Improving Overhead Fault Detection
Sentient Energy’s Grid Analytics SystemTM
How It Works
Utilities can quickly narrow down fault location and direct crews to specific faulted segments with Sentient Energy’s line sensors deployed throughout overhead distribution circuits. The following solution features allow for easy deployment so utilities can swiftly realize ROI:
- Integrated Communications – Sentient Energy’s overhead sensors include built-in communications (cellular or RF Mesh). This simplifies deployment by eliminating the need for installation of communication gateways near each sensor location.
- Choice of sensor powering – The MM3ai sensor is line-powered and is deployed on feeder lines with 10A or more of continuous current. For laterals and low-load feeder segments, ZM1 line sensors are battery-powered.
SCADA/ADMS integration – The Ample Analytics platform has an application programming interface (API) to facilitate integration of sensor data into a utility’s SCADA or ADMS system.
The Sentient Energy Grid Analytics System, comprising intelligent line sensors and the Ample Analytics software platform, is field-proven to enhance visibility of overhead lines, speed up fault location, and reduce outage durations by up to 20%.