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, the project aims 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:

Available datasets

This LBNL dataset is available for research collaborators to download.

Please reference this publication for citations:

Stewart E.M., et al "Open μPMU: A real world reference distribution micro-phasor measurement unit data set for research and application development," LBNL Technical Report 1006408, October 2016.

Acknowledgments and disclaimers

This research is sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E program (DE-AR0000340).

The California Institute of Energy and Environment (CIEE) is leading this project together with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

The manufacturer and prime contractor Power Standards Laboratory (PSL) is supplying and testing the technology, which is based on PSL's already commercialized PQube power quality recorder.

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