Verification of voltage and frequency control systems
In accordance with the requirements and procedures of TERNA A15 - A18
In accordance with the requirements of the National Grid Code (Annexes 15 and 18), to be able to manage the national electricity system safely, and to guarantee an adequate service quality level, TERNA periodically requests each power production units enabled to ancillary services and to the dispatching market (MSD) with a power exceeding 10 MVA, to certify the functionalities and performance of the frequency and voltage regulation systems installed in the control unit.
The role of DNV GL
DNV GL, has developed a complete service portfolio for checking the functionality of the frequency, frequency/power and voltage control systems used in the power production units. To this end, we have an Italian a team of qualified engineers able to respond to customer requirements in a short time: flexibility competence and time optimization are the characteristics that distinguish the verification services offered by DNV GL.
The verification and compliance process of the voltage and frequency control units
DNV GL performs the compliance verification services of the voltage and frequency control units of the power production units, fully complying the requirements outlined by TERNA. There are four main phases in the verification programme:
In this first phase, DNV GL requires sending the specific documentation related to the production, control and measurement systems installed in the plant.
- Verification of documents
The documentation provided is studied and analysed by DNV GL.
- On-site inspection
Two or more DNV GL engineers visit the plant to assure the consistency of the data provided by the plant owner and to perform adjustment tests required by the network code. DNV GL measures and records all the information necessary to verify the compliance and the performance of the plant.
At the end of the inspection, DNV GL issues a verification report that is delivered in a electronic format to the customer.