WIDE AREA MONITORING SYSTEM (WAMS) CONSULTING
The objective of this work is to recommend the latest WAMS technologies that can be implemented for enhancing system-wide visibility, control and monitoring for one of the largest Indian State Utility. As a part of this work, providing recommendations, architecture, feasibility studies, detailed project report which includes cost benefit analysis are carried out.
SMART TRANSMISSION GRID IMPLEMENTATION STUDIES
The objective of this work is to recommend the latest smart transmission grid technologies to one of the largest Indian State Utility. As a part of this work, providing recommendations on better transmission system operation, architecture, feasibility studies, detailed project report which includes cost benefit analysis are carried out.
GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) IMPLEMENTATION STUDIES
The objective of this work is to recommend the latest GIS and Management Information System (MIS) technologies for one of the largest Indian State Utility. As a part of this work, providing recommendations on Information systems that can be used, feasibility studies, detailed project report which includes cost benefit analysis are carried out.
AUTOMATIC FAULT ANALYSIS SYSTEM
The objective of this work is to carry out Fault analysis from Digital relay files. Some of the features of this system are fault detection and classification, fault location, relay operation analysis, various automated reporting process.
OSCILLATION MONITORING SYSTEM
The objective of this work was to determine low frequency oscillations in the system by using PMU data. Investigations started with PMU data collected from a Load Dispatch Centre (LDC). Algorithm based on Prony analysis is used to investigate the data and arrive at necessary conclusions.
SYNCHROPHASOR (PMU) BASED APPLICATIONS
Some of the major utilities around the world have implemented synchrophasor or Phasor Measurement Units (PMU) based solutions and has realized the benefits. One of the recent outcomes, in this area,is the development of Disturbance Analysis Tool (MiPDATool) to analyze the PMU data. The tool is designed to identify the event and classify it into Fault or Load/Generation unbalance. Type of fault and quantum of power unbalance is also determined. User definable rule based configuration can be done to analyze system parameter violations. Identifying low frequency oscillations in the system is also available as part of the solution. PRDC is continuously working in the WAMS arena and has plans to develop advanced applications using PMU data to aid improve power quality, reliability, better control and more efficient grid operations.
GROUND GRID DESIGN
In this work, research is done for economic design of Ground Grid Systems in Substations for various configurations such as Square, Rectangle, L shape Grids and 2 layer soil model. G-GRID software is a substation grounding grid design and analysis program from the staple of MiPower® developers who are pioneers in providing solutions in power system engineering worldwide. G-GRID has been specially developed for Utility & industry to arrive at an economic & safe design of new grounding grids as also for checking adequacy of existing grids for possible re-enforcement. Efficient & well-proven analysis algorithms, User-friendly data entry and graphical 2-D plotting make G-GRID software an efficient tool that helps in analyzing earth potentials and enables engineers to choose a technically sound and economical design of Grounding grid from a variety of options.