CRSTT: Using Synchrophasor Data to Determine Disturbance Location

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NASPI Basic Synchrophasor Technology Information and Best Practices
Disturbance Detection
Synchrophasor Data and Applications

This paper describes how synchrophasor technology can be used in the Real-time Operations Horizon to determine the origin, nature and severity of disturbances on the electric power system.

Specifically, this paper considers how synchrophasor data and their application can be used by System Operations staff to analyze power system disturbances in near real-time and identify actions that can be taken to isolate faulted/failed equipment to return the electric system to an acceptable operating state.

The paper also identifies potential benefits to the utility organization in the areas of Operational Performance, Safety, Reliability, and Cost.