Operation Indices for Smart Power Dispatch Center Design


With the development of power systems, power grid within a control area becomes much more complicated due to increasing number of nodes and renewable energy interconnections. The role of power system control center is more critical in maintaining system reliable and security operations. Latest developed information and communication technologies provide a platform to enhance the functions and performance of power system control center. Smart power dispatch concept will be the trend of future control center development. In this paper, we start from the human factors of control center design and propose operation indices to reduce the information presented to the system operator. The operation indices will be the important criteria in situation awareness of a power grid. Past, present, future and capability states of a power grid are also proposed to provide better visions to the operator of system conditions. The basic ideas of operation indices and operation states are discussed in the paper. In the end, the design factors for a power dispatch cockpit are discussed.

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Liu, J. , Li, P. , Zhong, J. and Liang, L. (2013) Operation Indices for Smart Power Dispatch Center Design. Engineering, 5, 174-179. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.51B032.

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