Does anyone know the definition of islanding and part-load operation in:
- Grid resilience technologies: project served by utilities with resilience programs in place, which leverage strategies such as islanding and part-load operation, automatically achieve this credit (1 point)
The islanding definition in Wikipedia is:
Islanding is the condition in which a distributed generator (DG) continues to power a location even though electrical grid power is no longer present. Islanding can be dangerous to utility workers, who may not realize that a circuit is still powered, and it may prevent automatic re-connection of devices. Additionally, without strict frequency control the balance between load and generation in the islanded circuit is going to be violated, leading to abnormal frequencies and voltages. For those reasons, distributed generators must detect islanding and immediately disconnect from the circuit; this is referred to as anti-islanding.
How would this be a grid resilience strategy?
I could not find information on part-load operation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Load_following_power_plant has information on base load vs. peaking load plants and on load following power plants. Does anyone know what is LEED 4.1 referring to?