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Title: Geographic Visualization of Power-Grid Dynamics

Abstract

The visualization enables the simulation analyst to see changes in the frequency through time and space. With this technology, the analyst has a bird's eye view of the frequency at loads and generators as the simulated power system responds to the loss of a generator, spikes in load, and other contingencies. The significance of a contingency to the operation of an electrical power system depends critically on how the resulting tansients evolve in time and space. Consequently, these dynamic events can only be understood when seen in their proper geographic context. this understanding is indispensable to engineers working on the next generation of distributed sensing and control systems for the smart grid. By making possible a natural and intuitive presentation of dynamic behavior, our new visualization technology is a situational-awareness tool for power-system engineers.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1232563
Report Number(s):
GVPGD; 003871IBMPC00
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Software
Software Revision:
00
Software Package Number:
003871
Software Package Contents:
Open Source Software package available from Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the following URL: https://github.com/ssrangan/VizPower
Software CPU:
IBMPC
Open Source:
Yes
Source Code Available:
Yes
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

Sukumar, Sreenivas R. Geographic Visualization of Power-Grid Dynamics. Computer software. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1232563. Vers. 00. USDOE. 18 Jun. 2015. Web.
Sukumar, Sreenivas R. (2015, June 18). Geographic Visualization of Power-Grid Dynamics (Version 00) [Computer software]. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1232563.
Sukumar, Sreenivas R. Geographic Visualization of Power-Grid Dynamics. Computer software. Version 00. June 18, 2015. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1232563.
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title = {Geographic Visualization of Power-Grid Dynamics, Version 00},
author = {Sukumar, Sreenivas R.},
abstractNote = {The visualization enables the simulation analyst to see changes in the frequency through time and space. With this technology, the analyst has a bird's eye view of the frequency at loads and generators as the simulated power system responds to the loss of a generator, spikes in load, and other contingencies. The significance of a contingency to the operation of an electrical power system depends critically on how the resulting tansients evolve in time and space. Consequently, these dynamic events can only be understood when seen in their proper geographic context. this understanding is indispensable to engineers working on the next generation of distributed sensing and control systems for the smart grid. By making possible a natural and intuitive presentation of dynamic behavior, our new visualization technology is a situational-awareness tool for power-system engineers.},
url = {https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1232563},
doi = {},
year = {2015},
month = {6},
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