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GridSense, an Acorn Energy company that develops and markets monitoring solutions for the electric power industry, has announced the sale of 500 TransformerIQ units to a major California utility.

According to GridSense, the 500 TransformerIQ devices will be used to monitor and secure valuable data from overhead and underground transformers dispersed throughout the utility's residential distribution grid. The order represents an almost $1 million first sale for this new product, and will be processed and shipped in the fourth quarter.

"This sale is an integral part of the ongoing relationship we are developing with this major California utility," says Lindon Shiao, chief executive of GridSense.




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