in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

GE says Southern California Edison (SCE) has called on the company to provide a centralized remedial action scheme (CRAS) solution to facilitate the operation of multiple remedial action schemes (RAS).

Operating in conjunction with GE's previously installed XA/21 energy management system, the CRAS will detect abnormal conditions on the power grid and automatically select and initiate the appropriate high-speed control action in order to preserve grid stability and protect key elements of SCE's transmission network, according to GE.

SCE's current distributed RAS manage the operation of its electrical grid following the loss of one or more transmission lines. GE says the CRAS project will improve the efficiency of SCE's transmission grid operations by centralizing the control logic for the various RAS in one location, resulting in reduced commissioning costs, maintenance efficiencies and more effective processing of generation interconnect requests designed to meet renewable energy portfolio targets.

The project, spearheaded by GE, will utilize a SISCO controller to carry out algorithms for the RAS and will feature an advanced communications network from Cisco. These two components work hand in hand with GE’s XA/21 system to create a real-time control framework, GE adds.



Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

Duke Energy Commits $500M To Major Solar Expansion In N.C.

The utility company says the investment will help further diversify its portfolio, as well as increase solar power for its North Carolina customers by 60%.


Sensus Issues Refund To SaskPower After Smart Meter Woes

As SaskPower continues to swap out its Sensus units following several meter failures, the two companies have reached an agreement in order for the utility to recover costs.


The Smart Utility's Guide To Choosing A Smart Meter

Electricity providers across North America are taking on grid modernization. This article outlines the myriad factors a utility should consider in order to select the best-possible smart meter.


DOE Report: U.S. Wind Power Prices Reach All-Time Low

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), wind power continues to play a larger role in the U.S.' energy mix and is the cheapest it has ever been in the country.


Survey Reveals What U.S. Consumers Expect From Their Utilities

GE's new survey measures Americans' views on the state and future of the grid, as well as how much extra consumers would be willing to pay for better power reliability.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180
Future Energy_id187