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Sentient Energy makes power delivery safe, reliable and solar ready.

Sentient’s Grid Analytics System makes the grid safe, reliable and solar ready. It combines intelligent sensors easily deployable on any powerline with powerful management and analytics applications enabling utilities to detect faults, preempt problems and deliver dependable power.

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Sentient Energy Wins 2016 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award


Burlingame, Calif., June 9, 2016 – Sentient Energy, Inc., a leading provider of advanced grid monitoring and analytics solutions to electric utilities for safe and reliable power delivery,announced today it had been selected as a winner for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region. Winners were announced at special Red Herring 100 North America awards ceremony on Wednesday evening, June 8, at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa.

Red Herring has been selecting the most exciting and promising start-ups and growth companies since 1995. Sentient Energy was selected from a large pool of candidates across North America based on the company’s technological innovation, management strength, IP and patents, proof of concept, market size, investor record, customer acquisition and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the fields of security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, life sciences, cloud, mobile and others completed their submissions to qualify for the award.

“We are extremely proud that ‘Red Herring 100’ has recognized Sentient Energy for its outstanding vision, market strategy, and execution,” said Sentient Energy CEO, Jim Keener. “We look forward to continued success as our industry-leading technology continues to build market share among the nation’s top electric utilities.”

“The ‘Red Herring 100’ joins an impressive list of awards that Sentient Energy has garnered over the past several years,” added Sentient Energy President and Founder, Michael Bauer. “It is a testament to the hard work and quality of our management team and staff, to the faith and commitment of our investors, and to our utility customers who are making their work and their customers’ lives better with our exceptional technology.”


Sentient Energy – Taking reliability to a new level


In a new digital economy where uninterrupted electrical service to homes is as crucial as service to business and industry, utilities are continually trying to improve outage restoration times or prevent them from happening in the first place.

And Sentient Energy is on the verge of taking service reliability to a whole new level. (read more)


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Industrial Automation Innovation Leader Joins Sentient Energy as Vice President of Sales

0011RSentient Energy, Inc., provider of the utility industry’s only Grid Analytics System that covers the entire distribution network with quickly deployed intelligent sensors and analytics, today announced it has appointed Venkat Bahl as Vice President of Sales.

A senior sales, business development, and marketing executive, Bahl joins Sentient Energy with more than 19 years of experience selling innovative products and systems into industrial automation, engineering and commercial markets. At Emerson Electric, a Fortune Global 500 Company with 2015 sales of more than $22 billion, Bahl grew sales of wireless automation products over twenty-fold in four years, helping create a $300M annual business for the Process Management Division. Bahl also achieved an outstanding track record as a sales and marketing leader at companies including Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) leader, Apprion; IoT timing expert, Discera; and ZigBee pioneer, Ember Corporation.

“Aggressive initiatives by Utilities to improve grid reliability and safety, coupled with the rapid evolution of distributed energy resources, is driving strong demand for our intelligent sensors and advanced grid analytics,” said Sentient Energy CEO, Jim Keener. “Venkat Bahl’s exceptional success in building and managing sales teams that succeed at selling groundbreaking innovation into traditional industries undergoing a paradigm shift, will be invaluable in helping us to achieve our aggressive growth targets and providing a smooth transition to a significantly larger customer base.”

Sentient Energy’s MM3™ distribution grid sensors feature the company’s proprietary Waveform analysis technology that captures high-resolution oscillography associated with faults and network events anywhere on the distribution grid and wirelessly transmits key data or the entire waveform, as needed, to its proprietary Ample™ analytics platform for further analysis. This allows utilities to identify potential issues and perform preventative maintenance to avoid outages. In December 2015, Sentient Energy announced a deployment of more than 20,000 MM3 intelligent sensors covering Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) 42,000-mile overhead service area (see cover story in T&D World).

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A Complete Grid Analytics System.

Sentient Energy’s Grid Analytics System consists of intelligent sensors, distributed apps and the Ample Analytics suite.

Sentient’s flagship, the MM3™, is an intelligent oscilloscope with high-performance sensors featuring substation-class measurement, computing and processing capabilities. Much like modern smart phones, Sentient MM3s can accept new apps downloaded over-the-air and be configured to meet the utility’s evolving needs.

MM3s locally capture and process detailed data at many points along the network and communicate specific alerts and analyses to SCADA or Ample™ Analytics modules for feeder or system wide studies. This decentralized approach maximizes the amount of information gathered in the field while minimizing the amount of data transmitted.


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