IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
21-24 October 2019 // Beijing, China

WS-4: Synchrophasors Data Analytics for Power Distribution Networks

WS-4: Synchrophasors Data Analytics for Power Distribution Networks

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Aim and Scope

In this workshop, we will focus on advanced distribution grid monitoring systems using phasor measurement units (D-PMUs) and their data quality, availability, analytics, and applications. Our panelists will discuss challenges, opportunities, success stories, and pathways for utilizing PMU data in power distribution networks.

The smart grid revolution has created a paradigm shift in distribution networks which is marked by significant variability and uncertainty in electricity supply and demand. This is due to the dramatic increase in the adoption of distributed energy resources (DER), electric vehicles, energy storage, and controlled loads. This transformation will impose different challenges on existing distribution infrastructure and system operation for various stockholders, operators, and customers. Moreover, distribution networks historically are lagging behind transmission networks in terms of observability, measurement accuracy, and data granularity. The recent developments in monitoring systems and sensor networks dramatically increase the variety, volume, and velocity of measurement data in the distribution level. A recent report by the Navigant estimates that the market for data analytics in the power distribution networks, including PMU data, is expected to be worth $9.7 billion by 2020.

Within this context, the panel will discuss specific use cases associated with the specific deployment of the PMU technology in power distribution networks. In particular, the panel will focus on the benefits of D-PMU data and their potential use on state estimation, fault detection, situational awareness systems, and dedicated optimal control strategies.

There is no paper submission required in this workshop, and if you are interested in participating the panel, please contact Dr. Reza Arghandeh (arghandehr@gmail.com) for detail.