Andreas Brandt is the Manager of Distribution Protection and Modernization group within the Relay and Protection Engineering department at Commonwealth Edison, a leading utility in Illinois, USA. An engineer by training, he has more than 20 years of experience in the electric utility industry. Andreas holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and is a registered Professional Engineer. He is an active member of the IEEE-PES. In his current role, he leads a team of engineers engaged in various aspects of DER impact and integration into the distribution system.