Brazil Utility Trains Operators for Power Outages at World Cup
At the World Cup soccer games in Brazil, Operador Nacional do Sistema Elétrico (ONS), the national operator of the Brazilian electric system, is using The Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI’s) Operator Training Simulator to ensure its operators are prepared to respond to any power disruptions.
ONS has deployed the simulator at its national control center and at its four regional control centers. Several transmission control centers across the country also have accessed the OTS remotely.
EPRI’s simulator replicates the behavior of a power system as it responds to changes in operating conditions or to system events such as a downed power line or a power plant outage. The response time is similar to that of a real power system, enabling trainees to gain experience in dealing with incidents such as a morning load increase or emergency events such as a cascading outage leading to a blackout.
In advance of the World Cup, ONS expanded the Operator Training Simulator model to include the lower-voltage transmission circuits that feed each of the soccer venues. Training sessions conducted with ONS and the regional transmission operators ensured that system operators could successfully reroute power if the primary substations were to fail.
At the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans, half the lights in the Superdome went out during the big game and didn’t come back on for 35 minutes.
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