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American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2017, 5(4), 120-125
DOI: 10.12691/ajeee-5-4-1
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Highlighting the Deficiencies in Some Existing Optimal PMU Placement Techniques

Emmanuel U. Oleka1, , Evelyn R. Sowells2 and Gary L. Lebby1

1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro NC 27411

2Department of Computer Systems Technology, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro NC 27411

Pub. Date: July 03, 2017

Cite this paper:
Emmanuel U. Oleka, Evelyn R. Sowells and Gary L. Lebby. Highlighting the Deficiencies in Some Existing Optimal PMU Placement Techniques. American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2017; 5(4):120-125. doi: 10.12691/ajeee-5-4-1

Abstract

Synchrophasor technology is receiving a global acceptance for electric power grid Wide Area Measurement System, (WAMS), an important function in a smart power transmission grid. A critical challenge in the synchrophasor technology deployment is the optimal choice of Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) locations on the power grid. Researchers have proposed several techniques and algorithms in this respect. This work evaluated some of the major techniques and established that the available techniques and the factors they considered are not sufficient for a real-life optimal PMU placement (OPP). It also pointed to a method that could be applied to achieve a practical and robust solution for effective PMU placement for synchrophasor applications in a real-life electric power grid. It, therefore, calls for a shift in paradigm in the studies for the optimal PMU placement locations.

Keywords:
optimal PMU placement placement considerations synchrophasor system deployment synchrophasor applications

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