Who we are - Micro-Synchrophasors in Distribution Systems

Who we are

Assembled to investigate how a new technology, micro-synchrophasors (µPMUs), can be used to understand electric power distribution grid stability, our research team includes: California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE); Power Standards Lab; University of California, Berkeley (UCB); Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); and, individual consultants.

Researchers & roles

CIEE - Prime contractor, involved in all parts of the project

Power Standards Lab - developing, calibrating, verifying, and manufacturing the PQube µPMUs; Alex McEachern, President, Power Standards Lab

UCB, EECS Department - developing wireless network, installing prototype µPMU PQubes

LBNL - modeling of distribution systems, development of algorithms

W. Mack Grady and Ron Hofmann - consultants to the project

Our three-year project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy) program, under the supervision of ARPA-E’s Tim Heidel. View our team photo on the project kickoff page.

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