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August 20, 2017

Watch the North American power grids respond to the 2017 eclipse!

On August 21, the North American power grid is the subject of a celestial experiment: now that we have a lot of solar power connected, what happens when the sun goes away?

July 20, 2017

We’re excited to announce the release of a new version of QubeView

QubeView lets you download PQube & PQube 3 measurements, provides detailed analysis, and reporting capabilities of event waveforms. It also provides comparison of trend measurements between deployment locations.

December 15, 2016

To Catch a Hacker

When cyber-hackers overtook parts of Ukraine’s electricity grid last December, plunging more than 200,000 people into darkness, the unprecedented attack sent utility companies everywhere scrambling to address long-standing vulnerabilities in their own power systems. While utilities carefully monitor technological conditions in the big transmission lines that connect power plants to substations, the surveillance of their distribution grids that light up homes is much shakier.

July 22, 2016

A $77 million DARPA program is building automated cyberdefenses for power grids

Power quality expert Alex McEachern­ set out to build an advanced power sensor for utility distribution grids, and he accidentally ended up producing a promising tool to protect power grids from cyberattack.

October 10, 2014

How Microsynchrophasors Could Keep Solar-Saturated Grids Stable

Government labs deploy real-time, GPS-synchronized sensors to plot how solar interacts with the grid.

July 26, 2011

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

With aging infrastructure and renewables joining the supply network, the stability of the electric grid is becoming more and more unpredictable. This reality is affecting plants and manufacturing facilities across the country, causing particularly bad headaches for facilities maintenance supervisors and electrical engineers who manage power-sensitive equipment.

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