301: Why Black-Start Generation is Critically Important
Date & Time
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Frank Koza

North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) Standard EOP-005 requires each transmission operator to have a plan to black-start the system in the event of a blackout. However, can the operator ensure the black-start plan will work in a black-sky scenario?

This session will explore the current state of black-start generation and the supporting services needed to ensure the system can be brought back in a black-sky event, where significant system damage may be present. Communication is at the top of the list followed by the need for multi-hazard protection of transmission assets and a fuel supply. This session will highlight potential solutions to ensure the security and reliability of black-start generation.

Session Takeaways:

  • Trends in black-start generation
  • Potential problems that need to be addressed
  • Potential solutions for communication and other infrastructure issues
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Frank Koza, Electric Sector Coordinator
EIS Council