Resilient Timing for Grid Measurements: Best Practices and New Solutions - Douglas Arnold, Rick Knea, and Carter Christopher

May 29, 2024
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Timing is a critical element for synchronized measurement systems. Without a common clock capable of timestamping measurements within acceptable error, many synchrophasor applications cannot be utilized. While timing information from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) has historically been very reliable, these signals are relatively weak, lack encryption, and use a very well-known protocol. Degradation and cybersecurity of ground-based equipment must also be considered.

In this webinar, practical solutions to achieve resilient timing for grid measurements will be discussed. Attendees will learn best practices for protecting existing timing systems. Presenters will also share the potential of alternative timing systems, including the use of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites that offer encryption and are powerful enough to eliminate the need for external antennas. Recent research successes, engineering challenges, and future opportunities for the timing and synchronization industry to meet the resilience needs for the grid of tomorrow will also be discussed.

Date:  May 29, 2024
Time:  10:00am PT /1:00pm ET (1 hr.)


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May 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM