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The Power of Grid Monitoring: From Challenge to Solution

A T&D World-hosted webinar sponsored by TE Connectivity & Wesco

This webinar was originally held on November 7, 2023 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Duration: 1 Hour
Sponsor: TE Connectivity & Wesco

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For any electric utility, time is money and every second counts. The intricate web of power lines, transformers, and substations that make up our power grids is a lifeline for society, but it's also a delicate balancing act. Any disruption can have far-reaching consequences, both financially and operationally.

One of the most significant pain points for electric utilities has been the lengthy time it takes to locate faults in the grid. These faults, whether caused by equipment failures, weather events, or other factors, can induce costly downtime. This issue not only affects a utility's bottom line but also impacts the reliability of the power supply to consumers.

The key to keeping the power on lies in effective grid monitoring. Smart grid solutions enable utilities to pinpoint faults and weak connections with unprecedented speed and accuracy. By swiftly identifying and addressing grid issues, utilities can significantly reduce downtime and associated costs.

To delve deeper into the benefits of grid monitoring, you are invited to join TE Connectivity's experts and their authorized distributor Wesco in this free webinar, where they will discuss:

  • The challenges confronting today's power grid and their impact on reliability.
  • How fault current indication can dramatically reduce SAIDI, saving both time and money for utilities.
  • Real-life applications that accelerate underground and overhead fault location.
  • Solutions to enhance operator safety through advanced voltage monitoring.
  • Technologies to improve asset management through predictive failure signals.

Join us for this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in grid management and technology!


Frank Drumm
General Manager, Grid Monitoring
TE Connectivity

Frank Drumm is the General Manager for Grid Monitoring solutions at TE Connectivity, where he heads the company's extended offering enabled by the recent acquisition of Kries, German pioneer in smart grid systems. With nearly 25 years of experience in General Management, Product Management, and R&D, Frank has driven innovations across utility and industrial applications. He holds a doctorate in High Voltage Engineering from the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich.

Robert Roy
Smart Grid Consultant for North America
TE Connectivity

Robert Roy is TE Connectivity's Smart Grid Consultant for North America. Before joining TE two years ago, Bob enjoyed a long career at CenterPoint Energy in Houston, TX. He has provided many companies with vision and direction on smart grid development, including 20 years of Substation Engineering working on protective relaying and SCADA projects, 10 years of directing distribution service center operations, and 7 years as director of Major Underground Operations and Engineering. He holds a BS Electrical Technology degree from the University of Houston.

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