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Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications

Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications
Open Access

ISSN: 2090-4541

Applications of PMU in renewable energy generation

World Congress and Exhibition on Wind & Renewable Energy

July 28-30, 2016 Berlin, Germany

Aneesh Rajeev

Gamesa Renewable, India

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl

Abstract :

The potential future applications of Phasor Measurement Units (PMU) for power system operations under high penetrations of wind and other renewable energy sources is discussed in this paper. Renewable energy sources are highly variable in nature. Similar to the conventional generating plants, outputs from these Renewable Energy Sources (RES) have impact on grid operations. The rapid penetration of RES in the grid has made the utilities to have a real time monitoring of these sources. This can be accomplished with the help of synchrophasors. Apart from real time monitoring, there are various other applications such as loss of mains protection, equivalent inertia calculation and voltage stability assessment of RES. These applications which are possible with the help of synchrophasors will be discussed in detailed in the main paper. Utilities can drastically improve their ability to operate their system dynamics with the help of real time synchrophasor data gathered from PMU��?s. Some of the real-time applications that can benefit from PMU deployment are: real time visualization of power systems and components, optimal state estimation, loss of mains protection, optimal allocation of static and dynamic reactive resources, real time inertia measurement, on-line transient stability assessment, voltage security assessment, coordination of line transfer capability ratings, prediction of angular and voltage instability, development of simulation tools to prevent cascading events and protection systems. Few of the most cited applications with respect to RES are briefly described in the main paper.

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