Kenneth E. Martin
At the forefront of developing synchrophasor measurement systems since their creation during the 1980s, Kenneth E. Martin has leveraged this experience to develop standards integral to the widespread use of this technology that is critical to the reliable operation of the electric grid. Synchrophasors provide a wide-area view of the power grid that increases visibility and improves situational awareness, allowing operators to see and resolve problems in real time. Martin helped develop the synchrophasor standard (IEEE P1344). He then initiated IEEE C37.118-2005, which developed methods to assure measurement compatibility and a communications protocol for wide-area systems. This standard serves as the basis for most synchrophasor measurements and system implementations worldwide. He continues leading synchrophasor standard development, most recently chairing the group developing IEEE P2664 STTP Standard, which supports data communication in larger systems.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Martin is a senior principal engineer with the Electric Power Group, Pasadena, California, USA.