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Metrycom presents innovative tech at CleanTech Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, USA, March 2014:

The Cleantech Forum:  Metrycom was selected to participate and present its innovative technology during a session titled: Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry. The session hosted by the Israel Economic Mission to the US boasted Israel’s immense efforts in the general field of Cleantech, clean energy and technologies that enable to upgrade and improve energy infrastructures.

The Cleantech Forum, founded and managed by the Cleantech Group has emerged to become one of the most prestigious conferences in the area of Cleantech.

http://events.cleantech.com/sanfrancisco/

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First Metrycom Deployment in Brazil

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.

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Metrycom has been nominated among 14 companies to watch by Smart Grid News

Tel-Aviv, Israel

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 isolator strings contamination and faults, typically in remote locations. Metrycom developed its unique industrial grade solutions in close cooperation with Israel Electric Corporation, Israel’s national electrical utility, 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.

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Metrycom at the Smart Grid Forum 2012

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 )

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Liron Frenkel speaks on the detection of contamination over HV lines

PARIS, August 2012, International Council of Large Electric Systems (CIGRE)

RO Conference LogoLiron 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 Israel Electric Corporation 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/)

Abstract:

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)

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Smart Grid News announces 2014 winners

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

 

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Metrycom delegation participates in Distributech

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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Bucharest, September 2011, International Conference on Condition Monitoring, Diagnosis and Maintenance (CMDM 2011):

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 the Israel Electric Corporation on Online Wireless PD Monitoring System for Detection of Contamination over High Voltage Power Overhead Transmission Lines. (http://www.cmdm2011.org/)

Abstract:

Contaminated insulators in polluted areas may lead to flashovers and outages if they are not cleaned periodically. Resulting power sags and power interruptions can cause considerable loss of capital to the industry and penalties to electric utilities, as there are numerous industries that depend upon the availability of an uninterrupted power supply. This paper presents an online wireless PD sensing system for predicting flashovers over insulator strings of high voltage transmission lines using an online wireless sensor network, and provides preliminary results from tests, which are now conducted by IEC (Israel Electric Corporation).