Morning Workshop #1: Use of Synchrophasors and Synchronized Sampling in Protection

Chair: Sukumar Brahma, Ph.D., Clemson University, USA
Co-Chair: Xinzhou Dong, Ph.D., Tsinghua University, China

This workshop is intended to bring together subject-experts from around the globe to discuss the role of synchronized measurements in improving protection of the power grid. Impact of such measurements on wide area based protection including special integrity protection schemes, addressing the protection challenges posed by renewable resources and hybrid ac-dc grids, and predictive outage management are some of the areas under focus. The workshop, instead of having panel type presentations, will be conducted through moderated discussions among participants, in order to ensure lively participation of all attendees.
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Afternoon Workshop #2: Implementation of Synchrophasor Data Analytics

Chair: Zhenyu (Henry) Huang, Ph.D., P.E., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Co-Chair: P. R. Kumar, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, USA

This workshop is intended to bring together subject-experts from around the globe to discuss approaches for implementing synchrophasor data analytics. World-wide deployment of synchrophasor systems has resulted in large amounts of streaming data being captured by Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) and being utilized for a wide range of applications in the Control Centers of utilities, independent system operators, and reliability coordinators. Currently, most of the data supports situational awareness, which has been proven effective in enhancing operator’s ability to understand complex power system events. At the same time the practice has shown that for an effective use of synchrophasor technology, more automated means of recognizing and predicting power system events is needed, which requires development of advanced data analytics. This workshop will engage the participants in a discussion of new approaches of synchrophasor data analytics ranging from database management, data science, data model convergence, and visualization as well as open issues to the need to offer data analytics that are cyber secure, computationally effective and affordable. The workshop, instead of having panel type presentations, will be conducted through moderated discussions among participants, in order to ensure lively participation of all attendees.
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