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NERC Report - Oct. 9, 2017 Canyon 2 Fire Disturbance 

NERC - Disturbance Report Posted

October 9, 2017 Canyon 2 Fire Disturbance

On October 9, 2017, the Canyon 2 Fire caused two transmission system faults east of Los Angeles. Both faults resulted in the reduction of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation across a wide region of the Southern California Edison footprint. Approximately 900 MW of solar PV resources were lost as a result of these events. NERC and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council gathered information related to performance of the solar PV fleet, working closely with the Generator Owners, Generator Operators, and inverter manufacturers at the affected generating facilities. The disturbance report describes the event analysis, key findings, and recommendations moving forward to ensure reliable operation of the BPS.

 An informational webinar discussing the Key Findings and Recommendations from the Canyon 2 Fire Disturbance and the Blue Cut Fire Disturbance was held on February 15, 2018.  The presentation and streaming webinar have also been posted on the NERC website.

Click here for: 900 MW Fault Induced Solar Photovoltaic Resource Interruption Disturbance Report 

Click here for: Webinar Presentation | Streaming Webinar

For more information or assistance, please contact Levetra Pitts at levertra.pitts@nerc.net or 404-446-2575.