Power system dynamics

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Visible to the public WARP: Wide Area Assisted Resilient Protection

Power system blackouts occur due to system-wide instability brought forth through a combination of dynamic events. Due to availability of system-wide synchrophasor data, it has become possible to conceive and apply real-time protection and control schemes that detect causes and symptoms of instabilities, and respond to arrest the progression of blackouts. However, detailed dynamic data from an actual blackout would be desirable for validation of such schemes. This poster describes the process of dynamically simulating the September 8, 2011 blackout in the Southwestern United States.