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March 2018 issue of PSC News is out now. Included in this issue:
- Detailed Testing, Modelling and Compliance in the Snowy River Mountains
- Connecting at DistribuTECH 2018
- Automatic Generation Control – Is it time for a tune up?
- 2017 PSC Scholarship recipient
Detailed Testing, Modelling and Compliance in the Snowy River Mountains
Snowy Hydro is a dynamic energy company supplying electricity to more than one million homes and businesses. Since the days of their pioneering past, Snowy Hydro has grown into the fourth largest player in the Australian energy market. Snowy Hydro not only operates the mighty Snowy Scheme (nine power stations including pumped storage at Tumut 3 Power Station and Jindabyne Pumping Station), it also operates gas and diesel peaking assets in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. They have a total generation capacity of 5,500 megawatts (MW) and offer energy insurance and other products that provide supply security and price certainty to customers in the energy market...
Genassure Test Engineer Geoffrey Callander at Tumut 2 Station
PSC at DistribuTECH 2018
PSC attended the DistribuTECH conference in San Antonio, Texas during January 2018. Pictured below is the smart looking team at the PSC booth...
The PSC team at DistribuTECH from L to R: Alex Boyd, Tony Armstrong, John O'Hehir, Ken Pratt
CIGRÉ Winnipeg Shines Light on Industry Direction
PSC was the Diamond Sponsor of CIGRÉ Winnipeg 2017, held in Winnipeg, MB, Canada this October. This was a unique event that saw the convergence of three of CIGRÉ study committees – A3 High Voltage Equipment, D1 Materials & Emerging Test Techniques, and B4 HVDC & Power Electronics. This culminated in a joint colloquium,tutorial series, and exhibition that was organized by the Study Committees and hosted by Manitoba Hydro at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.
PSC reinforced a commitment to CIGRÉ events around the world in 2017, as a sponsor of the CIGRÉ Conference on the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (CIDER) in Australia, and at the CIGRÉ Dublin Symposium. This marked the fourth straight year that PSC was a Diamond Sponsor of CIGRÉ Canada.
“PSC is proud to support CIGRÉ in Canada and around the world as it works to evolve the state of the art within our industry both from a product and operations perspective,” said President and CEO Alex Boyd, who was in Winnipeg for the event.
The PSC team at CIGRÉ from L to R: Tony Armstrong, Brad Railing, Geoff Love,
PSC Sponsors Electric Bicycle Competition
It has been a busy few months for a team of students at Scots College in Wellington New Zealand as they build an electric bicycle for the Evolocity electric vehicle school competition. The team’s electric bicycle recently competed in the Wellington regional competition in September.
Power System Stablizer Design - PSC's Anupama Konara to speak at 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting
Utilities need to tune new and existing Power System Stabilizers (PSS) to ensure stability of their power systems as network topologies evolve and new system stresses emerge. PSS act on generator excitation controls to provide positive damping to low frequency oscillations. PSS tuning involves determining settings that work under multiple operating conditions and is typically validated using computer simulations. PSC’s Anupama Konara will be presenting a new PSS design technique this July at the 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting in Chicago, IL.
Next Evolutionary Step for PSC
Message from Alex Boyd, President, PSC
It brings me great joy to announce a new stage in the evolution of PSC. Recently, the founders and existing shareholders of PSC completed a management and staff buyout that consolidates all of PSC’s operations as a single, global entity. I believe this transition is a great opportunity for our staff, and for our customers...
Message from PSC Chairman & Co-Founder, Tony Armstrong
I am very pleased to announce the next evolutionary step for the PSC group of companies. On April 29th, 2017, the founders and existing shareholders achieved completion of a management and staff buyout led by PSC North American CEO, Alex Boyd...
PSC and Harmonic Launch a new service offering
A PSC and Harmonic Partnership
PSC and Harmonic have joined forces to launch a new service offering to the electricity industry, combining Power Systems Engineering and Data Science. 'PSC Analytics' was officially launched in Wellington on 26 April 2017.
Recognising the rapid change affecting the electricity sector and the approaching ‘data tsunami’, PSC and Harmonic will work together to solve complex industry challenges through advanced analytics.
The proliferation of the Internet of things (IoT), Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and the ongoing pressure on electricity industry companies to preserve assets, ensure resiliency and make ‘data driven’ investment decisions makes analytics a vital asset management tool.
"PSC is pleased to partner with Harmonic to offer this new service. We see the combination of Harmonic’s data science capability coupled with PSC’s power systems engineering capability as a powerful combination of skills that will enable us to help clients solve the complex problems now presented within the electricity industry." says Warwick Glendenning, PSC's Asia Pacific & Europe CEO.