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Summary form only given. Recent technological advances in the area of wide area measurement systems (WAMS) has enabled the use of a combination of measured signals from remote locations for centralized control purpose. The transmitted signals can be used for multiple swing mode damping using a single controller. However, there is an unavoidable delay involved before these signals are received at the controller site. To ensure satisfactory performance, this delay needs to be taken into account in the control design stage. This paper focuses on damping control design taking into account a delayed arrival of feedback signals. A predictor based H-infinity control design strategy is discussed for such time-delayed systems. The concept is utilized to design a WAMS based damping controller for a prototype power system using a static var compensator (SVC). The controller performance is evaluated for a range of operating conditions.