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Strategic Transmission Investment using Modular Static Synchronous Series Compensators

Strategic Transmission Investment using Modular Static Synchronous Series Compensators

Duke Energy, a major US utility, describes the application of modular SSSCs to enable strategic transmission investment. Modular SSSCs mitigate risk by alleviating overloads that could occur due to deferred projects. Duke evaluates the use of modular SSSCs to defer a reconductor for several years and finds this solution is lower cost, smaller footprint and greater flexibility than alternate forms of power flow control.

Publishing Entity

CIGRE

Authors

    • E. Scott (Duke Energy)
    • M. Longoria
    • C. Heier

Presented at

CIGRE USA, 2019

Capital deferral, construction and maintenance outage windows, risk mitigation, outage coordination, increase transfer capacity, Modular SSSC, Mobile power flow control

Trends in Transmission Planning Uncertainty and the Impacts and Value of Leveraging Flexible Investment Strategies and Technologies

Trends in Transmission Planning Uncertainty and the Impacts and Value of Leveraging Flexible Investment Strategies and Technologies

This paper proposes a scorecard that was developed via input and review from dozens of utilities across the globe. It contains monetized and non-monetized metrics that represent best practices from throughout the industry. This tool offers a way for utilities to compare flexible solutions against traditional options, evaluate transmission investment decisions and improve their decision making process.

Publishing Entity

CIGRE

Authors

    • M. Longoria
    • T. Bloch-Rubin
    • J. Erwin
    • E. Fan
    • A. Martin
    • T. Nudell

Presented at

CIGRE Paris C1 – 104, 2018

Risk mitigation, Power system planning, risk evaluation