Southern California Edison is installing 3x80 MVA Synchronous Condensers at Santiago substation. As part of this project, SCE procured a complete replica of the controls including the excitation system and the HMI. The protection & control schemes and the exciter will be connected to RTDS model of the synchronous condenser and the SCE network in a Hardware-in-loop (HIL) setup. The set up will be used for testing the controller settings before and during the commissioning. The future objectives of the facility include ongoing operational support and operator training. The presentation will discuss the details of the project and the RTDS test set up.
Stephany Su, Southern California Edison