Topic: Wide Area Measurement integration into Grid Operations
Abstract: Increased complexity in operating the power grid has emphasized the need for advanced applications in wide area monitoring, protection, and control (WAMPAC) systems. To meet this need, an increasing number of utilities, independent system operators and transmission organizations around the world have been deploying synchro-phasor measurement technology and associated applications. The objective is provide time-aligned, higher-resolution, and more accurate data to system operation and reliability engineers to improve wide area grid visibility, overall system performance and customer service, as well as wide-area coordination with neighboring systems. Deploying synchro-phasor technology involves gathering, time-aligning, and structuring data from Phasor Measurement Units (PMU’s) through a fast and reliable communication network for visualization and engineering of control applications, and for integration with existing systems such as EMS/SCADA to become an integral part of grid operations. Besides WAMPAC, some utilities are also considering the use of synchro-phasor technology for monitoring and control of highly intermittent and variable distributed energy resources.
This panel session will review today’s technology and the roadmap process to deploy synchro-phasor measurement, and present project experiences from America and Europe. The success of deployment depends on applying the measurements into the daily grid operations and planning process. A well prepared and thought-through roadmap, application development plan, and training set-up for knowledge transfer are some key aspects. The application selection and associated benefits, the optimal locations of PMU’s based on application requirements, communication infrastructure, and specific grid configuration will be addressed as well as fulfilling the applications’ performance requirements and PM-Network performance criteria.
Damir Novosel – President of Quanta Technology, USA Download Presentation
Vladimir Terzija – EPSRC Chair Professor in Power System Engineering, Manchester University, UK Download Presentation
Walter Sattinger – SwissGrid CH – to be confirmed
Session Chair: Bas Kruimer Download Presentation
Affiliation:Quanta Technology | President
Biography: Bas Kruimer – Managing Director Quanta Technology in Europe – studied Power Engineering at Delft University of Technology and has been working in the T&D market since 1990 in commercial roles, product management & development, in business development and management. He has worked on the supplier side, on the consulting side as well as on the utility side. Bas is now running Quanta Technology’s Business and Consultant team in Europe and developing their T&D Consulting services towards the European market. He is a recognized expert in substation automation, protection and control and IEC 61850 from previous positions with Joulz, KEMA and ABB. He is and engaged in IEEE, CIGRE and CIRED.