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Synchrophasor Technologies and their Deployment in the Recovery Act Smart Grid Programs

July 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), is implementing the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) and Smart Grid Demonstration programs (SGDP) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). These programs are deploying smart grid technologies, tools, and techniques for electric transmission, distribution, advanced metering, and customer systems. Twelve of the SGIG and SGDP projects are deploying synchrophasor technologies and systems to strengthen the reliability and efficiency of transmission system operations. This report, based on an analysis by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, focuses on the initial data provided by the Recovery Act-funded synchrophasor projects and provides information on the technologies and systems, applications, and costs and benefits.

The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

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