GRID 20/20, Inc. has announced their pioneering offering – the Advanced Transformer Infrastructure (ATI)™ – that will help facilitate the Grid Modernization projects in the US, Canada, and abroad. The ATI aims to fix the continuous problems and risks transpiring in numerous distribution grids due to the concerning fact that most of these are comprised of transformer fleets that have been around for over 25 years.
“Advanced Transformer Infrastructure is the required next step to improve Grid Reliability and Resilience, said Alan Snook, President of GRID20/20.” He added, “We have worked strategically to build the industry’s Best-In-Class sensors, coupled with a growing suite of robust analytics capability. Our IoT turnkey solution provides operators with a much-needed technology to achieve critical intra-grid visibility. In today’s world Grid Modernization is no longer a luxury, it’s now a necessity.”.
Aging transformer fleets were not designed to withstand reverse energy impacts, resulting in costly grid reliability, safety and resilience concerns.
With the continuous improvements our technology, which include electric vehicle charging stations and cryptocurrency mining, additional multiple developments have caused substantial unplanned demands on our transformer fleets. Unfortunately, operators do not have the capability to assess where, when, or how much unplanned loading burden is occurring; setting the stage for reliability, safety and resilience issues.
Snook also said in a prepared statement, “Automated Alerts driven by our cost-effective ATI solution enable utility operators to proactively identify existing issues being caused by both DER and grid-edge developments, and to foresee emerging intra-grid problems. Advanced Transformer Infrastructure delivers unique intra-grid information enabling operators to reduce power outages, lessen serious fire/wildfire risk, and avoid damaging financial liability. PG&E’s January 2019 bankruptcy filing signals a new era concerning utility and shareholder liability. Our ATI can help to protect the interests of all stakeholders, while also delivering a series of grid Reliability, Resilience, and Energy Efficiency gains.”
GRID 20/20, Inc. is a distribution transformer monitoring solutions provider that aims to reduce utility operating costs, improve energy efficiencies, and increase utilities’ fiscal strength.