Development of a flexible laboratory testing platform for assessing steady-state and transient performance of WAMS

Alexandru Nechifor, Pawel Regulski, Deyu Cai, Vladimir Terzija

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the development of an experimental setup for the steady state and transient analysis of Wide Area Measurement Systems (WAMS). The flexibility of the generated input signals for which the PMU performance is assessed represents a novel contribution of the designed setup. Transient disturbances modeled by mathematical functions or extracted from simulated networks within DigSILENT PowerFactory software are converted to COMTRADE files and uploaded into two signal generators in order to build relevant analogue waveforms for analyzing Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) steady state and transient behavior. A novel characteristic of the design consists of the automated generating, acquisition and analysis procedure capable of processing the large quantity of results on which the steady state and transient performance assessment of WAMS is based. The assessment has revealed some equipment introduced phase shift errors, but their cause has been identified and overcome through the comparison of qualitative parameters of the input and output signals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems, AMPS 2011 - Proceedings
Pages62-67
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems, AMPS 2011 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 28 Sep 201130 Sep 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems, AMPS 2011 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems, AMPS 2011
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityAachen
Period28/09/1130/09/11

Keywords

  • C37.118
  • DigSILENT
  • PMU
  • simulation
  • transient
  • WAMS

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