Synchronized Waveforms – A Frontier of Data-Based Power System and Apparatus Monitoring, Protection, and Control
Voltage and current waveforms contain the most authentic and granular information on the behaviors of power systems. In recent years, it has become possible to synchronize waveform data measured from different locations of a power system. Thus, large-scale coordinated analyses of multiple waveforms over a wide area are within our reach. This development could unleash a set of new concepts, strategies, and tools for monitoring, protecting, and controlling power systems and apparatuses. This webinar presents an in-depth review and analysis of the advancements in synchronized waveform data, including measurement devices, data characteristics, use cases, and comparisons with synchrophasor data. Based on the findings, five strategies are proposed to discover and develop synchronized waveform-based applications over multiple application areas. The webinar also introduces three complementary application platforms and two data screening algorithms for application implementation. The presentation material is based on a paper accepted for the visionary paper series of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.