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Online Oscillation Alert

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Oscillation Alert

Low-frequency oscillation events significantly impact the stability of the power system. By utilizing the real time measurement data, either frequency or phasor angle, the low-frequency oscillations can be detected quickly because they have a specific signature. The online low-frequency oscillation alert application analyzes the real time frequency measurement provided by the FNET/GridEye system and accurately recognizes the oscillation events before the power system stability is compromised. Once an event is detected, the application sends alerts to the necessary clients and automatically stores the disturbance measurement data. Theoretically, the oscillation event displays typical signatures in both frequency and phasor angle measurements as shown in the following figure.


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[2] Z. Yuan, T. Xia, Y. Zhang, L. Chen, P. N. Markham, R. M. Gardner, and Y. Liu, "Inter-area oscillation analysis using wide area voltage angle measurements from FNET," in 2010 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2010, pp. 1-7.