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The utilization of Clarke's transformation in the estimation of power system frequency provides the classical single-phase methods with more robustness because the estimated frequency is computed using the information provided by the three-phase voltage. This approach is particularly important when asymmetric sags generate zero voltage in one of the three phases. In addition, the proposed algorithm exhibits good behavior during dynamic conditions. The Clarke components of the voltage signals are then used to compute the frequency of the system following an iterative approach based on a proportional-integral-derivative controller. The inverse component of the voltage is also used in order to detect unbalanced conditions. The proposed algorithm has been put to the test with distorted three-phase voltage supplied by an arbitrary waveform programmable power supply and with different signals generated with an Alternative Transients Program-Electromagnetic Transients Program model.