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The Power Grid by Brian D’Andrade

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Big Data and Monitoring the Grid

Sonal K. Phan1 and Cathy Chen2,    1Exponent Inc., Atlanta, GA, United States,    2Exponent Inc., New York, NY, United States

Abstract

A traditional power grid, also known as the legacy grid, collects data at a few locations on the grid to monitor grid performance and forecast energy requirements on a macro level. A smart grid is the next generation of the electric power grid; it includes technologies for real-time data acquisition from various sections of the grid and provides a means for two-way communication between energy suppliers and consumers. Compared to a legacy grid, the smart grid generates large volumes of data that can be exploited for power quality event monitoring, intrusion detection, islanding ...

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