IEEE Standard for Synchrophasors for Power Systems Academic Article uri icon


  • IEEE Standard 1344, Synchrophasors for Power Systems, was completed in 1995. It sets parameters required to ensure that phasor measurement will be made and communicated in a consistent manner. It specifies requirements for the timing signal used for phasor synchronization and the time code needed for input to a measurement unit. GPS is the recommended time source and IRIG-B is the basic format used for time communication. The standard requires correlating phasors computed from unsynchronized and synchronized sampling to a common basis. Timetagging accurately and consistently is essential for wide area comparison of phase. The standard specifies information exchange and control message formats. These include data output, configuration, and command messages. It includes 7 annexes that discuss the concepts covered in the body of the standard. 1997 IEEE.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Martin, K. E., Benmouyal, G., Adamiak, M. G., Begovic, M., Burnett, R. O., Carr, K. R., ... Thorp, J. S.

citation count

  • 133

complete list of authors

  • Martin, KE||Benmouyal, G||Adamiak, MG||Begovic, M||Burnett, RO||Carr, KR||Cobb, A||Kusters, JA||Horowitz, SH||Jensen, GR||Michel, GL||Murphy, RJ||Phadke, AG||Sachdev, MS||Thorp, JS

publication date

  • December 1998