Tollgrade Smart Grid LightHouse 4.0


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LightHouse 4.0 Distribution Monitoring platform, with support for GSM cellular networks. Additional platform enhancements include Auto-Phase ID, GPS-based time synchronization of sensors and Substation Monitoring. These features allow utilities to have more accurate and actionable information from their distribution networks and enable better fault detection, power restoration and Predictive Grid® Analytics.

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Tollgrade Smart Grid LightHouse 4.0

  1. 1. Smart Grid Solutions Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions LightHouse® 4.0 Platform with Predictive Grid® Analytics © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc. - Confidential
  2. 2. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Overview Corporate Overview Smart Grid Opportunity LightHouse 4.0 Platform Why Tollgrade? © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  3. 3. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Tollgrade is a Trusted Partner  World Leader in Access Network Test Systems  Incumbent positions in many of the world’s largest telecommunications providers  Perform the automated test process for over +200 million copper access lines worldwide  Expertise in Algorithms, Data analysis, correlation and dispatch in large networks  Leading Edge Smart Grid Portfolio  Key Utilities – Duke Energy, CenterPoint, First Energy, Iberdrola, National Grid  International Expansion - Western Power Distribution (UK), Partnerships Latin America  Leverages large Telco expertise in fault analysis and data accuracy monitoring 200M+ lines © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc. - Confidential
  4. 4. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions #1 Smart Grid Sensor Market Leader © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc. - Confidential
  5. 5. Smart Grid Solutions Opportunity
  6. 6. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Grid is a $360B Asset Little Visibility
  7. 7. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions
  8. 8. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Tollgrade LightHouse Platform Software-Defined Smart Grid Sensors Integrated Communication & Data Plan SMS with Predictive Grid® Analytics Software © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc. - Confidential
  9. 9. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Medium Voltage (MV) Line Sensors Operations:  Low current operations to 3 amps  Inductively powered, battery-free operation  4KV to 69KV  Clamps directly to conductor (#6 AWG to 795 MCM)  Operating temperature: -40C to +85C (-40F to +185F)  GPS: location, timestamp, Auto-phase ID, Time Synchronization  20 Year MTBF Measurements:  Current (0-17,000 RMS amperes)  Nominal RMS current  Fault and Surge current  Conductor temperature  Power quality (sags, swells, harmonics)  Power factor  Voltage (Electric field strength) First Sensor to pass Homologation in Brazil © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  10. 10. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Lightweight, “Hot Stick” Deployable Solution © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  11. 11. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Sensor Management System (SMS) Software Configurable Reporting, Actionable Intelligence • Substation, circuit and sensor views • Google® Maps • Event summaries • Dashboard reporting • Waveform display Remote Sensor Management • Configuration templates / auto configuration • User defined thresholds / parameters • Diagnostics • Remote upgradeable firmware • Seamless integration via DNP3 to SCADA, DMS, OMS Predictive Grid® Analytics • Fault analytics: Fault detection, correlation and location • Event analytics: Peak current, inrush • Operations analytics: Vegetation management, cap bank blown fuses • Asset management analytics: Recloser counting, fuse operations • COMTRADE or .csv waveform export Only Sensor with Predictive Grid® Analytics © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  12. 12. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Raw Data Capture Classification Planning, Reporting, Trending & Alarms Predictive Grid® Analytics 4 Layers of Analytical Processing for Improved Accuracy & Grid Intelligence 1 2 3 4 SMS – The Intelligence Behind Our Sensors © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc. Only Sensor with Predictive Grid® Analytics
  13. 13. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Competitive Differentiator – Analytics Filtering 4-month period: 87 FCI Events Only 6 True FCI Events Reduced False Alarms Accurate regulatory reporting Eliminate wasted time Faster location of faults LightHouse Analytics Filtering: 81 Normal Operations Load Switching Capacitor Bank Operations Adjacent Phase or Feeder Fault © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  14. 14. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Why LightHouse Is a Better Investment LightHouse Sensors Capture Data Alternative Solutions False Alarms Bloated Databases More OpEX SMS Filters Suppresses False Alarms Only Real Events Shared via DNP No Analytics; False Alarms Not Filtered DNP Data Directly from Sensor © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  15. 15. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Tollgrade LightHouse Architecture Substation Monitoring Fault Detection Distributed Generation Load Monitoring © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  16. 16. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions “Highest functionality” “Working better than other Fault Current Indicators” “It is a complete and robust solution where others are lacking” © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc. - Confidential
  17. 17. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Why Tollgrade? Good for Utilities Good for Consumers  Avoid Outages  Restore Service Faster  Better Quality of Service  Fewer Outages Reduce OpEx Lowers Carbon Footprint Ensures Crew Safety Better Customer Service © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc
  18. 18. Smart Grid Solutions LightHouse 4.0
  19. 19. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Key Features New in LighHouse 4.0: Substation Monitoring Reporting Enhanced Accuracy & Crew Safety  Auto-phase ID  Sensor Time Synchronization More Integrated Communications  GSM sensors International Deployment Update © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  20. 20. Smart Grid Solutions Substation Monitoring
  21. 21. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Why Monitor Substations Transformers? Helps Avoid Failure: • Avoid overloading • Aging transformer fleet • Monitor for phase imbalance Business Case: • Eliminate truck roll • Have a record of events that are leading indicators for failure • Replacing before failure costs less than replacing after failure © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  22. 22. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Growing Risk by 2020 “The average age of transformers is rising worldwide. There is likely to be a significant increase in the number of failures by 2020” © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  23. 23. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Distribution Network © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  24. 24. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Substation Monitoring © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  25. 25. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Substation Monitoring Why? • Prevent overloading failures • Detect phase imbalance • Have reports to show regulators (needed to replace substations prior to fail) • Aging transformers Benefits • Save operating expenses (reduced truck rolls, man hours) • Its less expensive to replace a transformer before it fails • Fraction of the cost of substation automation project • Deployable in minutes not days or weeks • Comms integrated (no fiber) • Immediate benefit, low investment, low risk © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  26. 26. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Configurable Reporting Dashboards © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  27. 27. Smart Grid Solutions Enhanced Data Accuracy & Crew Safety
  28. 28. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Distribution Networks Becoming More Complex  Human errors  Storm restoration  DMS systems require accurate data to automate switching and to speed restoration  Without accurate data, crews don’t know where to go  False positives / false alarms © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  29. 29. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Tollgrade Offers Best-in-Class Accuracy Auto-Phase ID  Sensors know what phase they are connected to  Utilities will know when their records are incorrect  Improves fault location, enhances crew safety, speeds restoration GPS Time Synchronization  System wide time synchronization of data using GPS  Precise coordination of interval measurements for accurate reporting  Key for integration into other back office systems © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  30. 30. Smart Grid Solutions Integrated Communications Expands global footprint
  31. 31. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions GSM Expands Tollgrade’s International Footprint Support for GSM Networks  Expands Tollgrade’ footprint into international markets UK & Europe  Western Power – Project Falcon  Expansion in UK  Product trials in Europe Latin America  Deployments in Brazil and expansion in Latin America  Partnership with ELO (#1 Meter Manufacturer)  Homologation Certification for Brazil © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc.
  32. 32. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Why LightHouse?  Only sensor to provide single fault location to DMS  Only sensor to operate in low current (3 amps)  Only sensor to provide location data  Only sensor to provide automatic phase ID  Easiest integration to SCADA, EMS or DMS over DNP3  Easiest deployment (e.g. can install before summer peak) North America’s #1 Smart Grid Sensor Leader © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.Slide 32
  33. 33. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Low Risk Deployment for the Utility  Favorable costs when compared with other SG  No comms cost for 5 yrs with bundled offering  No contracts to engage in for data service  No technology obsolescence  Remote firmware upgrades  If a better technology comes around, use it  ROI captured 6 – 18 months  Unlike AMI, does not touch every customer  Mobile, so not a stranded investment.  If substation retired or automated, reuse sensors elsewhere  Favorable maintenance contracts © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.Slide 33
  34. 34. Tollgrade Smart Grid Solutions Conclusion: Smart Grid Sensor Leader  LightHouse is an award-winning platform  DA is next big growth engine; requires best-in-class accuracy  We are the #1 Smart Grid Sensor Market Leader  Proven deployments at world-leading utilities on 3 continents © 2014 Tollgrade Communications, Inc
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