System Operator Technical Support

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Pillar 2 – System Operator Technical Support

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Led by NREL, a holistic system operator technical assistance and capacity building program approach has been developed to ensure robust and impactful support to partner country system operators. Work programs are under development with developing country and emerging economy system operator partners in 10 countries that define priority activities for technical assistance and peer learning and exchange with the Founding System Operators and between all system operators.

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2205, 2022

Power System Sharing Series #9 – Organizational Structure of the Control Center of the Future

May 2022

The ninth installment of the Power System Sharing Series was focused on the organizational structure of advanced control centers. This webinar was delivered for PLN Indonesia staff and stakeholders. Speakers include experts from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and California ISO. More information can be found on the Power System Sharing Series web page.

2503, 2022

Control Center of the Future Assessment Developed for Peruvian System Operator

Peru’s system operator, Comité de Operación Económica del Sistema Interconectado Nacional (COES), is embarking on a shift to higher wind and solar energy penetrations in its power system. The organization expressed interest in possible recommended investment priorities to adapt to more variable generation, as well as shifting energy demand profiles through electrification and increased growth rates. Under the G-PST’s System Operator Technical Support Pillar (Pillar 2), core team organizations the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and NREL developed an in-depth assessment of the optimal approaches for control center improvement that COES might consider to meet the demands of the future power system.

The vision for the control center of the future outlined in this assessment is aimed to position COES at the forefront of innovation in control center and operational capability. It is an ambitious plan that aims to ground the development of operational technology and the control center in the context of rapidly increasing generation, demand, and network growth in the coming decade. The road map is structured in five key areas: architecture, data, control center tools, human factors, and buildings and hardware, with eleven key pillars of innovation within each area. Part of the framework included developing a potential pathway to 2030 and beyond, while recognizing the uncertainty in projected growth forecasts. The roadmap is not intended to be an implementation plan or course of action for COES to follow necessarily, but rather is an indicative and visionary way of considering the best approaches for achieving their operational goals.

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2901, 2022

Power System Sharing Series #8: Advanced Dispatcher Training Simulator Toward Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) Integration

January 2022

The eighth installment of the Power System Sharing Series, focused on dispatcher training. This webinar was delivered for PLN Indonesia staff and stakeholders. Speakers include experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Eirgrid. More information on the Power System Sharing Series web page.

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212, 2021

Power System Sharing Series #7: Advanced Primary and Secondary Generation Control

December 2021

The seventh installment of the Power System Sharing Series, focused on advanced primary and secondary generation control. This webinar was delivered for PLN Indonesia staff and stakeholders. Speakers include experts from HECO and DTU. More information on the Power System Sharing Series web page.

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