Phasor Measurement Units
Phasor measurement units (PMUs) are used to measure both the magnitude and phase angle of the sine waves found in electricity, and are time-synchronized for accuracy using GPS satellites. This provides system operators with a near real-time snapshot of the electric grid's operating status. The data provided by these systems and its many applications are leading to a more reliable and resilient electric power grid.
Partnered with Texas Tech University, Sandia National Laboratories and the Southwest Power Pool, Group NIRE has installed several PMU’s at our facility for testing to help provide real information deployed at the testing site at the Reese Technology Center to help provide real time information on wind resources, grid variability, and provide faster and improved analysis following various disturbances.