Know-How

Learn more about our core competency. mc2 Technical Solutions engineers are actively leading the power system industry.

Geomagnetic Disturbances

Perform a GMD risk assessment and comply with requirements R1 through R7 in TPL-007-1 standard. Partner with leading experts in the field to perform the following analysis using NERC’s GMD benchmark scenario:

  • GIC flow analysis: identify critical locations in your system.
  • Power Flow: assess voltage stability.
  • Transformer Thermal Analysis: calculate transformer’s thermal response to GIC.
  • Protection and Control: analyze impact of system harmonics on protection and control schemes.
  • Situational Awareness: innovative solutions to monitor GIC by leveraging existing infrastructure.
  • Corrective Actions: develop a comprehensive corrective action plan to mitigate the risk.

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Physical Vulnerability

Perform a Physical Security risk assessment and comply with requirements R1 and R2 in CIP-014-1 . Partner with leading experts in the field to perform the following analysis:

  • CIP-014-1, Requirement R1: apply our comprehensive modeling methodology to rank critical substations. The propose severity index assesses power system behavior based on load flow and dynamic simulations.
  • CIP-014-1, Requirement R2: in-depth review of your list of critical substations.
  • Corrective Actions: develop a comprehensive corrective action plan to mitigate the risk.

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PMU Linear State Estimator

Partner with leading experts in the field to integrate the PMU based Linear State Estimator (LSE) in your processes and harness the power of synchrophasors. Make the transition from data to actionable information and take advantage of the LSE’s unique characteristics:

  • Forget about solution convergence: the linear state estimator guarantees convergence.
  • Data conditioning: enable PMU applications by ensuring a continuous stream of reliable data.
  • Provide an independent and redundant back-up to your traditional state estimator.
  • The Linear State Estimator is open source and has a large community working to improve its capabilities.

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Electromagnetic Transient Analysis

Perform transient simulations (EMTP/PSCAD) to analyze and mitigate diverse switching transient conditions:

  • Transmission line switching transients.
  • Capacitor bank energization and back-to-back switching.
  • TRV and TOV.
Load Flow & Dynamics

By leveraging the Python programming language, our engineers are extremely efficient in executing large scale Load Flow and Dynamic Transient Simulations (PSS/E):

  • N-1-1 contingency analysis.
  • Generator interconnection studies.
  • Stability critical clearing times.
  • Cascading scenarios.
Protection & Control

Analyze and develop strategies for protective relaying and control integration:

  • Open Phase protection.
  • Single point of failure analysis.
  • Short circuit and coordination studies (ASPEN).
  • Protection schemes settings.
  • Protection systems and the integration of distributed generation.
  • Fault and protection Misoperation root cause analysis.