The main objective of this workshop, which is co-organized with the Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), India, is to identify specific problems which need immediate focus to handle the challenges of Wide area Monitoring and Control (WAMC). The concept needs to be evolved organically from within the country. In this workshop, eminent speakers will be invited to address specific issues on the technological aspects of the WAMC system, its architecture, various monitoring and real time control applications and testing requirements. The workshop will be supplemented by lab scale demo of the WAMC technology using Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) platform and the exhibits by some of the manufactures of the synchrophasor equipment.

The workshop will culminate in a panel discussion to identify specific research and development challenges as well as deployment issues.