About FNET/GridEye

Operated by the Power Information Technology Laboratory at the University of Tennessee, FNET/GridEye is a low-cost, quickly deployable GPS-synchronized wide-area frequency measurement network. High dynamic accuracy Frequency Disturbance Recorders (FDRs) are used to measure the frequency, phase angle, and voltage of the power system at ordinary 120 V outlets. The measurement data are continuously transmitted via the Internet to the FNET/GridEye servers hosted at the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech. The Power IT Lab has developed several applications which use the FNET/GridEye data to study the power system, including:

  • Event detection and location
  • Oscillation detection
  • Animations of frequency and angle perturbations
  • Integration of renewables into the power grid
  • Detection of system breakup or islanding
  • Providing grid control input signals
  • Prediction of grid instability and reduction of blackouts
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FNET/GridEye Application Research

  • Event location triangulation and estimation of event size
  • Wide-area frequency and angle visualization and graphic display
  • Dynamic clustering from FNET/GridEye data (frequency and angle)
  • Inter-area oscillation mode identification
  • Post-disturbance scenario reconstruction
  • Line activity identification
  • Use FNET/GridEye data to verify system models used in simulations.
  • Adaptive under-frequency load shedding algorithm development using wide-area frequency information as inputs
  • Wide area FACTS, PSS/HVDC control and coordination using FNET/GridEye as inputs for damping inter-area oscillations
  • Monitoring DG impact on system operations, DG control
  • Trending and system response speed analysis of static frequency for all interconnections
  • Monitoring tool for Compliance of NERC frequency response requirements
  • ACE accuracy improvement with wide-area FNET/GridEye data
  • Study propagation of frequency disturbances as electromechanical waves travel in power systems
  • Analyze speed of travel from FNET/GridEye data and PSS/E simulations

Interested in hosting an FDR?

We are actively looking for FDR hosts, if you have a window with clear view of sky, Ethernet connection and are living in the area below, we are willing to offer you an FDR unit:

Flagstaff, AZ
Sierra Vista, AZ
Yuma, AZ
Redding, CA
Fresno, CA
Eureka, CA
Grand Junction, CO
Fort Collins, CO
Dover, DE
Sterling, CO
Palm Beach, FL
Fort Myers, FL
Springfield, IL
Idaho Falls, ID
Twin Falls, ID
Sioux City, IA
Ocean City, MD
Bangor, ME
Augusta, ME
Caribou, ME
IGrand Rapids, MI
Kingsford, MI
Saginaw, MI
Portland MN
Duluth, MN
Jackson, MS
Springfield, MO
Goodland, KS
Topeka, KS
Louisville, KY
Lafayette, LA
New Orleans, LA
Shreveport, LA
Tupelo, MS
Hattiesburg, MS
St Louis, MO
Billings, MT
Great Falls, MT
Wilmington, NC
Omaha, NE
North Platte, NE
Santa Fe, NM
Atlantic City, NJ
Ithaca, NY
New York City, NY
Cincinnati, OH
Woodward, OK
Guymon, OK
Tulsa, OK
Bend, OR
Medford, OR
Harrisburg, PA
Columbia, SC
Myrtle Beach, SC
Sioux Falls, SD
Rapid City, SD
Nashville, TN
Lubbock, TX
Abilene, TX
Amarillo, TX
Midland, TX
Brownsville, TX
El Paso, TX
Nacogdoches, TX
Provo, UT
Yakima, WA
Spokane, WA
Wausau, WI
Cheyenne, WY
Jackson, WY
Casper, WY

Contact Professor Yilu Liu (liu@utk.edu) if you would like to learn more.