PMU Workshop


Testing and Validation of Synchrophasor Based Devices and Applications


Friday, March 16, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.
WSU Pullman Campus


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Implementation of the next-generation smart grid requires enhancements to the current electric grid at various levels of operation and control. This includes the integration of phasor based devices and new approaches in utilization of the large amount of data for various applications. 
The successful roll out of such a system requires enhanced testing, validation and certification of synchrophasor technologies to provide the assurance that the system meets recommended standards. This one-day workshop is focused on the power system engineering aspects of testing and validation for synchrophasor devices and applications. Need for testing, validation and certification as well as existing approach and standards will be discussed. This educational workshop will also include a tour of the existing facility at Washington State University.
Who Should Attend? This workshop is highly recommended for utility/vendor test engineers, designers, technical managers, procurement officers, marketing managers, smart grid engineers, students and faculty.
Registration is free but required.



Arun Phadke (Virginia tech)

Ken Martin (EPG)

Allen Goldstein (Fluke)

Greg Zweigle (SEL)

Ravi Subramaniam (IEEE ICAP)

Lloyd Green (IEEE ICAP)

Tony Faris (BPA)

Manu Parashar -ALSTOM

Qiang Zhang -NE-ISO

Anjan Bose (WSU)

Dean Ouellette (RTDS)

Dr. Harold Kirkham (PNNL)

Tony Weekes (Manitoba Hydro)




8 AM: Introduction
8.15-10.15 AM: PMU Testing & Certification Need, Requirements and Standards
10.15-10.30: Break
10.30-12.30: PMU Testing Mechanism, Solutions and Implementation
12.30-1.30 PM: Lunch
1.30-3.30: Requirements and Solutions for Validation of PMU applications
3.30-3.45 PM: Break
3.45-5.00 PM: Lab Tour and Vendor Demonstrations




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Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164

Pullman is located in Palouse region of Eastern Washington. Pullman, WA (PUW) has small airport connected through Seattle by Alaska Airlines. Other Airports nearby are Lewiston, ID and Spokane, WA.

Holiday Inn
1190 S.E. Bishop Blvd 
Pullman, WA 99163
(509) 334-4437

If you qualify for a government rate, remember to ask for the discount when you reserve your room



Power Engineering Program, The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University

IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP)

Energy Systems Innovations (ESI) Center

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OMICRON develops innovative power system test & measurement solutions worldwide: CMC for relays, meters, SCADA, PQ and IEC 61850 devices, including the powerful CMC 356 (3x64A); CPC for CTs, VTs, resistance & power-factor; and, Analyzers for diagnostic measurements on Power Transformers.






Contact Us

Anurag Srivastava (asrivast@eecs.wsu.edu1)
Jody Opheim (opheim@wsu.edu2) or call 509-335-6456


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