Intelligent Grid System helps Leppäkosken Sähkö locate and react to faults in its distribution grids more effectively than before. The real-time alerts and precise fault location information enable faster repairs, which minimize customer blackouts when faults occur.
Leppäkosken Sähkö uses Safegrid’s GrayFox™ sensor units to monitor in its medium voltage cable network. The GrayFox™ system communicates wirelessly with Safegrid’s cloud-based GridGuardian™ monitoring and analytics back-end.
“In the future, the system will also provide other information about the network. It will enable, for instance, preventative maintenance of network assets, which will decrease the number of faults, lengthen the service life of the assets, and lower operating costs,” says Mr. Jukka Rajala, Operations Manager for Leppäkosken Sähkö.
“With Intelligent Grid System, we can prevent faults and minimize their duration. Additionally, the system helps us operate more efficiently because it helps us locate faults faster and more accurately. This combination lets us serve our customers even better than before,” Rajala continues.
“Leppäkosken Sähkö is an excellent pilot customer for us as they are a forward-looking company that actively develops their operations and have an open mind towards new technology. The feedback we get will help us develop our systems to meet customer demands better,” says Mr. Jussi Hakunti, CEO of Safegrid Oy.
Leppäkosken Sähkö and Safegrid intend to widen the use of the system to several new communities within the Leppäkosken Sähkö network.
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Jussi Hakunti, CEO, Safegrid Oy
Safegrid is the creator of the Intelligent Grid System™ that helps utilities and grip operators locate, predict, and prevent grid faults and improve grid performance with instant-on wireless sensors and cloud-based monitoring and analytics. Safegrid is backed by Grid.vc and Business Finland. Safegrid is based in Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit www.safegrid.io.