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1 Goshen Area Bus Reconfiguration Presented by PacifiCorp Grid Operations

2 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 2 Pre-Contingency Load Shed Event –December 4, 2013  Pre-contingency load shed required to prevent post- contingency violation on underlying 161 kV system for loss of 345 kV source into Goshen –Since event, PacifiCorp has taken steps to prevent another pre-contingency load shed event.

3 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 3 Why was load shed required? –NERC standard FAC R2.1  Highest available facility rating cannot be exceeded for a credible outage at any time. –Peak RC enforcing these standards, via Peak RC SOL Methodology –To prevent NERC standards violation, amount of load in the Goshen area reduced to level where 161 kV system could serve remaining load, and stay within all facility ratings following contingency

4 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 4 –Example from Peak RC Emergency Rating 4 Hour Rating Normal Rating Why was load shed required?

5 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 5 Preventing future load shed –Short Term Solutions:  Reconfiguring Goshen 345 kV bus (Completed)  Procedure to serve Goshen area load radial off 345 kV source (Completed)  Additional relay settings on 161 kV system (Completed)  Splitting Goshen 161 kV bus to prevent complete loss of load (Completed) –Long Term Solutions:  Local Area Protection Scheme (Under study) –Additional Transmission Capacity under study

6 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 6 Reconfiguring the Goshen 345 kV bus –Goshen 345 kV bus had a weakness  If one breaker out of service, single contingency could disconnect 345 kV source from 161 kV source December 4: Goshen CB 303 was out of service for critical maintenance –Extensive engineering work performed to reconfigure the Goshen 345 kV bus, minimize risk to load –Bus reconfigured: single breaker outage cannot remove both 345 kV sources

7 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 7 Radial load procedure –Procedure calls for opening up 161 kV ties into Goshen 161 kV bus  3 operated by PacifiCorp, 1 by Idaho Power –If 345 kV bus is lost, all load served out of Goshen lost –Prevents pre-contingency load shedding –Not automatic –Trips all load in the area once a threshold has been exceeded

8 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE kV relaying –In coordination with Idaho Power and Northwestern Energy, relay settings placed on 161 kV ties into Goshen area to protect 161 kV lines –Relay settings open breakers if the elements are overloaded –Prevents pre-contingency load shed –Load can survive certain outage conditions versus radial procedure –Automatic protection: load only lost if contingency occurs –Still trips all load in the area once threshold exceeded, if contingency occurs

9 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 9 Goshen 161 kV bus split –Solution serves portion of the Goshen area load off east bus, leaves 161 kV ties, generation, some load on west bus –Each bus has own 345 kV transformer source –If one (or both) sources lost  West bus served off the 161 kV ties  East bus is lost –Prevents total loss of Goshen area load

10 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 10 Goshen 161 kV bus split

11 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 11 Goshen 161 kV bus split

12 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 12 Risk to load –Without bus reconfiguration, 100% of load served in the Goshen area at risk for an N-1-1 –Preserves as much load as possible given current transmission system –Next two slides show amount of load at Goshen at risk for radial and split bus configuration

13 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 13 Risk to load

14 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 14 Risk to load

15 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 15 Sectionalizing benefits –Palisades loop and wind generation remain online –Facilitates faster restoration –Unilateral implementation –Does not require complex relay logic

16 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 16 Load risk probability –Now, 4 conditions need to occur simultaneously for load loss at Goshen  Peak loading conditions  Minimal generation  Single 345 kV line out of service (maintenance, permanent fault)  Additional 345 kV line suffering a permanent fault –1-2 can occur at same time, third is rare –Prior to PacifiCorp’s actions, only 3 of these need to occur to trigger action (pre-contingency load shed)

17 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 17 Local area protection scheme –Local Area Protection Scheme (LAPS) potential –Will require redundancy and WECC RASRS approval –Based on real-time system and loading conditions –LAPS could determine required amount of load to shed for each system condition –An appropriate amount of load selected for loss of 345 kV source

18 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 18 Additional system reinforcements –161 kV transmission capacity reinforcement  Goshen-Sugarmill line scheduled to be re-conductored in November 2014 –Additional 161 kV reinforcements under study

19 © 2014 PACIFICORP | PAGE 19 Questions


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