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Current/Voltage Sensors increase efficiencies for utilities.

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February 5, 2013 - DistribuSense™, comprising current and voltage sensors, delivers critical distribution grid intelligence to drive decision-making for increasing efficiency via Volt Var Optimization and reliability via Fault Detection, Isolation, and Restoration. Output signals integrate with meters, relays, and controllers, enabling real-time DAQ and grid modernization. Sensors also serve as independent sensing points for radial or loop scheme circuits to monitor voltage levels or dynamic loads.

ABB Inc.

1250 West Brown Rd., Auburn Hills, MI, 48326, USA

Original Press Release

ABB Unveils DistribuSense(TM) Current and Voltage Sensors at DistribuTech

Press release date: January 29, 2013

Combining high performance with flexibility, DistribuSense™ sensors enhance distribution grid reliability and efficiency

San Diego, California – ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, announced the debut of DistribuSenseTM current and voltage sensors. DistribuSense delivers critical distribution grid intelligence to drive decision-making for increasing efficiency through Volt Var Optimization (VVO) and reliability through Fault Detection, Isolation, and Restoration (FDIR).

DistribuSense provides standard, high quality current/voltage output signals to integrate with meters, relays and various controllers for real time data acquisition to achieve grid modernization objectives.  Utilities benefit from DistribuSense with increased reliability and efficiency by decreasing energy costs, protecting revenue, avoiding costly regulatory penalties and boosting customer satisfaction. Maximizing these benefits requires understanding grid conditions between the substation and the end user.  

“The DistribuSense line of sensors will allow our utility customers to make their distribution networks more efficient, reduce their generation needs, and reduce their operating costs,” says Steve Lindsay, Marketing and Sales Manager for ABB's Power Products Medium Voltage Distribution Components business unit in Pinetops, North Carolina. “ABB is leading the way in both Smart Grid solutions as well as other energy efficiency initiatives, and we are proud to contribute to these activities.”

The ABB DistribuSense current and voltage sensors’ light weight and compact size provide easy integration with recloser, overhead switch, capacitor bank and distribution transformer devices giving utilities the full range of sensor capabilities to meet any application where additional grid visibility is beneficial. They also serve as independent sensing points for radial or loop scheme circuits to monitor voltage levels or dynamic loads.

This announcement was made at the DistribuTech conference and exhibition, held this year at the San Diego Convention Center. ABB is exhibiting on the DistribuTech show floor in booth # 1201.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 30,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service, engineering and other major facilities.

For help with any technical terms in this release, please go to: www.abb.com/glossary.

For more information, please contact:
ABB Media Relations
Bill Rose
919-807-5743 – office
919-244-4879 – mobile
bill.rose@us.abb.com
www.abb.us

Bill Rose
ABB Inc.
Manager, Media Relations
Power Products & Power Systems, North America
940 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606 USA
Phone: 1 919 807 5743
Mobile: 1 919 244 4879
email: bill.rose@us.abb.com

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