06 Aug '12, 1pm

GridSense’s Big Smart Grid Play, From Sensors to Software: Sydney, Australia-based GridSense has been quietly

GridSense’s Big Smart Grid Play, From Sensors to Software: Sydney, Australia-based GridSense has been quietly

Sydney, Australia-based GridSense has been quietly making sensors for the power grid since 1974, which is long enough to have a sense of the 'smart grid' as a work in progress. That’s to say that much of the world’s power grid today, from generation plants all the way down to big substations, is already pretty 'smart,' if that means having digital communications and automated control systems attached to it. That’s happened over the past 30 years or so. Nowadays, it's the smaller stuff -- the medium and low-voltage distribution grids that carry power from substations to individual customers -- that remains 'dark' to utility control rooms. A key challenge here has been making systems that are both cheap enough to deploy on this massive distributed scale, and effective enough to make a difference. GridSense has been moving into this distribution automation (DA) frontier in a ...

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