ISO New England, Inc., located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, has been rewarded $3.7 million in federal funding to develop a smarter, more efficient energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy chose ISO New England as one of 100 companies nationwide to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The project started in 2010 and its focus is to install 30 synchrophasors and connect the independent systems operators in New England to increase response time to real time system events and reduce congrestion by being able to collect and share synchrophasor and disturbance data with other regions for wide area monitoring.
-Synchrophasor Communications Network
-40 Phasor Measurement Units
-Phasor Data Concentrators
-Reduced Wide-Scale Blackouts
-Increased Electric Service Reliability