Book Review

Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control: The Gateway to Smart Grids

First Edition

Reviewed by Alex Apostolov, USA


System Integrity Protection Schemes (SIPS) are one of the main components at the top level of the protection and control hierarchy. They have been implemented for many years typically based on dynamic stability analysis of the impact of system events on the security of the electric power system.

Synchrophasor measurements can bring SIPS to a different level by allowing them to better observe the dynamic state of the electric power system and adapt their behavior when a system event occurs. This can be accomplished using Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control systems. More