Grid Safety, Reliability, and Strong Growth in DER Are Creating Strong Demand for Company’s Sensors and Analytics Software that Cover Entire Distribution Grid
Burlingame, Calif., January 18, 2018 – Sentient Energy, Inc., a leading provider of advanced grid monitoring and analytics for electric utilities, announced today that shipments of its intelligent distribution line monitors have now exceeded 55,000 units. Sentient Energy line monitors are designed to detect, capture, analyze and communicate faults and non-fault disturbances in real time over both AMI/DA mesh networks and cellular networks.
“Intelligent Sensing, Control and Analytics Networks (ISCAN) are rapidly becoming the must-have ‘SCADA equivalent’ for utilities’ vast distribution grid,” said Jim Keener, Sentient Energy’s Chief Executive Officer. “Sentient Energy offers the industry’s only analytics and intelligent sensing network that covers the entire distribution network with line sensors that can be quickly deployed, and analytics that identify and analyze potential faults and other grid events. With our new milestone of 55,000 units shipped, we expect strong sales activity to continue in 2018 as utilities continue their efforts to improve reliability, safety, and interruption-free power delivery.”
“We believe our intelligent sensors and analytics will play a transformational role in grid modernization as more and more distributed energy resources (DER) such PV Solar and storage batteries are added,” said Sentient Energy Chief Revenue Officer, Venkat Bahl. “Currently, distribution companies have little real-time control or visibility into these assets that create a bidirectional power flow that must be carefully integrated with bulk generation. You can’t optimize DER if you don’t know where currents are reversed or where voltages are still present after an outage event.”
Sentient’s flagship MM3™ overhead line sensors are complemented by the Sentient ZM1™ for deployment where no or low amperage is available to power monitoring devices, as well as a new monitoring device that the company will unveil at ‘DistribuTECH 2018.’ With the addition of the new monitoring device, utilities will have access to the condition and status of infrastructure, in real time, anywhere on the grid. Sentient’s Ample™ Analytics suite provides everything needed to manage the monitoring of these intelligent sensor devices and the immense amount of data that they collect.
Sentient Energy will showcase it complete line of sensors and grid analytics, at DistribuTECH booth #2953 in San Antonio, January 23-25, 2018.
About Sentient Energy, Inc.
Sentient Energy makes power delivery safe, reliable and DER ready. The company provides the industry’s only Grid Analytics System that covers the entire distribution network with quickly deployed intelligent sensors and analytics that identify and analyze potential faults and other grid events. Sentient Energy leads the market with the largest mesh network line sensor deployments in North America, and partnerships with leading utility network providers including Silver Spring Networks, Landis + Gyr, and AT&T. For more information, visit www.sentient-energy.com.
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