Complex Empirical Orthogonal Function Analysis of Power System Oscillatory Dynamics

Part of the Power Electronics and Power Systems book series (PEPS)


Multivariate statistical data analysis techniques offer a powerful tool for analyzing power system response from measured data. In this chapter, a statistically based, data-driven framework that integrates the use of complex empirical orthogonal function analysis and the method of snapshots is proposed to identify and extract dynamically independent spatiotemporal patterns from time-synchronized data. The procedure allows identification of the dominant spatial and temporal patterns in a complex data set and is particularly well suited for the study of standing and propagating features that can be associated with electromechanical oscillations in power systems. It is shown that, in addition to providing spatial and temporal information, the method improves the ability of conventional correlation analysis to capture temporal events and gives a quantitative result for both the amplitude and phase of motions, which are essential in the interpretation and characterization of transient processes in power systems. The efficiency and accuracy of the developed procedures for capturing the temporal evolution of the modal content of data from time synchronized phasor measurements of a real event in Mexico is assessed. Results show that the proposed method can provide accurate estimation of nonstationary effects, modal frequency, time-varying mode shapes, and time instants of intermittent or irregular transient behavior associated with abrupt changes in system topology or operating conditions.


Mode Shape Singular Value Decomposition Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Empirical Orthogonal Function Instantaneous Frequency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe Center for Research and Advanced StudiesCinvestavMexico

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