Categorizing Phasor Measurement Units by Application Data Requirements

Release Date
ERICA Number
PNNL-28197 / NASPI-2018-TR-008
Document Subject Area
Application Data Requirements
Categorizing PMUs

Phasor measurement units (PMUs) are becoming prevalent on the power system, as is their integration into advanced power system applications.  Performance characteristics for the PMU devices are formalized under IEEE Standard C37.118.1-2011 [1].  Formalizing the data requirements for PMU-based applications defines characteristics for utilizing these devices.  Creating a set of consistent, quantifiable requirements for different applications of PMU data helps new and existing users understand the capability and suitability of PMUs in their particular scenarios.  Understanding these requirements and limitations will help PMU data users determine potentially necessary infrastructure upgrades, as well as provide indications where existing PMU deployments can be leveraged.