Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
Silver Spring Networks launches new transformer monitoring solution
By Stephanie Lai
June 27, 2013 – Silver Spring Networks has expanded its Distribution Automation (DA) portfolio with a new transformer monitoring solution providing utilities real-time visibility into the performance of their distribution and substation transformers. These insights, delivered into the Silver Spring UtilityIQ application software suite, help enable utilities improve operations and management by providing granular load, power quality and voltage data. The transformer monitoring solution also helps in reducing outage investigation times by helping isolate fault locations. The Silver Spring transformer monitoring solution integrates Silver Spring’s Gen4 Communications Module into the Elster A3 Alpha meter for distribution pad-mounted and pole-top transformers. Silver Spring’s UtilityIQ Advanced Metering Manager application already supports the Elster A3 meter, delivering this transformer monitoring data to the back office.