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Can synchronized distribution level phasor measurements enhance planning for power flow and system control, security and resiliency in the modernized grid?

By installing a number of µPMUs in various locations in the electric distribution system and evaluating the data from them, this data supports a variety of projects to determine whether refined measurement of voltage phase angles can enable advanced diagnostic, monitoring and control methodologies in distribution systems, and to begin developing algorithms for diagnostic applications based on µPMU data.

Applications being studied include:

The dataset stored at https://powerdata-explore.lbl.gov is a set of power measurements and annotations, and an interface for exploring and downloading that data. The power measurements are collected by micro-phasor measurement units (μPMUs) and PQube3 power quality meters manufactured by Power Standards Laboratory in Alameda, CA and located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as other sites. The data located at https://powerdata-explore.lbl.gov is collected by PQube3s and μPMUs installed and used initially for a variety of purposes.

This LBNL dataset is available for the research public to use and download.

Please reference this publication for citations, which also contains more information on the dataset:

Sean Peisert, Reinhard Gentz, Joshua Boverhof, Chuck McParland, Sophie Engle, Abdelrahman Elbashandy, and Dan Gunter, "LBNL Open Power Data," LBNL Technical Report, May 2017. DOI:10.21990/C21599

Legacy data

Several legacy datasets hosted and linked to via this web site are also available.

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Project Personnel

Dr. Sean Peisert (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Reinhard Gentz (Computer Systems Engineer; Front-end/Back-end/Systems/Sensors)
Joshua Boverhof (Computer Systems Engineer; Back-end/Systems/Networks)
Charles McParland (Affiliate; Front-end/Back-end/Sensors)
Dr. Sophie Engle (Computer Systems Engineer; Front-end)
Abdelrahman Elbashandy (Computer Systems Engineer; Front-end)
Dan Gunter (Computer Systems Engineer)

Acknowledgments and disclaimers

This work is sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Energy's Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems program.

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