N.Y.'s a real-time test bed for GE's 'digital grid'
The New York Power Authority's footprint includes 16 generators and 1,400 miles of transmission lines. It has giant hydropower turbines downstream from Niagara Falls and gas-fired power stations on Long Island. The latest grid software is at its disposal.
A state-of-the-art computer model developed by NYPA and General Electric Co. knows how the system is supposed to churn out electricity across the state when everything runs smoothly. They call the modeling a "digital twin" for generators on the ground.