Date Added: Jan 2012
With the advancement of civilization, Power Sector is undergoing drastic upheavals. With the ever increasing demand and dependence on electric power, protection of power system against failures remains a major challenge, particularly against cascading failures that lead to blackouts. There is a great demand for power systems protection that is scattered all around the globe. Effective monitoring of the power system parameters is a prerequisite in providing effective control and protection schemas. This paper advocates the use of grid computing in power system monitoring which discusses the suitability of grid computing to address the requirements of distinguished power system protection.