Title: ” SynchroPhasor System: Measuring state of a dynamic system at a speed at which it changes. “

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Refreshments: 5:30 to 6:00 PM

Meeting: 6:00 to 7:00 PM Earn 1.0 CPD Hours

Location: AEP Office, Conference Room 2C, 700 Morrison Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Abstract: Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) measure the state of an electric power grid (a dynamic system) at a rate of 1-120 samples/second. These measurements, when taken in a synchronized fashion across the grid, tell us the state of the electrical grid, a key indicator of system’s overall behavior and its expected future trajectory. These fast measurements also give us insight into the dynamics of the grid during perturbations like line faults, generator switching, and abrupt load changes which can help us validate the models of system components like generators & their associated controls. Synchrophasor systems, therefore, provide information and insights on the electric grid that are not available using traditional Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and can help us operate the grid more efficiently and reliably.

Presenter: Prashant Kansal

       Prashant Kansal received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, India and M.S. degree  in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University, USA. He has worked as Substation Design Engineer at Engineers India Limited, in Delhi, India and as a Research Engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, in Pullman, WA. Currently, he is a member of the Advanced Transmission Studies and Technology group at AEP where is working on AEP’s SynchroPhasor System, Wide Area Power Quality, Geomagnetic Induced Current studies, and System Stability studies.


Please RSVP to Richard Smelker by email to Or by phone at 614-552-1697 by 1:00PM, September 22, 2014

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