Report on IEEE PES talk on Power System Protection Coordination, Reliability and Security
|November 23, 2015||Posted by Tribuwan under CN, CS, General, MTT/APS, PES, Region 6||
IEEE Foothill Society PES chapter and IEEE PES student chapter, Cal Poly Pomona sponsored a talk on the topic, Power Systems Protection Coordination, Reliability and Security, by Mr.Tribhuwan Choubey for the benefit of IEEE, particularly the student members, with an interest to Power Systems. This talk was one of several topics in a series of talks on Power Systems the IEEE Foothill Society PES chapter is planning for the student chapter members.
Students from Calstate Polytechnic Pomona and Calstate Los Angeles along with IEEE professional members and Cal Poly staff attended the talk. There was a survey conducted at the begining of the talk finding out about the aspiration of the attendees from IEEE PES chapter and their expectattion about the talk. Several students were interested about this topic because they were working as interns and their current job demanded knowledge on these topics. Several had a visit to the substations and were curious to know more about power systems.
There was also a survey conducted at the end of the talk about the future direction, the PES technical talks should head to. Some students wanted more indepth talk on selected components of the Power system, like line protection, transformer protection and some wanted high level overview on distributed generation, Renewables and smart grid technology.
The speaker provided an overview of the Power system and its components. He talked about the importance of power system protection and why the protection systems should coordinate well to maintain reliability, and security in the power system.
The speaker also mentioned about the importance of coordination to ensure uninterruptible power delivery to the consumers, and the consequences of a miscoordination in the power system protective systesm. Continuing on this topic, the speaker mentioned about the august 2003 power system outage in the NOrth East coastal area, covering part of Coastal USA and Canada. The outage was devastating and cused massive losses. An expert panel was headed by NERC and a report was submitted to the American and Canadaian governments. As a result the 2005 Energy act was passed making NERC the enforcing body to create and implement standards ensuring reliable operation of the Bulk Power System in North America. The standards assumed mandatory status accompanied by heavy fines, in case of violations.
The speaker mentioned some key standards related to operation & planning as well as cyber security of the North American Bulk Power System, currently in force.