Synchrophasor-based Applications to Enhance Electrical System Performance in the Netherlands

M. Popov*, A. Boricic, Nidarshan Veerakumar, Matija Naglic, I. Tyuryukanov, M. Tealane, José L. Rueda, M.A.M.M. van der Meijden, P. Palensky, More Authors

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This paper deals with the essentials of synchrophasor applications for future power systems aimed at increasing system reliability and resilience. In this work, several applications are presented, covering real-time disturbance detection and blackout prevention. Firstly, an advanced big-data management platform built in real-time digital simulation (RTDS) environment to support measurement data collection, processing and sharing among stakeholders is described. With this platform, a network splitting methodology to avoid cascading failures is presented and demonstrated, which upon the occurrence of a disturbance successfully isolates the affected part to avoid catastrophic cascade system outage. Online generator coherency identification is another synchrophasor application implemented on the platform, whose use is demonstrated in the context of controlled network splitting. By using synchrophasors, data-analytics techniques can also be used for identifying and classifying different disturbances in real-time with the least human intervention. Therefore, a novel centralized artificial intelligence (AI) based expert system to detect and classify critical events is outlined. Finally, the paper elaborates on the development of advanced system resilience metrics for real-time vulnerability assessment, with a focus on increasingly relevant dynamic interactions between distribution and transmission systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the CIGRE Paris 2022 Conference
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventCIGRE Session 2022 - Paris, France
Duration: 28 Aug 20222 Sep 2022

Publication series

NameCIGRE Paris 2022


ConferenceCIGRE Session 2022


  • Phasor Measurement Units
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Algorithms
  • Wide Area Monitoring and Protection
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Controlled Islanding


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