In addition to the usage of separate calculation methods, PSS®SINCAL offers full solutions for a complete workflow. These workflows facilitate the interconnection planning process of distributed generators connecting to the power grid.
1) Grid code – connection of distributed generation to the grid (EEG)
PSS®SINCAL offers a verification tool to check whether these power plants comply with the grid code interconnection requirements of BDEW in Europe or NER in Australia. The grid code check is a combination of diverse calculation methods, e.g. load flow, short circuit and harmonics, and the evaluation of the results against the permissible limits in the (national) standards.
2) ICA simulation (maximal hosting capacity)
The new PSS®SINCAL ICA module enables the user to either quickly and cost effectively evaluate the best location of a planned DER, or to find the generator or load size which can be linked to the system without the need for system enhancement. The module automatically determines the maximum generation or load that can be installed independently at each point of the distribution system without violating any constraints in a systematic and cost effective way. The workflow combines different calculation engines like power flow and short circuit with network adoptions within one single work flow to get to an overall final result for the entire system.
3) Network model merge
PSS®SINCAL offers features to support workflow setup which can be controlled from external applications such as SCADA. PSS®SINCAL receives a network model via SCADA and performs the power flow analysis on the network model in user defined intervals. This enables operators to perform tasks such as operational security analysis, outage planning, or coordinated capacity allocations.