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Reliability Technology Issues and Needs Assessment

FIDVR Project Update & Discussion Meeting, Tempe, AZ—January 14, 2013

We have seen numerous evidence of FIDVR (Fault-Induced Delayed Voltage Recovery) events in the power system, but so far most of them have been localized. We seek to understand the risks that FIDVR events might spread beyond local and sub-transmission systems to cause widespread trouble, particularly in large metropolitan areas. Our objectives are:

  1. To inform the manufacturing communities of what is favorable and unfavorable to the grid; and
  2. To evaluate and initiate appropriate changes to NERC reliability rules for the bulk transmission system.

In order to work toward a long-term solution, credible modeling must anchor these discussions.

Topics discussed at this meeting included:

Overview of DOE FIDVR initiative (Joseph Eto, LBNL) 93 KB PDF, 4 pp
SCE PQube monitoring results from summer 2012 (Richard Bravo, SCE) 4.3 MB PDF, 16 pp
Status report and demonstration of PSCAD modeling by ASU (Vijay Vittal/John Undrill/Yuan Liu, ASU) 805 KB PDF, 31 pp
PNNL review of tasks for WECC MVWG/LMTF (Yu Zhang, PNNL) 254 KB PDF, 12 pp
WECC system impact studies for Phase 1; and WECC model improvements needed for Phase 2 (Dmitry Kosterev, BPA) 1.2 MB PDF, 17 pp


Joseph Eto
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(510) 486-7284