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In this paper we assume that time synchronized measurements will be ubiquitously available at all high voltage substations at very high rates. We examine how this information can be utilized more effectively for real time operation as well as for subsequent decision making. This new information available in real time is different, both in quality and in(More)
In recent years much of the discussion involving " smart grids " has implicitly involved only the distribution side, notably advanced metering. However, today's electric grids have many challenges involving the rest of the grid— the bulk power system—that can be mitigated by making it more intelligent. An enabling technology for helping the bulk power(More)
The Day-Ahead electricity market is modeled as a multi-agent system with interacting agents including supplier agents, Load Serving Entities, and a Market Operator. Simulation of the market clearing results under the scenario in which agents have learning capabilities is compared with the scenario where agents report true marginal costs. It is shown that,(More)
In the ongoing process to create a competitive electricity market, the problem of Ancillary Services is assuming a fundamental role. Ancillary Services are those services performed by generators, transmission and control equipment, which are necessary to support basic services and to maintain reliable operations and system security. In this paper, we focus(More)
The present communication architecture supporting control of the electric power grid makes it difficult to use the wealth of data collected at high rates in substations, retarding their use in new applications for controlling the grid. A flexible, real-time data network would make it possible to use these data for many more control and protection(More)
—With the increase in the monitoring of status data at very high rates in high voltage substations and the ability to time synchronize these data with GPS signals, there is a growing need for transmitting this data for monitoring, operation, protection and control needs. The sets of data that need to be transferred and the speed at which they need to be(More)
—The rapid increase of phasor measurements on the high voltage power system has opened opportunities for new applications to enhance the operation of the grid. To take advantage of the high sampling rates of these measurement data, these applications will require a high-bandwidth, networked communication system. The specifications for this next generation(More)
The members of the Committee appointed to examine the dissertation of VENKATA SRINI-VAS IRAVA find it satisfactory and recommend that it be accepted. Chair ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I am eternally thankful to my advisor Dr. Carl Hauser for his help throughout my PhD program. His constant support and guidance have helped me immensely in my studies here at WSU. I(More)