This project was designed to work with industry leaders to frame potential demonstrations of emerging real-time control concepts on bulk power systems. These concepts would then be presented to stakeholders for potential funding in FY10 and beyond.
All the different types of real time applications were examined to determine their communication needs. Then different scenarios were developed using different numbers of these applications for each area of the grid. Hierarchical needs between Balancing Areas and Reliability Areas were taken into account. The aggregated communication needs were translated into communication hardware and software specifications at the substations and between substations.