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Ampacimon Inc.

Ampacimon uses high-end sensors and data analytics to optimize the operation of the world’s most critical energy infrastructure

A global leader in deployed dynamic line rating systems, our patented technologies increase the capacity of existing transmission and distribution systems, monitor critical asset health conditions, and identify mechanical and electrical faults.

Products & Services

  • Dynamic Line Rating for Overhead Transmission and Distribution Lines
  • Dynamic Line Rating for Underground Cables
  • Health Monitoring and Remaining Useful Life Evaluation of Overhead Transmission Lines
  • Online Partial Discharge Monitoring of Underground Cables and Gas Insulated Substations
  • Smart Communicating Fault Circuit Indicators for Overhead Distribution Lines

Industries Served

  • Electric Transmission
  • Electric Distribution

Clients Include

  • PPL Electric Utilities
  • Arizona Public Service
  • National Grid
  • Exelon
  • NYPA
  • SDGE
  • Hydro Quebec
  • Elia (Belgium)
  • RTE (France)
  • Amprion (Germany)

Client Testimonials

“PPL is excited to work with Ampacimon and PJM to integrate real-time and forecasted dynamic line ratings into the PJM network. We have currently deployed Ampacimon’s DLR solution on two transmission lines with an expected annual savings of $19.5 Million in congestion costs. The sensors will also be used to continuously monitor line health to ensure safe operations. Integrating this new technology into our day-to-day operations supports our top priority of delivering safe and reliable electric service and while keeping rates affordable for our customers.”

– David Quier, Director of Asset Management at PPL.

“Dynamic Line Rating has enabled APS to safely increase transmission capacity by over 15% during peak load times allowing us to operate our existing infrastructure more efficiently and serve our customers with maximum reliability.”

– Bajarang Agrawal, Engineering Manager at Arizona Public Service.

“Elia has been using Ampacimon systems (hardware, software and services) since 2008 on the Belgian transmission and sub-transmission electricity grid. Deployment and operation of these systems have been successful and satisfactory.
These systems consist mainly of ADR SENSE monitoring devices, ADR OPERATE real-time ampacity software, ADR TREND and ADR HORIZON ampacity forecast software. They have been used to alleviate constraints on the Belgian grid, in order to maximize its utilization by securely increasing the thermal limits of overhead lines, while maintaining safety and operational security. To date more than 150 devices have been installed on more than 30 lines from 70 kV to 380 kV, including interconnectors, and deployment is pursued according to Elia’s needs.
A complete integration into the SCADA/EMS at the Belgian National Control Centre has been made in such a way that ampacity computations are used continuously by Elia dispatch engineers.
Ampacimon’s forecasting tools effectiveness allows Elia to increase exchange capacities on the day¬ ahead electricity market without increasing its exposure to redispatching costs.
Our expectations have been fully met thanks to the Ampacimon team and the quality of Ampacimon solutions and services, which is greatly helping Elia in meeting the challenges on its grid.”

– Patrick De Leener, Chief Officer Customers, Markets, and Systems