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Electric Utilities

Modernize the electric distribution infrastructure and operate safety solutions wirelessly and without manual intervention.

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Senet provides public LoRaWAN network connectivity plans, private networks, and cloud-based network and device management for solution providers and utilities seeking to modernize electric metering and safety. By deloying smart electric meters and infrastructure sensors on a Senet netowrk, utilities and municipalities can improve service delivery and demonstrate a commitment to the well-being of their customers, employees and community.

Digital Transformation of Electric Utilities

Electric utilities are reaping the rewards of smart technology, transforming operations for greater efficiency and reliability. Utilizing real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, and smart metering, utilities are realizing enhanced operational agility and cost savings. At the same time, societal sustainability is being bolstered with grid management and demand response applications optimizing energy distribution, reducing emissions, and facilitating renewable energy integration.

Senet’s LoRaWAN networks are optimized for the low power, wide area wireless connectivity requirements of electric utility applications and can be deployed in public or private configurations to provide value throughout the ecosystem:

Automated Metering – Enable smart meters that analyze and send only useful data for processing, reducing computing and network costs.

Infrastructure Monitoring – Monitor grid operations to optimize performance and service levels.

Predictive Maintenance – Monitor the electric distribution infrastructure in real-time to identify repair needs before there is a failure.

Customer Satisfaction – Enhance services, increase reliability, and provide more accurate billing.

Environmental Stewardship – Reduce ecological impact by improving operational efficiencies and protecting the environment from wildfires and other infrastructure related hazards.

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VIDEO: Utility Infrastructure Modernization & Service Optimization

This presentation details how LoRaWAN solutions are being developed, piloted, and deployed today to optimize service delivery and solve business problems for utilities and municipalities. Leading electric utility use cases include the measurement of power grid parameters (voltage, demand, current imbalance, etc.) electric pole tilt monitoring, spark detection/prevention, and wildfire mitigation solutions.

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WHITEPAPER: Why Utilities are choosing Smart LoRaWAN® connectivity

LoRa Alliance Whitepaper: With governments increasingly recognizing the need to control energy consumption and reduce waste, the requirement to make utilities “smart” is not only desirable but also the law in many countries. Although the needs of electricity, gas and water utilities are different and highly specific, each utility type requires similar foundational technologies in terms of smart devices, connectivity and data processing capability.

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Example Use Cases

What we’re seeing is not just technology adoption, but a wider shift towards smarter, more sustainable, and safer operations. With LoRaWAN as an enabler, utilities are adapting to change and actively shaping a more efficient and sustainable future.

Smart electric meters provide real-time usage data, enhancing billing accuracy and allowing consumers to monitor and manage their energy consumption effectively.

IoT-enabled devices can monitor the grid’s state, identifying disruptions or potential failures, enabling a quicker response and preventing widespread outages.

IoT sensors can detect potential equipment failures before they occur, leading to cost savings, less downtime, and increased service longevity.

These systems allow utilities to adjust power supply based on real-time demand, ensuring efficient energy distribution and potentially preventing blackouts during peak demand periods.

IoT sensors can monitor utility poles’ tilt, sending alerts for any significant changes that could indicate a risk, thereby preventing potential outages or safety hazards.

With the increased interconnectivity of the grid, IoT devices can also help monitor for cyber threats, ensuring the security and reliability of the electricity supply.