|Title||DOE Wide-Area Situational Awareness for Load-Generation Adequacy Using NERC Resources Adequacy Monitoring|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Electric Power Group|
|Keywords||reliability metrics and monitoring, RTGRM|
This document describes the functions and design requirements to be incorporated in theDepartment of Energy Phase-2 Situational Awareness (DOE-SA) application for resource adequacy using NERC Resources Adequacy Monitoring Release 3.5 as a base. This project will complement and enhance DOE Phase-1 Wide-Area Real Time ACE-Frequency Monitoring System™developed and deployed by Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions-Electric Power Group (CERTS-EPG) and currently installed at Department of Energy Situation Awareness Room.
The DOE-SA Phase-2 will be designed to present simplified wide-area real time metrics, detection, alarming, trace and trend visualization solutions for situational awareness resource adequacy performance. This new DOE-SA application will enable management to:
Monitor wide-area resources adequacy and identify load-generation unbalances.
Phase-2 of the DOE-SA application is designed to help provide DOE situational awareness information for load-generation resources adequacy and imbalances and help answer high level policy type situational awareness questions such as:
What is the current status of the four interconnections, reliability regions and reliability coordinators in terms of generation adequacy–normal, alert, emergency,and automatic load shed?
The updated application is targeted for installation during summer 2006. The original target of June 30, 2006 is likely to be delayed by approximately four weeks due to delays in approval of the Contract from April to May. In addition, following the summer installation of the application, research will continue to receive user feedback and develop and prototype additional functionalities that will be incorporated into a Phase-3 release, including:
Incorporate additional resource adequacy performance metrics
Phase-3 is targeted for completion by October 2006 but may be delayed to the end of the year due to delays in project start.Beyond phase-3 CERTS will be research technical feasibility for integrating Situational Awareness for transmission using NERC TLR data.