Enabling proactive management of Low Voltage Networks
Gaining a deeper insight into the Low Voltage (LV) network has never been more important to Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), as the number of Low Carbon Technology installations increase in the drive towards Net Zero.
As customers become more reliant on the network, developing issues on plant and cable assets or with the network’s operating health must be quickly identified and eliminated before service levels are impacted.
PRESense is an innovative, AI-enabled LV monitor that provides distributed intelligence and data capture. The monitor utilises edge computing techniques that allow decisions to be made on the device as opposed to a remote server – minimising data transfer costs and bandwidth.
Installed at sub-stations and other supply points on the network, PRESense not only captures traditional power flow and quality information but makes use of intelligent and dynamic triggering algorithms to capture targeted high-resolution data sets – aimed at identifying specific business problems.
Once the data is collected, PRESense transforms it into actionable information. Confirming whether the network is operating safely within its capacity, or if further corrective actions, such as network re-enforcement or deployment of flexibility solutions, are needed now or in the future.
KEY CAPABILITY AND BENEFITS
Network Health Monitoring
Cable Health Indexing
This allows network operators to target asset replacement in the most cost effective and efficient manner – directing consumer spending at cable sections that require repair or replacement most urgently.