Wacky Weekend: NERC to relax power grid frequency strictures

Jason Roysdon nanog.20110127 at jason.roysdon.net
Sat Jun 25 16:05:02 CDT 2011


On 06/25/2011 02:02 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jason Roysdon" <nanog.20110127 at jason.roysdon.net>
> 
>> That's what they're doing here, opting to skip "patching" the time
>> error. They're not ignoring frequency altogether, but rather only
>> minding that aspects that have to do with grid stability, not your alarm
>> clock. This is for the better anyway, and NTP/GPS/WWV/WWVH is the way
>> to go to keep clocks accurate and hopefully will be the outcome of any
>> consumer complaints.
>>
>> I've seen conversation in various forums and lists I read that they are
>> going to ignore or not care about the 60Hz standard. This is incorrect.
>> They just aren't going to purposely deviate from the scheduled
>> frequency to perform manual TEC.
>>
>> Mind you, that they still care about why the frequency is off, and when
>> things are not able to quickly compensate, they want to know and be able
>> to pinpoint it and fix it:
>> http://www.nerc.com/filez/standards/Frequency_Response.html
>>
>> Specifically, read this PDF:
>> http://www.nerc.com/docs/oc/rfwg/NERC%20Balancing%20and%20Frequency%20Control%20July%205%202009.pdf
> 
> Thank you, Jason.  I did some searching before I posted that, to see if
> I could locate better information, but clearly, I didn't search hard enough.
> 
> Cheers,
> -- jr 'my google-fu requires 60.01Hz :-)' a

NERC's site is very hard to find info on if you don't know where to
look.  Even when you've found something before, it can be hard to find
again.  I run into that nearly monthly and have a document just to help
me navigate to certain areas.

http://www.nerc.com/page.php?cid=6|386
http://www.nerc.com/page.php?cid=6|386|391
http://www.nerc.com/files/NERC_TEC_Field_Trial_Webinar_061411.pdf
http://www.nerc.com/filez/Webinars/tec_webinar_061411/index.htm <webinar

Jason Roysdon




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