in News Departments > Products & Technology
print the content item

GE's Digital Energy business has announced the launch of an enhanced version of its end-to-end overhead Multilin Intelligent Line Monitoring System. Using the system, GE says utilities can reduce the duration of outages by accurately identifying fault locations.

Upgrades to the Multilin system include a new feeder visualizer application, which helps utilities gather data from their network to identify loading and phase imbalance issues. GE says the improved fault location allows utilities to quickly and precisely identify trouble spots and send an email or other message to repair crews, getting them dispatched to limit system interruptions.

As the licensed operator of the electricity distribution system in the Republic of Ireland, ESB Networks Ltd. worked with GE to test and install the system.

“GE’s system delivers reliable fault location across our 80,000-kilometer overhead network, and their work with us in adapting the system to meet the challenges of our various medium-voltage grounding treatments is a major element in our network performance improvement plan," comments Martin Hand, operation policy and safety engineer for ESB Networks.




Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

Sensus Issues Refund To SaskPower After Smart Meter Woes

As SaskPower continues to swap out its Sensus units following several meter failures, the two companies have reached an agreement in order for the utility to recover costs.


The Smart Utility's Guide To Choosing A Smart Meter

Electricity providers across North America are taking on grid modernization. This article outlines the myriad factors a utility should consider in order to select the best-possible smart meter.


DOE Report: U.S. Wind Power Prices Reach All-Time Low

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), wind power continues to play a larger role in the U.S.' energy mix and is the cheapest it has ever been in the country.


Survey Reveals What U.S. Consumers Expect From Their Utilities

GE's new survey measures Americans' views on the state and future of the grid, as well as how much extra consumers would be willing to pay for better power reliability.


How A GIS Can Help Utilities Address The Aging Workforce And Capitalize On Data

Baby Boomers, whose experience and know-how have served the utility industry so well for decades, are retiring. The author suggests utilities can use a geographic information system (GIS) to fill in resultant knowledge gaps.

S&C Electric_id176
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Future Energy_id187
edf_id180