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Abstract: This paper deals with requirements engineering (RE) in control center procurement projects in the power industry. Post-analysis of a large number of such projects has been made during the past four years. Based on these experiences, combined with general purpose RE concepts, a method for elicitation, expression, and test of system requirements on these kinds of systems has been worked out. The method has recently been used in two full-scale procurements: a project in which the Swedish power grid company is procuring a new national control center for the Swedish transmission network, and a project in which the Latvian state power board, Latvenergo, is procuring one national control center and two regional control centers for its power system. In this paper, an introduction to the above mentioned RE method is given. Further on, the focus is on the practical experiences from the two full-scale projects in which the method has been used.
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