The project “Development of a Pilot-Project for a Special Protection System (SPS) using Synchrophasor Technology”, launched in May, aims at developing methodologies and applications for systemic control and protection, with a particular focus on SPS based on synchrophasor measurements, and according to the concepts related to Wide Area Monitoring Protection and Control (WAMPACS).
Over the next 20 months, a research on systemic control and protection resources will take place, in order to analyse their application into Brazil’s National Interconnected System. This action will consider the System’s current configuration, which contains multiple high-voltage direct current (HVDC) links and operates according to multi-infeed.
The National Electrical System Operator is the entity in charge of funding the project, carried out in partnership with INESC P&D Brasil, responsible for the execution and management of the research. The technical team consists of researchers from the University of Santa Catarina and Unicamp.