Cisco Drives Innovation and Open Source Collaboration for Smart Grid

October 11, 2011 - 4 Comments

Cisco and Systems Integration Specialists Company (SISCO) have begun an open source project intended to foster further innovation and faster adoption of IP-standards in smart grid.  Together, the two aim to provide an implementation framework for synchronized phasor measurement communications that will help more quickly bring this valuable technology to the fore.

Synchrophasors are an important element in making the electrical infrastructure more stable and reliable. Analysis of past electricity blackouts shows that precisely monitoring synchrophasors has the potential to detect system instability much earlier than current systems. This will prevent large-scale blackouts by giving system operators more time to respond to disruptive events and enabling them to take corrective action before system stability is affected.

Synchrophasor projects are currently taking place across North America.

Cisco and SISCO are gathering at NASPI this week and will begin rolling out the source code over the next month or so. They are seeking other industry participants to help move the technology forward quickly.  Interested?  Click here to learn more!

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  1. I am absolutely interested with this new project and the fact that it will improve and benefit its users. It will definitely optimize everything from communication and technology. I am happy to hear this great innovation of CISCO.

  2. open source is leading computerize in the world.

  3. seems to me very important technology, however, it will take centuries to reach Portugal ……

  4. I am always thrilled to hear about large corporations like Cisco embracing Open Source thinking to improve their products.

    The internet becomes a less scary place as projects like this demonstrate that their are more good guys than bad guys looking over the code of open source projects.