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Centralized control, which can overcome the ill interactional effects among decentralized controllers, impels a real need for fast and reliable computational algorithms to improve the accuracy of phasor and power measurements. This paper deals with discrete Fourier transform (DFT)-based measurement techniques. Based on the practical frequency tracking method proposed by the same authors in another paper, this paper develops practical compensation method to improve the phasor and power measurement accuracy of the DFT algorithm. The method proposed by this paper takes full advantage of the DFT algorithm. It simply modifies the DFT results. With notable accuracy improvement, the calculation burden of the proposed method is little more than the DFT algorithm. The method can be used for on-line purposes. Though the analog signal studied in this paper is sinusoidal signal, the method proposed by this paper has good performance in the presence of harmonics. Some examples are given to demonstrate the feasibility, simpleness and robustness of the proposed method.