Reducing the Risk of Power Outages

Sacramento, California - California’s immeasurable beauty continues to attract people from all over the world. However, the state’s large population, hot weather, and natural events from storms to wildfires, put considerable pressure on the state’s energy grid.

To reduce the risk of service disruption and power outages, the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program has funded the development of synchrophasor applications. Synchrophasors are electrical measurements taken across the grid at the same time. These synchronized measurements determine how the grid is actually operating. The Phasor-RTDMS is a real time synchrophasor software application that allows grid operators to monitor the power system and reduce the risk of power outages and disruptions. The Energy Commission funded the development of the Phasor-RTDMS™ grid operation software.

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