PMU placement for the central american power network and its possible impacts

G. A. Sanchez, Anamitra Pal, V. A. Centeno, W. C. Flores

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

The Central American Power System (CAPS) comprises of the electrical power networks of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. The topology of the network, the geographical distribution of the load and generation blocks, and the localized weaknesses in some sections of the transmission grid have made this system prone to frequent partial or total blackouts. At the same time, this area has the advantage of having a control center that can promote international measures in order to safeguard the integrity of the transmission network. This paper presents a gradual optimal PMU placement approach that guarantees minimum regional observability at the initial stage and full observability for the complete implementation. The paper also states how WAMS can provide real-time information to the control center for a more secure operation of the system. The practical constraints of ensuring real-time monitoring of critical buses of the network are taken into account during PMU Placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Latin America, ISGT LA 2011 - Conference Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 19 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Latin America, ISGT LA 2011 - Medellin, Colombia
Duration: Oct 19 2011Oct 21 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Latin America SGT LA 2011 - Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2011 IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Latin America, ISGT LA 2011
CountryColombia
CityMedellin
Period10/19/1110/21/11

Keywords

  • Binary Integer Programming
  • Observability
  • Optimal Placement
  • Phasor Measurement Units
  • Power System Monitoring
  • Wide Area Measurements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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