Wide Area Measurement Applications for Transmission and Distribution Systems

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Course Overview

Ensure your power systems are running securely and reliably by learning the basics of Wide Area Management Systems (WAMS). WAMS is a protection system that monitors the condition of the network, and in transient conditions, alerts the operations staff of danger. In this course, you will learn how its communication infrastructure operates, and how to respond to a system disturbance.

Who Should Attend?

Who should attend?

  • Practicing power system protection engineers 
  • System planners 
  • Technical staff working with smart grid integration 
  • Consultants and researchers
  • Operations supervisors

Course Outline

Day 1

WAMS and Smart Grid: An Introduction

The Evolution of Energy Control Centers

Optimization of Grid Conditions

Today’s Control Centers

Application of WAMS: State Estimation

Applications of WAMS: Protection Systems


Day 2

Application of WAMS: System Control

Calibrating Instrument Transformers with WAMS

PMU Standard C37 118.1

PMU Communications: C37.118 and IEC 61850-90-5

PMU testing

WAMS Around the World


Day 3

WAMS Systems in North America

Dominion Virginia Power Field Experiences

Applications of WAMS: Distribution Systems

Benefits of Using Synchrophasors

Key Deployment Success Factors


John Raksany

John A. Raksany, PE joined the Department of Engineering Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as a program director in 1998. Previously a senior maintenance planning engineer for Alliant Utilities, he has 27 years of experience in power delivery system planning, protection and control, maintenance, and substation design.

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