The Western Interconnection Synchrophasor Project (WISP) is deploying a large scale synchronized phasor measurement system with selected smart grid functions. It will include infrastructure and software applications to improve situational awareness, system-wide modeling, performance analysis and wide-area monitoring and controls for the Western Interconnection. Although the technology is complex, the outcome is simple: equipment gets protected. That helps keep the grid stable and prevents blackouts.
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