Quanta Technology, DOE to advance synchrophasor technology

Quanta Technology is among six Department of Energy (DOE) synchrophasor demonstration projects awarded as part of the U.S. Government Administration commitments to Grid Reliability and Investment Realization efforts.

The DOE is seeking to improve the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. electric grid through the use of advanced sensors, synchrophasors. The investment enables the industry to better leverage on the large number of PMUs installed by utilities in the last few years with grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to further development and improvement of synchrophasor applications.

Quanta Technology’s involvement in 2 out of 6 projects shows continuous technical involvement in the area of synchophasor technology. Quanta Technology is engaged in a majority of the synchrophasor projects in the U.S., as well as in a number of projects in South America.

As the prime to one of the six awarded projects, Quanta Technology will work closely with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Electric Power Group, LLC (EPG) to develop and demonstrate a new software application that uses data from synchrophasors and other sensors simultaneously. The application will provide fast, reliable and detailed visibility into grid conditions throughout the New York Power Authority area.

Quanta Technology will also support Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) in a PG&E-led initiative, cost shared by the DOE. The PG&E project aims to further technology realization and grid resiliency, and leverages the synchrophasor investment part of the U.S. smart grid vision to improve data quality validation and security, strengthen system-wide indicators, speed system restoration and advance post-event analysis tools.

The Quanta Technology team is energized to continue its partnership with PG&E and other project partners, to advance the technology and participate in testing and demonstration of a number of real-time and offline synchrophasor applications deployed.

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The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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