Article   |   Apr 25th, 2017 Reduce Misoperations through Improved Quality Control in Protection System Design: T&D World

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Nearly all major power system failures, excluding those caused by severe weather, include misoperations as a contributing factor. Misoperations often make system disturbances even more severe than if the protection system had operated correctly.

In a new white paper featured in Transmission & Distribution World, TRC's Tim Farrar reviews how quality control in protective system design can reduce misoperations and improve reliability. In particular, he makes note of NERC's role, guidance and standards to support positive change in this area.