Entries in smart grid (9)


ISO-NE staff among recipients of 2016 NASPI awards for outstanding work in the area of synchrophasor technology

Several ISO New England employees have been recognized by the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI) this year for significant accomplishments and contributions in the adoption of synchrophasor technology to enhance power system reliability and efficiency.

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In brief: New handout summarizes ISO-NE’s high-tech initiatives

ISO New England has published Getting Ready for the Hybrid Grid, a one-sheet summary of our cutting-edge efforts to facilitate New England’s transition to a smarter, greener grid. The handout describes how the ISO is breaking new ground in the areas of forecasting and dispatch of renewable resources and other new technologies; high-speed cloud computing for analyzing vast, complex data; and protecting against cyber threats.

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Chief Technologist describes for CIOReview magazine how ISO-NE can leverage cloud computing for big-data processing

ISO-NE is pioneering the use of cloud computing in the power industry

ISO New England’s Chief Technologist Eugene Litvinov is featured in the latest edition of CIOReview magazine. In his article, Cloud Computing for Advanced Power System Monitoring, Litvinov discusses the ISO’s exploration of cloud computing to reliably, securely, and cost-effectively manage large volumes of high-resolution data generated by the region’s new phasor measurement units (PMUs). The data that must be processed from these and other new technologies give grid operators unprecedented view of real-time grid performance, but require innovative approaches to keeping the lights on. Print copies of the magazine will be out in July. Read Working toward a Smarter, Greener Grid to learn about other high-tech initiatives underway at ISO New England.


US Department of Energy conducts outreach meeting in Boston for second installment of Quadrennial Energy Review

ISO New England provides grid operator perspective on evolution of region’s electric grid

On April 15, the US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted a stakeholder outreach meeting in Boston, MA, as it collects information from various regions of the country for the second iteration of its Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). The 2016 version of the QER is focused on all aspects of the electric grid, from bulk power generation to end users to distributed generation, microgrids, and other “grid-edge” issues. The April 15 meeting highlighted issues impacting New England, New York, and states covered by the PJM Interconnection footprint.

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ISO-NE invited to share research and experiences at influential 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting

ISO engineers make strong showing, receive accolades on research related to new technologies for “Powering Up the Next Generation”

As in past years, several ISO New England power system engineers were asked to share their expertise, findings, and business-case experience at the 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting in July. The Power & Energy Society (PES) is a highly regarded international association for leaders in the field of electric power engineering and is part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)—the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence. Through their participation in the PES, ISO employees help expand the knowledge base and advance the industry.

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Synchrophasor technology data helping to ensure grid reliability through early detection of risk

ISO-NE shares real-world example of how advanced system monitoring benefitted both the power grid and a regional power plant

On June 30, ISO New England wrapped up the two-year observation phase of the Synchrophasor Infrastructure and Data Utilization (SIDU) project. The project was a major smart-grid initiative to deploy synchrophasor technology in collaboration with regional transmission owners and with a grant from the US Department of Energy. Synchrophasor technology uses phasor measurement units (PMUs) to measure power grid voltage, current, frequency, and phase angle at 30 times per second. These measurements are time-synchronized to global positioning system (GPS) satellites.

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