The project commenced in 2008 and
ran through to 2011. The key deliverable elements of the project included:
Year 1: A review of existing WAMPAC solutions, a study
of WAPMPAC technology worldwide and an evaluation of real systems installed
elsewhere in the world (Denmark, Sweden. USA). Identification of technology
which will be suitable for installation on the GB and IRL transmission network.
Evaluation of system architecture requirements, based on the applications aimed
to be implemented (short-, mid- and long-term). Evaluation of the current state
of technology used for WAMPAC systems including the assessment of the
compatibility of existing technology (assets) related to the needs of a future
WAMPAC system. Review of future physical connection requirements and challenges
with the maintenance of the hardware, supporting a GB and IRL WAMPAC system.
Year 2:Development of a simulation tool
based on DIgSILENT, for investigating WAMPAC systems. Investigation of
different models with different levels of complexity was used. Evaluation of
WAMPAC algorithms on a simulator that models GB and/or IRL network.
Year 3:Design and evaluation of new WAMPAC algorithms
for improved network monitoring and control. Evaluation of WAMPAC algorithms
using data from PMUs on GB and IRL network. Benchmarking, validation and
fine-tuning of models used in the project (DIgSILENT). Final report and
presentation of PhD thesis. The research was concluded successfully and further
wide area monitoring protection and control projects are likely to follow