Automated smart grids
Today’s smart grids rely on equipment called phasor measurement units (PMUs) to deliver real-time, mission critical data on the voltage, current, frequency, and phase within the distribution smart grid.
For the smart grid system to work reliably, PMUs must be calibrated so their data is consistent, accurate and credible, and so that models from different manufacturers are interoperable.
NIST, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, awarded Fluke a development grant in 2010 to get the project underway.
The resulting Fluke Calibration 6135A/ PMUCAL Phasor Measurement Unit Calibration System is the only automated and traceable PMU calibration system available today. It fills an essential need for PMU designers and manufacturers, national metrology institutes, third party calibration houses and electrical utilities.
The 6135A/PMUCAL is an integrated system of six components that completes the approximately 600 tests that certify a PMU configuration meets the latest performance standards of the IEEE Standard for Synchrophasor Measurements for Power Systems (IEEE C37.118.1:2011 and IEEE C37.242).