Data Historian Software Key to Successful Synchrophasor Data Management for Improving Grid Reliability

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  • (1888PressRelease) October 14, 2014 - CHICAGO - As today's smart grid continues to advance with technological innovation, InStep Software will discuss the significant role of data historian software in a successful wide area measurement system (WAMS) at the upcoming Grid of the Future Symposium.

    The symposium takes place Oct. 19-23 in Houston and provides a forum for participants to discuss state-of-the-art innovations, including smart grid technologies. The event theme is "Technology for the 21st Century Electric Utility" and is hosted by the CIGRE US National Committee and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The conference is being held in conjunction with the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative work group meetings, giving members of both organizations the opportunity to share knowledge.

    At the conference, InStep Enterprise Infrastructure Architect Louis Guiamatsia will discuss "Increasing Power Grid Stability and Reliability with Enterprise Historians for Synchrophasor Data Management." The presentation focuses on the use of data historian software to manage high-resolution synchrophasor data and gain in-depth visibility into grid performance. Guiamatsia highlights how engineers and operators are able to use historian capabilities to store and process sub-second synchrophasor data, increase situational awareness, identify grid oscillations, detect early warnings of a problem, analyze data to prevent future issues and ultimately improve service for customers.

    "Power outages cost global economies billions of dollars each year," Guiamatsia said. "Synchrophasor technology, and the ability to make use of its related data, is critical to deterring avoidable outages and improving grid reliability. InStep's eDNA data historian software helps store and analyze synchrophasor data for more informed decisions to improve reliability. With the growing focus on diversifying energy sources, strengthening grid reliability and resiliency is of upmost importance."

    InStep Software offers a synchrophasor data management module for the eDNA data management platform. The module allows for synchrophasor data capture, archival, and analysis from Phasor Measurement Units and Phasor Data Concentrators. The eDNA Synchrophasor data service archives this information in a high-speed real-time database designed for efficient storage and fast data retrieval. Grid operators and other personnel can use an online full-resolution archive to analyze grid disturbances for improved reliability.

    In 2015, InStep will also be presenting at DistribuTECH on how to leverage data historian software to meet synchrophasor data management and power quality analysis requirements that ultimately lead to more reliable electricity transmission.

    About InStep Software, LLC
    InStep Software is a leading provider of real-time performance management and predictive asset analytics software products and solutions. InStep's software products extend the investment in modern control, monitoring and smart devices by collecting, archiving, displaying, analyzing and reporting the information provided by these systems. Many of the world's most successful companies use InStep's software products to actively manage and analyze the rapidly growing amount of real-time operational, asset health and regulatory related information. To learn more about InStep Software, visit

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