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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 2017 issue of PSC News is out now. Included in this issue:

  • PSC – PowerOnTM Fusion/Advantage
  • Transmission project reviews require independent expertise
  • PSC – Generator connection studies for wind and solar projects
  • PSC sponsors electric bicycle competition

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FEATURES

 

CIGRÉ Winnipeg Shines Light on Industry Direction

PSC was the Diamond Sponsor of CIGRÉ Winnipeg 2017, held in Winnipeg, MB, Canada this October. This was a unique event that saw the convergence of three of CIGRÉ study committees – A3 High Voltage Equipment, D1 Materials & Emerging Test Techniques, and B4 HVDC & Power Electronics. This culminated in a joint colloquium,tutorial series, and exhibition that was organized by the Study Committees and hosted by Manitoba Hydro at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.

PSC reinforced a commitment to CIGRÉ events around the world in 2017, as a sponsor of the CIGRÉ Conference on the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (CIDER) in Australia, and at the CIGRÉ Dublin Symposium. This marked the fourth straight year that PSC was a Diamond Sponsor of CIGRÉ Canada.

“PSC is proud to support CIGRÉ in Canada and around the world as it works to evolve the state of the art within our industry both from a product and operations perspective,” said President and CEO Alex Boyd, who was in Winnipeg for the event.

The PSC team at CIGRÉ from L to R: Tony Armstrong, Brad Railing, Geoff Love,
Ramesh Hariharan, Marc Brunet-Watson, Alex Boyd

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PSC Sponsors Electric Bicycle Competition

It has been a busy few months for a team of students at Scots College in Wellington New Zealand as they build an electric bicycle for the Evolocity electric vehicle school competition. The team’s electric bicycle recently competed in the Wellington regional competition in September.

The competition included several different courses and challenges for their bike to compete in as well as incorporating two technologies that improves the driving and control of their bike.  The team contacted PSC due to our involvement in EV vehicles and we are pleased to provide sponsorship for this project. The students have had to explore innovative ways to engineer the design, in a test of problemsolving, teamwork and skill.

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Generator Testing and Modelling in Malaysia

PSC and Genassure have recently delivered generator governor testing at the Murum Hydroelectric Plant (HEP) for Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), which is both an energy development company and a vertically integrated electricity utility in the State of Sarawak in Malaysia.

The Murum HEP is located on the Murum River in the uppermost part of the Rajang River basin, in Belaga District, Karpit Division, 200 km from Bintulu. Construction began in 2008 and the Murum HEP was fully operational in mid-2015 with a total installed capacity of 944 MW.

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ISO Quality Audits - New Zealand and Australia

Telarc SAI Ltd (PSC's external auditor) have recently completed transition quality audits under ISO 9001:2015 at a number of PSC's Australian and New Zealand offices.  This follows a successful transition of PSC United Kingdom to the new quality standard earlier in the year. 

The transition process was accomplished thanks to the active participation of all staff involved in the development, improvement and compliance to the requirements of PSC's quality management system.

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PSC AT CIDER 2017

PSC was proud to be a sponsor at CIDER 17 – CIGRÉ Australia’s Asia Pacific Conference on Integration of Distributed Energy Resources which was held on 15-16 August at the Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia.

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Power System Stablizer Design - PSC's Anupama Konara to speak at 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting

Utilities need to tune new and existing Power System Stabilizers (PSS) to ensure stability of their power systems as network topologies evolve and new system stresses emerge. PSS act on generator excitation controls to provide positive damping to low frequency oscillations. PSS tuning involves determining settings that work under multiple operating conditions and is typically validated using computer simulations. PSC’s Anupama Konara will be presenting a new PSS design technique this July at the 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting in Chicago, IL.

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Next Evolutionary Step for PSC

Message from Alex Boyd, President, PSC

It brings me great joy to announce a new stage in the evolution of PSC. Recently, the founders and existing shareholders of PSC completed a management and staff buyout that consolidates all of PSC’s operations as a single, global entity.  I believe this transition is a great opportunity for our staff, and for our customers...

Message from PSC Chairman & Co-Founder, Tony Armstrong

I am very pleased to announce the next evolutionary step for the PSC group of companies. On April 29th, 2017, the founders and existing shareholders achieved completion of a management and staff buyout led by PSC North American CEO, Alex Boyd...

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PSC and Harmonic Launch a new service offering

A PSC and Harmonic Partnership

PSC and Harmonic have joined forces to launch a new service offering to the electricity industry, combining Power Systems Engineering and Data Science.  'PSC Analytics' was officially launched in Wellington on 26 April 2017.

Recognising the rapid change affecting the electricity sector and the approaching ‘data tsunami’, PSC and Harmonic will work together to solve complex industry challenges through advanced analytics.

The proliferation of the Internet of things (IoT), Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and the ongoing pressure on electricity industry companies to preserve assets, ensure resiliency and make ‘data driven’ investment decisions makes analytics a vital asset management tool.

"PSC is pleased to partner with Harmonic to offer this new service. We see the combination of Harmonic’s data science capability coupled with PSC’s power systems engineering capability as a powerful combination of skills that will enable us to help clients solve the complex problems now presented within the electricity industry." says Warwick Glendenning, PSC's Asia Pacific & Europe CEO.

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