Power plants use local control panels to manage droop control, bus bar voltage, and unit frequency and active power. This individual control results in operating scenarios that may be good for the local unit but not for the power system. For example, changing bus voltage locally has global consequences and must be carefully studied to understand how to properly balance voltage across the power system.
OptiRamp controls voltage, active power, and frequency for all major electrical components, including transformers, generators, turbines, and consumers. The result is coordinated control, designed for a wide range of power system configurations, across multiple units and power plants and a more reliable and optimized power system.
S&C has a patent pending for this coordinated control for power systems solution.