Nighthawk Conservation Voltage Regulation and Optimization
October 1, 2014
“Real-time Voltage Monitoring using the Nighthawk Utility WebConnect™ Cellular Cloud”
Nighthawk, the leader in Cellular Cloud based utility meter solutions announces the release of new technologies to give you more control over your voltage monitoring and voltage conservation efforts. Nighthawk’s drop-in voltage monitoring solutions offer both static and dynamic voltage monitoring. They provide alerts when set levels are surpassed and active feedback to the utility either as a direct message to personnel or as a signal to the substation SCADA system. This additional information can offer the utility extremely valuable insights and allow them to better manage system voltage during peak periods providing significant savings.
Nighthawk’s dynamic voltage monitoring solution provides real-time monitoring that is enabled by our Utility WebConnect Cellular Cloud platform. These real-time sessions provide unparalled strategic visibility and control over your voltage conservation efforts. Dedicated end of line Nighthawk voltage monitoring meters are set to report the voltage every few moments to substation control equipment allowing for dynamic voltage conservation. The Nighthawk Cloud solution allows the utility to exercise tighter controls with greater cost savings than previously possible.
Nighthawk’s static voltage monitor operates as a watchdog with settable control points. The over and under voltage conditions are determined by proprietary algorithms to account for dynamic voltage fluctuations across the system. Notifications and alerts are sent through our Cellular Cloud platform to appropriate utility personnel or systems
Current and historic voltage information is always available. Nighthawks Conservation Voltage Regulation and Optimization solutions can be set to report voltage at the same time every day or scheduled to have their voltage reads stored in Nighthawk’s Utility WebConnect database on an automated basis. Using our Time-of-Use feature, meters can have their voltage measurements recorded every minute to every hour and stored on the meter for periodic collection via the cellular connection to our Cloud database.
Nighthawk’s drop-in, zero infrastructure, Cloud-based solutions provide a quick return on investment. Voltage reduction and conservation efforts can be confidently applied at the substation reducing the system voltage and associated peak demand at critical points. They are a quickly deployable and highly valuable asset to your Voltage Regulation and Optimization programs.
About Nighthawk: Nighthawk is a mobility leader in machine to machine connected devices and Cloud-based control solutions. For over two decades, we have pioneered intelligent devices and systems that allow for the centralized on-demand management of assets and processes. Nighthawk manages machine to machine communications on over 20 networks worldwide.
Nighthawk products are used throughout North America, Caribbean and Asia in a variety of mission critical applications, including hardened and secure utility control. We are building the future of mobility solutions for machine to machine control with our WebConnect™ device strategy.
Nighthawk is a subsidiary of McWane Inc, a leading manufacturer of ductile iron pipe, valves, hydrants, and fittings. McWane products make up the backbone of vital water distribution and wastewater treatment systems throughout North America, dependably providing the U.S. with clean drinking water. The company operates 25 manufacturing plants including 13 iron foundries across the United States, Canada, Australia, and China.
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About McWane Inc.
McWane, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world. At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products--including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products--manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, and build network switches and monitoring equipment. We are the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products. With more than 6,000 team members McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where we live and work.