The newly appointed CEO of Optisense stressed the importance of having optical voltage and current sensors in Smart Grid networks. Optisense is a big player in the Smart Grid market having a stake of around 400 billion dollars.
Stephen Prince explained that Optical voltage and current sensors were critical in Smart grid automation as they provide utility engineering, distribution planning and Operations almost actual intelligence beyond the substation.
Speaking about the features offered by the sensors from Optisense, Prince mentioned that accuracy of +/-0.5% was possible with their sensors and the installation and maintenance was an easy job with their sensors. These sensors give inputs to the distribution managers for go, no/go level control of the power grids made up of feeder lines spanning over thousands of miles and having numerous end points.
Optisense came into existence in the year 2001 and has been providing high-quality optical voltage and current sensors. These sensors from Optisense boost the reliability of the distribution system and enhance the intelligence of the system above the substation level. These advanced sensors are of great benefit for electric power companies in providing real time monitoring and control of parameters like voltage, power factor and current.