Ausgrid has deployed a new data management platform for its smart grid network to more accurately track network utilisation and performance.
Ausgrid managing director, George Maltabarow, said 2300 monitoring devices had already been installed as part of the platform to obtain more reliable electricity data, with an additional 12,000 set to be added to further distribution substations over the coming months.
“This technology will make the local electricity network smarter and more reliable, giving us a more detailed picture of how the network is performing,” Maltabarow said.
“We will have more information than ever before about the demands on the local network, allowing us to better target preventative maintenance to avoid faults and outages in the first place.
“Ultimately, it will mean fewer and shorter outages for the homes and businesses we supply.”
The smart grid market has experienced steady growth, with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) this yearadding an extra session of its newly introduced smart grid short course in an effort to keep up with demand for the skills in the sector.
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