Phasor Measurement Unit and Phasor Data Concentrator test with Real Time Digital Simulator

Konstantinos Diakos, Qiuwei Wu, Arne Hejde Nielsen

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The main focus of the electrical engineers nowadays, is to develop a smart grid that is able to monitor, evaluate and control the power system operation. The integration of Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED s) to the power network, is a strong indication of the inclination to lead the power network to a more reliable, secure and economic operation. The implementation of these devices though, demands the warranty of a secure operation and high-accuracy performance. This paper describes the procedure of establishing a PMU (Phasor Measurement Unit)–PDC (Phasor Data Concentrator) platform that is able to derive and communicate synchrophasor measurements of different parts of the power network and the development of tests, according to IEEE standards, that evaluate the performance of PMUs and PDCs. The tests are created by using a Real Time Digital Simulation (RTDS) system. The results obtained from testing are analyzed to evaluate the performance of the devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE PES APPEEC 2014
Number of pages5
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)9781479975372
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventIEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference 2014 - Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong King, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 Dec 201410 Dec 2014


ConferenceIEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference 2014
LocationKowloon Shangri-La Hotel
CountryHong Kong
CityHong King


  • Phasor Measurement Unit testing
  • Phasor Data Concentrator testing
  • Real Time Digital Simulator
  • Smart Grid

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