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The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Michigan-based utility Consumers Energy regarding synchrophasor conformance testing.

The collaboration supports the development of a program to provide testing of phasor measurement units' (PMUs) compliance with respect to IEEE C37.118.1 "Standard for Synchrophasor Measurements for Power Systems."

As IEEE explains, synchrophasors provide real-time measurement of electric power grids to help ensure stable operations and avert blackouts. Measurements recorded by synchrophasors include power flows, voltages, frequency and phase angle. IEEE says the North American Synchrophasor Initiative Report of Task Force on Testing and Certification Final Report strongly recommends that users of synchrophasor measurements require that the PMUs producing the measurements be certified compliant with IEEE C37.118.1.

“Key stakeholders such as utilities and manufacturers recognize and support the need for an industry-recognized PMU conformity testing process,” says Consumers Energy’s Robert Sawyer. “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate in this program and believe we can meet and deliver the services as required by this evolving market.”



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