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Introduction to Microgrid Commissioning


Commissioning is on the cusp of evolution beyond the single-building perspective and expanding into commissioning buildings as part of a broader infrastructure where resilience, reliability, efficiency and performance form the basis for "smart cities" and sustainable portfolios. A certification program developed by USGBC, Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER), is a third-party rating program for sustainable power system performance in city-scale projects, campus projects and locally-generated power supply projects. As with the USGBC LEED rating system for individual buildings, the program is composed of prerequisites plus core and bonus points. Both programs are administered on behalf of USGBC by Green Business Certification, Inc.

The shift to more decentralized power generation reduces, to an unknown extent, the onus on electric utilities to verify systems that produce and control transmission of electricity. Stakeholders, ranging from utilities to consumers, will increasingly participate in electrical ecosystems that incorporate digital data analytics, controls and visually-augmented management of distributed/renewable energy resources, energy storage, district energy systems, demand response, load balancing and other features into community-wide systems – all with system (and probably significant code) requirements for new and ongoing performance verification.


  • Wayne A. Dunn, PE, PEng, LEED AP E.W. Dunn Developments, Inc

    Wayne Dunn, PE, has been involved with project management, systems integration, quality assurance and commissioning for over 30 years. Project experience varies from Modern Offices to Laboratories and Launch Complexes with effort focused on equipment/ system validation, improving technical performance and energy efficiency. After years of cool mission critical and system optimization projects, Wayne is now focused on developing technical partnerships that leverage technology and share rewards.

    Society involvement includes USGBC and ASHRAE, having chaired technical committees such as ASHRAE: SSPC 55 Thermal Comfort Standard & ASHRAE: GPC 20 – XML Definitions for HVAC&R. Wayne has published several papers on commissioning relating to risk management, energy performance and owner satisfaction. He is an industry speaker on energy efficiency and commissioning.

    In addition to being a registered professional engineer in USA and Canada Wayne is a LEED AP and holds technical certifications related to indoor air quality and microgrids. He is a member of ASHRAE, USGBC, BCA & ASQ.

September 9, 2019
Mon 10:00 AM PDT

Duration 1H 0M

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