This chapter deals with power distribution engineering measurements and the processing of those measurements. The concept proposed is the use of synchronized measurements. The synchronization is accomplished through the use of a global positioning satellite signal - thus, time stamping measurements. The synchronized measurements are in phasor detail. The use of these measurements in a state estimator is proposed, described, and illustrated. Possible uses of this technology include: Control of distribution system components; fault detection and management; energy management.
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