Manitoba Hydro is piloting Tollgrade Communications' LightHouse platform in a hosted configuration that includes integrated MV Cellular Sensors and Sensor Management System software with Predictive Grid Analytics.
Tollgrade announced the availability of LightHouse 4.0 with a turn-key substation monitoring application, which they will be demonstrating in booth #3461 at the DistribuTECH 2014 conference January 28-30.
The LightHouse platform is providing Manitoba Hydro with a cost-effective way to get real-time visibility allowing the utility to monitor the load at critical substations. Manitoba Hydro is a Crown Corp. and the province's energy utility, serving 548,750 electric customers throughout Manitoba.
Manitoba Hydro has confirmed that the LightHouse Smart Grid Sensors with integrated cellular communications are easy to install on the line and don't require any ancillary equipment to be installed on the pole. The sensors are quickly providing real-time visibility into the load at the critical substations with this easy, affordable, turnkey solution. As part of its efforts to modernize the grid, Manitoba Hydro is relying on Tollgrade's LightHouse platform to meet key initiatives on parts of its distribution network.