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North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI) Technical Report - Synchrophasor Technology and Renewables Integration

This technical report was developed in June 2012 by the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative, a collaboration between the North American electric industry (utilities, grid operators, vendors and consultants), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, academics, and the U.S. Department of Energy, to advance and accelerate the development and use of synchrophasor technology for grid reliability and efficiency. The material was produced for a renewables integration workshop, one of a series of NASPI technical workshops intended to educate and document the stakeholder community on the state of the art for key synchrophasor technology issues.

For this workshop, NASPI partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to explore the use of synchrophasor technology to enhance the integration of renewable generation.

The workshop looked at how renewable generation can be increased, while protecting grid reliability, using synchrophasor technology. Synchrophasor data offers unprecedented insight into the interaction between generators and the bulk power system, enabling sophisticated engineering analysis that can improve grid design and protection.

The report includes the workshop summary, agenda, and all presentations made by workshop participants.

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