Synchrophasor networks collect time-synchronized grid measurements at multiple locations and communicate these measurements to a central server where they are analyzed to provide insight into current grid conditions. Eventually, the goal is to automate the grid to help protect against cascading blackouts.
To support eventual full automation, current data sample rates of 30 Hz to 120 Hz are used which require high bandwidth communications back to the central server. For non-automated visual monitoring of grid conditions, these high sample rates are an expensive unnecessary overkill.
The White Paper below describes a 1 Hz sample rate synchrophasor network using Origo’s PhaseID base stations which provides a very low cost alternative for non-automated visual grid monitoring.
Click here for Origo's proposed Low-Cost Synchrophasor Network.