System News & Studies

Additional relevant information may be found on the BPA Transmission System Planning page.

  • PERFORMANCE VALIDATION & NOISE INJECTION STAGED TEST PLAN 2014
    Test Plan 2014
    Please direct any questions to Jim Burns at jwburns@bpa.gov. or
    Dan Goodrich at dagoodrich@bpa.gov (18Mar14)
  • PERFORMANCE VALIDATION & NOISE INJECTION STAGED TEST PLAN 2013
    Test Plan 2013
    Please direct any questions to Jim Burns at jwburns@bpa.gov. or
    Dan Goodrich at dagoodrich@bpa.gov (13Mar13)
  • PERFORMANCE VALIDATION & NOISE INJECTION STAGED TEST PLAN 2012
    Test Plan 2012
    Please direct any questions to Jim Burns at jwburns@bpa.gov. or
    Dan Goodrich at dagoodrich@bpa.gov (26May12)
  • PERFORMANCE VALIDATION & NOISE INJECTION STAGED TEST PLAN 2011
    Test Plan 2011
    Please direct any questions to Jim Burns at jwburns@bpa.gov. (14Jul11)
  • RAS GEN DROP ARMING
    For the last three years, High Gen Drop RAS has been armed 47.1% of the time (range 9.8%-99.9% per month). Low Gen Drop RAS has been armed 35.4% of the time (range of 1.9% to 99.9% per month). Please direct any questions to John Kerr at jskerr@bpa.gov. (25Aug09)
  • PERFORMANCE VALIDATION & NOISE INJECTION STAGED TEST PLAN 2009 (Revised)
    Test Plan 2009 Rev1
    Please direct any questions to Jim Burns at jwburns@bpa.gov. (23Jun09)
  • PERFORMANCE VALIDATION & NOISE INJECTION STAGED TEST PLAN 2009
    Test Plan 2009
    Please direct any questions to Jim Burns at jwburns@bpa.gov. (28Apr09)
  • STAGED SYSTEM TESTS FOR VALIDATION OF WECC SYSTEM PERFORMANCE MODELING: Summary Report for August 19, 2008
    This is a summary report of the probing tests of Aug 19, 2008. More detailed analysis will be presented in future reports.
    INTERIM Test Report 2008
    Please direct any questions to Jim Burns at jwburns@bpa.gov. (28Jan09)
  • PERFORMANCE VALIDATION & NOISE INJECTION STAGED TEST PLAN 2008
    Under this plan the Chief Joseph Braking Resistor will be test inserted, the PDCI Probing 3-cycle signals at 0.25 Hz and 0.7 Hz tests and mid-level probing tests will be applied, as well as additional Noise Injection Tests to the Pacific HVDC Intertie on August 19-20, 2008.
    Test Plan 2008
    Please direct any questions to Jim Burns at jwburns@bpa.gov. (31Jul08)