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Norwegian TSO Statnett innovates with Synaptec technologies

Image shows an engineer installing Synaptec's Refase system in Statnett substation

Norwegian Transmission System Operator (TSO) Statnett has adopted Synaptec’s unique distributed sensor technology to improve busbar protection in an industry first which will see both mechanical and electrical monitoring functions combined in a single, completely passive IEC 61850-compliant system for the first time. The partnership between Statnett and Synaptec is the first of its kind […]

Spotlight on energy tech as Science Minister visits Synaptec

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Chris Skidmore, visited Synaptec’s offices last week to explore how the company’s distributed sensing technology is revolutionising the management of electrical power systems in the Transmission and offshore renewables sectors. Mr Skidmore was invited to meet Synaptec – spunout only 4 years ago from the University […]

Distributed sensor technology set to benefit electrical network operators

Pioneering light-speed tech innovation offers new levels of protection, monitoring and control for electrical network operators A new distributed sensor technology called Refase™ dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of circuit protection for hybrids and multi-end feeders and improves remote fault response. By leveraging the speed, bandwidth and range of the optical fiber already available […]