"Electrical Analytics’ solution is quick to install and can be tailored to suit customers’ specific needs. The device, which can be retrofitted, gets attached to the transformer and performs real-time analysis on the health of the transformer and quality of its power. Operators can use the data to prioritise maintenance and upgrades, model their networks better and improve efficiency."
Shortlisted for Enterprise Ireland "One to Watch" Award 2017
"The use of low carbon technologies is on the rise, and grid operators are increasingly aware of their need for monitoring. The low-voltage distribution transformers that we are targeting make up the largest category of assets operated by a utility. In Ireland alone there are over 20,000 ground-mounted distribution transformers. It has been impractical before now to monitor such a large number of assets, however the development of microprocessor technology in recent years has made possible much more widespread, distributed monitoring and analysis. All this translates to a large accessible market, with a drive from customers and regulators to adopt technologies such as ours.
TCD Press Office "New energy solution will maximise the health of the power-grid’s heart"
"Research Fellow in the School of Physics, Barry Murphy, is one of six people working on the project. He said: “The value of electricity flowing through each of Ireland’s transformers can be up to €5million per year, but utility operators have very little data on them – often only a single dial that is checked at most a couple of times per year.”"