|Title||Initial results in using a self-coherence method for detecting sustained oscillations|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Ning Zhou, Jeffery E Dagle|
|Conference Name||2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting|
|Conference Location||Denver, CO, USA|
This paper develops a self-coherence method for detecting sustained oscillations using phasor measurement unit (PMU) data. Sustained oscillations decrease system performance and introduce potential reliability issues. Timely detection of the oscillations at an early stage provides the opportunity for taking remedial reaction. Using high-speed time-synchronized PMU data, this paper details a self-coherence method for detecting sustained oscillation, even when the oscillation amplitude is lower than ambient noise. Simulation and field measurement data are used to evaluate the proposed method's performance. It is shown that the proposed method can detect sustained oscillations and estimate oscillation frequencies with a low signal-to-noise ratio. Comparison with a power spectral density method also shows that the proposed self-coherence method performs better.