Micro-phasor Measurement Units (μPMUs) and Its Applications in Smart Distribution Systems

  • Alok Jain
  • Suman Bhullar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 487)


The installation of phasor measurement units (PMUs) in the power grids is mainly focused on the transmission systems. Researchers are continuously working on the PMUs for its installation in the transmission system. But, now due to the advancement in distribution system, i.e., for smart distribution system, a device is going to be installed which creates real-time synchrophasor data from the consumer voltage level, called μPMUs, which could provide new insight into modern power systems. These units can be created more cheaply, an order of magnitude less, than current commercial PMUs. For this reason, many more μPMUs could be deployed and provide a much higher resolution of the distribution grid. So, in this paper, the concepts like why we need micro-PMUs and its block diagram are explained. This paper also discusses the applications for synchrophasor technology in distribution systems.


Discrete Fourier transform (DFT) Global positioning system (GPS) μPMU PDCs WAMS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology (BHU)VaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical & Instrumentation EngineeringThapar UniversityPunjabIndia

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