Geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs) caused by solar storms could potentially overload the electric grid and trigger voltage collapse or damage expensive extra-high voltage (EHV) power transformers.

To prevent widespread power outages and protect transformers from the effects of GMDs, NERC standard TPL-007-1 was implemented January 1, 2017.  

Thermal Impact Assessment Requirements for GMD Risk Mitigation

NERC TPL-007-1 requires utilities to conduct assessments of the potential impact of a GMD event on their equipment and the bulk power system.

Doble's Professional Services can perform thermal impact assessments according to the IEEE C57.163-2015 Guide to establish power transformer capabilities under GMDs. Assessments are based on 5 GIC levels and deliverables include a final GIC capabilities report.

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