ABB and Sensus have announced a new partnership that will allow the two companies to better collaborate on delivering enhanced Smart Grid solutions to customers.
The move combines ABB’s low voltage and medium voltage distribution automation systems and network management solutions with Sensus’ FlexNet Smart Grid communication platform and supporting software. These Smart Grid solutions are built on integrations already delivered together by Sensus and ABB. For example, Sensus has already integrated ABB distribution automation devices over a network into ABB Network Manager SCADA and DMS systems.
Utility customers will benefit from a broad set of Smart Grid applications based on the combined strengths of both ABB and Sensus. Such applications include: fault detection, isolation and restoration (FDIR), VoltVar optimization, and the extension of ABB Network Manager SCADA to feeder devices such as advanced sensors.
ABB and Sensus have been working together to test and develop smart solutions that address the needs of utilities, both short-term in light of the challenging environmental conditions, and in the long run as utilities experience greater demands for energy and the need for grid modernization.
This partnership was simultaneously announced at DistribuTech, a major annual transmission and distribution conference and exhibition held this year in Tampa, Florida