Today’s low voltage energy grids face a number of immediate challenges. Reducing power loss, integration of renewable energy sources and the need for remote smart metering are just a few issues that recommend Smart Grid technologies as a necessity.
REAL TIME MONITORING and CONTROL
The most critical events on the grid require immediate awareness and response. To be most effective, the communication capability must provide a low latency link to the real time events being measured, such as system stability, equipment health, outages, faults, demand response coordination and events.
The Smart grid delivers comprehensive sensing of the low voltage grid. Our technology provides advanced metrology capabilities, current, voltage and power (real, reactive and apparent) measurements, as well as advanced power quality measurements, such as THD and harmonic analysis.
However, simply providing sensor data from a multitude of points can overwhelm a utility company’s ability to process and make sense of the information in order to improve the reliability of the distribution system. True awareness cannot be achieved by simply collecting sensor data.
Instead, the energy company needs to be able to analyze the data and extract meaningful information from it. Through a combination of intelligent sensing, edge based software analytics and data mining software capabilities, our solution allows the analysis to be located both centrally and at the point of sensing.
This way, the energy company can better control and automate present and future network activity, such as reclosed operation, distributed generation control and demand response.