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TB 717 2018 Protocol for reporting operational performance of FACTS

Advisory Group AG B4-04 of CIGRE Committee B4 will be collecting data annually on the operational performance of FACTS Controllers. The data will be summarized and presented as a paper bi-annually at the Paris session. The protocol provides a standards format for reporting operational performance.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. SCOPE OF REPORTING SCHEME

2. PREPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF REPORTS

3. DEFINITIONS

   3.1 FACTS CONTROLLER

   3.2 CAPACITY TERMS

      3.2.1 Rated Capacity Qm

      3.2.2 Outage Capacity Qo

      3.2.3 Outage Derating Factor ODF

   3.3 OUTAGE TERMS

      3.3.1 Outage

      3.3.2 Scheduled Outage

      3.3.3 Forced Outage

   3.4 OUTAGE DURATION TERMS

      3.4.1 Actual Outage Duration AOD

      3.4.2 Equivalent Outage Duration EOD

   3.5 TIME CATEGORIES

      3.5.1 Period Hours PH

      3.5.2 Actual Outage Hours AOH

      3.5.3 Equivalent Outage Hours EOH

   3.6 AVAILABILITY TERMS

      3.6.1 Outage Unavailability OU

      3.6.2 Controller Availability CA

4. EQUIPMENT AND FAULT CATEGORY TERMS

   4.1 A.C. AND AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT AC-E

      4.1.1 A.C. Filter AC-E.F

      4.1.2 A.C. Control and Protection AC-E.CP

      4.1.3 FACTS Controller Interface Transformer AC-E.TX

      4.1.4 Auxiliary Equipment & Auxiliary Power AC-E.AX

      4.1.5 Other A.C. Switchyard Equipment AC-E.SW

   4.2 VALVES V

      4.2.1 Valve Electrical V.E.

      4.2.2 Valve Cooling V.VC

      4.2.3 Valve Capacitor V.C

      4.2.4 Phase Reactor V.PR

   4.3 CONTROL AND PROTECTION EQUIPMENT C-P

   4.4 CAPACITOR BANKS C

      4.4.1 4.4.1 Fixed Capacitor C.F

      4.4.2 Thyristor Switched Capacitor C.S

   4.5 REACTORS R

      4.5.1 Fixed Reactor R.F

      4.5.2 Thyristor Controlled Reactor R.S

   4.6 HUMAN ERROR H

   4.7 OTHER O

   4.8 EXTERNAL AC SYSTEM EXT

   4.9 RESTORATION CODE

5. INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPILATION OF REPORT

   5.1 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

   5.2 INSTRUCTIONS FOR TABLE 1 (SUMMARY SHEET)

   5.3 INSTRUCTIONS FOR TABLE 2 (FORCED SHEET)

   5.4 INSTRUCTIONS FOR TABLE 3 (SCHEDULED SHEET)

   5.5 INSTRUCTIONS FOR TABLE 4 (FORCED SHEET)

   5.6 INSTRUCTIONS FOR TABLE 5 (SCHEDULED SHEET)

6. GUIDELINES FOR INTERPRETATION OF EVENTS

   6.1 CALCULATION OF OUTAGE DURATION

   6.2 EXTERNAL EVENTS

APPENDIX A