Further Market Testing on HVDC Pole 2

17 January 2013

Following from its November/December 2012 work, the Grid Owner is about to undertake further trial testing of its market contracting systems and processes in advance of the HVDC Pole 3 commissioning.  The table below sets out the test plan for the up to eight tests, starting in the two weeks beginning 21 January 2013.

 

Test

#

Test Description

Power Direction

Duration of Trial (hrs)

Indicative min transfer capacity MW

Indicative max transfer capacity MW

Scheduled Time

7

Standard Test

- Wide 4

North

1

400

600

23 Jan

TP 23,24

8

Standard Test

- Narrow 2

North

0.5

500

550

24 Jan

TP 46

9

Standard Test

-Medium 1

North

0.5

600

700

29 Jan

TP 40

10

Ramping Test 1

North

0.5

300

500

29 Jan

TP 41

11

Standard Test

- Wide 5

North

0.5

100

300

31 Jan

TP8

12

Standard Test

- Wide 6

North

0.5

400

600

31 Jan

TP23

13

Standard Test

- Wide 7

North

0.5

 

400

600

31 Jan

TP30

14

Standard Test

- Wide 8

North

0.5

35

200

31 Jan

TP44