Wacky Weekend: NERC to relax power grid frequency strictures
jra at baylink.com
Sun Jun 26 11:27:33 CDT 2011
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeff Wheeler" <jsw at inconcepts.biz>
> On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 12:23 AM, Alex Rubenstein <alex at corp.nac.net>
> > At least here in JCPL territory (northern NJ), closed transition is
> > frowned upon. Too much risk, they think. They are correct, really,
> > but the risk is mostly yours. If you lock to the utility
> > out-of-phase, you will surely lose and they will surely win. The
> > fault you create that they will see will probably not hurt them.
> > Unless it is extraordinarily large and you are very close to the
> > nearest substation.
> Utilities concern themselves with not only their gear and your gear,
> but also your neighbor's gear. I would not like to be next-door to a
> large genset that is connected to the grid out-of-phase. My equipment
> would be affected by such an event.
More to the point, as I note in another reply, you don't want to be
*the lineman down the road with his hands on a "dead" wire*.
Pretty much the *first paragraph* in NEC 700 (700.6) says this:
Transfer equipment shall be designed and installed to
prevent the inadvertent interconnection of normal and
emergency sources of supply in any operation of the trans-
So, if your transfer switch is *physically* capable of connecting your
genset to the incoming power wires, then it violates 700.6, unless you're
in a cogen sort of environment, in which case you're following Article 705,
and a whole different set of rules apply.
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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