Smart grid solutions provider BPL Global’s subsidiary, Serveron, has been selected by a major US mid-Atlantic region investor-owned utility to be the exclusive supplier of on-line monitors for its fleet of power transformers.
Under terms of the multi-year contract, Serveron has already shipped the first installment of 30 monitors, with the initial order’s value at $1 million.
Serveron noted that, on-site, on-line transformer monitoring enables electric utilities to manage transformer assets more reliably, operate them with a greater margin of safety and minimize or safely postpone the costs of repairing or replacing these valuable assets.
The company said that, in addition to the significant Serveron order, more than 25 other major electric utilities in the US are committed to new voluntary transformer-monitoring standards to help prevent transformer failures.
Dermot O’Leary, Serveron’s vice president and general manager, said: The selection of our on-line transformer monitoring technology and expertise shows that this major utility’s operating management is in tune with the power industry’s growing commitment to reliability and to protecting the critical assets of power transformer fleets.