White Paper: Increase Cooperation Between Interconnected Networks

Qualitrol White Paper

The Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) commissioned a Fault Monitoring System (FMS) in conjunction with a phasor based Wide Area Monitoring System (WAMS) to identify and manage the dynamic performance and security of the power system to maximise the power flows through their network.  

The structure of the two systems and how they meet the requirements of the GCC Interconnected system are covered in the paper “The Impact of a Fault Monitoring and Phasor Based Wide Area Measurement System in Assessing Performance of the GCC Interconnected System”.  

There are a number of similarities between the GCC Interconnection Project and the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) from which insights can be of benefit when conducting post mortem analyses and reviewing real-time system performances.


What's Covered?

  • The background of the GCC Interconnected System and how the interconnected grids were implemented.

  • Details of the Fault Monitoring System (FMS) in terms of the setup and the functionality it provides for Fault Recording, Distance to Fault Calculations, Slow Scan Recording, Harmonic Logging and Phasor Measurements.

  • How the Wide Area Monitoring System (WAMS) was utilised to produce data that could be actioned upon in real-time.

  • Details of the results produced in the functionalities of both systems.

Their experience with the project can provide an enhanced understanding of the transient and dynamic response of networks, in particular where interconnected grids rely on each other for generation and preservation of economic losses.