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