Harmonic Modelling for Grid Connection
Premium Power worked directly with the multinational data centre engineering team to successfully deliver a grid harmonics compliance study.
Premium Power Role:
Power Quality Consultants
We developed comprehensive power systems models and delivered the project in two stages.
- PQ analysis using DIgSILENT to identify VTHD at the 220 kV PCC. The PQ analysis was also used to assess the grid transformers/grids response during transformer start up.
- Power systems analysis; short circuit calculations were used to assist in the design of both MV & LV protection schemes. Following this prospective arc incident energies were calculated for all 3-phase equipment types.
We were tasked with carrying out power quality analysis (harmonics & transformer inrush) at the sites 220 kV PCC to ensure full compliance with the grid requirements. The project also included power systems analysis (short circuit, protection coordination and arc flash analysis) within the client’s facility to ensure optimum reliability and safety in all fault conditions.
The Client was able to prove 100% compliance with the requirements set out by the TSO (transmission system operator). There was no delays in grid transformer energisation and the project could run on schedule. The power systems analysis meant the protection schemes were designed to achieve a reliable and safe electrical system – the settings were designed to ensure prospective arc incident energies were minimised while achieving optimum grading on site.