Real-Time Wide Area Control

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This project was designed to work with industry leaders to frame potential demonstrations of emerging real-time control concepts on bulk power systems.  These concepts would then be presented to stakeholders for potential funding in FY10 and beyond. 

All the different types of real time applications were examined to determine their communication needs. Then different scenarios were developed using different numbers of these applications for each area of the grid. Hierarchical needs between Balancing Areas and Reliability Areas were taken into account. The aggregated communication needs were translated into communication hardware and software specifications at the substations and between substations.

Related Publications

Yang, Tao, Hongbin Sun, and Anjan Bose. "Transition to a Two-Level Linear State Estimator—Part II: Algorithm." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 26.1 (2011) 54 - 62.
Yang, Tao, Hongbin Sun, and Anjan Bose. "Two-level PMU-based linear state estimator." 2009 IEEE/PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition (PSCE). Seattle, WA, USA: IEEE, 2009. 1 - 6.
Zhang, Yang, and Anjan Bose. "Design of Wide-Area Damping Controllers for Interarea Oscillations." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 23.3 (2008) 1136 - 1143.
Bhowmik, Sudipto, Kevin Tomsovic, and Anjan Bose. "Communication Models for Third Party Load Frequency Control." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 19.1 (2004) 543-548.