White Paper: Monitoring Electric Power for Extended Periods of Time
Extended monitoring of electrical power needs to be done for power grids and inverter-driven electric machines to characterize their long-term behavior. Power systems will often experience a variety of events that can cause durability issues or failures in sub systems. Often, the reason for a sub system failure will be unknown, and measurements will need to be made over an extended period to identify the root cause so that engineering decisions can be made. Monitoring power for an extended period on an inverter-driven system can be difficult due to the required sampling rate needed to accurately measure electrical parameters.