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Title: Using Synchrophasors for Frequency Response Analysis in the Western Interconnection

Frequency response has received a lot of attention in recent years at the national level, which culminated in the development and approval of NERC BAL-003-1 Frequency Response and Frequency Bias Setting Reliability Standard. WECC JSIS, NASPI, BPA, CERTS and PNNL collaborate on the common goals to deliver to the industry applications for frequency response analysis at interconnection, Balancing Authority and individual power plant levels. This paper describes a Frequency Response Analysis Tool that has been used for establishing a frequency response baseline for the Western Interconnection. This paper describes how synchrophasor data is used in for determination of generator characteristics – frequency responsive, under load control or baseloaded. This paper also discusses and provides an example of how the frequency response distribution can impact power pick-up on major transmission paths.
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Conference: CIGRE US National Committee: 2014 Grid of the Future Symposium, October 19-21, 2014, Houston, Texas
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States(US).
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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United States