IEEE Power & Energy Magazine - September/October 2015 - 14

Synchrophasor
Technology and
the DOE
By Phil Overholt, David Ortiz,
and Alison Silverstein

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SYNCHROPHASOR TECHNOLOGY HAS GROWN
from a handful of phasor measurement units (PMUs)
in the U.S. Pacific Northwest to a continental network
of almost 2,000 PMUs in the past decade, which has
helped to improve reliability of the North American
electric bulk power grid. This progress is due in large
part to research and deployment investments that the
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been making
since the late 1990s to accelerate the development,
adoption, and maturity of this valuable technology.
The DOE's early vision was that better real-time tools
could improve grid reliability and prevent blackouts;
today, the entire industry recognizes that synchrophasor technology can improve grid planning and
investment decisions, enhance operational reliability,
facilitate renewables integration, and reduce many
operating and asset costs.

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Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/MPE.2015.2431211
Date of publication: 18 August 2015

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