A new platform for validating real-time, large-scale WAMPAC systems

Steven Blair, Nathan Matheson, Richard Munro, Campbell Booth

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A platform for emulating 64 Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs), with data from a real-time simulation, has been developed. An RTDS simulator has been used to provide IEC 61850-9-2 Sampled Value data, representing three-phase voltage and current measurements from up to 64 power system locations, and the platform efficiently processes the data using cost-effective ARM-based devices, which output synchrophasor data according to the IEEE C37.118.2 protocol. The platform provides flexibility to configure the PMU class and reporting rate at run-time. The paper analyses the measured report latency of the PMUs under a variety of configurations. This development provides a cost-effective system for demonstrating wide-area visualisation, control, and protection schemes.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2019
EventPAC World Conference 2019 - Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jun 201920 Jun 2019


ConferencePAC World Conference 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs)
  • real-time simulation
  • visualisation
  • control
  • protection


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