Asset Health Monitoring: Value Proposition and Vendor Capabilities

Jan 24, 2024

Presenters: Matthew Rhodes (SRP), Jared Bestebreur (SEL), and Neeraj Nayak (EPG)

Following widespread deployment of PMU technology, the NASPI community recognized that synchrophasors can be a valuable tool for monitoring equipment health. A 2015 report ( documented several examples of engineers tracking unusual measurements back to an equipment problem. In subsequent years, vendors have made significant progress automating asset health monitoring to make it readily available to transmission system owners and operators. This panel will explore the current value proposition for PMU-based asset health monitoring and two commercial tools that offer the capability.

Matthew Rhodes, Principal Engineer of Grid Operations Support at Salt River Project (SRP) will begin the panel by sharing his experience deploying asset health monitoring in the SRP system. His presentation will highlight the value proposition of this PMU application for a transmissions system owner and operator. Representatives from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) and Electric Power Group (EPG) will then provide summaries of their company’s tools, success stories, lessons learned, and suggestions for further development. Jared Bestebreur, Senior Product Manager for Synchrowave, will provide the presentation for SEL and Neeraj Nayak, VP of Advanced Applications and Analytics, will present on behalf of EPG.

Date:  January 24, 2024
Time: 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET (1 hr.)