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 EPE  Vol.2 No.4 , November 2010
Reassessment of Permissible Negative Sequence Current for Power Plant Operation of Taipower
Abstract: The N3 power plant of Taipower is located in the southern tip of Taiwan and connected to the power pool by four out-linking 345-kV overhead transmission circuits. There are two 951-MW generators. Each generator occupied 11% of the system peak load in 1985 when the generator was in commercial operation. Since Taipower is an isolated system, at the N-2 conditions, those generators were reduced to 75% loading to protect the power system. By the way, to avoid damage of negative sequence current (NSC), the limits of the N3 power plant are stricter than those in the IEEE Standard. However, in 2010, the capacity ratio of each generator in the plant to the system peak load has been reduced to 3% only. To increase the economic benefit of those generators, it is required to reassess the operation limits of NSC. EMTP was used to calculate the levels of NSC from the out-linking transmission circuits. From the results of this study, the effects of NSC could be ignored when the four out-linking circuits are in N-0, N-1, and N-2 conditions. The generators can be operated in full loading under these conditions. The modifications to the NSC limits of the N3 power plant are also suggested.
Cite this paper: nullP. Ho, C. Wu, C. Chang and Y. Liu, "Reassessment of Permissible Negative Sequence Current for Power Plant Operation of Taipower," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2010, pp. 271-282. doi: 10.4236/epe.2010.24039.
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