Guide for the Commissioning of Electrical Systems in Hydroelectric Power Plants
|Publication Date:||5 March 2020|
This guide describes tests performed and provides processes to be followed during the commissioning of electrical and control systems in hydroelectric plants. Guidance for methods to be used, organization, and execution of the testing are provided. While the guide does not provide prescriptive procedures that are plant and equipment specific, tests are described along with reference standards for more information. The commissioning of electrical equipment may be for a new hydroelectric plant installation; rehabilitation of an existing hydroelectric plant; or replacement and upgrade of existing electrical equipment.
This guide is directed to hydroelectric plant owners, operators, designers, and contractors involved in the commissioning of electrical equipment and systems of hydroelectric plants. This guide suggests inspections and tests to be used following the completion of the installation of components and systems through commercial operation. Minor adaptions may be required for particular corporate structures and philosophies.