In today’s rapidly changing operating environment, conventional planning and operating methods can leave power systems exposed to failures. Numerous system blackouts have occurred due to phenomena such as voltage instability or low frequency inter-area oscillations; phenomena often undetected until failure occurs.
Optimizing Power System Performance
Utilities world-wide strive to get the most out of existing facilities. Advanced power system design techniques, which include comprehensive stability assessment, can serve to optimize the use of existing facilities and minimize the need for power system expansions. Today’s interconnected systems are very complex and may include sophisticated devices such as high speed excitation systems, HVDC links, FACTS, and energy storage systems. Satisfactory performance depends heavily on the coordination of all controls and protections associated with these devices.
Engineers in Powertech’s Power System business unit have pioneered many of the advanced tools and techniques for power system analysis in use today. The group has extensive international consulting experience in all aspects of power system stability and control and is well recognized for developments in the field of software development, both for off-line and on-line applications. Powertech offers a wide range of services and products to provide comprehensive solutions to the most challenging power system analysis problems.