Brazilian Interconnected Power System

Copel GT experiences

by G. F. Krefta, COPEL GT, and C. E. F. Pimentel, GE Grid Solutions, Brazil

Electrical power system services became essential to people's everyday lives, which leads power generation and transmission systems to run reliably, stably, and with a low or zero number of interruptions. In this scenario, major investments are being made to modernize and improve protection, automation, and control mechanisms, guaranteeing quality of service when delivering electrical energy from power plants to consumer units. Nowadays the increase of new power supplies, like wind generation and solar generation, that are installed from small units in homes and even on large wind farms combined with solar generation, made the work of modelling the power system more a guess process than a result of a certainty. More