PJM VSA&E Installation and On-line Application

In 2002 PJM issued an RFP in response to actual system conditions experienced during the summer of 1999. The PJM solicitation drew competitive proposals from several other vendors, including Alstom, Powertech, ABB, Siemens and PTI. PJM conducted extensive reviews of the test study results submitted by all vendors. BSI’s results were found to be the most valid with innovative and promising control recommendations. BSI was awarded the contract. Integration with PJM Production EMS environment and modeling enhancements was completed in 2004. PJM continued to develop and enhance the VSA&E system contract with BSI to deliver requested enhancements in 2005 and 2006. BSI’s on-line Voltage Stability Analysis and Enhancement tool has been operational since 2005 in the EMS control center at PJM Interconnection, Norristown, PA. The system is widely used by the control center operators, reliability engineers, transmission planners and power market personnel. PJM Interconnection is a regional transmission organization (RTO) that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia. Acting as a neutral, independent party, PJM operates a competitive wholesale electricity market and manages the high-voltage electricity grid to ensure reliability for more than 61 million people.