Enhancement of observability and protection of smart power system

  • Abdul Hasib Siddique

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


It is important for a modern power grid to be smarter in order to provide reliable and sustainable supply of electricity. Traditional way of receiving data from the wired system is a very old and outdated technology. For a quicker and better response from the electric system, it is important to look at wireless systems as a feasible option. In order to enhance the observability and protection it is important to integrate wireless technology with the modern power system. In this thesis, wireless network based architecture for wide area monitoring and an alternate method for performing current measurement for protection of generators and motors, has been adopted. There are basically two part of this project. First part deals with the wide area monitoring of the power system and the second part focuses more on application of wireless technology from the protection point of view. A number of wireless method have been adopted in both the part, these includes Zigbee, analog transmission (Both AM and FM) and digital transmission. The main aim of our project was to propose a cost effective wide area monitoring and protection method which will enhance the observability and stability of power grid. A new concept of wireless integration in the power protection system has been implemented in this thesis work.
Date of AwardDec 2013
Original languageAmerican English
SupervisorBraham Barkat (Supervisor)


  • Applied sciences
  • Ad hoc networks - computer networks
  • Electric networks
  • Electric power
  • Enhancement of observability and protection of smart power system
  • Mechanics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Materials science
  • Computer science
  • 0794:Materials science
  • 0346:Mechanics
  • 0544:Electrical engineering
  • 0984:Computer science

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