Supervision functions - Secure operation of sustainable power systems

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The globalization of use of Distributed Generation (DG) and other distributed energy resources in recent years have strongly influenced the power systems operation changes. The growing use of new technologies such as Phasor Measurements Units (PMUs) increases the possibilities and the efficiency of power systems operation control. The use of PMUs allows more penetration of DG mainly, with technologies based on renewable resources with intermittent and unpredictable operation such a wind power. This paper introduces the Secure Operation of Sustainable Power Systems (SOSPO) project. The SOSPO project tries to respond to the question "How to ensure a secure operation of the future power system where the operating point is heavily is fluctuating?" focusing in the Supervision module architecture and in the power system operation states. The main goal of Supervision module is to determine the power system operation state based on new stability and security parameters derived from PMUs measurement and coordinate the use of automatic and manual control actions. The coordination of the control action is based not only in the static indicators but also in the performance evaluation of control actions. Based in the performance evaluation, the control allocation uses an adaptive mechanism to give more or less importance to the actions considering the existent operation context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFAC Proceedings Volumes
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-3-902823-41-0
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event12th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems - Wright State University, Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 201315 Aug 2013
Conference number: 12


Conference12th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems
LocationWright State University
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


  • Distributed power generation
  • Energy management systems
  • Energy resources
  • Phase measurement
  • Power generation
  • Wind power
  • Phasor measurement units

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