Analysis and selection of appropriate components for power system metrology instruments

R. Quijano Cetina, Yljon Seferi, Steven M. Blair, Paul S. Wright

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Modern and future power systems require accurate measurements for a wide range of applications such as control, protection, and electrical energy consumption billing. The overall accuracy of measured electrical quantities depends on individual error contributions from different stages of the signal path within the measurement instrument, as well as power quality conditions of the grid. Present developments in hardware and signal processing techniques allow accurate measurements of voltage and current signals in almost any possible scenario. Nevertheless, in order to achieve the required level of accuracy, considerations should be given when choosing components for the different stages of the measuring instrument design. In this paper, a review and analysis of some of the most common hardware components and signal processing techniques is presented. Recommendations are given to provide practical guidance for developing power system measurement devices, which focus on the applications of electrical energy metering and phasor measurement units.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 2nd International Colloquium on Smart Grid Metrology, SMAGRIMET 2019 - Proceedings
EditorsGoran Petrovic, Branimir Ivsic, Martin Dadic
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-184-246-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-1966-3
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2019
EventSecond International Colloquium on Smart Grid Metrology - Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split., Split, Croatia
Duration: 9 Mar 201912 Mar 2019
Conference number: 46245XP


ConferenceSecond International Colloquium on Smart Grid Metrology
Abbreviated titleSmaGriMet 2019
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  • electrical measurements
  • phasor measurement unit
  • analogue front-end
  • power quality

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