Open µPMU Event Dataset: Detection and Characterization at LBNL Campus

Open µPMU Event Dataset: Detection and Characterization at LBNL Campus

TitleOpen µPMU Event Dataset: Detection and Characterization at LBNL Campus
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsTucker Jennings Swenson, Evangelos Vrettos, Joscha Mueller, Christoph Gehbauer
Conference Name2019 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)
Date Published08/2019
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationAtlanta, GA, USA
Abstract

Micro-Synchrophasor Measurement Units (μPMUs) offer a compelling stream of data for quantifying, characterizing, and analyzing electrical grid conditions. They can measure local current and voltage phasors twice per cycle, resulting in 120 Hertz data. Furthermore, they are time-synchronized between locations, permitting time-sensitive analysis, such as phase angle comparisons between locations. This paper utilizes μPMU data from three locations within the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) campus to detect, characterize, and analyze grid events. The Berkeley Tree DataBase (BTrDB) is employed as a centered data repository, which permits rapid data sifting and event isolation by representing raw data statistically. The Twenty-six voltage sags detected on the LBNL campus across three μPMU locations are presented here, and aggregated into a event library which is open source and available to the research community. An analysis of these short-lived events is conducted by the Ward and K-Means clustering method, and the utilization for proactive control application is discussed.

DOI10.1109/PESGM40551.2019.8973717