During 2014, Metrycom conducted a successful pilot in Brazil and concluded its first sale in this leading smart grid market. “The Brazilian market offers a huge opportunity as many of its distribution networks are extremely long and as a result fault location is a time consuming and expensive process” says Metrycom CEO Liron Frenkel.
Feb 5, 2014
Metrycom Communication Ltd., a leading T&D Grid Monitoring Company announced that it was selected to the “14 Smart Grid Companies to Watch in 2014” by Smart Grid News, a leading provider of news and analyses for the modernization and automation of electric power.
Since 2008, Metrycom has been providing rapidly deployed 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 insolator strings contamination and faults, typically in remote locations. Metrycom developed its unique industrial grade solutions in close cooperation with IEC Corporation, which provides access to live grid, actual data and precious experience.
Today Metrycom provides power utilities world-wide proven, resilient, field tested connectivity solutions for monitoring high voltage transmission and distribution grids. Its solutions include low-power, long-lasting, self configurable mesh radio networks, remote units connected to smart sensors, sophisticated detection algorithms for the evolution of electrical arches over contaminated isolator strings and easy-to-use monitoring software to be used in control rooms of power utilities.
Metrycom is committed to become a center of excellence where innovative technologies are developed and combined into sophisticated in-expensive solutions required to solve the needs of electrical utilities in improving grid visibility, reducing maintenance costs, increasing safety and modernizing equipment.
Sao Paulo, BRAZIL, October 17, 2012, Smart Grid Forum
Metrycom held its first booth in an important international Smart Grid event, where it presented its products and their advantage for rural networks. During the event Eran Edri, Metrycom’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing met several Brazilian electrical power companies and vendors. Following this event the company partnered with a Brazilian company through which it began relationships with several potential customers in Brazil. (www.smartgrid.com.br )
PARIS, August 2012, International Council of Large Electric Systems (CIGRE)
Liron Frenkel, founder and CEO of Metrycom presented the results of the research carried out together with Alexander Levinzon, Dr.Daniel Kottick, and Dr. Roman Kuijnik of IEC on Online Wireless PD Monitoring System for Detection of Contamination over High Voltage Power Overhead Transmission Lines. (http://www.cigre.org/Events/Session/Session-2012/)
In the age of Smart Grid, the use of new monitoring sensors in transmission networks, has become vital from a techno-economical perspective. Contaminated insulators in polluted areas may lead to flashovers and outages if they are not cleaned periodically. Resulting voltage sags and interruptions to the supply voltage, can cause considerable loss of capital to industry and penalties to electric utility companies, as there are numerous industries that depend upon the availability of an uninterrupted power supply. Leakage current measurements have been used in the past to predict flashovers over insulators, and Partial Discharge (PD) detection and measurements with corona day-light cameras are now in development and use. This paper evaluates the feasibility of using an online wireless PD sensing system and online wireless sensor network for predicting flashovers over insulator strings of high voltage transmission lines. The paper describes practical considerations concerning the installation, maintenance and functionality of wireless PD sensor systems, discusses the economical benefits of using such a system, and provides results from a field trial of monitoring ceramic isolator strings over 400kV and 161kV transmission lines. (link to the article on this website)
May 19, 2012
ISEA assosiation organized a meeting with the Minister of Energy, Mr. Uzi Landau during which members of the association offered their assistance, arguments and ideas favoring the development a smart grid, a network that will enable to save energy, improve quality and allow new players to enter the energy market. Metrycom was one of few companies selected to present their products to the Minister as example of unique innovations in the smart grid field.
In the picture, Mr. Eran Edri, VP Sales and Marketing of Metrycom introduces the products to the Minister. Behind stands Amos Lasker, former CEO of IEC and Chairman of ISEA.
February 5, 2014
We have our winners in the Smart Grid Companies to Watch in 2014 competition. As is usually the case, there is a mix of familiar names and that may not be so familiar. Many thanks to all of the nominees and the readers who participated in the voting. And congratulations to our winners.
They companies are: Accenture, Comverge, Demansys Energy LLC, Leidos, N-Dimension Solutions, Metrycom, Open Access Technology International, Pulse Energy, Retroficiency, Sensus, Sentient Energy, Group Structure, Trilliant, Verdeeco.
Read more at http://bit.ly/SXjuq8
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, USA, Jan 2012, Distributech – (www.distributech.com)
Metrycom’s delegation participated in Distributech 2012, which was help in San Atnonio, Texas and met distributors and system integrators (Sis) from the US and from around the world, who expressed their interest in Metrycom’s products and request to be informed as to the firm’s evolution and when its products are operationally deployed by electrical utilities.
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IEC 2011 press release – April 04, 2011
Metrycom Communication announced today the investment by IEC via Karat, its technological ideas accelerator, for the development of Metrycom’s MetrySense system, which enables real-time monitoring of high-voltage power transmission lines.
“We are happy to make the investment in Metrycom Communications. This investment is done as part of the framework activity of Karat, which is aimed at promoting and accelerating new technological ideas in the fields of smart grid networks, as well as the improvement of power quality and energy efficiency”.
One of MetrySense’s applications is the provision of online data regarding the pollution level of power line insulator strings, and the ability to predict electric flashovers on the insulators, which are likely to cause shortcuts and wide-area power sags (instantaneous voltage level drops). With the aid of the system, utility companies will be able at any point of time to optimally direct the insulator washing activity to the most sensitive segments of the transmission lines, thereby improving the quality of the electric network, and significantly saving up on high maintenance costs.
The system supports new Internet communication standards (IETF 6LoWPAN), which utilize the IPv6 Protocol over radio network, and create an Internet network of sensors (“the internet of things”).
“We are happy to make the investment in Metrycom Communications. This investment is done as part of the framework activity of Karat, which is aimed at promoting and accelerating new technological ideas in the fields of smart grid networks, and improving of power quality and energy efficiency,” said Dr. Adrian Biano, VP of Strategic Resources at IEC.
“We are pleased that after a long period of feasibility testing IEC decided to invest in Metrycom. MetrySense is a unique system and we are convinced that with the aid of IEC it will be possible to offer an innovative product to the world market that will assist electric companies in improving power quality and significantly save on maintenance expenses,” said Liron Frenkel, CEO of Metrycom.
About Metrycom Communications:
Metrycom Communications was established in 2008 by a team of executives and experts in the field of signal processing and communications. The company develops unique wireless control solutions, which integrate advanced sensors, and IP based wireless communication network (IETF 6LoWPAN), enabling maintenance-free monitoring and control of large-scale T&D grid systems.
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