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Analysis of Transient Behaviour in Power Systems that have High-Non Synchronous In-Feed

Principal Supervisor: Dr. Robert Best

Project Description:
With high penetrations of non-synchronous in-feed (for example wind generation and DC interconnection), the all-island power system in Ireland is one of the most dynamic in the world and its study offers a unique, and perhaps necessary, platform for analysis and research.

The EPIC research cluster has a network of Phasor Measurement Units (PMU), which offer accurate time-stamped measurements, providing state-of-the-art observation of real power systems. Power system data will be used to derive better protection and control techniques, and improve the dynamic understanding of the power system as the generation-mix evolves.


  • Familiarisation with the operation of power system measurement devices and data storage.
  • Develop analysis techniques for power system data.
  • Investigate system-wide transient effects.
  • Determine the effect of non-synchronous in-feed on power system dynamic performance.

Academic Requirements:
A minimum 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in Computer Science or Electrical and Electronic Engineering or relevant degree is required.

2014 Opportunities
2014 Opportunities