FURNAS is a mixed economy company from the Eletrobras Group, operating in the electric power generation and transmission sector. It has approximately 10% of Brazil’s installed generating capacity. The transmission system encompasses 65 substations with a total transformer capacity of 120,000 MVA, and a transmission grid of 24,000 km. The main goal of this presentation is to share the experience that the company has acquired through the last 20 years concerning Real Time Digital Simulation, using a 765 kV outage as an example. As a result of this experience, FURNAS specifies items in the purchase order that are needed for performing the real time tests during the commissioning in all subsequent projects involving delivery and installation of important control systems. In addition, FURNAS has specified that an extra set of the real hardware controls be included in the project to allow connection of these to its own simulator for additional tests.
Victor Franca • FURNAS