Sensors Enhance Distribution Grid Reliability and Efficiency

Sensors Enhance Distribution Grid Reliability and Efficiency

ABB has announced the debut of DistribuSense current and voltage sensors. DistribuSense delivers critical distribution grid intelligence to drive decision-making for increasing efficiency through Volt Var Optimization (VVO) and reliability through Fault Detection, Isolation, and Restoration (FDIR).

DistribuSense provides standard, high quality current/voltage output signals to integrate with meters, relays and various controllers for real time data acquisition to achieve grid modernization objectives.  Utilities benefit from DistribuSense with increased reliability and efficiency by decreasing energy costs, protecting revenue, avoiding costly regulatory penalties and boosting customer satisfaction. Maximizing these benefits requires understanding grid conditions between the substation and the end user. 

The ABB DistribuSense current and voltage sensors’ light weight and compact size provide easy integration with recloser, overhead switch, capacitor bank and distribution transformer devices giving utilities the full range of sensor capabilities to meet any application where additional grid visibility is beneficial. They also serve as independent sensing points for radial or loop scheme circuits to monitor voltage levels or dynamic loads.

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