The creation of a suitable wide area monitoring system (WAMS) is widely recognized as an essential aspect of delivering a power system that will be secure, efficient and sustainable for the foreseeable future. In Great Britain (GB), the deployment of the first WAMS to monitor the entire power system in real time was the responsibility of the visualization of real time system dynamics using enhanced monitoring (VISOR) project. The core scope of the VISOR project is to deploy this WAMS and demonstrate how WAMS applications can in the near term provide system operators and planners with clear, actionable information. This paper presents the wider scope of the VISOR project and the GB wide WAMS that has been deployed. Furthermore, the paper describes some of the WAMS applications that have been deployed and provides examples of the measurement device performance issues that have been encountered during the project.
- Line parameter estimation
- Model validation
- Subsynchronous oscillation
- Subsynchronous resonance synchronized measurement technology
- Wide area monitoring