The G-PST Consortium’s advisory support launched in early 2021, providing technical assistance to system operators in all partner countries and developing regional peer learning platforms for system operators in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
- Colombia: The G-PST Consortium is currently scoping activities with XM, Colombia’s system operator, across a range of topics of interest. Engagement will begin with a series of webinar trainings for XM staff designed to deep dive into these topics and also help the G-PST Consortium team gain a better understanding of XM’s unique challenges and opportunities.
- India: The G-PST Consortium is working with staff at POSOCO, the system operator in India, and state distribution companies, on developing a comprehensive understanding of the benefits and uses of open-source tools for power system modeling, which can offer major cost benefits to India’s system operators. The G-PST Consortium is also providing ad-hoc consulting on topics of interest to POSOCO, primarily on wind and solar forecasting methods.
- Indonesia: Indonesia’s state-owned electricity provider and grid system operator, PLN, is seeking to refurbish its Java-Bali grid control center to modernize grid operations and improve system reliability. The G-PST Consortium, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, is supporting PLN in these efforts by reviewing technical documents and providing critical insights toward the design, procurement, and integration of cutting edge, renewable energy-ready grid management systems.
- Peru: In partnership with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the G-PST Consortium is working with Peru’s system operator, COES, to assess their control center using an assessment framework developed by EPRI. The output of this process is a prioritization of updates COES can implement to ready their control center to operate a high renewable energy grid.
- South Africa: Eskom Holdings, the system operator in South Africa, is partnering with the G-PST Consortium on tailored technical support for high-impact, immediate grid modernization priorities. The G-PST Consortium is helping identify and implement solutions that enable Eskom to conduct contingency analysis considering the emerging range of system conditions posed by increasing penetrations of renewable energy and distributed energy resources. The G-PST Consortium will also identify tools and methods to help Eskom ensure inertia adequacy in a system with increased deployment of inverter-based resources, and that can better integrate inertia considerations into dispatch decisions.
- Vietnam: Vietnam’s National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC) participated in knowledge sharing events through the G-PST Consortium and ASEAN Centre for Energy’s Asia Community of Practice, and presented on their team’s current inertia monitoring and calculation practices. The G-PST Consortium and NLDC have also engaged on ad-hoc consulting requests, and are currently scoping activities surrounding the development of a custom, open source tool for advanced inertia monitoring.