In recent years, power system engineers have become increasingly concerned with forced oscillations, which often arise due to the malfunction or misoperation of equipment. To detect these oscillations, which are often too small to be easily observed in time-domain synchrophasor data, several detection algorithms have been developed. Considering the vast quantities of synchrophasor data that system operators are now handling, tools are needed to detect and report on forced oscillations. To address this need, the Data Integrity Situational Awareness Tool (DISAT) was upgraded to perform forced oscillation detection and display results to the user. To perform the detection, two multi-channel algorithms were implemented. Several visualizations were implemented in the tool’s application to allow initial investigation of detected oscillations. With the upgrade, DISAT is now able to provide needed detection and analysis of forced oscillations across a large system.

10aAA15-0071 aFollum, Jim1 aTuffner, Francis, K. uhttps://certs.lbl.gov/publications/forced-oscillation-detection-and01652nas a2200181 4500008003900000245009000039210006900129260005100198520103200249653001301281653000901294653001001303653001001313100001601323700002501339700002201364856008401386 2015 d00aIntegration of a Self-Coherence Algorithm into DISAT for Forced Oscillation Detection0 aIntegration of a SelfCoherence Algorithm into DISAT for Forced O bPacific Northwest National Laboratoryc02/20153 aWith the increasing number of phasor measurement units on the power system, behaviors typically not observable on the power system are becoming more apparent. Oscillatory behavior on the power system, notably forced oscillations, are one such behavior. However, the large amounts of data coming from the PMUs makes manually detecting and locating these oscillations difficult. To automate portions of the process, an oscillation detection routine was coded into the Data Integrity and Situational Awareness Tool (DISAT) framework. Integration into the DISAT framework allows forced oscillations to be detected and information about the event provided to operational engineers. The oscillation detection algorithm integrates with the data handling and atypical data detecting capabilities of DISAT, building off of a standard library of functions. This report details that integration with information on the algorithm, some implementation issues, and some sample results from the western United Statesâ€™ power grid. 10aAA15-00710aAARD10aCERTS10aRTGRM1 aFollum, Jim1 aTuffner, Francis, K.1 aAmidan, Brett, G. uhttp://www.pnnl.gov/main/publications/external/technical_reports/PNNL-24127.pdf01820nas a2200277 4500008003900000020002200039245007800061210006900139260003600208300001000244520098900254653001301243653000901256653001701265653001701282653000901299100001901308700001801327700001501345700001601360700002501376700002201401700002201423700002301445856007401468 2011 d a978-1-61284-789-400aDeriving optimal operational rules for mitigating inter-area oscillations0 aDeriving optimal operational rules for mitigating interarea osci aPhoenix, AZ, USAbIEEEc03/2011 a1 - 83 aThis paper introduces a new method for mitigating inter-area oscillations of a large scale interconnected power system by means of generation re-dispatch. The optimal mitigation procedures are derived by searching for the shortest distance from current operating condition to a targeted operating condition with the desired damping ratio of the oscillation mode. A sensitivity-based method is used to select the most effective generators for generation re-dispatch and decision tree is trained to approximate the security boundary in a space characterized by the selected generators. The optimal operational rules can be found by solving an optimization problem where the boundary constraints are provided by the decision tree rules. This method is tested on a Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) 179-bus simplified model and simulation results have demonstrated the validity of the decision-tree-based method and shown promising application in real time operation.

10aAA07-00110aAARD10aoptimization10aoscillations10aWECC1 aDiao, Ruisheng1 aHuang, Zhenyu1 aZhou, Ning1 aChen, Yousu1 aTuffner, Francis, K.1 aFuller, Jason, C.1 aJin, Shuangshuang1 aDagle, Jeffery, E. uhttps://certs.lbl.gov/publications/deriving-optimal-operational-rules02070nas a2200277 4500008003900000020002200039245008600061210006900147260003600216300001000252520120300262653001301465653000901478653003901487653001201526653002601538653002701564653000901591100001601600700002201616700001901638700001501657700001801672700002501690856007701715 2011 d a978-1-4577-1000-100aThe influence of topology changes on inter-area oscillation modes and mode shapes0 ainfluence of topology changes on interarea oscillation modes and aDetroit, MI, USAbIEEEc07/2011 a1 - 73 aThe topology of a power grid network is a piece of critical information for power grid operations. Different power grid topologies can change grid characteristics, inter-area oscillation modes, mode shapes, and even the robustness of the power system. This paper presents some preliminary study results, based on an approved WECC operating case and a modified low damping WECC system, to show the impact of topology changes resulting from N-1 contingencies on power system modes and mode shapes. The results show that topology changes can have very different impact on modal properties in a power system: some result in an unstable situation, while others can improve small signal stability. For the former, the studies show about a 4.5% damping reduction, so a 5% damping margin would be required to ensure the system can sustain the contingencies. For the latter, those topology changes could be used as a control method to improve small signal stability. Mode shapes normally do not change when there is an N-1 topology change. These observations suggest that the inclusion of topological information is useful for improving the accuracy and effectiveness of power system control schemes.

10aAA07-00110aAARD10aAutomatic Switchable Network (ASN)10adamping10apower grid operations10aPower system stability10aWECC1 aChen, Yousu1 aFuller, Jason, C.1 aDiao, Ruisheng1 aZhou, Ning1 aHuang, Zhenyu1 aTuffner, Francis, K. uhttps://certs.lbl.gov/publications/influence-topology-changes-inter-area01571nas a2200241 4500008003900000020002200039245008200061210006900143260003600212300001000248520076300258653001301021653000901034653003901043653003601082653002901118100001501147700001801162700002501180700002001205700002901225856007501254 2011 d a978-1-4577-1000-100aA modified stepwise linear regression method for estimating modal sensitivity0 amodified stepwise linear regression method for estimating modal aDetroit, MI, USAbIEEEc07/2011 a1 - 73 aSmall signal stability problems are one of the major threats to grid stability and reliability. Low damping of inter area modes is usually considered to be a result of heavy power transfer over long distances. This paper proposes a modified stepwise regression method to estimate the modal sensitivity with respect to power flow on the transmission lines based on measurement. This sensitivity is used to identify dominant transmission lines, whose power flow has significant influence on the inter-area modal damping. It is shown through simulation study that the proposed method can effectively estimate the modal sensitivity with respect to line power flow. This, in turn, provides insight on how to improve damping through adjusting tie line flow.

10aAA09-00210aAARD10aAutomatic Switchable Network (ASN)10aphasor measurement units (PMUs)10apower system reliability1 aZhou, Ning1 aHuang, Zhenyu1 aTuffner, Francis, K.1 aTrudnowski, Dan1 aMittelstadt, William, A. uhttps://certs.lbl.gov/publications/modified-stepwise-linear-regression01950nas a2200265 4500008003900000020002200039245009000061210006900151260002900220300001000249520110800259653001301367653000901380653003901389653001201428653001701440653002501457653002601482653002701508100001801535700001501553700002501568700002001593856007101613 2011 d a978-1-4244-9618-100aUse of Modal Sensitivity to Operating Conditions for Damping Control in Power Systems0 aUse of Modal Sensitivity to Operating Conditions for Damping Con aKauai, HIbIEEEc01/2011 a1 - 93 aSmall signal stability is an inherent characteristic of dynamic systems such as power systems. Pole positioning through power system stabilizers (PSS) is often used for improving damping in power systems. A well-designed PSS can be very effective in damping oscillations, especially local oscillations. However, designing PSSs for inter-area oscillations has been a very challenging task due to time-varying operating conditions affecting the oscillations. This paper explores the sensitivity relationship between oscillations and operating conditions, and employs the relationship to derive recommendations for operator's actions to adjust operating conditions for improving damping. Low damping is usually considered to be a result of heavy power transfer in long distance, while specific locations also have significant impact on damping of oscillations. Therefore, it is important to consider locations in deriving recommendations. This paper proposes the concept of relative modal sensitivity and presents its application in deriving recommendations for operator's action in damping control.

10aAA07-00110aAARD10aAutomatic Switchable Network (ASN)10adamping10aoscillations10apower system control10aPower system dynamics10aPower system stability1 aHuang, Zhenyu1 aZhou, Ning1 aTuffner, Francis, K.1 aTrudnowski, Dan uhttps://certs.lbl.gov/publications/use-modal-sensitivity-operating01760nas a2200253 4500008003900000020002200039245011400061210006900175260003500244300001000279520090000289653001301189653000901202653003901211653002101250653003601271653002801307100001501335700001801350700002501368700002101393700002201414856007001436 2010 d a978-1-4244-6549-100aAutomatic implementation of Prony analysis for electromechanical mode identification from phasor measurements0 aAutomatic implementation of Prony analysis for electromechanical aMinneapolis, MNbIEEEc07/2010 a1 - 83 aSmall signal stability problems are one of the major threats to grid stability and reliability. Prony analysis has been successfully applied on ringdown data to monitor electromechanical modes of a power system using phasor measurement unit (PMU) data. To facilitate an on-line application of mode estimation, this paper develops a recursive algorithm for implementing Prony analysis and propose an oscillation detection method to detect ringdown data in real time. By automatically detecting ringdown data, the proposed method helps to guarantee that Prony analysis is properly and timely applied on the ringdown data. Thus, the mode estimation results can be performed reliably and timely. The proposed method is tested using Monte Carlo simulations based on a 17-machine model and is shown to be able to properly identify the oscillation data for on-line application of Prony analysis.

10aAA07-00110aAARD10aAutomatic Switchable Network (ASN)10agrid reliability10aphasor measurement units (PMUs)10apower system monitoring1 aZhou, Ning1 aHuang, Zhenyu1 aTuffner, Francis, K.1 aPierre, John, W.1 aJin, Shuangshuang uhttps://certs.lbl.gov/publications/automatic-implementation-prony02029nas a2200277 4500008003900000020002200039245007200061210006900133260003500202300001000237520114200247653001301389653000901402653003901411653003601450653002701486100001801513700001501531700002501546700001601571700002001587700002901607700002001636700002301656856007201679 2010 d a978-1-4244-6549-100aImproving small signal stability through operating point adjustment0 aImproving small signal stability through operating point adjustm aMinneapolis, MNbIEEEc07/2010 a1 - 83 aModeMeter techniques for real-time small-signal stability monitoring continue to mature, and more and more phasor measurements are available in power systems. It has come to the stage to bring modal information into real-time power system operation. This paper proposes to establish a procedure for Modal Analysis for Grid Operations (MANGO). Complementary to PSS and other traditional modulation-based control, MANGO aims to provide suggestions such as redispatching generation for operators to mitigate low-frequency oscillations. Load would normally not be reduced except as a last resort. Different from modulation-based control, the MANGO procedure proactively maintains adequate damping at all times, rather than reacting to disturbances when they occur. The effect of operating points on small-signal stability is presented in this paper. Implementation with existing operating procedures is discussed. Several approaches for modal sensitivity estimation are investigated to associate modal damping and operating parameters. The effectiveness of the MANGO procedure is confirmed through simulation studies of several test systems.10aAA07-00110aAARD10aAutomatic Switchable Network (ASN)10aphasor measurement units (PMUs)10aPower system stability1 aHuang, Zhenyu1 aZhou, Ning1 aTuffner, Francis, K.1 aChen, Yousu1 aTrudnowski, Dan1 aMittelstadt, William, A.1 aHauer, John, F.1 aDagle, Jeffery, E. uhttps://certs.lbl.gov/publications/improving-small-signal-stability01314nas a2200229 4500008003900000020002200039245011100061210006900172260004000241300001000281520052500291653001300816653000900829653003900838653002600877100002500903700001800928700001500946700002500961700002400986856007401010 2010 d a978-1-4244-6546-000aInitial studies on actionable control for improving small signal stability in interconnected power systems0 aInitial studies on actionable control for improving small signal aNew Orleans, LA, USAbIEEEc04/2010 a1 - 63 aPower consumption and demand continues to grow around the world. As the electric power grid continues to be put under more stress, the conditions of instability are more likely to occur. One cause of such instabilities is intearea oscillations, such as the oscillation that resulted in the August 10, 1996 blackout of the WECC. This paper explores different potential operations of different devices on the power system to improve the damping of these interarea oscillations using two different simulation models.

10aAA07-00110aAARD10aAutomatic Switchable Network (ASN)10aPower system modeling1 aTuffner, Francis, K.1 aHuang, Zhenyu1 aZhou, Ning1 aGuttromson, Ross, T.1 aJayantilal, Avnaesh uhttps://certs.lbl.gov/publications/initial-studies-actionable-control01698nas a2200277 4500008003900000245011600039210006900155260001200224300000700236520082500243653001301068653000901081653003801090653001001128100001801138700001901156700001501175700002201190700002501212700002901237700001601266700002001282700002001302700002301322856007501345 2010 d00aMANGO - Modal Analysis for Grid Operation: A Method for Damping Improvements through Operating Point Adjustment0 aMANGO Modal Analysis for Grid Operation A Method for Damping Imp c10/2010 a923 aWith more and more phasor measurements available and ModeMeter techniques maturing, there is yet a need for methods to bring modal analysis from monitoring to actions. The methods should be able to associate low damping with grid operating conditions, so operators or automated operation schemes can respond when low damping is observed. The work presented in this report aims to develop such a method and establish a Modal Analysis for Grid Operation (MANGO) procedure to provide recommended actions (such as generation re-dispatch or load reduction), and aid grid operation decision making for mitigating inter-area oscillations. This project directly contributes to the Department of Energy Transmission Reliability Program's goal of "improving reliability of the nation's electricity delivery infrastructure."

10aAA07-00110aAARD10aadvanced measurements and control10aCERTS1 aHuang, Zhenyu1 aDiao, Ruisheng1 aZhou, Ning1 aFuller, Jason, C.1 aTuffner, Francis, K.1 aMittelstadt, William, A.1 aChen, Yousu1 aHauer, John, F.1 aTrudnowski, Dan1 aDagle, Jeffery, E. uhttps://certs.lbl.gov/publications/mango-modal-analysis-grid-operation02086nas a2200253 4500008003900000022001400039245005800053210005800111260001200169300001400181490000700195520135600202653001301558653000901571653003901580653000901619100002101628700001501649700002501664700002001689700002001709700002901729856007401758 2010 d a0885-895000aProbing Signal Design for Power System Identification0 aProbing Signal Design for Power System Identification c05/2010 a835 - 8430 v253 aThis paper investigates the design of effective input signals for low-level probing of power systems. In 2005, 2006, and 2008 the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) conducted four large-scale system-wide tests of the western interconnected power system where probing signals were injected by modulating the control signal at the Celilo end of the Pacific DC intertie. A major objective of these tests is the accurate estimation of the inter-area electromechanical modes. A key aspect of any such test is the design of an effective probing signal that leads to measured outputs rich in information about the modes. This paper specifically studies low-level probing signal design for power-system identification. The paper describes the design methodology and the advantages of this new probing signal which was successfully applied during these tests. This probing input is a multi-sine signal with its frequency content focused in the range of the inter-area modes. The period of the signal is over 2 min providing high-frequency resolution. Up to 15 cycles of the signal are injected resulting in a processing gain of 15. The resulting system response is studied in the time and frequency domains. Because of the new probing signal characteristics, these results show significant improvement in the output SNR compared to previous tests.10aAA07-00110aAARD10aAutomatic Switchable Network (ASN)10aWECC1 aPierre, John, W.1 aZhou, Ning1 aTuffner, Francis, K.1 aHauer, John, F.1 aTrudnowski, Dan1 aMittelstadt, William, A. uhttps://certs.lbl.gov/publications/probing-signal-design-power-system