An Optimization Framework for Planning of WAMS with a Heterogeneous Communication Network


H. A. Tokel, G. Alirezaei, S. Baig, R. Mathar,


        In this work, we propose an optimization model for an integrated
minimum-cost planning of a wide area measurement system (WAMS) with an
underlying heterogeneous communication network. The integer linear program
formulation of the proposed planning approach enables not only a
simultaneous optimal placement of phasor measurement units (PMU) and phasor
data concentrators (PDC) for the observability of the power systems, but
also the consideration of multiple communication technologies with their
link parameters and costs. The novel network design approach is applied to
test networks with different sizes and topological properties. The first
results validate that the deployment cost of a WAMS can be reduced by
identifying the possible use of low-cost communication technologies with
the proposed integrated planning approach while satisfying network


wams;planning;optimal design;heterogenous;communication constraints;pmu placement;pdc;integrated planning;optimization;hierarchical design; integer linear program

isbn: 978-1-5090-4074-2

BibTEX Reference Entry 

	author = {Halil Alper Tokel and Gholamreza Alirezaei and Sumera Baig and Rudolf  Mathar},
	title = "An Optimization Framework for Planning of {WAMS} with a Heterogeneous  Communication Network",
	pages = "533-538",
	booktitle = "2016 {IEEE} International Conference on Smart Grid Communications  (SmartGridComm): Communications, Networks and Architectures to Enable the  Smart Grid",
	address = {Sydney, Australia},
	month = Nov,
	year = 2016,
	hsb = RWTH-2016-11782,


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