Metrycom UK

Metrycom has expanded its European footprint

We are pleased to announce that Metrycom has expanded its European footprint by opening its new office in Abingdon, UK. Our presence in Britain enables us to better serve our European customers with Metrycom’s advanced range of grid sensors. We are also pleased to announce that we are currently engaged in detailed discussion with a number of the UK’s largest Distribution Network Operators and are actively pursuing distribution agreements (currently in progress) in other selected European markets too. 
UK office: Abingdon, UK
Contact Information: Bob Wilcox, Director of Metrycom UK, telephone numbers:  Landline: 01235 831 633,  Mobile: +44 (0) 7766 248644 Email: info@metrycom.comMetrycom UK

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Liron Frenkel, CEO and founder of Metrycom, gave a lecture at the CRED conference, Herzlia

 

Liron Frenkel, CEO of Metrycom Limited, recently participated at the CRED Conference in Herzlia where he provided anintroduction to smart-grid-sensors. Substantial advantages of using smart gird sensors in distribution grid lines are becoming increasingly obvious to the Utilities space.

Mr. Frenkel demonstrated typical examples of commonly experienced faults detected in field tests in the variousMetrycom installations of one of its leading solutions, the MerySense-5000 system. These tests included waveformsthat were recorded by the system’s online sensors. He especially focused on demonstrating the grid differences whenutilizing differing earthing systems. These earthing systems include:

  • Direct earthing
  • Floating earthing
  • Compensated earthing with Petersen coil
  • Single wire earth return (SWER) systems

The ability to Detect high impedance faults in all types of grids requires advanced algorithms and extensive R&D andfield experience. Metrycom’s lead in this field results from mastering all three above-mentioned areas. With almost a decade extensive monitoring and real-time field data of field, and experience with numerous types of grids, theMetrySense-5000 system provides highly reliable results monitored by the local set of field sensors. Metrycom’s state-of-the-art local gateway undertakes signal analysis and sends the result directly to the operator’s Scada system.Alternatively, this data is sent to Metrycom’s web portal analytic software.Metrycom’s CEO also provided CRED participants with a comprehensive overview of the global smart-sensors market,including its status in different countries and regions. Not surprisingly, China is the most advanced country in the worldin terms of smart grid technological implementation, both in terms of sensor volume and advanced standards, as wellas the existence of outstanding labs and outdoor testing facilities.

The smart grid sensors will be used for fault detection and monitoring of the classical grid, in addition to be requiredas a part of DERMS (Distributed Energy Resources Management Systems), for monitoring interferences from localgeneration facilities, such as solar panels on roof tops, monitoring of excessive power production flowing back intothe main grid and loading its compunets.

Mr. Frenkel further described various types of algorithms generally used for detecting high impedance faults. In orderto detect these faults, even when fault currents are very low, require the sensor to be extremely accurate, both incurrent accuracy, synchronization between the sensors on differing phases, and voltage measurement in varying typesof weather including heavy rains.

MetrySense-5000 sensor were designed for such challenges, and have consistently yielded proven results in the field.The sensors versatility is and ability to adapt to numerous types of grids, climates and conditions, is facilitated by itscore design conception that allow their operation using induction from extremely low line currents. Their durabilityand independence are boosted by power backup capabilities, enabling for permanent connectivity, even in rurallocations where load currents are low and line induction is reduced. The sensors are built from aluminum andcomposite materials, resulting in extremely robust in challenging electric field and outdoor conditions.

The audience included people from the IEC and the Energy Sector.

About Metrycom

Metrycom supplies innovative smart sensor solutions that include advanced wireless IoT capabilities, monitoringand its advanced, proprietary analytical software. Metrycom technologies are patent protected.The company empowers energy companies with an unprecedented visibility on their grids, reducing operationalcosts and improving service quality, by using unique algorithms for prediction & detection of faults, including ingrids with distributed energy resources.

The Israel Electric Company is a Metrycom shareholder and a partner company in Beijing, China, has begunmanufacturing and selling the firm’s smart grid sensors in that country, the world’s most advanced market todayfor distribution grid monitoring solutions. Metrycom’s products and solutions are currently selling in over 20countries, enjoying a solid reputation for their robustness, efficiency, reliability and proven operational qualitiesin the field.

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Metrycom and its Chinese Partners Established a Factory in Beijing for the Mass Production of its MetrySense Sensors

The new factory has been established for mass production of the MetrySense family of sensors. At full capacity, the facility will be able to produce tens of thousands of units per annum. Metycom’s products were optimized over the last year for mass production and licensed manufacturing. Substantial investments and resources have been allocated to development and especially the design and construction of automated sensor testing equipment capable of running dozens of tests on each sensor

“The cooperation with our Chinese partners has provided a strategic advantage for Metrycom”, said Liron Frenkel, CEO and founder of Metrycom. “The investment in advanced automated manufacturing and testing processes, and the strict quality control,  allows Metrycom to reduce manufacturing costs, and at the same time increase the quality of the products. MetrySense-5000 is the most high-end smart-grid sensor available today, while Metrycom customers benefit from a cost effective solution that can guarantee the techno-economic viability of the projects.”

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About Metrycom

Metrycom supplies innovative smart sensor solutions that include advanced wireless IoT capabilities, monitoringand its advanced, proprietary analytical software. Metrycom technologies are patent protected.The company empowers energy companies with an unprecedented visibility on their grids, reducing operationalcosts and improving service quality, by using unique algorithms for prediction & detection of faults, including ingrids with distributed energy resources.

The Israel Electric Company is a Metrycom shareholder and a partner company in Beijing, China, has begunmanufacturing and selling the firm’s smart grid sensors in that country, the world’s most advanced market todayfor distribution grid monitoring solutions. Metrycom’s products and solutions are currently selling in over 20countries, enjoying a solid reputation for their robustness, efficiency, reliability and proven operational qualitiesin the field

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Global Market Study on Smart Grid Sensors: Smart Energy Meter Application Segment Anticipated to Exhibit High Attractiveness Index During 2017–2025

Persistence Market Research’s latest report on the global smart grid sensor market projects that the market, which is presently valued valued at nearly US$ 174 Mn in 2017, will reach nearly US$ 1,450 Mn by 2025 end. Sales revenue is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 30.3% during the forecast period (2017–2025):

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Increasing R&D expenditure is aiding the market growth of smart grid sensors in North America

Advancement in measurement science and standards for smart grid technologies is resulting in increasing expenditure on research and development. These new methods and standards are being developed to enhance the potential of smart grid sensors. Demand for these grid sensors is increasing and thus, innovation in the technology for grids is necessary. This is one of the driving factors for the growth of the smart grid sensor market in the region. For instance, Emera Inc., which is a utility service company based in Canada, is investing US$ 6.2 million in setting up a research center for smart grid technologies at the University of New Brunswick.

Weather changes in North America are driving the growth of the smart grid sensor market

Extreme weather conditions is one of the leading cause for power outage in the North America region. Several power companies in the country feel that extreme weather events are driving growth of the smart grid sensor market. Heat waves, blizzards, hurricanes, and other severe weather events have shown numerous vulnerabilities in the U.S. power grid system by encouraging blackouts and massive power outages throughout the country. The concerns regarding system flaws are increasing and this is resulting in increasing investment in smart grid sensors.

Smart grid safety and security concerns may act as a restraint to the smart grid sensor market

The smart grid is a next-generation power system that is increasingly attracting the attention of government and industries. In smart-grid technology, the utilities play a significant role, which introduces new security challenges that must be addressed. Various issues such as grid instability, utility fraud, and loss of user information and energy-consumption data are hindering growth of the market in the region. For instance, smart meters autonomously collect massive amounts of data and transport it to the utility company, consumer, and service providers. This data includes private consumer information that might be used to infer consumer activities, devices being used, and times when the home is vacant.

Global Smart Grid Sensor Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2025, By Application

In terms of value, the smart energy meter segment in the global smart grid sensor market registered a CAGR of 32% from 2012–2016 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 29.4% from 2017–2025. In 2016, the smart energy meter segment in the global smart grid sensor market was valued at US$ 53.3 Mn and is projected to reach US$ 565.8 Mn by the end of 2025. The smart energy meter segment is expected to create incremental opportunity of US$ 493.8 Mn between 2017 and 2025.

Older version power grids in the U.S. provide a huge opportunity in the smart grid sensor market

Climate change policies and improvements in technology are resulting in electricity generation from low-carbon or no-carbon renewable sources such as solar, wind, and hydro energy. In the U.S., renewable power sources have witnessed a significant increase in the recent past, but the old version of electrical grids are not capable of integrating these into energy use and hence a large amount of potential power is wasted. Due to this, the governments in the region are focusing on upgrading their conventional grids resulting in growth of the smart grid sensor market in the region. In May 2016, The US Department of Energy announced a US$ 220 Mn funding for projects from a host of national laboratories to help upgrade the country’s power grid over the next three years.

Solar photovoltaic distributed generation is gaining popularity in the Latin America region

Solar photovoltaic distributed generation is gaining momentum in Latin America. In Brazil, the government has set a goal of achieving 3.5 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2023 end. These smaller sources of renewable energy generation are expected to challenge the non-renewable energy sources. Moreover, local governments are initiating solutions by providing electricity to isolated areas. For instance, in November 2016, a solar auction was held in Brazil and the winners obtained a 20-year power purchase contract.

 

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Metrycom Successfully Passed Extensive Tests in China

Metrycom has successfully participated in grid sensor tests in an outdoor testing site in China. The testing site is one of the most advanced testing facilities in the world, befitting of a the most advanced market for grid sensors today. Metrycom had the opportunity to showcase it range of proven and advanced solutions in real-time. These gruelling tests were conducted over a full 10 working days period and were designed to subject Metrycom sensors to a wide range of realistic conditions generally found in the field. The tests comprised 30 sensors operating in parallel, further tested with grids possessing different grounding systems, such as earthing via resistor, floating earthing and compensated earthing using Petersen coil. Multiple types of faults were generated in different locations on the grid, including high impedance faults up to 2k Ohm,  various types of arcs, fallen wire faults on different ground and soil types (including concrete), faults in cables, and many more.

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About Metrycom

Metrycom supplies innovative smart sensor solutions that include advanced wireless IoT capabilities, monitoringand its advanced, proprietary analytical software. Metrycom technologies are patent protected.The company empowers energy companies with an unprecedented visibility on their grids, reducing operationalcosts and improving service quality, by using unique algorithms for prediction & detection of faults, including ingrids with distributed energy resources.

The Israel Electric Company is a Metrycom shareholder and a partner company in Beijing, China, has begun manufacturing and selling the firm’s smart grid sensors in that country, the world’s most advanced market today for distribution grid monitoring solutions. Metrycom’s products and solutions are currently selling in over 20countries, enjoying a solid reputation for their robustness, efficiency, reliability and proven operational qualities in the field.

 

 

 

 

 

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Metrycom’s Products Successfully Concluded and Passed Field Tests in China

 

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MetrySense-5000 sensors successfully passed field tests in China on 10kV and 35kV lines. The tests included waveform recording of various types of faults, including high impedance faults. “These first field tests in China are important milestone for Metrycom”, said Liron Frenkel, CEO and Founder of the company, “this is a good starting point for our long-term cooperation with our Chinese partners”.
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About Metrycom

Metrycom supplies innovative smart sensor solutions that include advanced wireless IoT capabilities, monitoringand its advanced, proprietary analytical software. Metrycom technologies are patent protected.The company empowers energy companies with an unprecedented visibility on their grids, reducing operationalcosts and improving service quality, by using unique algorithms for prediction & detection of faults, including ingrids with distributed energy resources.

The Israel Electric Company is a Metrycom shareholder and a partner company in Beijing, China, has begunmanufacturing and selling the firm’s smart grid sensors in that country, the world’s most advanced market todayfor distribution grid monitoring solutions. Metrycom’s products and solutions are currently selling in over 20countries, enjoying a solid reputation for their robustness, efficiency, reliability and proven operational qualitiesin the field.

 

 

 

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Metrycom reports deployments in South America, Europe, North America and Australia

September 5, 2016

Metrycom Communication Ltd., reported today on additional deployments of its systems in South America, Europe, North America, China and Australia.

The company enables power utilities to gain better visibility on their transmission and distribution lines, detect and predict faults, and use the acquired online data and the analytics software in order to introduce methods of predictive maintenance. Metrycom’s systems have demonstrated a reliable operation in the field in different environmental conditions, including in frozen locations with extremely low temperatures, and in very high temperatures in the desert. The products demonstrated capability to reliably use diverse powering methods, including by induction from power lines, miniature solar panels, and also powering solely on primary batteries that were designed to operate for more than 10 years in extreme field conditions without requiring a replacement. Metrycom’s wireless product are using a multiple radio types that were optimized to different countries, and the company lately released a long range radio which was design and certified for the USA, reaching more than 10km between sensors.

About Metrycom

Since 2008, Metrycom has been providing rapidly deployed ultra-low power consumption wireless sensor solutions for large area applications. We enable power utilities to gain better visibility on their transmission and distribution lines, which suffer from isolator strings contamination and faults, typically in remote locations. In 2010 Metrycom teamed up with the IEC, to utilize the experience and knowledge of both companies for the development of an inexpensive and practical solutions which resulted in a complete sensing and radio solution for high voltage lines that could be deployed live in on transmission lines.

Metrycom’s proprietary sensor solutions are now deployed by  power utilities worldwide for fault locating on long distance transmission and distribution lines. Through its sensor and data analysis technologies, Metrycom leads high voltage line monitoring and Smart T&D Grids sectors.

 

 

 

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Metrycom has Exhibited at Distributech 2015 in San Diego

February 6, 2015

 

Metrycom Communication Ltd., a leading T&D Grid Monitoring Company participated in the the 2015 edition of the Distributech Conference and Exhibition in San Diego from February 3rd to 5th 2015.

During the exhibition, Metrycom showcased its latest products and solutions, which are now deployed in several key markets. The MetrySense family of remote T&D monitoring solutions have undergone further development during the past 12 months and successfully empower utilities companies with a wide range of remote monitoring sensors and a powerful analytics and visualization platform designed to enhance operations while lowering overall costs.

In addition to their advanced monitoring capabilities, MetrySense solutions are low-cost and integrate seamlessly existing infrastructures, thus allowing for the rapid offsetting of capital expenditure.

Metrycom’s engineers have tirelessly worked to develop a modular T&D monitoring system that has elevated the comprehensive MetrySense family of products and solutions into a class of its own with currently little or no competition in the sector.

Since 2008, Metrycom has been developing and deploying ultra-low power wireless sensor solutions for large area applications. The company enables power utilities to gain better visibility on their transmission and distribution lines, which suffer from isolator strings contamination and faults, typically in remote locations.

Our objective is to further develop our global client base and we are pleased to be able to participate in one of the world’s leading T&D event.

DistribuTECH is the largest U.S. event that covers the utility industry from end-to-end with 10,000 attendees and more than 480 exhibitors. In past years, San Diego has delivered the event’s highest-ever attendance numbers and the 2015 event is forecast to be no exception.

 

 

About Metrycom

Since 2008, Metrycom has been providing rapidly deployed ultra-low power consumption wireless sensor solutions for large area applications. We enable power utilities to gain better visibility on their transmission and distribution lines, which suffer from isolator strings contamination and faults, typically in remote locations. In 2010 Metrycom teamed up with IEC to utilize the experience and knowledge of both companies for the development of an inexpensive and practical solutions which resulted in a complete sensing and radio solution for high voltage lines that could be deployed live in on transmission lines.

Metrycom’s proprietary sensor solutions are now deployed by power utilities worldwide for fault locating on long distance transmission and distribution lines, especially in remote rural areas. Through its sensor and data analysis technologies, Metrycom leads high voltage line monitoring and Smart T&D Grids sectors.

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Metrycom Participated in a Delegation Visit to China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI)

Beijing, China, April 3, 2014

Metrycom’s CEO Liron Frenkel participated in a delegation of companies that visited CEPRI. The Delegation comprised of General Managers and CTOs from 5 companies – GridOn, MTR, Nortex, MetryCom and RAD and was led by Mr. Hovov Ref, Counselor (Economic & Commercial Affairs ) and Mr. Elad Shaviv, CEO of the ISEA. The delegation also visited the UHV DC test base of State Grid Corp of China. Metrycom and CEPRI discussed possible cooperation between the companies in the field of monitoring contamination of high voltage insulators and fault detection in high and medium voltage power grids.

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Metrycom’s CEO participated in delegation at CIGEE

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cigee logoBeijing, China, March 2014, The 4th China International Smart Grid Construction Technology and Equipment Expo & 2014 Global Smart Grid (China) Summit (www.cigee-expo.com):

Metrycom’s CEO Liron Frenkel presented its products and innovation in a booth at the exhibition and attracted interested representatives of power utilities from China.

In addition, Mr. Frenkel gave a lecture at the conference entitled METRYSENSE SOLUTIONS, METRYSENSE解决方案 , Low-cost Smart Grid Solutions for High-Voltage Power Grids, 为高压电网设计的低成本智能电网解决方案

 

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