Algerian Journal of Signals and Systems
Volume 2, Numéro 3, Pages 149-161

Fault Detection In Wide Area Monitoring Systems Via Pmu Optimal Placement

Authors : Recioui Abdelmadjid . Tazibt Mohamed . Benhenni Hakim .


The Phasor measurement units (PMUs) have become more and more attractive in power engineering as they can provide synchronized measurements of real-time voltage and currents phasors. The objective of this work is twofold: first, the optimal placement of PMUs is done in the standardized IEEE systems. Next, fault location is determined based on the measurements collected from these PMUs. The simulations are carried out using MATLAB SIMULINK. The results show that it is possible to exploit the PMU measurement data to locate and hence cure the faults in the power system.


smart grids, phasor measurement unit, PMU placement, fault location