NERC PRC-027-1 requires protection engineers to be proactive in validating protection systems on an ongoing basis. Doble and SynchroGrid have teamed up to provide an innovative solution to assist power and utility companies in achieving compliance through automation.
Companies in the electric power industry face many challenges in complying with NERC PRC-027-1. In an already busy environment, these organizations must now find a way to establish a consistent process for developing relay settings, performing periodic wide area coordination studies of the entire system and conducting in-depth examinations of the short circuit case information. These tasks combined are an enormous undertaking and require more resources and experience than most utilities can provide. In addition, they are intensely time consuming, laborious, and expensive, adding an immense load to an already busy staff.