Synchronized sampling uses for real-time monitoring and control

TitleSynchronized sampling uses for real-time monitoring and control
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsCe Zheng, Mladen Kezunovic
Conference Name2009 North American Power Symposium (NAPS)
Date Published10/2009
Conference LocationStarkville, MS, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4244-4428-1
KeywordsAA05-003, AARD, control systems, power system management, power system monitoring

Real-time monitoring of power system conditions can help control center operators maintain adequate situational awareness. This paper addresses a set of visualization tools for future generation of switchable networks, with a particular emphasis on visualization used in the control center. While synchrophasor measurements are proven to enhance awareness of system operators, it remains unresolved how user interfaces that will aid operators in making decisions should be incorporated in existing interfaces for SCADA functions. This paper is aimed at developing an integrated visualization tool that will seamlessly incorporate time correlated information from synchrophasor measurements, SCADA and non-operational data. This will result in intelligent operator tools for alarm processing, fault analysis and breaker switching management, which will increase the effectiveness of power system visualizations and reduce the time needed to make decisions.