Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC

PMU Deployment in the Carolinas with Communication System Modernization

Abstract

Duke Energy’s (Duke) Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) Deployment in the Carolinas with Communication System Modernization project upgrades the existing serial-based communications infrastructure across the Carolinas. This project includes the installation of PMUs and phasor data concentrators. An update to the existing energy management systems will be performed, along with visualization software to provide enhanced situational awareness for grid operators. Fifty-one substations across the Carolinas, at the 230 KV and 500 KV levels, are targeted to have the communications upgrade and approximately two PMUs planned per substation. PMUs provide high-resolution monitoring that improves grid operators’ ability to visualize and manage the transmission system, improving reliability and grid operations.

Contact Information
Stephen G. DeGange


Carolinas Project Control Coordinator


Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC


Stephen.Degange@duke-energy.com

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (PMU Deployment in the Carolinas with Communication System Modernization)
HQ State: North Carolina
NERC Region: SERC
Total Budget: $7,855,797
Federal Share: $3,927,899
 
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Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Wide-Scale Blackouts