Identify and Preempt Potential Outages
The complete MM3ai System is Sentient Energy’s innovative solution for proactive outage mitigation. Our combination of line sensors, cloud-based software, and machine learning techniques work seamlessly together to provide utilities with predictive indicators of impending outages. Additionally, the MM3ai System automatically generates a daily report of feeder anomaly activities, including alerts for likely future outages.
Key Features of the MM3ai System
The MM3ai System is an out-of-the-box, ready for deployment solution that is designed to aid utilities in predicting and preventing impending outages with enhanced grid visibility. The system includes sensors, software, cellular fees, and support, including:
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Daily Report of Precursor Anomalies
The MM3ai System automatically generates a daily report by combining high-fidelity waveform data from MM3ai Line Sensors with Sentient Energy’s proprietary algorithms. This allows the MM3ai System to zero in on precursor anomalies indicative of vegetation in contact with lines, as well as impending equipment failures. The daily report provides a detailed snapshot of precursor anomalies, sorted by sensor location along each feeder.
High-Fidelity Line Sensors
The MM3ai is equipped with high-resolution waveform capability at a rate of 130 samples per cycle, allowing the System to capture and record waveforms of faults and line disturbances. Complete current and E-field waveform data is stored locally on the MM3ai, and is available to download when needed. MM3ai sensors also support GPS, ensuring location accuracy and highly precise time-stamping of event data.
Advanced Software Platform
Ample Analytics is the central core software platform for Sentient Energy’s MM3ai System. Ample enables utilities to maximize the value from their line sensor deployment by providing sensor fleet management, data integration, and grid monitoring capabilities. Ample’s container-based architecture means its applications and services are self-healing and can be configured to run in parallel on multiple instances for redundancy.
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Optimize Vegetation Management
Vegetation management is often the single largest line item of utility operations and maintenance budgets, even exceeding $100 million annually for many larger utilities. Vegetation management is not new to utilities – optimize your vegetation management by using the MM3ai System and provide a new way to better prioritize vegetation management work based on outage precursor anomalies.
Enhance Asset Management
For many assets, utilities use a run-to-failure model – however, with supply chain constraints and increased pressure for higher power system reliability, a more proactive approach to asset management makes sense. With the MM3ai System, utilities can combine sensor data with machine learning techniques to identify indicators of an impending equipment failure and take action to preempt unplanned outages.
Every aspect of the MM3ai System is designed for easy deployment – meaning utilities can begin predicting outages quickly. MM3ai Sensors are installed with a hot stick in minutes, meaning one crew can typically install ten to twelve triplets of sensors along feeders in a single workday. MM3ai Sensors have integrated cellular communication to eliminate the need for installation of separate communication gateways, while Ample software streamlines the commissioning of sensors and data integration.