Engineers in the Maritime and Transportation team have designed a powerline sensor. Earlier this year, the team held a celebration for shipping the first round of powerline sensors to a major utility customer for lab and field testing. Powerline sensors reduce installation risk, they’re smaller than larger transformer measuring methods and they can be deployed without disconnecting the power grid. Smart grid power distribution systems can provide utility companies with better information on how their systems are performing. They can also provide information to help determine the impacts of renewable energy systems on power grids.
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