The Wide Area View: Synchrophasors

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In this on-demand webcast, Intelligent Utility Daily Editor-in-chief Phil Carson, along with a panel that includes Tony Johnson, consulting engineer, Southern California Edison, Chantal Hendrzak, project manager and applied research director, PJM Interconnection and Jeff Younger, assistant manager of electronic systems, Salt River Project, for a one hour webcast on July 8 at 12:00 PM ET, to discover how synchrophasors are being used by utilities to improve the reliability and stability of the grid.

This event provides you with: 

Gain insight into the Salt River Project's implementation of synchrophasors along its 500-kV transmission system and how it will bring that data to control room operators in real-time.

Discover how these two utilities fit into the Western Interconnection's overall scheme for pooling and sharing synchrophasor data to all participants.

Learn how synchrophasors fit into a multi-utility project in the PJM Interconnection. 


Tony Johnson
Consulting Engineer
Southern California Edison
Chantal Hendrzak
Project Manager and Applied Research Director
PJM Interconnection
Jeff Younger
Assistant Manager of Electronic Systems
Salt River Project

Anthony Johnson is a Consulting Engineer in the Advanced Technology Department of Transmission and Distribution Business Unit of Southern California Edison Company (SCE). He has been working at SCE for more than 18 years. Presently, he is a Consulting Engineer in Advanced Technology. In this role he acts as a consulting engineer to a wide range of groups. He previously lead the Power System Studies Group. This group is responsible for special studies, providing technical expertise in the control methodologies for static var compensators, and the deployment of advanced technologies. Previously, Mr. Johnson was the Project Manager for Technology Development for the Substation Construction and Maintenance organization. In this role he was responsible for test and evaluation of condition monitoring equipment, maintain an interface with the Substation automation team to develop maintenance requirements, and the test, evaluation and recommendation of diagnostic tools for maintenance and installation of substation equipment. Mr. Johnson also an area engineer, supervising test technicians. Mr. Johnson is the Lead of the WECC Joint Syncro-phasor Work Group, the Co-lead for the NASPI: Operation Implementation Team, the IEEE P2030 Transmission Work Group and a member of the NERC RAPIR Task Force. 

Chantal-Aimee N. Hendrzak, is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, leveraging, and supporting the adoption and implementation of advanced solutions for the operation of the bulk power transmission system and the operation of all related markets. 

Ms. Hendrzak is also the Director of International Relations for PJM, responsible for developing, managing, and leveraging PJM’s international relationships.

Previously, Ms. Hendrzak held the position of manager of the Operations Development department within the Operations Division responsible for leading the development and enhancement of applications used in real-time operations. Prior to that, she was a project leader coordinator in the Information Services Division.

Prior to joining PJM, Ms. Hendrzak was employed by Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) and American Power Conversion.

Ms. Hendrzak earned her bachelor of science in Business and French from Albright College and is pursuing her Masters in Business Administration through Penn State University. 

Jeff Younger has been with Salt River Project for 12 years and is currently an Assistant Project Manager in Electronic Systems. 

Jeff is managing SRP’s WECC-WISP program and developing SRP’s corporate Smart Grid strategic plan. 

Jeff has managed multiple projects including substation capacitor bank, breaker, bay additions, transmission and distribution projects. 

Prior to joining, SRP Jeff held professional positions with Pulice Construction and Southern Arizona Paving, where he managed state, county and municipal construction projects. 

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Heavy Construction from the School of Construction at Arizona State University. 

Jeff is a member of Construction Managers Association of America.

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Energy Central
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Energy Cnetral
Jul 08, 2010