GridView Medium Voltage (MV) Sensors
The GridView™ Advanced Monitoring System provides realtime measurement and verification meters for the distribution system. Micatu’s patented optical GridView Sensors™ measure, monitor, and report current, voltage, phase angle, real power, reactive power and other parameters on a per-phase basis with extremely high accuracy.
The GridProcessor™ is the brain of the GridView ™ Advanced Monitoring System. The GridProcessor™ samples the return light from the GridView Sensor™ to determine voltage and current measurements.
The MV optical sensor can measure near-DC signals and beyond 20 kA – a feature impossible with instrument transformers. The high dynamic range eliminates the need for parallel current transformers.
Optical sensors are applicable across the full range of medium voltage systems. The same sensor and electronics can often be used for multiple situations reducing inventory, minimizing training, and simplifying maintenance.
The hot stick deployable, optical sensor’s lightweight design and isolated path to the electronics enable the sensors to be easily and economically installed along feeders – delivering accurate real time system information for more informed decision-making.
Micatu’s optical solution enables the reliability of wired or flexibility of wireless connection communication protocol support.
Next generation "smart sensors" provide not only asset monitoring and system control, but significant efficiencies when < ± 1.0%) accuracy is achieved. As the ability to accurately deliver voltages at the optimized levels reduces consumption, this improves power quality and reduces service loads on equipment. Not only is there a net savings for energy providers and consumers, greenhouse gas emissions are significantly reduced.