Across the globe, the electricity network is evolving to reduce carbon emissions. Increasing the proportion of energy supplied by renewables requires a rethink of many fundamental design principles, to ensure the electricity network continues to operate reliably.
Tesla’s specialist engineers are widely experienced with the grid and network connection of synchronous and inverter-based generation, from concept evaluation all the way through to commissioning.
The steps we undertake for a new connection include:
Connection Application (Preparation and Due Diligence)
The process for connecting new generation in New Zealand and Australia is subtly different, and requires deliverables to be prepared in the format expected by the relevant stakeholders. These activities include:
Detailed Design (across both countries)
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Again, the process is different for New Zealand and Australian connections:
Tesla has broad experience using the prevalent power analysis software used in each region (including PowerFactory, DSA Tools (PSAT/VSAT/TSAT), PSS®E and PSCAD). As each software has different strengths, it is common for more complex projects to use multiple packages to evaluate different aspects of the generator performance.