Use Case

High Impedance Detection

The Challenge
High impedance connections or “hot spots” can occur at any connection point in the low-voltage distribution network—including the meter and socket—and can result in compromised voltage, customer complaints, connection failures and sometimes even electrical fires.

All this can put public safety at risk, creating costly, laborious and dangerous maintenance conditions, and threatening response efforts.

Itron Approach
Through Itron’s network and distributed intelligence platforms, Itron High Impedance Detection identifies these hot spots utilizing a highly accurate, near-real-time monitoring system. Operators receive instant alerts bypassing potential customer dissatisfaction, the threat of fire, all while increasing customer and utility field crew safety.

Unlock new value and increase visibility through advanced sensing and data processing to spot high-impedance faults and related grid safety issues without a significant investment in distribution automation equipment.

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