Creating a wams for the Gb power system and the lessons learned so far

Peter Wall, Papiya Dattaray, Zhaoyang Jin, Priyanka Mohapatra, James Yu, Phil Ashton, Mark Osborne, Stuart Clark, Karine Hay, Douglas Wilson, Vladimir Terzija

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Abstract

The creation of a Wide Area Monitoring System (WAMS) has been established as an effective solution for many of the challenges faced by modern power systems. However, the complexity and cost of a WAMS means that it is not simple to determine its optimal nature or to justify the use of customer money to create it. VISOR is an innovation project in Great Britain (GB) that, through collaboration between industry and academia, has created the first WAMS to integrate, study and analyse synchronized measurements from the entire GB system in real time. This paper presents the WAMS that has been created in the GB power system and the oscillation monitoring tools deployed as part of it. These include new source location tools and a novel use of real time waveform measurements to monitor power system oscillations up to 46 Hz. Furthermore, the paper reports a number of performance issues that have been encountered during the creation of this WAMS, which will inform the future roll out of WAMS in GB.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
EditionCP711
ISBN (Electronic)9781785611384, 9781785611889, 9781785612022, 9781785612268, 9781785612275, 9781785612381, 9781785612688, 9781785612862, 9781785612923, 9781785612947, 9781785612992, 9781785613005, 9781785613074, 9781785613449, 9781785613616, 9781785613685, 9781785613937, 9781785614064, 9781785614064, 9781785614170, 9781785618260
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventMediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion, MedPower 2016 - Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 6 Nov 20169 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications
NumberCP711
Volume2016

Conference

ConferenceMediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion, MedPower 2016
Country/TerritorySerbia
CityBelgrade
Period6/11/169/11/16

Keywords

  • Oscillation source location
  • Power system oscillations Subsynchronous monitoring
  • Wide area monitoring

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