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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 16 Issue 7

MISO Reaches Smart Grid Milestone

The Midwest Independent System Operator Inc. (MISO) and its members have achieved a milestone in their three-year smart grid program to install synchrophasors across the region, integrating 44 at strategic points along the regional transmission network. The $34.5 million program is funded partly by $17.3 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 stimulus funds awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE) to modernize the nation's electrical grid.

A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid is Not Enough

The White House on June 13 released the report “A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid: Enabling Our Secure Energy Future.” The letter issued with the document introduced the report as “recommendations that build upon the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the Obama Administration's smart grid investments to foster long-term investment, job growth, innovation and help consumers save money.”