Sponsored Webinar: ASCO Power Technologies

Start: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 2:00 PM

End: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 3:00 PM

Category: Webinar


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Webinar Details: June 25th at 2:00pm ET

Meeting Isolation Requirements for Inverter-Based Standby Power Applications

Battery energy storage systems (BESS) and other inverter-based sources are becoming more and more common every single day for economical, policy and environmental reasons. Having stored energy or the ability to produce your own power often creates the perception that it is easy to use these sources for standby and backup applications however it is not as simple as it seems.

Having the ability to leverage these sources requires the proper architecture for your electrical system and adequate isolation from other sources to allow inverters to switch between a grid tie and grid following modes.

Join us and to discover how the latest solution provides the automated logic and switching necessary to allowing the full leverage the inverters capability for resiliency and how the new UL 3008 standard is ensuring this is done with the same level of robustness as UL 1008 does for transfer switches and generators.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the major changes that electrical systems are undergoing
  • Learn market drivers for massive BESS and inverter adoption and why isolation is required for BESS resilience
  • Recognize the difference between source isolation versus load transfer
  • Understand the new UL 3008 listing for Isolation Switches
  • Explore applications, use cases and sequences of isolation switches


Meet our Speakers:

Victor Bonachea

  • Victor Bonachea is the Director of Product Strategy at ASCO Power Technologies. He has 12 years of tenure with ASCO, where he began as an Applications Engineer quoting, supporting, and implementing transfer switch solutions with customers and sales teams across the world. He then shifted into a Product Management path where he has been involved with product development for new switching solutions. His experience concentrates around the applications and architectures for power system/equipment control and their monitoring systems, including work on several patents. 
  • Victor received a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management with Honors from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with specializations in power, controls, and project management.
  • Victor has been involved with IEEE for 15 years where he is currently a Senior Member and was awarded the 2019 PES Outstanding Engineer Award for North Jersey. Today, he continues his IEEE affiliation with the IAS & PES Societies and most recently has begun participating in updates to the P3005.4 Emergency Power Reliability Standard (previously known as the Orange Book).


Robert Benavidez

  • Benny began his career with ASCO in 2013, starting in the sales development program. He has held several positions the past 10 years including sales, marketing, and strategy. His concentration has traditionally been in mission critical applications – specifically designing electrical system with emergency standby power systems.
  • His focus now resides in the New Energy Landscape (NEL) – the fast adoption of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), the transitioning distribution system (AC to DC), and the requirements of Load Management. Benny is focused on market trends, disruptions, and collaborating with Schneider Electric teams to solve the challenges faced by the partner and end user communities.