WAMS-2012 Brochure

The secure and reliable operation of modern power systems has become an increasingly challenging task due to the ever-increasing demand for electricity, the growing number of interconnections, penetration of variable renewable energy sources, and energy market conditions. Several blackout events in recent past, worldwide, have necessitated the use of more intelligent and automated systems for online monitoring, protection and control of the power systems. Wide Area Monitoring and Control (WAMC) systems deploy Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) at selected locations in the transmission network. PMUs provide GPS synchronized time stamped voltage and current phasor measurements at sub-second rate. The time-synchronized measurement system enhances the situational awareness through better estimates of the states than the conventional Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and, hence, facilitates the use of several online decision and alarming tools for control of the power system stability and security. The WAMC systems have already been deployed in the electricity grids of several countries and has been planned to be deployed in the Indian regional power grid networks.


Academicians, officers/engineers from public energy/power utilities, corporate entities in the energy/power sector including equipment manufacturers and consultants, R&D organizations and Regulatory Commissions.