Photo: The Generator Commander has been updated with a PSS, i.e., a power system stabiliser. 16.7 million colors in the display ease the use of the device.
VEO and Fingrid’s cooperation
Fingrid utilised VEO’s expertise in active power stabilisation testing already in 2015, when the excitation system of the Martinlaakso power plant of Vantaan Energia was renewed.
”Back then, we conducted the test in collaboration with Fingrid, together with the Canadian Kestrel and Vantaan Energia. Based on the test results, Fingrid defined and created directions for the implementation of active power stabilisation. Fingrid must know how the grid behaves during disturbances”, Erkkilä explains.
For consumers Fingrid’s stricter requirements can be seen in the reliability of the electricity grid. To industrial and energy business companies VEO’s PSS know-how demonstrates how VEO can help system operators verify that their equipment follows regulations.
“Our know-how can be seen in the fact that our projects hit the mark, meaning that the PSS modelling can be verified during implementation”, Erkkilä continues.
In addition to the Generator Commander’s PSS feature, VEO introduced a dual-channel feature in the 54-MW generator delivery. Dual-channel excitation is required in machinery exceeding 10 MW.
“Here, VEO has executed the dual-channel excitation in an exceptional way: the components of the spare channel can be replaced without having to interrupt the running generator”, Erkkilä asserts.
Hannu Erkkilä, Sales Manager, Excitation, VEO Oy, tel. +358 40 564 3328, email@example.com