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We are an independent global provider of solutions and support to the electricity industry. Our mission is to ‘help our clients power the world’. We achieve this through our objectivity, unique mix of services and breadth of technical expertise.

Each of these qualities has enabled us to develop partnerships with our clients the world over; and a reputation for value creation and enduring support.

PSC NEWS

November 2016 issue of PSC News is out now. Included in this issue:

  • PSC's 20 year involvement in electricity market systems
  • Generator testing, modelling and compliance with Genassure
  • ATCO Canada EMS strategy roadmap
  • PSC attends CIGRE Canada 2016 and the Seoul International Conference on the Electricity Market (SICEM)

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FEATURES

2016 PSC Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to the 2016 PSC Scholarship recipient Jesse Stuart.  Jesse was selected from a strong field of submissions and in addition to his outstanding academic achievements, has gained valuable industry experience with Mighty River Power and Trustpower.  He is currently the CIGRE NGN (Next Generation Network) events coordinator, helping to introduce young engineers to the power engineering industry.  Well done Jesse.

PSC Scholarship recipient Jesse Stuart (R) with PSC's Director of Engineering Ranil de Silva

 

 

ATCO Canada EMS Strategy Roadmap

Utility owners all recognize the importance of maintaining a strategic plan for their EMS and DMS systems, but are often so busy with maintaining the reliable operation of their current system that they don’t have the time or resources to perform a careful assessment of their current and future needs. PSC solves this problem by working with key stakeholders to capture an all-encompassing view of the utility perspective, before applying our neutral and holistic understanding of EMS system operations derived from supporting numerous utilities around the world.

ATCO Canada knew their own transmission system well – but they wanted to get the whole picture. Because they were familiar with PSC’s expertise in EMS assessment and strategic planning for other utilities in Canada and around the world, including AltaLink in Calgary, ATCO selected PSC to perform a review of ATCO’s transmission system tools and capabilities in order to assess how well the tools were meeting business goals and regulatory and security mandates.

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PSC assists Power and Water Corporation with Substation Projects

Power and Water Corporation is responsible for electricity transmission and distribution and provides water and sewerage services across the Northern Territory of Australia, an area of more than 1.3 million square kilometres.

PSC has recently assisted Power and Water Corporation with two distribution substation projects, a new 66/22kV zone substation at Strangways and a project to build an indoor 22kV substation to replace outdoor 22kV switchgear at the Tennant Creek substation.

PSC staff provided major input on the secondary systems associated with these projects.  The secondary systems involved the installation, configuration, integration and commissioning of: IED’s (Management Relays), RTU’s (Remote Terminal Units), communications and a SCADA/EMS (Energy Management System).  These items needed to be seamlessly integrated to effectively provide the required control and protection of the primary plant, and therefore the reliable supply of electricity.

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PSC provides advice to UK Future Power Systems Architecture Project

The Future Power System Architecture (FPSA) project has explored the functional requirements for the whole UK power system that will be needed by 2030 to respond to a likely transformation in consumer needs, the way in which electricity supply and demand are balanced, and the potential electrification of much of the energy currently delivered to the point of end use as oil and gas fuels.

The FPSA project was commissioned by DECC (UK Governments Department of Energy and Climate Change) and undertaken through a collaboration between the IET and the Energy Systems Catapult.  It identified 35 new and enhanced functions that will be required to make the future, low carbon, power system work in the face of transformative change and used these as the basis of its findings and recommendations. 

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PSC Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

PSC is pleased to introduce PSC DER. Distributed Energy Resources (DER) is about the aggregation and control of distributed energy generation, demand and storage.  This includes:

  • Generation: solar (PV), wind, fuel cell, co-gen, diesel
  • Energy storage and efficiency
  • Electric vehicles
  • Demand response
  • Local management Micro grids
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