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Smart5Grid Testing Strategy & Field Implementations for RT Wide Area Monitoring of Interconnected Systems

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The integration of renewable energy sources in the electrical grid imposes several operational issues for the energy markets and the transmission system operators, in particular. It is of great importance not only to detect events, but also to react in time to prevent faults in the transmission system that could lead to outages for the consumers or even to permanent damage to the energy equipment. Towards this scope, the criticality of the role of the Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) which provide readings of voltage, frequency and current, is explained in this paper. It is also discussed how the 5G network may assist in the transfer of the measurements with its low latency capabilities and high availability criteria. Based on a Smart5Grid project’s dedicated use case, the concept of 5G enhanced wide area monitoring is presented along with the associated field platform implementations both in Greece and Bulgaria. A complete list of defined Field Platform Validation Metrics is also elaborated with the equivalent targeted values.


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    PMU was first invented in Virginia Tech in 1988 to measure phasors of voltage and current, frequency and real/reactive power in real-time. PMUs have been continuously enhanced and are now deployed in substations.

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    The most common task of SCADA is the state estimation of the power grid, which depends on unsynchronized and slow measurements.


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This work has been performed in the scope of the Smart5Grid European Research Project and has been supported by the Commission of the European Communities /5G-PPP/H2020, Grant Agreement No.101016912.

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Chochliouros, I.P. et al. (2023). Smart5Grid Testing Strategy & Field Implementations for RT Wide Area Monitoring of Interconnected Systems. In: Maglogiannis, I., Iliadis, L., Papaleonidas, A., Chochliouros, I. (eds) Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations. AIAI 2023 IFIP WG 12.5 International Workshops. AIAI 2023. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 677. Springer, Cham.

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