New England's Synchrophasor Initiative

New England's Synchrophasor Initiative
Posted: 12 Sep 2012
Authors:
Eugene Litvinov
Primary Committee:
IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters
Pages: 3

PMUs with high sampling rates and GPS synchronization represent a critical smart grid technology that can enhance transmission system operations by providing wide-area monitoring of power system dynamic behaviors, an ability that was unavailable until recently. The New England Independent System Operator is two years into a project to expand synchrophasor infrastructure to give system operators a view of what is happening over the region's 3400 kilometers of 345-kilovott transmission lines.

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