Advancing technology and new methods of generation are changing the way power is distributed. By deviating from the traditional power grid operation strategy, renewable energy solutions are creating a dynamic environment with multiple sources of energy generation. This shift to a smart grid will extend the need to support multiple large power plants to also include wind farms, and small-scale and large-scale private solar power generation sites. To accommodate these additions, the one-way distribution network needs to evolve into an intelligent power grid capable of supporting ever-changing power flows.
The grid evolves with substation integration for transmission monitoring and operation. And with any network technology improvement comes the need for reliable and accurate synchronization. For secure and reliable operation of the power grid, utilities will need a real-time asset health assessment and immediate event notification with time-stamped measurements for quick localization of any fault.