Protection and control system studies
Proper design and coordination of protection systems ‒ for safe and reliable grid operation
No matter how well designed, faults will always occur in electrical power systems. These can lead to severe damage of installations and equipment and may even cause personal injury. Accordingly, defining an adequate protection system is an indispensable and integral part of power system design. Protection coordination means selecting and setting of protective devices so that they are sensitive enough to operate when needed, and selective enough to not operate, or provide adequate margin, when not needed. A protection coordination study or security assessment must consider the network topology, network elements, different operating conditions, utility practices and regulatory requirements.
Whitepaper: Protecting the Electrical Grid
The electric grid is changing. With an industry shift towards greener energy, utilities are facing new challenges as wind and solar plant connections increase at both the transmission and distribution levels. Within this whitepaper, learn about the emerging technical challenges for protection engineers, possible options for mitigation strategies, and how to leverage simulation and visualization tools to better understand the challenges presented.