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Title: Precision Micro-Synchrophasors for Distribution Systems: A Summary of Applications

Abstract

Our work introduces high-level findings from an innovative network of high-precision phasor measurement units (PMUs), or micro-PMUs (μPMUs), designed to provide an unprecedented level of visibility for power distribution systems. Capabilities of the technology developed in the course of a three-year ARPA-E funded project, along with challenges and lessons learned through field deployments in collaboration with multiple electric utilities are introduced. Beyond specific applications and use cases for μPMU data studied in the context of this project, this paper discusses a broader range of diagnostic applications that appear promising for future work, especially in the presence of high penetrations of variable distributed energy resources.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1400338
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1400339; OSTI ID: 1544504
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-743713
Journal ID: ISSN 1949-3053; 7961200
Grant/Contract Number:  
AR0000340; AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Journal Volume: 8 Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1949-3053
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; Phasor measurement units; Voltage measurement; Current measurement; Databases; Phase measurement; Substations; Standards

Citation Formats

von Meier, Alexandra, Stewart, Emma, McEachern, Alex, Andersen, Michael, and Mehrmanesh, Laura. Precision Micro-Synchrophasors for Distribution Systems: A Summary of Applications. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1109/TSG.2017.2720543.
von Meier, Alexandra, Stewart, Emma, McEachern, Alex, Andersen, Michael, & Mehrmanesh, Laura. Precision Micro-Synchrophasors for Distribution Systems: A Summary of Applications. United States. doi:10.1109/TSG.2017.2720543.
von Meier, Alexandra, Stewart, Emma, McEachern, Alex, Andersen, Michael, and Mehrmanesh, Laura. Wed . "Precision Micro-Synchrophasors for Distribution Systems: A Summary of Applications". United States. doi:10.1109/TSG.2017.2720543.
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title = {Precision Micro-Synchrophasors for Distribution Systems: A Summary of Applications},
author = {von Meier, Alexandra and Stewart, Emma and McEachern, Alex and Andersen, Michael and Mehrmanesh, Laura},
abstractNote = {Our work introduces high-level findings from an innovative network of high-precision phasor measurement units (PMUs), or micro-PMUs (μPMUs), designed to provide an unprecedented level of visibility for power distribution systems. Capabilities of the technology developed in the course of a three-year ARPA-E funded project, along with challenges and lessons learned through field deployments in collaboration with multiple electric utilities are introduced. Beyond specific applications and use cases for μPMU data studied in the context of this project, this paper discusses a broader range of diagnostic applications that appear promising for future work, especially in the presence of high penetrations of variable distributed energy resources.},
doi = {10.1109/TSG.2017.2720543},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid},
number = 6,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2017.2720543

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Fig. 1 Fig. 1: System architecture overview, adapted from [13].

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