The Annual Black Start Service Selection Analysis of ERCOT Grid

@article{Saraf2009TheAB,
  title={The Annual Black Start Service Selection Analysis of ERCOT Grid},
  author={Naman Saraf and Kenneth McIntyre and John Dumas and Surya Santoso},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Power Systems},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={1867-1874}
}
This paper evaluates ERCOT's existing annual Black Start service selection analysis and subsequently presents novel selection procedures. ERCOT procures Black Start resources annually through a competitive process. It selects and awards contracts to qualifying resources after completing a Black Start unit selection analysis, which selects a group of Black Start resources that meet a set of system selection criteria consisting of system reliability and minimum cost parameters. A current analysis… CONTINUE READING