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IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter - September 2012

New England’s Synchrophasor Initiative

PMUs with high sampling rates and GPS synchronization represent a critical smart grid technology that can enhance transmission system operations by providing wide-area monitoring of power system dynamic behaviors, an ability that was unavailable until recently. The New England Independent System Operator is two years into a project to expand synchrophasor infrastructure to give system operators a view of what is happening over the region's 3400 kilometers of 345-kilovott transmission lines.

Adopting the Smart Grid in Three Crucial European Sectors

The European e-GOTHAM project aims at developing open source smart energy management middleware for controlling and monitoring prosumers' energy consumption and production, through a behavior-driven and context-aware decision approach. It will be implemented in three pilots, in the industrial, services and residential sectors.

Achieving Fully Automated Operations Control at a Large Texas Utility

Oncor's Smart Grid Applied Systems program focuses on the modernization, automation and integration of distribution operations control centers. It is designed to leverage the significant investment that Oncor has already made in AMI and feeder automation. The program, comprising mobile workforce management, outage management, distribution SCADA and distribution network analysis, is a cost-effective step toward a smart grid.

Leveraging Information Architecture for Data Mining and Analytics for Greater Grid Investment Value

Smart grid deployments are creating exponentially more data for utilities and giving them access to information they've never had before. We need to know how to warehouse data offline from the operational database, organize data for efficient data analysis and reporting, provide access to operational data on a broad scale at minimal cost and isolate other business users from critical operational systems.

About the Smart Grid Newsletter

A monthly publication, the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on smart grid developments and deployments around the world. Designed to foster greater understanding and collaboration between diverse stakeholders, the newsletter brings together experts, thought-leaders, and decision-makers to exchange information and discuss issues affecting the evolution of the smart grid.


Eugene LitvinovEugene Litvinov, a senior member of IEEE, is a Chief Technologist at the Independent System Operator New England (ISO-NE).
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Luigi GlielmoLuigi Glielmo, an IEEE senior member, holds a master degree in electronics engineering and a research doctorate in automatic control...
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José-Fernán Martínez-OrtegaJosé-Fernán Martínez-Ortega is an associate professor in the Department of Engineering and Telematic Architectures at UPM...
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Phillip McCroryPhillip McCrory, a senior member of IEEE, is the T&D Services Director for Oncor Electric Delivery’s operations IT systems.
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Jeff WalzJeff Walz is Product Manager of Advanced Distribution Management Systems for Siemens Smart Grid Division in North America.
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Bradley R. WilliamsBradley R. Williams is Vice President, Industry Strategy, at Oracle Utilities Global Business Unit, which is responsible for outage management...
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