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2014-01-08 08:21:09

Integrated system can complete 600 tests and certify a PMU configuration in less than one day EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's smart grid relies on equipment called phasor measurement units (PMUs) to deliver real-time, mission critical data on the voltage, current, frequency, and phase within the distribution smart grid. For the Smart Grid system to work reliably, PMUs must be calibrated so that their data is consistent, accurate, and credible, and so that models...

2011-07-14 07:00:00

MELBOURNE, Fla., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: Wide area network to support the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and other participating organizations Key component in implementing real-time vulnerability detection in region's electric grid Enables organizations to take timely actions that help avoid widespread system blackouts Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a five-year contract to...

2011-05-06 12:53:00

CARMEL, Ind., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a national effort to modernize the grid, MISO and its members have achieved a major milestone in their three-year smart grid program to install sophisticated electronic measurement devices known as synchrophasors across the region, completing the integration of 44 such devices at strategic points along the regional transmission network. The $34.5 million program is funded partly by $17.3 million in Recovery Act stimulus funds awarded by...

2011-01-12 15:54:38

Major power outages are fairly infrequent, but when they happen they can result in billions of dollars in costs "“ and even contribute to fatalities. Now research from North Carolina State University has led to the development of an approach by which high-resolution power-system measurements, also referred to as Synchrophasors, can be efficiently used to develop reliable models of large power systems, which would help us keep an eye on their health. Synchrophasors are real-time...

2010-05-10 11:18:00

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Smart Grid is taking a big step forward with a program to extend the digital intelligence of North America's largest electric transmission system, the PJM Interconnection. With the aid of a U.S. Department of Energy stimulus grant, PJM and 12 member transmission owners are installing more than 80 additional high-tech monitoring units called phasor measurement units or synchrophasors. The results will improve operators' visibility of the grid...


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