With much more comprehensive data and faster, denser communications, it is possible now to keep a much closer watch on volts and Vars (Volt-amperes reactive). The implications for grid stability and quality of service are more far-reaching than you might suppose.
Keeping Guard on Power Quality for Better Quality of Service
Posted: 11 Oct 2011
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