The Field Test Romania (WP3) is led by MicroDERLab, a research group at University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB) that comprises teams from the three institutes Electrical Engineering, Automatic Control, and Power Engineering. UPB will collaborate with industrial partner EnergoBit, an engineering and general contractor services provider of electrical power works in Romania.
Within the Field Test Romania, UPB will carry out monitoring activities of distribution grids in several installations by the energy supply division of EnergoBit. Here, the aim is to demonstrate the FISMEP platform’s ability to integrate information on energy distribution and voltage quality. This information is extracted from real-time streaming via phasor measurement units (PMUs), i.e. a network of special devices that measure both complex amplitude and voltage at multiple locations synchronized in time (“synchrophasor”).
Five mobile PMUs will be installed as configurable monitoring nodes on 110 kV and 20 kV bus bars of substations with intermittent energy input (PV- and wind-based). A novelty in the application of PMU data lies in voltage quality monitoring. The acquired results of this field test are pivotal for the implementation of an electric energy market that can operate at different voltage levels (transmission vs. distribution), for instance.