System Protection Subcommittee

Scope

Evaluate protection systems responses to abnormal power system states. Evaluate and report on special protection schemes, remedial actions schemes, monitoring and control systems and their performance during abnormal power system conditions. Recommend corrective strategies and develop appropriate standards, guides, or special publications. Evaluate and report on new technologies which may have a bearing on protection system performance during abnormal power system conditions.

Chair: Gene Henneberg

Vice Chair: Fred Friend

Working Groups

WGNameChairVice ChairScope
C19Standard for Phasor Data Concentrators for Power SystemsVasudev GharpureMital KanabarDevelop a standard for Phasor Data Concentrators for power systems.
C21Guide for Engineering, Implementation and Management of System Integrity Protection Schemes (PC37.250)Yi HuGene HennebergDevelop an IEEE Guide for Engineering, Implementation, and Management of System Integrity Protection Schemes.
C23Coordination of Synchrophasor Related ActivitiesMahendra PatelAllen GoldsteinThe ongoing task force will provide three main functions: -Liason with NASPI (North American Synchrophasor Initiative) (specifically the PRSVTT)to keep the PSRC in sync with the changes and needs in the industry with respect to the development and usage of PMU devices. Formalize transfer process of PRSVTT developed documents to PES PSRC including making recommendations which PRSVTT activities should be transferred to IEEE reports, guides and standards. -Make recommendations to PSRC for assignments that would require the creation of working groups in PSRC and also recommend what the output of those working groups might be (Guides, reports, etc.) based on the needs of the industry. -Coordinate related activities with other IEEE PES committees.
C24Modification of Commercial Fault Calculation Programs for Wind Turbine GeneratorsSukumar BrahmaEvangelos FarantatosWrite a report to provide guidance on relay protection and coordination at wind electric plants. This report will cover protection of generator step up transformers, collector system feeders, grounding transformers, collector buses, reactors, capacitors, main station transformers, tie lines and points of interconnection and associated arc flash issues. Although the report will address coordination with wind turbine generator protective devices and static var sources, the protection of the wind turbine generators and static var sources will not be included.
C25Protection of Wind Electric PlantsMartin BestKeith HouserWrite a report to provide guidance on relay protection and coordination at wind electric plants. This report will cover protection of generator step up transformers, collector system feeders, grounding transformers, collector buses, reactors, capacitors, main station transformers, tie lines and points of interconnection and associated arc flash issues. Although the report will address coordination with wind turbine generator protective devices and static var sources, the protection of the wind turbine generators and static var sources will not be included.
C26C37.233, Power System Protection Testing GuideDon WareMatt BlackRevise C37.233 Power System Protection Testing Guide.
C28C37.242, Guide to the Synchronization, Calibration, Installation and Testing of PMUs for Power System Protection and ControlAllen GoldsteinHarold KirkhamRevision of the IEEE guide which provides guidance for synchronization, calibration, testing, and installation of phasor measurement units (PMUs) applied in power system protection and control.
C29Power System Testing Methods for Power Swing Blocking and Out of Step TrippingHeather MalsonMike KockottCreate a report on test instructions/parameters to accompany the PSRC documents Application of Out-Of-Step Protection Schemes for Generators, and Tutorial on Setting Impedance Based Power Swing Blocking and Out of Step Tripping Functions on Transmission Lines, to aid the users in quality testing of their settings and systems when following the working group outputs which recommend testing of complex relay settings and systems.
C30Microgrid Protection SystemsMichael HigginsonFred FriendPrepare a report that will investigate and assess techniques, approaches, and potential solutions to the challenges of microgrid protection.
C31Guide for Protection System Redundancy for Power System ReliabilitySolveig WardAlla DeronjaDevelopment of a guide for protection system redundancy. This guide provides information about what factors to consider when determining the impact of protection system redundancy on power system reliability.
C32Protection Challenges and Practices for Interconnecting Inverter Based Resources to Utility Transmission SystemsMukesh NagpalMike JensenWrite a report that addresses protection challenges and practices for the interconnection of inverter based generation to utility transmission systems.
CTF33Support for WG-P2004 “Recommended Practice for Hardware-in-the Loop (HIL) Simulation Based Testing of Electric Power Apparatus and Controls”Gene HennebergSupport the development of this IEEE recommended practice in cooperation with PELS, IAS, and IES efforts.
CTF34Inverter-Based Short Circuit Current ImpactsKevin JonesGary KobetCoordinate/communicate the efforts of the PES/NERC Low Short Circuit Current Impacts Task Force and PSRC working groups addressing the issues of inverter-based resources.
C35Transactions paper development for PC37.246Alla DeronjaKeith HouserDevelop a transactions paper from the new C37.246, IEEE Standard on Transmission to Generation Interconnection Protection Considerations.
C36Transactions paper development for the Role of Protective Relaying in the Smart GridRoy MoxleyBen KazimierExplore interest in development of a transactions paper from the work of the WG C2 on the Role of Protective Relays in the Smart Grid.
CTF37Explore interest to develop an IEEE transactions paper from C20 report on the Impact of HVDC Transmission on Protective RelaysIan TuallaExplore interest to develop IEEE transactions paper from C20 report on the Impact of HVDC Transmission on Protective Relays.
C38P2030.12, Investigate the need to create a Guide for the Design of Microgrid Protection SystemsMani VenkataMichael HigginsonDevelop a Guide for the Design of Microgrid Protection Systems.

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