Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
V&R Energy is supplying its Region of Stability Existence (ROSE) application to the Western Electricity Coordinating Councils (WECC) Western Interconnection Synchrophasor Program (WISP). ROSE, a voltage stability analysis software, uses Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) data to track the power systems current operating state, analyze power system conditions and will alert operators of changes that could lead to voltage instability.
V&R Energy is a leading provider of the advanced power systems engineering solutions designed to improve the stability and reliability of the electrical transmission and distribution networks. Founded in 1992, V&R Energy offers a wide spectrum of advanced consulting services, sophisticated scientific research, and comprehensive electrical power systems software applications for a comprehensive power system analysis, both off-line and in real time.
WISP participants are installing more than 300 new or upgraded PMUs to identify and analyze system vulnerabilities in real time, as well as to detect evolving disturbances on the Western Bulk Electric System. Scheduled for completion on March 31, 2013, this early warning mechanism will enable WECC and WISPs partner entities to take timely actions to help avoid widespread system blackouts.
As the Smart Grid becomes a reality, V&R Energy offers the cutting-edge tools and unique solutions to help improve the wide-area situational awareness, and real-time, steady-state stability analysis and control using PMUs, said Marianna Vaiman, Executive Vice President at V&R Energy.
ROSE continuously monitors power system conditions by incorporating high-rate PMU data into the calculation of stability margin and visualization, and alerts the operator of the changes in the power system conditions (e.g., whether the system is moving closer to the boundary). This allows the operator to take timely remedial actions to prevent the system instability.
ROSE also defines the range of phasor measurements or other system parameters under which the system can operate securely. In addition to voltage stability, voltage and thermal constraints may be simultaneously monitored, enforced and visualized on the ROSE boundary.
ROSE also is being implemented by ISO New Englands Synchrophasor Infrastructure and Data Utilization (SIDU) Project.
About V&R Energy
V&R Energy is a technology and consulting company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. V&R Energy is the vendor for POM Suite and ROSE applications. It also has extensive expertise in performing various consulting projects on behalf of the electric power utilities, ISOs and other electric utility industry organizations worldwide. V&R also has long-standing relationships with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), NRECA Cooperative Research Network (CRN), Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation (CEATI), and New York State Research and Research Development Agency (NYSERDA).
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