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Power systems are experiencing fundamental change in the way they are managed, driven by the changing energy landscape and growing demand for electricity. Increasing volumes of renewables coupled with reducing inertia and more sensitive voltage profiles are creating more complex issues for system operators.
WAMS provides visibility that is based on real-time data streamed from Phasor Measurement Units (PMU). A host of WAMS software applications use this data to provide context-specific information, presented through an intuitive user interface. GE’s WAMS solution complements traditional SCADA-based energy management to deliver fast and proactive grid stability management to meet the complex challenges of modern power systems.
GE Digital tied for first place with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the global 2021 IEEE NASPI Oscillation Source Location Contest involving vendors, utilities, research centers and universities.
GE WAMS solutions and its Oscillatory Stability Management application is a fundamental real-tool application to manage grid oscillations like the January 11, 2019 Eastern Interconnection Forced Oscillation Event. Many observed oscillations are not detected in traditional model-based studies. They can quickly grow across the grid, leading to constraints or even outages. Being able to quickly locate where oscillations are being originated, can help operators to mitigate them and ensure secure grid operation.
As recommended by NERC: RCs should have real-time oscillation detection tools in place to identify when oscillations are occurring, determine if it is limited locally within their footprint or across a wider area, and distinguish between forced oscillations and poorly damped natural system modes. GE Digital WAMS is fully prepared to meet NERC requirements.
Fully scalable, easily integrated and supported multi-client server solution for real-time Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) data collection, management, analysis, visualization, and reporting.
State-of-the-art offline engineering analysis package, seamlessly integrating high-speed synchrophasor measurements with other data sources (SCADA/EMS data and Fault Recorder Data), and power system simulation capabilities, for assessing grid operations and improving planning.
Integrating WAMS into control room operation by providing operator guidance, look-ahead capability and asset utilization optimization, by augmenting synchrophasor information with topology-based intelligence and model-based analysis.
Flexible platform capable of implementing diverse control schemes with guaranteed response time, and evolving throughout the project lifecycle to meet the most challenging power system issues.
Perform large amounts of data processing, including receiving multiple PMU data streams and performing stream data rate conversion where required, time-aligning the stream, and repacking the streams into one or more output streams for transmission to other systems.
Efficient and compact archiving of PMU data, applications results, and summary data. Data repositories within the Historian allow flexible data management and transparent user access to full resolution, downsampled, snapshot and summary data.
Improve system frequency management to avoid blackouts and increase renewables penetration
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Wide range of core and advanced applications, including Disturbance Characterization, Oscillation Source Location, Sub-Synchronous Oscillation Management, and Effective Inertia
Coordinated EMS and WAMS for enhanced operator guidance and decision making support
Clear and informative user interface that supports fast, targeted and efficient control room actions
Offline engineering analytics and grid assessment tools, standardizing data from multiple sources for comparison
Grid management software for 100% renewable energy
The framework to master progressively renewable generation by integrating EMS WAMS renewable and analytics into a modular solution
Integrated solutions suite for energy market management.