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International Journal of Computer and Communication Technology

Abstract

With the advancement of civilization, Power Sector is undergoing drastic upheavals. With the ever increasing demand and dependence on electric power, protection of power system against failures remains a major challenge, particularly against cascading failures that lead to blackouts. There is a great demand for power systems protection that is scattered all around the globe. Effective monitoring of the power system parameters is a prerequisite in providing effective control and protection schemas. This paper advocates the use of grid computing in power system monitoring which discusses the suitability of grid computing to address the requirements of distinguished power system protection. Albeit, the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system is presently implied for monitoring power systems; yet it has its limitations. This paper proposes to use Grid Computing as an aid to the existing SCADA based power system monitoring & control framework and demonstrates is applicability by means of a grid based real-time power system monitoring system. The afore mentioned system has been deployed in desktop computers with GridGain 2.0 as middleware has been employed to set up the grid environment, all relevant details of the design framework has been shown.

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