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CIGRE Tutorial - C4 - “Application of synchrophasor solutions for the monitoring and control of power systems”

Hosted by the University of Wollongong – New South Wales

13th & 14th August 2018

The Australian Panel of C4 (System Technical Performance) is pleased to announce this two-day tutorial which will be open to industry, academia and university students from across Australia and New Zealand. 

The tutorial is based on the activities of Cigre Working Group C4.34 “Application of PMUs for monitoring power system dynamic performance” and will be coordinated by the Working Group Convenor, Professor Udaya Annakkage from the University of Manitoba, Canada, in conjunction with the Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre (APQRC) of University of Wollongong (UoW).

Tutorial Synopsis

In recent years, significant advances have occurred through the IEEE Standards to ensure that the accuracy of phasor measurement units (PMUs) is appropriate for power system applications. The first section of the tutorial will review the changes and discuss the relevance to industry. This will be followed by a review of relevant communication standards and recommendations.  Other issues to be discussed will include communication performance and cybersecurity requirements that arise from today’s PMU applications and how PMU communication is currently implemented in practice. 

The past few years have seen a rapid increase in the number of PMU installations operating in power systems around the world.  The industry is already reporting some valuable applications of PMU data.  Some selected industry applications will be presented in this tutorial. There are numerous applications that have progressed beyond the ‘research and development phase’, while others are currently in a conceptual stage with an ongoing need for research and field trials. Samples of these applications will be discussed during the tutorial.

Call for Presentations

The tutorial will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to share their experiences on the development and use of synchrophaser networks and PMUs.  Time is available for approximately eight 20 minute presentations, with a period of group discussion allocated to each. 

Those willing to contribute a presentation can email Professor Sarath Perera at the UoW.  A short description should be emailed to UoW by 1 July 2018.  Attendees selected to present on day two will be contacted soon thereafter.

Program  & Registration

A Program /flyer for the event can be downloaded HERE 

Registrations are now OPEN - click on the REGISTER NOW icon at the right


Tutorial costs

The tutorial is being offered at a very attractive rate to encourage knowledge sharing and industry networking on this very interesting and relevant topic.  The following charges have been structured to cover foreseeable costs, which include catering services provided for the two days.

CIGRE Members:                $350 (Individual or Collective Membership number required)

Non-CIGRE Members:        $450

University Students:       The first six currently enrolled University higher degree research students who register for the tutorial will be free.  Proof of enrolment together with the student ID number will be required at the time of registration. Further student positions may be offered depending on the overall number of registrations.

Further information

For further information, please contact:

Professor Sarath Perera

University of Wollongong


+61 2 4221 3405

Andrew Halley

Convenor Australian Panel C4 (System Technical Performance)


+61 3 6271 6759