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Growing Transmission Grid Complexity Requires More Situational Awareness

Published: 09 January 2013

ID: G00247139

Analyst(s): Randy Rhodes

Summary

Increasing electric transmission grid complexity requires new investments in situational awareness. Phasor measurement systems will deliver massive streams of data.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The rising contribution of renewable generation resources requires utilities to invest in new software and processes to manage the risks of intermittency and unpredictability
  • As phasor measurements enable new levels of grid observability, utility CIOs must support advanced data management for operational data
  • Increasing operational complexity requires utility CIOs to support improved situational awareness

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