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Re: [Phys-L] synchrophasor aka phasor measurement unit

On 12/19/2012 11:54 AM, Chuck Britton wrote:
Still in the vein of the 'smart grid', I have heard that the
'generator folks' have pushed thru a 'rule' that allows the frequency
to drift away from 60 Hz WITHOUT requiring that any lag be made up
for a return to a 60 Hz average over a 'long term'.

I'm having trouble finding the documentation for this idiocy - so it
might just be a figment of my overactive imagination.

Yes, it's idiotic but no, you're not imagining it.

A year-long experiment was proposed. The proponents were serious. It
would have put money in the pockets of the utilities ... at the expense
of consumers. It's pretty much the opposite of smart. It's pretty
much the opposite of modern, which is all about managing the resources
more closely, not less closely.

The anti-idiocy forces were able to block the experiment.|386