|Title||A data quality filter for PMU measurements: Description, experience, and examples|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Jim Follum, Brett G Amidan|
|Conference Name||2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)|
|Conference Location||Boston, MA, USA|
Networks of phasor measurement units (PMUs) continue to grow, and along with them, the amount of data available for analysis. With so much data, it is impractical to identify and remove poor quality data manually. The data quality filter described in this paper was developed for use with the Data Integrity and Situation Awareness Tool (DISAT), which analyzes PMU data to identify anomalous system behavior. The filter operates based only on the information included in the data files, without supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) data, state estimator values, or system topology information. Measurements are compared to preselected thresholds to determine if they are reliable. Along with the filter's description, examples of data quality issues from application of the filter to nine months of archived PMU data are provided. The paper is intended to aid the reader in recognizing and properly addressing data quality issues in PMU data.