEE from UC Berkeley, and is licensed to practice in 8 states. Mr. Matsuda is a senior member of the IEEE, has served on the PES Governing Board as Representative for Regions 1-7, and is a current member of two IEEE/PES technical committees on Wind and Solar Plants, Collections System Design, and Grounding for Personal Safety. Keene first started working in solar in 1981 at the PG&E research center in San Ramon where he worked for 5 years.