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Monitoring System Analyzes Power Over a Large Geographic Area

A new wide-area monitoring solution has been designed to improve the way utilities monitor and analyze power over a large geographic area.

GE is offering a new secure, high-capacity Phasor Data Concentrator (PDC), Multilin P30, along with enhanced Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) to provide information for decision-making while reducing ownership costs through integration and deployment.

A utility’s wide area monitoring system and dynamic disturbance analysis capabilities are key processes to ensuring power system disturbances on the grid don’t become outages across a large geographic area. With the enhanced solution, operators can make informed decisions and improve post-event analysis. In addition, utilities can reduce infrastructure installation and operation costs by more than 40 percent by simultaneously reporting synchrophasors for protection and metering applications from a single PMU.

Designed to natively support and adhere to the latest standards, such as IEEE C37.118 and draft standards, such as NERC PRC-002-2, GE’s wide area monitoring solution allows utilities to seamlessly deploy dynamic disturbance recording systems.

With built-in security features, including role-based access control, secure firmware upgrades and encrypted data transmission, utilities are able to integrate these GE devices into their existing NERC-CIP environments.

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