OptaNODE® - Best in Class Distribution Transformer Monitors

GRID20/20's patented technology leverages the data and strategic location value of distribution transformers to provide Utilities with unparalleled intra-grid intelligence.

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One Solution. Multiple Value Propositions.

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.

Multiple Value Propositions

Patented Coreless Current Sensing Technology. Wide-range accuracy.

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.

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Powerful intra-grid information in the palm of your hand

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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.

Grid Reliability

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.

DER Integration

By monitoring Voltage Fluctuations & Reverse Power Flows, utilities can safely manage their grid and effectively select distributed storage locations.

Outage Notification

OptaNODE® devices can notify operators of power interruptions, enabling faster location of outages, and accelerating restoration.

Voltage Optimization

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

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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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Datasets recorded

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Success Stories

Downed Conductor

Downed Conductors Detection

Reducing Wildfire and Public Safety Risks


Managing DER Impacts

The GRID20/20 OptaNODE® Solution enables continuous increase of distributed PV Solar deployments in Hawaii.


MOE Smart Grid Project

The Ontario Ministry of Energy recognized GRID20/20 as a Success Story resulting from its proactive Smart Grid Fund initiative.

Latest News


Spearheading a new era of accurate, data-driven grid management Aug 30, 2023

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.


Transformer Shortages & Escalating Transformer Costs - Let’s Solve This Problem! Sep 28, 2022

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.


Wildfires: Stopping This Recurring Nightmare Jun 17, 2021

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.


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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.