Sentient Energy has announced that it is collaborating with AT&T to improve the safety and reliability of electric service to smart cities, consumers, and commerce. The two companies have joined forces to bring Sentient’s line sensors and Grid Analytics System to electric utilities on AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
Equipped with high-resolution oscillography, Sentient’s MM3 sensors reliably detect faults and fault precursors on electric power lines, and enable the safe integration of renewables and distributed energy resources into the grid.
“AT&T is dedicated to providing the Utility Industry with innovative IoT technologies,” said Mike Zeto, General Manager and Executive Director AT&T Smart Cities and IoT. “By teaming with Sentient Energy, we use our global 4G LTE network to help utilities make the grid more reliable, safer, and more efficient.”
With Sentient’s Grid Analytics System, utilities quickly restore power and avoid outages by predicting and preventing failures. MM3 sensors with AT&T wireless connectivity do not require any pole-mounted equipment and provide important grid operations information in near real-time by connecting to the AT&T network.
“Sentient leads the market with the largest line sensor deployments in North America,” added Michael Bauer, Sentient Energy President and Founder. “We look forward to growing our deployments of the Grid Analytics System on AT&T’s pervasive 4G LTE network at many of our customers, including PG&E, KCPL, Manitoba Hydro, and New Brunswick Power.”
Sentient Energy has been recognized as one of the “2016 Top 15 Smart Grid Companies to Watch,” by the editors of “Smart Grid News,” a winner of “the 2016 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award,” and was recently named a finalist in the “Rising Star – Company” category of the “Platts Global Energy Awards.”
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