WECC selects Alstom Grid online stability solutions for synchrophasor smart grid project


Paris, France — (METERING.COM) — December 13, 2011 – The Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) has selected Alstom Grid to supply smart grid synchrophasor software applications for its Western Interconnection SynchroPhasor Program (WISP).

Synchrophasor technology provides sub-second, real time grid performance data to operators, thus strongly enhancing the capability for increased grid reliability and efficiency.
Alstom Grid will be supplying key components in the application area of the WISP project, including e-terravision for wide area situational monitoring display, and PhasorPoint, a phasor-based wide area monitoring system by Psymetrix, for phasor display and historical archiving.

“When complete, the WISP project will involve 18 utility participants deploying over 340 phasor measurement units (PMUs) in a footprint covering all or part of 14 western US states, two Canadian provinces, and a portion of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico,” commented Mark Maher, WECC CEO. “We look forward to the successful deployment and integration of the applications of this transformational technology within WECC’s control rooms.”

The WISP efforts are already underway and the project is scheduled to be completed by March 31, 2013.