Power Systems Engineering Research Center

Project Summaries

Power Systems

Representation, Modeling, Data Development and Maintenance of Appropriate Protective Relaying Functions in Large Scale Transient Stability Simulations (S-66)

Summary Following the September 8, 2011 blackout which affected a large portion of the Southwest FERC released a report on causes and recommendations in April 2012. The report raised several questions about appropriate representation of relaying function in planning and operating studies. This proposal aims to systematically examine and identify the appropriate relaying functions that are critical with regard to transient stability and develop systematic techniques to represent them, develop settings and also maintain the data associated with the relay settings in large commercial transient stability software packages.
Academic Team Members Project Leader: Vijay Vittal (Arizona State University, vijay.vittal@asu.edu)
Team members: Anjan Bose (Washington State University, bose@wsu.edu)
Saeed Lotififard (Washington State University, s.lotfifard@wsu.edu)
Industry Team Members Jay Giri (Alstom Grid), Rene Rosales (Alstom Grid), Daniel Houghton (APS), Brant Werts (Duke Energy), Mahendra Patel (EPRI), Anish Gaikwad (EPRI), Alan Engelmann (Exelon/ComEd), Mike Koly (Exelon/PECO), Jianzhong Tong (PJM), Bruce Fardanesh (NYPA), Brian Keel (SRP)