Leading-Edge Expertise: Grid Edge to Core Generation
Evaluating and managing power quality has become ever more difficult due to climate change, heavy reliance on power line communication, energy efficient technologies and the desire to enhance reliability through microgrids and distributed energy sources. Powerside helps the power industry respond to what’s new and what’s next.
Robust Power Monitoring
Solutions to Optimize Power Quality, Improve Power Factor and More
Niche Expertise for Problem Solving: i.e., Measuring Distortions in Islanded Assets
These discrete islands of power generation, largely from renewable sources, are widely hailed as critical to energy resilience. However, power electronic systems inherent in these modern energy sources — notably rectifiers, DC/DC converters, DC/AC inverters and non-linear loads — are susceptible to emitting power quality issues. Customers rely on Powerside monitoring solutions to identify and measure these phenomena, including voltage fluctuations, flicker, harmonic distortion and more. Depending on the findings, Powerside can also provide the solutions and equipment to address issues — for example, capacitor and filter banks for power correction.
Preventive monitoring and maintenance of remote substations is absolutely essential to reliability. Given the distances between these facilities and their susceptibility to uncontrollable events like animal intrusions, remote power quality monitoring is a lifeline for operators who need a steady eye on transformer health, efficiency, voltage disturbances and environmental factors.
PQube® 3 Power Analyzer
The PQube 3 series of power analyzers remotely measure, identify and record all power quality disturbance and environmental process parameter data in real-time. Get measurements, graphical information and events delivered to your mobile device or desktop. PQube 3 Portable units are compact and built especially for harsh environments.
It works like a microscope to help you understand what’s going on with your power grid in micro-second resolution and accuracy. microPMU takes phasor measurements at 30 observations per second, and can also shed light on wide-area events like rolling blackouts and cyber threats.
PowerAct Low Voltage Active Harmonic Filter
Support a stronger grid with our advanced PowerAct harmonic filters — designed to mitigate damaging harmonics and prevent resonance conditions while improving efficiency. Plus, as an active filter, they operate at full correction capacity with no risk of overload — for safe and reliable performance in critical applications.
By combining the insights of the PQube 3 Power Analyzer and microPMU Synchrophasor, GridAnalyzer delivers ultra-precise, real-time monitoring capabilities to gain more situational awareness of your distribution or microgrid.
Rugged Pole-Mount Packing
Perfect for distribution line monitoring, this solution features the PQube 3 pre-packaged in an IP44-rated polycarbonate enclosure with mounting brackets. Also available in a cellular modem-ready option for reliable data collection in rural areas where ethernet is unavailable.