Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control Systems
The enabler for smarter grids
Wide area monitoring, protection and control systems (WAMPACs) have been recognized as the most promising enabling technologies to meet challenges of modern electric power transmission systems, where reliability, economics, environmental and other social objectives must be balanced to optimize the grid assets and satisfy growing electrical demand. To this aim WAMPAC requires precise phasor and frequency information, which are acquired by deploying multiple time synchronized sensors, known as Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs), providing precise synchronized information about voltage and current phasors, frequency and rate-of-change-of-frequency.
This book provides an overview of this emerging technology. Topics covered include an introduction to WAMPACs; reliability-based substation monitoring systems placement; system integrity protection scheme based on PMU technology; new methodologies for large scale power system dynamic analysis; a fuzzy-based knowledge discovery paradigm for on-line optimal power flow analysis; and false data injection attacks and countermeasures for wide area measurement system.
About the Editors
Alfredo Vaccaro is an Associate Professor of Electrical Power Systems at the Department of Engineering of the University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy. His special fields of interest include soft computing and interval-based method applied to power system analysis, and advanced control architectures for diagnostic and protection of distribution networks. Prof. Vaccaro is a member of the Editorial Boards of IET Renewable Power Generation, and the International Journal of Reliability and Safety, and he is the Executive Editor of the International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology.
Ahmed Faheem Zobaa is a Senior Lecturer in power systems, an MSc Course Director and a Full Member of the Institute of Energy Futures at Brunel University London, UK. His main areas of expertise are power quality, (marine) renewable energy, smart grids, energy efficiency, and lighting applications. Dr. Zobaa is an Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology and Technology and Economics of Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy.
Alfredo Vaccaro, Ahmed Faheem Zobaa