The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has successfully deployed GRID20/20’s devices within designated areas of the city. GRID20/20 provides distribution transformer monitoring solutions.
GRID20/20 president Alan Snook says, “We are very pleased with the deployment progress we have achieved in support of the proactive team at LADWP. Given their keen focus on maximizing service delivery to their customers, it makes perfect sense for LADWP to deepen their smart grid distribution management capabilities using our solution.”
An LADWP spokesperson notes: “We invested significant time and energy to evaluate the distribution transformer monitoring solution offered by GRID20/20 and feel very strongly they have created an excellent device and backend system. We are now retrieving valuable information from within the heart of our grid, which we will use to improve service reliability and operating performance.”
GRID20/20 reports that it addresses “a host of distribution optimization and automation needs, including critical asset loading data, preventive maintenance awareness, increased outage notification capability, costly power theft loss detection, conservation voltage enhancements, and many additional smart grid value propositions.”
As LADWP continues its smart grid transition, solutions that help the utility monitor transformer health and identify underperforming or failing assets become increasingly important. GRID20/20’s technology enables utilities to identify power theft, promotes cost-saving power conservation practices, and helps to reduce outages.
Utilities in the United States report there is $6 billion worth of electricity stolen from power grids each year. Power theft is also a significant concern in Canada, Latin America, and India—losses GRID20/20 was designed to identify.
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