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Renewable Energy

Primary is focused on achieving the highest quality delivery on a full scope of areas of the field.  We emphasize on increasing the capacity, stability, and reliability of renewable systems, especially the solar systems through innovative design, project management and construction solutions. As renewable engineering professionals, our people are able to support utilities, solar developers, institutions, and non-profit organizations with complete solar and wind energy systems. Through all phases of project development including site analysis, design, project management and construction management, Primary will deliver reliable and robust solar expertise. From project inception to providing engineering supports over its lifetime, our team of experts will work with you to meet your renewable energy goals.

Our Services Include:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Community Power Assessment
  • Distributed Energy Resources, Distributed Generation and Smart Grid
  • Initial Site Assessment
  • System Interconnection
  • Microgrid Design
  • Engineering and Design
  • Approvals and Permitting
  • Project and Contract Management
  • Construction Oversight
  • Testing & Commissioning Support

Staff Research & Publications

Primary’s staff have been published in several industry leading publications on topics directly related to Distributed Generation and Renewables & Smart Grids.

 

K.A. Wheeler, M. Elsamahy and S.O. Faried, “A Fault Detection Technique to Alleviate Loss of Communication Links in Distribution Networks,” in IEEE PES General Meeting, pp. 1-5, Portland 2018. ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT

X. (Shayla) Wang and R. Karki, “Exploiting PHEV to Augment Power System Reliability,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 8, no. 5, September 2017.

X.  (Shayla) Wang and R. Karki, “Reliability Assessment of Power Grid Supporting Sustainable Transportation,” in Sustainable Power Systems: Modelling, Simulation and Analysis, Springer Book Series, 2017.

K.A. Wheeler, M. Elsamahy and S.O. Faried, “A Novel Reclosing Scheme for Mitigation of Distributed Generation Effects on Overcurrent Protection,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2017.2743693, August 2017

K.A. Wheeler, S.O. Faried and M. Elsamahy, “A Microgrid Protection Scheme Using Differential and Adaptive Overcurrent Relays,” in IEEE Electric Power & Energy Conference (EPEC), pp. 1-6, Saskatoon 2017.

P. Gautam, K.A. Wheeler, R. Karki and S.O. Faried, “Impact of the Penetration Levels of PV and Synchronous Machine Based DG Sources on the Reliability of a Microgrid,” in IEEE Electric Power & Energy Conference (EPEC), pp. 1-6, Saskatoon 2017.

F. Sun, Y. Zhang, S.O. Faried, K. Wheeler and M. Elsamahy, “Impact of DFIG-Based Wind Farms on Generator Distance Phase Backup Protection,” in IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe Conference, pp. 1-6, Torino 2017.

K.A. Wheeler, M. Elsamahy and S.O. Faried, “Use of Superconducting Fault Current Limiters for Mitigation of Distributed Generation Influences in Radial Distribution Network Fuse-Recloser Protection Systems,” IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 11, no. 7, pp.1605-1612, June 2017.

K.A. Wheeler, S.O. Faried and M. Elsamahy, “Fault Impedance Effects on Distributed Generation Influences in Overcurrent Protection,” in IEEE PowerTech Conference, pp. 1-6, Manchester 2017.

K.A. Wheeler, M. Elsamahy and S.O. Faried, “Assessment of Distributed Generation Influences on Fuse-Recloser Protection Systems in Radial Distribution Networks,” in IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, pp. 1-5, Dallas 2016.

K.A. Wheeler, S.O. Faried and M. Elsamahy, “Modeling and Coordination of Distribution Network Fuses Using PSCAD,” in CIGRÉ Canada Conference, Paper #634, Winnipeg 2015.

K. Wheeler and D. Jayaweera, “Risk Constrained Placement of Surge Arresters in Smart Power Systems,” in IEEE PES General Meeting, pp. 1-5, Denver 2015.

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