Intelligent Line Sensors at Overhead-Underground Transitions
Sentient Energy’s Grid Analytics SystemTM
How It Works
With Sentient Energy’s overhead intelligent line sensors deployed at transition points, utilities have reliable indications of whether a fault is overhead or underground. The solution can be deployed quickly due to the following:
- Integrated communications – Built-in line sensor communications (cellular or RF Mesh) simplifies deployment by eliminating the need for installation of communication gateways near each sensor location.
- Choice of sensor powering – The line-powered MM3 sensor is deployed on feeder lines with 10A or more of continuous current. For laterals and low-load feeder segments, the ZM1 line sensor is battery-powered.
- Ample Analytics Platform – Ample software collects real-time data from sensors and provides visualization of the sensor network and system data. When a fault occurs the MM3 and ZM1 sensors immediately notify Ample of the fault and capture waveform data at 130 samples per cycle for fault analysis.