In a recent blog post, we mentioned the importance of grid modernization as our 6.6 million mile distribution grid ages. In an ideal world, every utility would modernize the grid by automating all substations in their service territory to gain complete visibly into real-time grid conditions and full control over their substations. However, this is an unrealistic goal because typical substation monitoring like SCADA solutions are too expensive and time consuming to install at every substation. They require the installation of equipment inside the breakers and on the bus work. Substation feeders must be de-energized and new conduits and wiring are required to facilitate installation.
Utilities with unmonitored substations want an affordable alternative to a full SCADA system. Fortunately, Tollgrade offers them an easier and more cost effective way - install LightHouse® Sensors with Predictive Grid Analytics.