December 15th, 2017

Best Paper award for Tractebel and Lahmeyer

The certificate for the "Best Applied Research Award" - issued to OETC

The certificate for the "Best Applied Research Award" - issued to OETC

A joint paper by Tractebel, Lahmeyer International and their customer OETC (Oman Electricity Transmission Company) won the “Best Applied Research Award” issued by the GCC Cigre, one of the leading organizations on Electric Power Systems in the Middle East, during the GCC Power Conference 2017. The title of the paper is “Strategic Development of Wide Area Monitoring on the Main Interconnected System in Oman”, and it is based on a related Tractebel project.

The GCC Power is a yearly conference based in a country in the Middle East region. In 2017, it was held from 16 to 18 October in Oman. The conference offers a forum for power sector experts to develop business relations and discuss the issues and challenges facing the power sector in the region.

The second Award for Tractebel

Both in 2015 and 2017, Tractebel won a “Best Paper” award, which is awarded to three papers each year. This year’s paper was authored by the Tractebel employees Romani Fahmi, Senior Power Systems Engineer, and Karim Karoui, Technical Director of the Energy Transitions Group, as well as Kerstin Roscher, Project Manager Power Transmission and Distribution at Lahmeyer, in cooperation with experts from their customer. The award was issued to Ali Al Maarmari of OETC.

Interconnection of regional power networks

The 2017 paper, which is titled “Strategic Development of Wide Area Monitoring on the Main Interconnected System in Oman”, covers the topic of the interconnection of regional power networks. While being beneficial to the overall stability and efficiency of the system, increased grid interconnection leads to major challenges for Transmission System Operators. These challenges include the occurrence of new dynamic behavior and entail the necessity to coordinate among various parties to achieve observability and controllability of the system state. The paper is based on a project whose aim it is to implement a Wide Area Monitoring System (WAMS) thereby providing a solution to increase observability and control of the Oman grid in real time.

Project in the Sultanate of Oman

The scope of the project includes:

  • Power system analysis
  • Assessing the existing infrastructure for WAMS integration
  • Determining software/tools requirements
  • Recommending a solution and design
  • Technical specifications and tender documents
  • Bid review and guidance

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