DEREGULATION, MARKET TRANSACTIONS, CONGESTION MANAGEment, and the separation of functions have created increasing complexity that is making it difficult to maintain situational awareness and supervision of power system performance over large areas. Past reliability events (such as blackouts) have highlighted the need for better situational awareness and advanced applications to improve planning, operations, and maintenance. The deployment of a continentwide wide area measurement system (WAMS) is an important part of the solution to these complex problems, but it faces challenges with respect to communications and security.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||IEEE Power and Energy Magazine|
|State||Published - Jan 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering