Increasing network resilience with modern smart grid monitoring

Ensuring network resilience is a critical success factor for modern network operators.

Challenges such as outages, downtime, and other issues can arise due to various factors such as severe weather and ageing components. These challenges can have a significant impact on the reliability and efficiency of the power network, resulting in customer dissatisfaction and potential financial penalties.

As such, it is essential for power companies to develop strategies that prioritise network resilience and mitigate the impact of potential disruptions.

Maintaining low SAIDI and SAIFI is difficult

SAIDI (System Average Interruption Duration Index) and SAIFI (System Average Interruption Frequency Index) are important metrics used to measure the reliability of power networks.

High SAIDI and SAIFI values have significant negative impacts for power distributors. They result in lower customer satisfaction, reduced revenue, and potential regulatory penalties. Power distributors are therefore highly motivated to maintain low SAIDI and SAIFI values through effective planning, maintenance, and response to outages.

This may involve proactive measures such as investing in infrastructure upgrades and vegetation management, as well as reactive measures such as prompt outage response and restoration efforts.

Locate faults at 100m accuracy.

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Improving grid performance with SAFEGRID

Solutions for next generation fault detection in smart grids.

Our solutions help network operators increase grid resilience by helping them predict and locate faults with greater speed and accuracy than previously possible.

By implementing our technology networks operators are able to quickly respond to faults, making fast FLIRS possible with significantly lower cost than for example using reclosers and minimised SAIDI and SAIFI.

The Safegrid solution is fast and easy to install and deploy. Our sensors / FPI’s operate fully independently from other systems and no settings or testing is required during deployment. The deployment can be done fully without an outage.

With our solutions you get complete 24/7 visibility into the grid.

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.

"We were one of the first customers of Safegrid, and we have been very happy with their service. The system has given us tangible benefits by helping us locate and fix network issues faster than before. Other utilities often call me and ask me whether they should try Safegrid's systems. I always tell them they should."
Jukka Rajala
Operations Manager, Leppäkosken Sähkö

Safegrid Intelligent Grid System™ overview

From planning to operation - a streamlined process