Technical Support to North American Synchrophasor Initiative

CERTS researchers are focused on a variety of technical support, R&D, and pre-commercialization activities involving industry-led initiatives on the deployment of high time-resolution and time-synchronized grid monitoring technologies (“synchrophasors”) to enhance grid reliability and economics. 

CERTS founded the original Eastern Interconnection Phasor Project, and was actively involved in its expansion nationally to become the North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI).

Currently, the majority of these CERTS activities are coordinated through NASPI, which is now a collaboration involving the electricity industry, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Activities are also increasingly coordinated through the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Synchronized Measurement Subcommittee, the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) Joint Synchronized Information Subcommittee (JSIS), and the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers Power System Relay Committee.