After two regional blackouts in 2017, The Western Systems Coordinating Instrumentality (WSCI) will institute guidelines to verify that, for grid connected generators, the stated data represents accurate information that could reliably be used in the dynamic modeling of the system. It will be of vital importance for the future of world-wide energy reliability to archive and catalogue all experiences with the applications of WSCI’s test guidelines to mid size units built and commissioned by independent power producers.
The above-illustrated “Quasi-Euclidean Boibel-Loth” is a novel design which addresses concerns with the excitation and voltage control systems and their limitations. It is an example of a generation unit connected at the end of a long line, and demonstrates variances associated with testing and operating under extreme conditions. The concerns and issues observed are of importance to IPPs beyond the WSCI’s system as many other reliability councils are adopting rules similar to those established by WSCI.