The paper deals with a novel method to measure inter-area oscillations, i.e., electromechanical oscillations involving groups of generators geographically distant from one another and ranging within the frequency interval from 0.1 Hz up to 1 Hz. The estimation of the parameters characterizing inter-area oscillations is a crucial objective in order to take the necessary actions to avoid the instability of the transmission electrical system. The proposed approach is a signal-based method, which uses samples of electrical signals acquired by the phasor measurement unit (PMU) and processes them to extract the individual oscillations and, for each of them, determine their characteristic parameters such as frequency and damping. The method is based on Hilbert transformations, but it is optimized through further algorithms aiming at (i) improving the ability to separate different oscillatory components, even at frequencies very close to each other, (ii) enhancing the accuracy associated with the damping estimates of each oscillation, and (iii) increasing the robustness to the noise affecting the acquired signal. Results obtained in the presence of signals involving the composition of two oscillations, whose damping and frequency have been varied, are presented. Tests were conducted with signals either synthesized in simulated experiment or generated and acquired with actual laboratory instrumentation.

An Optimized HT-Based Method for the Analysis of Inter-Area Oscillations on Electrical Systems / Bonavolontà, Francesco; Di Noia, Luigi Pio; Lauria, Davide; Liccardo, Annalisa; Tessitore, Salvatore. - In: ENERGIES. - ISSN 1996-1073. - 12:15(2019), p. 2935. [10.3390/en12152935]

An Optimized HT-Based Method for the Analysis of Inter-Area Oscillations on Electrical Systems

Bonavolontà, Francesco;Di Noia, Luigi Pio;Lauria, Davide;Liccardo, Annalisa;Tessitore, Salvatore
2019

Abstract

The paper deals with a novel method to measure inter-area oscillations, i.e., electromechanical oscillations involving groups of generators geographically distant from one another and ranging within the frequency interval from 0.1 Hz up to 1 Hz. The estimation of the parameters characterizing inter-area oscillations is a crucial objective in order to take the necessary actions to avoid the instability of the transmission electrical system. The proposed approach is a signal-based method, which uses samples of electrical signals acquired by the phasor measurement unit (PMU) and processes them to extract the individual oscillations and, for each of them, determine their characteristic parameters such as frequency and damping. The method is based on Hilbert transformations, but it is optimized through further algorithms aiming at (i) improving the ability to separate different oscillatory components, even at frequencies very close to each other, (ii) enhancing the accuracy associated with the damping estimates of each oscillation, and (iii) increasing the robustness to the noise affecting the acquired signal. Results obtained in the presence of signals involving the composition of two oscillations, whose damping and frequency have been varied, are presented. Tests were conducted with signals either synthesized in simulated experiment or generated and acquired with actual laboratory instrumentation.
2019
An Optimized HT-Based Method for the Analysis of Inter-Area Oscillations on Electrical Systems / Bonavolontà, Francesco; Di Noia, Luigi Pio; Lauria, Davide; Liccardo, Annalisa; Tessitore, Salvatore. - In: ENERGIES. - ISSN 1996-1073. - 12:15(2019), p. 2935. [10.3390/en12152935]
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