As operation of electrical transmission systems faces new challenges due to liberalization and integration of renewable energies, novel solutions for power system management are needed. At the same time, the development of smart grids also pushes high performance communication and information technology that contribute decisively in enabling a dynamic monitoring, protection and control of large-scale and wide-spread power systems. The potential offered by smart grids and new fast controllable power systems equipment needs to be exploited by development of valuable applications for power system operation. Moreover, first experiences with selected dedicated applications call for the design of an integrated wide-area monitoring, protection and control (WAMPAC) system. This paper presents recent progress of research unit FOR1511 in the development of WAMPAC applications for stability monitoring, protection schemes based on wide-area information, and real-time congestion management. The research unit aims at developing a coherentWAMPAC system taking into account interdependencies and synergies of newly developed applications and conventional local systems in place.