The unique capabilities presented by GRID20/20's OptaNODE® solution to capture and report a host of data points within the most dynamic and vulnerable segment of the grid is becoming a versatile game-changer for utilities around the world. The OptaNODE® DTM immediately converts transformers from simple workhorse assets into valuable intelligent nodes.
Designed upon exclusive patented sensing technology, and based on utilities input, OptaNODE® DTM (Distribution Transformer Monitor) devices, deliver high accuracy readings over a wide range of operating voltages and currents, while their unique form factor offers the easiest and fastest installation time on the market.
The implementation of Advanced Transformer Infrastructure (ATI) sensors at the grid edge enables the prediction of critical intra-grid conditions, maximizing Grid Reliability, Fire/Wildfire Protections, Resilience, and Public Safety.
The OptaNODE® solution helps Utilities to locate Downed Conductors, monitor and address unplanned grid-edge transformer Load and overload conditions, plus other key conditions to maximize Grid Reliability.
By monitoring Voltage Fluctuations & Reverse Power Flows, utilities can safely manage their grid and effectively select distributed storage locations.
OptaNODE® devices can notify operators of power interruptions, enabling faster location of outages, and accelerating restoration.
Accurate intra-grid Voltage information enables CVR to reduce peak demand costs, and improve proper energy delivery levels.
OptaNODE® DTM intra-grid sensors drive a long list of value propositions
Utilities around the world are leveraging unique, timely, accurate, reliable, intra-grid data supplied by Advanced Transformer Infrastructure (ATI) using OptaNODE® intra-grid sensors.
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Reducing Wildfire and Public Safety Risks
The GRID20/20 OptaNODE® Solution enables continuous increase of distributed PV Solar deployments in Hawaii.
The Ontario Ministry of Energy recognized GRID20/20 as a Success Story resulting from its proactive Smart Grid Fund initiative.
Distribution Grid Pressures: Electrification, Wildfire Mitigation, Reliability, Aged Assets, Transformer Shortages, DER Voltage Fluctuations, Forward & Reverse Energy Overload on Transformers, EV Charging Stations, etc. All of these realities, and others are simultaneously unfolding throughout our distribution grids. Utility operators NEED enhanced intra-grid visibility, and empirical understandings of these unfolding grid-edge conditions.
Utility operators are experiencing an unprecedented, developing distribution transformer shortage coupled with substantially escalating new transformer costs. Unfortunately, there is no present trend correction in sight. Yes, critical assets availability is now in jeopardy.
Worst case scenarios are occurring in perennial fashion. Whether you do, or do not subscribe to the concept of climate change, there is no denying that hotter, dryer conditions are fueling increased wildfire events, and oftentimes catastrophic damages.
As part of an overall Smart Grid solution, Distribution Transformer Monitoring (DTM) devices provide data to facilitate distributed generation, reduce outages, enhance asset supervision, and provide the tools for analysis of system loss including end-user meter reconciliation.
Rapidly deployable, OptaNODE® DTM devices fulfill the utilities’ need for flexible, and compact devices, with safe, and quick installation capabilities.
GRID20/20's OptaNODE® Solution - for utility operators who SERIOUSLY want to reduce their distribution loss, and improve their efficiencies - Learn more by watching this video.