Special Issue "Optical Sensing in Power Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2023 | Viewed by 13649
As we transition to a sustainable future, the power system requires ever more granular and extensive measurement in order to enable greater integration of renewable generation and to drive up efficency. At every level of power flow—generation, conversion, transmission and distribution—extensive measurements are required. Voltage and current measurements are needed for power system control, protection, and metering. AC, DC, and high-frequency dynamic measurements are required, with voltages reaching MV levels and currents tens or hundreds of kAs. Measurments of other physical parameters such as temperature, strain, vibration, humidity, chemical species, or partial discharge are also required for diagnostic and prognostic purposes of plant or for perimeter breach security alerts. Distributed measurements are also crucial for improved power grid visibility to offer wide-area monitoining, control, and protection.
There are many advantages to using optical or fibre optic sensing in this environment. The key advantage is the high voltage isolation provided by optical fibre or remote laser measurments, reducing the need for bulky insulators and improving safety. Immunity to electromagnetic interference, small size, light weight, high performance, and security or ability to multiplex a large number of sensors over extended distances are other important benefits.
This Special Issue addresses the most recent progress in the area of optical sensing in the context of a power system. This includes optical sensor development, testing, qualification, metrology, standardisation, interoperability, and usage in unique power system applications.
Prof. Dr. Pawel Niewczas
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- optical current sensors
- optical voltage sensors
- optical strain, temperature and chemical sensors
- optical partial discharge sensors
- optical sensors for power applications
- sensor development
- sensor networks
- interoperability of optical sensors with substation equipment
- optical sensor metrology
- optical sensor standardisation