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 leading 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 rooftop solar and other distributed energy resources (DER) into the grid. 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.
“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 utilize our global 4G LTE network to help utilities make the grid more reliable, safer and more efficient.”
“Sentient leads has a large 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.”
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