VSV (a utility in Southwestern Finland) has selected Safegrid’s Intelligent Grid System™ to improve its grid and service quality.
VSV operates nearly 4,000 km of grid in challenging conditions around Uusikaupunki, Laitila, and Rauma (as well as seven other municipalities) in Southwestern Finland. A significant part of VSV’s grid consists of overhead cables located in the coastal archipelago with its notoriously difficult wind and snow conditions. VSV pays special attention to the high quality and reliability of its grid which it calls the “Weather-Resilient Grid”.
Safegrid’s Intelligent Grid System (IGS) helps VSV achieve 100% visibility into their grid and provides real-time alerts with exact location information to enable faster repairs to minimize service interruptions and downtime.
The system delivered to VSV initially consists of Grayfox™ and, later on, Grayhawk™ sensors for monitoring the network, and the cloud-based Gridguardian™ monitoring backend for instant visibility and alerts from a web client and a mobile application. The sensors will be installed at secondary substations and pole-mounted transformers and can monitor both cable and overhead line networks.
“We operate in challenging environmental conditions and continuously invest in creating a more resilient grid to continuously serve our customers better. Partnering with Safegrid was a natural step for us as IGS helps us further toughen our network and improve our service regardless of the conditions,” says Mr. Juho Jussila, Network Director at VSV.
“We are proud to be VSV’s partner in ensuring first-rate electric service to their demanding customers,” says Mr. Jussi Hakunti, CEO of Safegrid Oy. “VSV has shown their professional capabilities adapting new technologies and innovativeness, so working with VSV is a good learning opportunity for us to further improve our IGS solution.”
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Jussi Hakunti, CEO, Safegrid Oy
About Safegrid. 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 Espoo, Finland. For more information, please visit www.safegrid.io.