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Synchrophasor Data used to Calibrate and Validate Columbia Generating Station (CGS) Model

July 31, 2014

Western Electricity Coordinating Council


Generator simulation models are used to set safe operating limits, but standard procedures to calibrate these models require that the generator be taken off-line. Bonneville Power Administration used PMU data to calibrate its 1100 MW Columbia Generating Station model while it was operating and on-line, saving between $100,000 and $700,000 in operating costs.

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