Powering the Intelligent Grid™

Safegrid’s Intelligent Grid System™ helps locate, predict, and prevent grid faults and improve grid performance with instant-on wireless sensors and cloud-based monitoring and analytics.

The electrical distribution grid is the largest system in the world. In Europe alone, there are some 10 million kilometers of medium-voltage lines (enough to go to the moon and back 13 times) with some 5 to 10 million secondary substations.

Our society and infrastructure depend on the grid, yet utilities have very little visibility into the grid and how it functions.

Safegrid changes all this and brings the grid to the 21st century.

Safegrid Benefits

Full visibility into the grid

Safegrid’s inexpensive hardware and cloud-based software help utilities and operators achieve full visibility throughout their grids.

Precise location of faults

By knowing fault locations, work crews can get to work faster, decreasing both costs and downtime. Fast FLISR and minimized SAIDI and SAIFI improve customer satisfaction and economics.

Enabling predictive maintenance

The ability to monitor grid components and conditions enables effective predictive maintenance measures which improve the reliability and service life of the components.

Decreased damage risk

Fast detection of electric arcs and other dangerous faults both helps prevent fires and helps utilities defend themselves against groundless lawsuits.

Solutions

Safegrid’s Intelligent Grid System™ is a solution suite for monitoring both medium voltage overhead lines and underground cables.

The solution gives utilities and grid operators full 24/7 visibility into the grid and let them locate faults faster and more accurately than before and also predict faults and do timely preventive maintenance that improves grid performance and increases equipment service life. When fault locations are known, the crews can get to work faster, decreasing both costs and downtime. The resulting fast FLISR and minimized SAIDI and SAIFI improve customer satisfaction and operational economics.

The system consists of:

  • Inexpensive and easy-to-install wireless sensors that provide an unprecedented level of visibility into the grid. The low cost and fast installation make the sensors the most cost-efficient grid monitoring system available on the market.
  • Cloud-based analytics and monitoring software that gives both the big picture about the grid’s performance as well as instant actionable alerts about grid faults. Both web-based and app user interfaces are availab
 
Safegrid solutions are designed for fast installation and deployment. They can be operated on a fully standalone basis without time-consuming integrations, yet they feature powerful APIs for connecting them with other systems when needed.

Products

Safegrid’s Intelligent Grid System™ consists of wireless FPI (Fault Passage Indication) sensor modules for both underground cable and overhead line monitoring and the cloud-based monitoring solution.

  • Grayfox™ Wireless FPI for undeground MV cables
  • Grayhawk™ Wireless FPI for overhead MV lines
  • Grid Guardian™ Cloud-Based Monitoring System

The wireless and self-powering sensors can be installed in as little as 15 minutes and require neither alterations or system shutdowns for installation. 

The monitoring and analytics system is fully cloud-based (public or private cloud) and it provides full visibility in and actionable alerts about the grid. The software can be operated as a standalone system that does not need integrations into SCADA or other systems for extremely fast and easy deployment. When necessary, deep integration into customers’ systems is available via our powerful REST APIs.

About Safegrid

Safegrid focuses on delivering innovative Smart Grid monitoring and analytic systems that help locate, predict, and prevent grid faults and improve grid performance with instant-on wireless sensors and cloud-based monitoring and analytics. Our Intelligent Grid System™ lets customers locate faults and restore service faster, perform timely preventative maintenance, and achieve better SAIDI and grid economics.

 

Safegrid’s management team has more than 100 years of combined experience in international business, product creation, sales, and strategy development from the telco, electric, and other technology sectors.

The team features Ph.D.’s, has several patents under its belt, and the team members have paid their dues in executive positions in world-class tech companies, including ABB, Tecnomen, Viola Systems, Nokia, SSH.COM, Ekahau, and Idean.

In addition to the operational and technological expertise, the team has proven legal and deal-making skills and ample experience from both fundraising and successful exits.

 

News and Insights

Safegrid Helps Leppäkosken Sähkö Get Real-Time Visibility into their Grid

Safegrid Helps Leppäkosken Sähkö Get Real-Time Visibility into their Grid

Leppäkosken Sähkö (a regional utility in Southern Finland) has installed Safegrid’s Intelligent Grid System™ to monitor its grid and manage…
Safegrid closes a seed funding round to commercialize the Safegrid Intelligent Grid System™

Safegrid closes a seed funding round to commercialize the Safegrid Intelligent Grid System™

Helsinki, Finland based Safegrid, the creator of the Safegrid Intelligent Grid System, has raised a seed funding round from Grid.vc,…

Careers

Safegrid focuses on delivering innovative Smart Grid monitoring and analytic systems that help locate, predict, and prevent grid faults and improve grid performance with instant-on wireless sensors and cloud-based monitoring and analytics. Our Intelligent Grid System™ lets customers locate faults and restore service faster, perform timely preventative maintenance, and achieve better SAIDI and grid economics.

We are looking for energetic and committed people who want to have a significant role in making the Smart Grid safer and smarter and change the way utilities deliver power. If you thrive in fast-moving, growth-oriented businesses and you have a relevant technical or commercial background, drop us a line.

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