• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 48, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

Recent Developments in Optimal Placement of Phasor Measurement Units Considering in Incomplete Observability


Independent System Operator (ISO) monitors the SCADA system to continuously check the health of power system. SCADA system refreshing rate is several seconds which may cause delay or even miss important information and the ISO may not be able to take appropriate action when most needed. An emerging technology is the Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) which takes the help of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and timestamps the whole power system network with much faster refreshing rates. In this paper difference of Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) and SCADA is represented. Rules and conditions to optimally place the PMUs in power system are discussed. A review on methods used for placement of the PMU in the power system based on incomplete observability is given. Also the spanning tree search based optimal placement method is also discussed.

Keywords: Complete and Incomplete Observability, Optimal Placement, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU), SCADA


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