The objective of this activity is to develop a learning system that adequately characterizes the dynamic performance of generators, loads, and storage devices connected to the electric grid. This includes electronically coupled devices and other low-inertia or no-inertia devices with nontraditional dynamic behaviors. The ultimate value for electric system operators is to reduce the uncertainty associated with DER, renewable generation sources, and loads.
The purpose of this work was to develop a plan to explore the implications of issues on electricity systems infrastructure caused by dependence on Earth-based and Space-based Timekeeping and Navigation (ESTN) systems.
This project is developing methods and data needed to assess the measurement capabilities that will be required by the next generation of PMUs in order for them to support future power system applications.
This study addresses the potential use of phasor measurement units (PMUs) within electricity distribution systems, and was written to assess whether or not PMUs could provide significant benefit, at the national level. We analyze examples of present and emerging distribution-system issues related to reliability, integration of distributed energy resources, and the changing electrical characteristics of load. We find that PMUs offer important and irreplaceable advantages over present approaches.
This project addresses gaps in synchrophasor metrology, including identification of emerging needs and development of solutions in the form of techniques, procedures, and tools. This project involves strong working relationships with NIST and NERC.