New England's Synchrophasor Initiative

12 Sep 2017
Eugene Litvinov
Primary Committee:
IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters
Page/Slide Count:
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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