Often cited as the land where human life began, today Africa is on the vanguard of a power generation revolution. Once almost entirely dependent on coal and natural gas, African nations have committed to adding a greater percentage of net-carbon neutral generating stations by the middle of the 21st century. This ambitious plan poses unique challenges, and GE Energy Consulting can help meet those challenges.
WAPP system areas to synchronize
Power plant controllers in the WAPP system—including the governor, power system stabilizer (PSS), and automatic voltage regulator (AVR)—required tunings to keep the system synchronized. However, a dynamic study was needed to check system stability, and no dynamic plant models were available.
GE EC employed the Wide Area Monitoring System (WAMS) to monitor the entire WAPP system (in all ten countries) and the test synchronization. Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) were installed, tested, and connected to provide data for monitoring. The synchronization test was successfully completed.
total energy to be generated
sites across Morocco
Moroccan developers must assess the impact that integrating wind farms may have on electrical system operation. Key areas of concern include voltage regulation, grid support, stability during external disturbances, and power quality.
GE Energy Consulting analyzed how integrating wind energy from the five plants would affect the Moroccan Network. The analysis revealed that Morocco can get more electricity from these new wind farms without compromising grid reliability.