Power plant model verification at ISO New England

Meng Wu, Weihong Huang, Frankie Qiang Zhang, Xiaochuan Luo, Slava Maslennikov, Eugene Litvinov

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


Generator dynamic model accuracy is crucial to various studies conducted at ISO/RTO. Both planning and operations departments need to run time-domain simulations to determine a particular contingency's impact to the system. Inaccurate models could result in wrong conclusions and put risk to the grid operations. To evaluate New England system's dynamic model accuracy, ISO-NE has developed a MATLAB based Batch Power Plant Model Verification (BPPMV) tool. The tool calls TSAT to run PMU data playback simulation. Currently it is set up to evaluate twenty PMU monitored generators and one SVC for a specified disturbance event with one click. A novel, non-iterative, power flow initialization process was proposed and implemented in the tool. Two real disturbance events were used to demonstrate the process, showcase the tool's capability and present the insights.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538622124
StatePublished - Jan 29 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2017 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2017Jul 20 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933


Other2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Generator
  • Initialization
  • Model Validation
  • PMU
  • Playback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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