Since the construction start date of the CASA-1000 Power Transmission Project, substantial implementation and construction activities have been undertaken so that CASA-1000 facilities can be available for commissioning and start-up by the project’s commercial operations date. Key components of the CASA-1000 project are the High Voltage Direct Current Facilities that include sophisticated HVDC Converter Stations in Tajikistan and Pakistan, linked by a power transmission line that will also cross Afghanistan. In parallel with the construction of this system, CASA-1000 countries need to develop and then implement the DC Operating Strategy by which the HVDC Facilities will be operated as a unit under the control of a single operating organization, the Direct Current Operator, and integrated with AC Facilities of CASA-1000 Transmission Systems and national grids of CASA-1000 countries.
In this context, CESI was asked to develop the HVDC Technical Code for the CASA-1000 countries. Its tasks included:
The assignment took place over the course of 12 months and involved 30 experts and EnerNex, a CESI company (https://www.enernex.com/).
Under this complex project, CESI is also: