Consulting Services evaluates all aspects of transmission and distribution equipment application from planning/conceptual stages of a project to writing functional specifications for individual equipment. We provide this service for a wide range of utility, industrial and internal GE Vernova product and service businesses. We perform system performance simulations and recommend equipment for large projects such as: transmission series capacitors, wind plants, Variable Frequency Transformers (VFT), solar plants, battery storage, and synchronous condensers. In these projects, we simulate performance and/or specify equipment including transformers, switchgear, harmonic filters, series reactors, series capacitors, surge arresters, system grounding equipment, and control equipment such as condenser excitation systems, controls for multiple wind plants, and controls for solar and battery installations.
Consulting Services offers generator owners a cost-effective means to meet regional (e.g., Western Electricity Coordinating Council) and national (e.g. North American Electric Reliability Corporation) model validation requirements.
Our services and benefits
We offer steady-state and dynamic model validation for all prime mover types – gas turbine, steam turbine, hydro and other renewables. Given the validated models provided by our test team, you’ll be well-positioned to:
Proven track record conducting more than 300 thermal and renewable generating plant protection studies
Decades of involvement in developing industry standards and technical references related to power plant protection
Unique knowledge of GE Vernova units as well as wide-ranging experience with non-GE turbines, generators, controls, automatic voltage regulators (AVRs), and protective relays
A team of experts who provide a thorough understanding of equipment capabilities and limitations
Offering generator owners a cost-effective approach to meet regional and national model validation requirements.
Convenient and cost-effective NERC standards implementation services and solutions.
Generator protection and coordination studies, including relay settings for generators, bus, step-up transformer, and additional auxiliary equipment for new and exisiting power plants.
Power System Stabilizer (PSS) tuning and testing studies to help customers achive the best pratical performance.
Solutions and screening studies to determine risks posed by Subsynchronous Torsional Interactions (SSTI).
A digital protective relay designed to continuously monitor turbine-generator shafts for torsional vibrations and provide trip output contacts when shaft fatigue reaches predetermined levels.
Evaluation of all aspects of transmission and distribution equipment applications, from planning, writing functional specifications, modeling, and simulation for wide range of industrial and internal GE products.
Power flow and dynamic simulation modeling and secure island control strategies to maintain power plant operations during various events.