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Dr. Joe Chow gave a talk at the University of Florida in Gainesville on March 19th. The presentation was attended by approximately 30 people.  

Title: Synchronized Phasor Measurement Data and their Applications in Power Systems

Abstract: The talk will discuss some of the research conducted at RPI on the use of synchronized phasor measurements to improve the reliable operation of power systems. The discussion will start with an introduction to phasor measurements. Then several research topics will be presented:

  1. Phasor-only state estimation across power control regions
  2. Voltage stability analysis of wind farms using synchronized phasor data
  3. Generator damping torque assessment from measurements
  4. Phasor data management using low rank matrices and matrix completion algorithms
  5. Wide-area control accounting for data latency

Some of these endeavors are multi-disciplinary in nature and are the results of collaboration with control and signal processing researchers.  Chow-Joe_dean.png

Bio: Dr. Joe Chow received his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. After working in the General Electric power system business in Schenectady, he joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1987, and is a professor of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering. His research interests include power system dynamics and control, voltage stability, control of renewable resources, and synchronized phasor data. He is a fellow of IEEE and the 2014 recipient of the IEEE PES Charles Concordia Award.