Welcome to Application of Phasor Measurement Units for monitoring of power system And RTDS Technology


Under the supervision of the smart grid, online visualization of the power system states is
highly demanded, due to the growing complexity of the operation of the power system networks. With the
advent of the phasor measurement units (PMUs), which are much faster as compared to RTUs, the PMU
measurements can be best utilized for the online visualization of the power system states. Additionally, with
the introduction of real-time simulation tools, such as the Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS), real-time test
and validation of the power system state estimation is achievable. Such simulations will provide the required
confidence in the design of the state estimation and also validate its performance in a real-time environment.
This four-day course provides an overview and hands-on experience into the use of phasor measurement units in novel transmission power system network:

Motivation for Synchronized Measurements
Synchrophasor Fundamentals: PMU Measurements
Synchrophasor Fundamentals: Estimation
Synchrophasor Fundamentals: Setting PMU
Synchrophasor Fundamentals: Data Quality
Synchrophasor Fundamentals: Standards
PMU Applications
PMU-Based State estimation
PMU for Novel State estimations
The course will also focus on the applicability and practical implementation of the models, and cover the following main topics:

Overview of the principles of operation of the RTDS Simulator and an introduction to the electromagnetic transients algorithm used.
Introduction to the RSCAD software suite and its modules.
Build and run a number of power system simulation cases showing the capabilities and limitations of the RTDS Simulator.
Use of various I/O cards – GTAO, GTAI, GTDO, GTDI and GTFPI.
Introduction to developing an interface between an external protective relay and the RTDS Simulator for closed-loop testing.
Use RSCAD’s CBuilder module to create user defined component models.
Use scripts to automate the process of running simulation cases.
Use of RTDS’ GTNET hardware for GOOSE, Sampled Values and MMS Server applications;
Use of RTDS’ MMS Voyageur software for MMS Client applications;
Use of RTDS’ Protection and Automation Suite (MMS Server Simulator) software for MMS Server applications;
Prerequisites: Degree in Electrical Power System or similar
Matlab/Simulink knowledge is recommended for the exercises.

Form of evaluation: Exercises during course. participate in 4 days course. At the end, participants have to do project works based on materials of the course. There are 4 groups (each group consists of 5 persons).

Group1: installing PMU based SE for IEEE 14 Bus
Group2: Dynamic state estimation for Voltage and Current of IEEE 9 Bus
Group3: Data Quality for IEEE 9 Bus system
Group4: Simulink to RSCAD (IEEE 9 Bus)

Organizer: Assistant Professor Zhou Li, email: zli@et.aau.dk, Aalborg

Lecturers: Associate Professor Filipe Faria da Silva, email: ffs@et.aau.dk, Aalborg,
Assistant Professor Zhou Li, email: zli@et.aau.dk, Aalborg


Time: September 2-5, 2019

Place: Aalborg University

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: August 12 2019

Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.