Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
Schneider Electric unveils lightning data capabilities with utilities reporting
By Renée Francoeur
October 18, 2016 – Schneider Electric says its Utilities Asset Inspection Reports give utilities the opportunity to track the specifics of lightning damage before it’s too late (and expensive), providing daily lightning strike data to users at a pre-designated time.
The report identifies assets in need of inspection, catalogues how recent a strike occurred (date and time), pinpoints exact locations (latitude and longitude), measures destructiveness through determining amplitude, and verifies polarity (positive or negative).
According to Schneider Electric, the benefits include: “reduced repair/replacement costs through early damage identification, prioritizes asset inspection/maintenance through determining lightning strike proximity and minimizes down-time of assets, maximizing power output and reliability of service”.