Electric transmission systems carry large amounts of power at high voltages from generators to substations. Transmission systems must be kept highly reliable to prevent blackouts and ensure robust energy markets. Synchrophasor technology has emerged as key enabler for improving transmission reliability and operations. Phasor measurement units (PMUs), phasor data concentrators (PDCs), wide area communications networks, and advanced transmission applications are building blocks of a smarter and more reliable transmission system. This chart shows number of PMUs being deployed as part of the SGIG program and the approximate extent of coverage in the United States resulting from SGIG funding.

 

SGIG Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) Installed and Operational

Deployed as of December 31, 2014

Q1Q2Q3Q4

2010

0 0 0 29

2011

77 116 141 221

2012

305 445 546 775

2013

902 956 1,048 1,065

2014

1,139 1,144 1,144 1,361
** Number of entities reported: 13
Updated on March 13, 2015View All Data

The table below includes SGIG program transmission system expenditures.

SGIG Program Electric Transmission Asset Expenditures

Deployed as of December 31, 2014

Updated March 11, 2015

Electric Transmission System Assets

Quantity*

Incurred Cost**

Number of Entities Reporting***

PMUs

1,361

$87,918,000

13

Phasor data concentrators

168

$14,754,612

13

Transmission lines with dynamic line rating systems

0

$0

0

IT hardware, systems, and applications that enable transmission functionalities

 

$100,623,154

30

Advanced applications

 

$77,442,983

14

Other transmission related costs

 

$220,822,813

24

Total transmission installed cost

 

$501,561,562

24

* In some circumstances, costs are incurred before devices are installed resulting in a reported cost where the quantity is zero.

Projects only report data on devices they plan to install. Each project installs equipment that best supports their individual goals. Therefore, the number of projects reporting is expected to vary by equipment category. The individual project reporting pages show what equipment that project is installing.

** All dollar figures are the total cost, which is the sum of the federal investment and cost share of the recipient (the recipient cost share must be at least 50% of the total overall project cost).

*** In some cases the number of entities reporting is greater than the total number of projects funded by the Recovery Act because some projects have multiple sub-projects that report data. View list of sub-projects.