March 13, 2015 – SmartSenseCom Is Pleased to Join Smart Grid Cluster Accelerator Program
SmartSenseCom today joined the Chicago, Illinois, based Smart Grid Cluster. The cluster helps connect innovative companies like SmartSenseCom to market opportunities and capital to speed the path to commercialization. The Smart Grid Cluster is supported through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as one of the 10 “Innovative Economies” selected in a national competition in September, 2010, and is managed by a partnership of Illinois’ leading energy organizations. Click here to read the full press release – “Smart Grid Innovation Cluster Announces Addition of SmartSenseCom to Startup Accelerator Program” – or visit the Smart Grid Cluster website for more information.
January 6-9, 2015 – International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas Nevada
SmartSenseCom has teamed with Vorbeck Materials, the worldwide leader in graphene enabled products and solutions, to develop the world’s first graphene microphone, unveiled January 6th at CES. The microphone combines SmartSenseCom’s unique optical sensing technology with a Vorbeck designed ultra-thin graphene membrane using the company’s Vor-x® material to create an acoustic sensor with unmatched frequency range and sensitivity. Vorbeck has partnered with Crawford Composites, LLC and others to develop a graphene enabled racecar that will use the SmartSenseCom microphone to optimize tuning and detect maintenance issues. Stop by booth 71870 to see the graphene racecar and a live demo of the graphene microphone.
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Vorbeck Graphene Racecar
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Vorbeck Graphene Racecar
November 21, 2014 – SmartSenseCom Urges NERC to Better Protect Grid from Blackout Risk Posed by Geomagnetic Disturbances
SmartSenseCom called upon the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to ensure that the national power grid is adequately protected from the threat posed by geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs) by heeding the directives issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). SmartSenseCom urged NERC to revise its proposed standard to account for its reliance upon an untested model without a means to use actual grid data to develop fact-based GMD mitigation methods or to validate GMD models.
November 11-13, 2014 – WEIDMANN Technical Conference, Las Vegas, NV
SSC presented “The Use of Intensity Modulated Optical Sensing Technology to Identify and Measure Impacts of GIC on the Power System.” This presentation describes the phenomenon of geomagnetically induced currents, the potential impact on transformers and the electric power system, and FERC/NERC regulation regarding utility responsibility. The presentation introduces intensity modulated optical sensing technology, explains how this technology has been adapted to measure voltage, current, phase and other characteristics of electric phenomena (including DC components), and answers why this adaptable core technology provides a comprehensive solution to identifying and measuring the impacts of GIC.
October 13-15, 2014 – Association of the US Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Washington DC Conference Center
SSC is pleased to be supporting our partner, Marvin Test Solutions, who will be exhibiting here. Tim Ash, our Director of Sales and Marketing, will be available to discuss our unique advantages and applications for threat detection, equipment testing & maintenance and other advanced measurement needs.
September 23-25, 2014 – PAC World Protection, Automation & Control World Conference
Jill Duplessis, SSC Director of Power Programs, to present “Intelligent Measurement for Grid Management & Control.” This paper describes the application of measurements derived from intensity modulated optical sensing technology, how they enable “network-centric” rather than “device-centric” monitoring of electrical phenomena and grid operations, and the distinguishing capabilities and advantages of this technology. The paper will discuss several applications for the technology that highlight how it can become a key enabler on the path to a more intelligent Grid.
September 20, 2014 – SmartSenseCom Urges FERC to Comprehensively Address Physical Security of Critical Grid Assets
Responding to FERC’s consideration of new rules for the physical security of grid assets in the wake of the Metcalf substation attack, SmartSenseCom urged FERC to take a broad view of physical security and the means available to identify emerging risks, coordinate a response, and isolate the impact of a security breach in the event that preventative measures fail. Read SmartSenseCom's comments to FERC.
September 15-17, 2014 – Air Force Association Air & Space Conference, National Harbor, MD
SSC is pleased to be supporting our partner, Marvin Test Solutions, who will be exhibiting at Booth 239. Tim Ash, our Director of Sales and Marketing, will be available to discuss our unique advantages and applications for threat detection, aeroacoustics, engine testing and maintenance and other advanced measurement needs.
July 14-18, 2014 – Farnborough Air Show
Marvin Test Solutions and SmartSenseCom, Inc. have teamed up to bring a new optical sensing technology to the field of noise source identification and dynamic pressure testing in their MTS-210 system unveiled this week at Farnborough. Marvin Test Solutions produces PXI and PC-Based test equipment and test solutions for the flight-line, backshop, and Depot with several decades of experience in aerospace testing solutions. Marvin Test Solutions is at Hall 2, Booth A-11.
June 9, 2014 – SmartSenseCom Informs FERC on Means to Incentivize Better Grid Operations
SmartSenseCom provided comments to FERC addressing the information challenge posed by the grid’s changed operating characteristics and how this informational challenge by requiring adoption, over time, of systems that provide far more accurate, real-time awareness of grid operating conditions. SmartSenseCom explained why, as nonsynchronous, intermittent generation proliferates, the speed and accuracy with which system operators can identify and respond to changing system needs is critical, and how providing for more accurate, real-time grid awareness will translate into greater system efficiency. Read SmartSenseCom's comments to FERC.
June 27, 2013 – SSC presents at the FERC Technical Conference
FERC’s Technical Conference discussed opportunities for increasing real-time and day-ahead market efficiency through improved software. This conference brought together diverse experts from ISOs/RTOs, non-market utilities, the software industry, government, research centers and academia for the purposes of stimulating discussion and sharing of information about the technical aspects of these issues and identifying fruitful avenues for research. This conference builds on the discussions initiated in the Commission’s June 2010 and June 2011 staff technical conferences on increasing market and planning efficiency through improved software. Chris Vizas, SSC Chairman and CE, presented, "Improving Data Metrics: Developing Tools to Ensure Electricity Market Effectiveness and Efficiency In An Era of Fundamental Change."
July 29, 2011 – SSC wins 2012 Bonneville Innovation Award
SSC was honored to be selected for the 2012 Bonneville Innovation Award to develop a System for Improved Monitoring and Assessment of Power System Operations and Equipment.