Reliability Monitoring: The High-Tech Eye in the Sky

TitleReliability Monitoring: The High-Tech Eye in the Sky
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsCarlos A Martinez, Robert W Cummings, Philip Overholt, Joseph H Eto
MagazinePublic Utilities Fortnightly
Date Published01/2007
Keywordspower system operation, reliability monitoring

The North American electric power grid has suffered several significant outages in recent years. These events and other incidents around the world spotlight the need for enforceable grid-reliability standards, wide-area visibility of the health of the power system, and real-time monitoring of grid-reliability performance to prevent blackouts. Effective reliability management requires real-time tools and technologies that can detect standards violations so that timely corrective or preventive actions can be taken.

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