System & Asset Monitoring
Why It's Important
Accurate system load data is essential for making good switching decisions, balancing phases, and identifying overloaded assets. Intelligent sensors and analytics offer utilities a simple and cost-effective solution to capture load data at more system locations.
How It Works
Line sensors can be deployed on overhead and underground lines at switching locations or to monitor load through critical assets. Load data can accurately identify transformers and conductor segments that are overloaded.
Sentient Energy’s MM3™, ZM1™, UM3+™, and UM1™ intelligent sensors plus Ample® Analytics software work in combination to deliver the following system status information:
System & Asset Monitoring Benefits
Monitoring system load is becoming more important as distributed energy resources change load patterns. It’s also important to monitor loading on transformers and conductors to effectively manage replacement of aging assets.
Monitoring load current with Sentient Energy intelligent sensors and analytics software at additional points on the distribution system gives utilities a more granular view of their system and asset health. Operations teams can make better switching decisions during outages and planning teams have the true load data to improve capacity planning and enhance asset management.