HVDC Market Trial Testing (Pole 2)

22 November 2012

The Grid Owner is about to undertake trial testing of its market contracting systems and processes in advance of the HVDC Pole 3 commissioning next year. 

In order to conduct this trial, up to six tests will be undertaken in the week beginning 26 November 2012.  The test plan for these trial tests is as below:

 

Test #

Test Description

Desired Power Level

Power Direction

Duration of Trial (hrs)

Indicative min transfer capacity (MW)

Indicative max transfer capacity

(MW)

1

Standard Test - Wide 1

100 MW less than natural transfer

North

0.5

n/a

n/a

2

Standard Test - Wide 2

100 MW more than natural transfer

North

0.5

n/a

n/a

3

Standard Test - Wide 3

100 MW less than natural transfer

North

0.5

n/a

n/a

4

Standard Test - Narrow 1

Within a 50 MW range

North

0.5

300

350

5

Ramping Test 1

Ramp DC transfer up to 100 MW more than natural transfer

North

1

n/a

n/a

6

Ramping Test 2

Ramp DC transfer down 100 MW less than natural transfer

North

1

n/a

n/a