Greentech Lead Europe: Ambient Corporation, a global
provider of smart grid communications technologies, will conduct trial of its
Power Quality Monitoring application and energy sensing equipment in Europe.
The trial will
focus on evaluation of Low Voltage Current Sensor Technologies and how they can
assist the network operators in running their grids.
delighted to be selected to participate in this project, as it represents a
significant step forward for Ambient as we venture into new geographies with
great potential,” said John J. Joyce, president and CEO of Ambient.
Ambient’s communications platform with its software applications, DNOs can
perform real-time current and voltage sensing, generating data for monitoring
their distribution networks and substations.
The Power Quality
Monitoring Application is part of the Ambient Smart Grid Communications
Ambient said the
trial is part of the Low Carbon Networks Fund overseen by UK regulator OFGEM
and is being run by UK Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), Western Power
Distribution, and UK Power Networks.
will ensure that we have a clear understanding of the technologies available
for Low Voltage Network monitoring. This will provide essential data allowing
for greater visibility of the Low Voltage Network and, subsequently, facilitate
smart networks,” said Roger Hey, Western Power Distribution’s Future
predicted future growth in numbers of electric vehicles, heat pumps and
micro-generation means that Network Operators will need much greater visibility
of power flows and voltage quality on our low voltage networks,” said Dave
Openshaw, UK Power Networks’ Head of Future Networks.