This project has been conceived to provide essential pre-normative research to enable the publication of new international standards on ROCOF. Such research will provide a rigorous basis for practical and effective standardisation which will command the support of industry.

Such standardisation is essential to ensure that network-critical ROCOF measurements can be made reliably with instrumentation from any manufacturer. As these measurements involve particularly complex parameters and are subject many unpredictable influences, the project will provide input to future standards to define hardware, algorithms, immunity to disturbances and test conditions.