Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator

Midwest ISO Synchrophasor Deployment Project

Abstract

The Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (Midwest ISO) is deploying synchrophasor technology throughout its service footprint. Midwest ISO’s primary objective is to use the technology to optimize the dispatch and operation of power plants while improving the reliability of the bulk transmission system. This project deploys phasor measurement units (PMUs), phasor data concentrators, and advanced transmission software applications. This technology increases the visibility of grid operators’ bulk power system conditions in near real time, enables earlier detection of conditions that could result in grid instability or outages, and facilitate information sharing with neighboring regional control areas. Access to better system operating information allows Midwest ISO engineers to improve power system models and analytical techniques, improving the overall reliability and operating efficiency of the Midwest ISO system.

Contact Information

David Zwergel
Project Owner
Senior Director Regional Operations
Midwest ISO
dzwergel@midwestiso.org    

David Luedtke
Project Manager
External Resource
Midwest ISO
dluedtke@midwestiso.org
     
Dawn Donley
DOE Liaison
Sr. Business Analyst, Real Time Operations
Midwest ISO
ddonley@midwestiso.org
    

 

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (Midwest ISO Synchrophasor Deployment Project)
HQ State: Indiana
NERC Region: MRO
Total Budget: $34,543,476
Federal Share: $17,271,738
 
Funding Program:
Project Type:
 
Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Congestion Cost
  • Reduced Ancillary Service Cost
  • Optimized Generator Operation