Modeling and Simulation of Wide Area Communication for Centralized PMU-based Applications
2011 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, ISSN 0885-8977, E-ISSN 0885-8877, Vol. 26, no 3, 1372-1380 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Phasor-based wide-area monitoring and control (WAMC) systems are becoming a reality with increased research, development, and deployments. Many potential control applications based on these systems are being proposed and researched. These applications are either local applications using data from one or a few phasor measurement units (PMUs) or centralized utilizing data from several PMUs. An aspect of these systems, which is less well researched, is the WAMC system's dependence on high-performance communication systems. This paper presents the results of research performed in order to determine the requirements of transmission system operators on the performance of WAMC systems in general as well as the characteristics of communication delays incurred in centralized systems that utilize multiple PMUs distributed over a large geographic area. This paper presents a summary of requirements from transmission system operators with regards to a specific set of applications and simulations of communication networks with a special focus on centralized applications. The results of the simulations indicate that the configuration of central nodes in centralized WAMC systems needs to be optimized based on the intended WAMC application.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Press, 2011. Vol. 26, no 3, 1372-1380 p.
Data quality, performance, phasor-measurement-unit (PMU)-based applications, wide-area monitoring and control (WAMC) systems power system communication
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-25160DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2011.2106805ISI: 000292167800008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79959706192OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-25160DiVA: diva2:356181
QC 20101011 Updated from submitted to published2012-10-302010-10-112013-02-18Bibliographically approved