Benefits of Deploying Synchronized Measurements in the T&D Systems – Key Success Factors and Examples

Date: Wednesday, May 26                               Time:  – 

Name and title of the speaker: Damir Novosel


Organisation: Quanta Technology, USA

Biography of the speaker: Damir Novosel is president and founder of Quanta Technology, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, a Fortune 250 company. Previously, he was vice president of ABB Automation Products and president of KEMA T&D US. Dr. Novosel is also an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Novosel was elected to National Academy of Engineers in 2014. He served as President of the IEEE Power and Energy Society and VP of Technical Activities. Damir is a member of the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board. He also chairs IEEE Industry Technical Support Leadership Committee. Damir is a member of the CIGRE US National Committee and received the CIGRE Attwood Associate and the Distinguished Member awards. Damir holds 17 US and international patents, published over 190 articles and reports, and contributed to 5 books. He has led development and implementation of pioneering concepts, methods, and products related to Synchronized Measurement technology, including the Application and Industry Roadmap study for California Energy Commission and US Department of Energy which became blueprint for significant DOE Synchrophasor investment. Damir also chaired the North American Synchrophasor Initiative Performance and Standards (NASPI) Task Team (2004-2011). Damir is an IEEE Fellow since 2003, holds PhD, MSc, and BSc degrees in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University (where he was a Fulbright scholar), the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and the University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, respectively. Dr. Novosel was selected as Mississippi State University Distinguished Engineering Fellow.

Abstract: Synchronized measurements have been providing important benefits for transmission system planners and operators through various applications, such as situational awareness, post-event analysis, model validation, real-time operational support, and advanced protection and control, among others. As the power industry is presently moving towards carbon-neutral with Distributed Energy Resources and storage, there is a need for improved sensor technology, including synchronized measurements. The distribution system has a history of low visibility due to lack of high-fidelity sensors. Deploying synchronized measurements is becoming very important to large number of applications in distribution systems to facilitate deployment of inverter-based resources. This presentation will address recent synchronized measurement development initiatives and practical implementation examples for both transmission and distribution systems, as well as key success factors to successfully deploy the technology. It will also address needs to create a framework and a roadmap for deploying synchronized measurement applications to provide optimal benefits and deploy reliable and cost-effective system infrastructure.