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NIST Support of Phasor Measurements to Increase Reliability of the North American Electric Power Grid

Published

Author(s)

Gerard N. Stenbakken, Thomas L. Nelson

Abstract

The importance of developing better tools for observing the status of the North American Power Grid is described. Focus is on the performance of the Phase Measurement Units being deployed to give the raw data for this improved observability. How the availability of this information would have appeared during the August 2003 power blackout is described. IEEE has developed a standard for these units but no calibration service is available to use as a common reference for manufacturer to assure the interchangeability of units from different manufacturers. The program under way at NIST to develop such a calibration service and the coordination with the power industry to develop a guideline for performing these calibrations is presented. The future directions of work in this area are given.
Proceedings Title
IEEE PES General Meeting: Montreal, Canada, 2006
Conference Dates
May 18-22, 2006
Conference Location
Montreal, CA

Keywords

Calibration, Electric Power, GPS, Metrology, Phasors, PMU, Power Grid, Reliability, Time

Citation

Stenbakken, G. and Nelson, T. (2006), NIST Support of Phasor Measurements to Increase Reliability of the North American Electric Power Grid, IEEE PES General Meeting: Montreal, Canada, 2006, Montreal, CA (Accessed February 21, 2024)
Created February 6, 2006, Updated January 27, 2020