Lucy Electric announces new GridKey partnership with Sentec
Lucy Electric, a leader in medium voltage, secondary power distribution solutions, has acquired the interests of Selex ES in the GridKey partnership with Sentec. Lucy Electric will collaborate with Sentec to develop and market the award-winning low voltage (LV) substation monitoring system.
The deal forms part of Lucy Electric’s strategy to continually expand its capabilities in distribution network automation to meet the industry’s changing needs and extends the company’s automation product offering to take in low voltage network monitoring.
Additionally Lucy Electric’s significant presence in the Middle East and Asia will ensure that GridKey clients in these regions have direct access to local expertise and support. There will be no changes to the GridKey team following the announcement.
The GridKey system provides continuous remote monitoring of substations, as well as timely warnings, status and loading information, allowing Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) to significantly increase knowledge of the state of their LV grid. As a result DNOs can better protect assets, diagnose and solve problems more quickly and reduce capital and operational costs through early warning of potential problems, such as phase imbalances.