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Technology Overview for WAMS and Synchrophasors for Transforming Grid Observability

Published: 25 June 2013

ID: G00252775

Analyst(s): Randy Rhodes


Transmission grid operators and grid reliability organizations are adopting wide-area measurement systems as "continuous, instantaneous health scans" for transmission systems. Utility CIOs must understand the impacts of this operational technology to develop sound information management strategies.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Technology Description
    • Technology Components for WAMS
  • Technology Definition
  • Standards
    • Substation/Communications Standards
    • Data Exchange Standards
    • Cybersecurity Standards
  • Operating Requirements
  • Uses
    • Real-Time, Online Applications
    • Offline Applications
  • Benefits and Risks
    • Benefits
    • Risks and Mitigation Strategies
  • Technology Alternatives
  • Selection Guidelines
  • Technology Providers

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