Webinar PMU in Every Household
IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series
A PMU in Every Household? GPS Time Synchronized Wide-Area Power Grid Monitoring
October 20, 2015 2:00 pm eastern
Presented by Yilu Liu
The University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
This webinar will introduce distribution level synchrophasor monitoring and how it could help with real time situational awareness.
Synchrophasor-based wide-area power system monitoring systems are being increasingly deployed in power grids worldwide. The high-resolution timesynchronized phasor measurements can help with understanding, forecasting, or even controlling the power grid in real-time. Various "measurement-based" applications has been spawn for power system situation awareness, operation, and control. This developing technology holds the potential to help grid operators interpret the status of power grid operation, take proactive measures to prevent blackouts, and facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources.
Some fascinating observations, such as interconnection-level electromechanical wave propagation, regional blackout, and super bowl grid frequency swings, will be demonstrated using measurement data collected from the actual U.S. grids.
Power company practicing engineers and executives, government regulators, academia, researchers, students will find this webinar of interest.
Dr. Yilu Liu is currently the Governor's Chair at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). She is the deputy director of the NSF/DOE Engineering Research Center -CURE NT. Prior to joining UTK/ORNL, she was a Professor at Virginia Tech. She led the effort to develop the North America power grid monitoring network (FNET) at Virginia Tech which is now operated at UTK and ORNL as FNET/GridEye. Her current research interests include power system wide-area monitoring and control, and large interconnection level dynamic modeling and simulations. Dr. Liu is a fellow of IEEE and the recipient of the Presidential Faculty Fellow Award.
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