Landis+Gyr has added real-time voltage monitoring capabilities to its grid analytics suite of products. The new functionality will provide utilities with improved awareness of sudden voltage variances that impact the quality of service for the end user. Landis+Gyr’s analytics capabilities also provide intelligence into the performance of weakened transformers and failing voltage regulators.
“Our existing voltage visualization solution leverages expertise at the edge of the grid to help grid operators visualize voltage levels across the entire system,” said Dave Connaker, general manager of Landis+Gyr’s Analytics Solutions. “This new voltage monitoring functionality aids the utility to actively monitor dynamically changing conditions in real-time to improve reliability and system design.”
As distribution systems become more complex, utilities are challenged with ensuring the delivery of high-quality power to all points on their distribution systems. Using Landis+Gyr’s solutions, utilities can access advanced visualization tools and interactive drill-down capabilities to quickly assess voltage profiles along a feeder and identify voltage conditions outside of target ranges. The voltage monitoring capability allows utilities to avoid power quality issues, minimize customer complaints and reduce field effort by providing more accurate guidance to line crews.
Landis+Gyr’s cost-effective platform helps utilities operate the grid more efficiently, safely and reliably by:
- Providing a system-wide voltage analysis that monitors and reports based on real-time network measurements, giving utilities the ability to actively visualize and display voltages across their distribution grids all the way down to the end-user.
- Utilizing active notifications and alarms to alert managers of voltage fluctuations.
The voltage monitoring and voltage visualization solutions operate on Landis+Gyr’s Advanced Grid Analytics platform that leverages data integration, visualization and advanced algorithms to solve grid management challenges. With adaptive, modular functionality, the platform supports evolving utility needs by eliminating data silos and the need to manage multiple vendor systems.