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Wide-area, real-time monitoring and visualization system

United States Patent

March 19, 2013
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A real-time performance monitoring system for monitoring an electric power grid. The electric power grid has a plurality of grid portions, each grid portion corresponding to one of a plurality of control areas. The real-time performance monitoring system includes a monitor computer for monitoring at least one of reliability metrics, generation metrics, transmission metrics, suppliers metrics, grid infrastructure security metrics, and markets metrics for the electric power grid. The data for metrics being monitored by the monitor computer are stored in a data base, and a visualization of the metrics is displayed on at least one display computer having a monitor. The at least one display computer in one said control area enables an operator to monitor the grid portion corresponding to a different said control area.
Budhraja; Vikram S. (Los Angeles, CA), Dyer; James D. (La Mirada, CA), Martinez Morales; Carlos A. (Upland, CA)
Electric Power Group, LLC (Pasadena, CA)
13/ 249,152
September 29, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made partially with government support under Department of Energy Contract #DE-AC03-76SF00098, Subcontract #6508899. The Government has certain rights in this invention.