This blog is the second installment in our four part series on why LightHouse Smart Grid Sensors are a better investment than Fault Current Indicators (FCIs or FPIs). In the previous post, we noted that LightHouse Sensors are more accurate than FCIs due to the four levels of analytical processing of the sensor data available in the LightHouse Sensor Management System (SMS) software with Predictive Grid® Analytics. In this post, we will focus on the second reason why utilities should choose sensors: LightHouse Sensors are the only solution offering Predictive Grid Analytics.
Predictive Grid Analytics software is revolutionary as it monitors the distribution network to give utilities real-time information to predict outages and failures of their assets before they occur. Utilities with FCIs are missing out on a great opportunity to predict outages and reduce the number of outage minutes.