Power Tagging is an interesting new start-up company that has created hardware and software to monitor and map the grid. With backing from Dominion power company and Lockheed Martin, the company’s sensor network is poised to make an impact. The unique use of modules that hug the power line, and amplification devices to boost signals, creates a sensor web that tags metrics about the grid such as voltage reduction. The result is a constantly updated map for the utility network.
Read more about this approach in this feature from Earth2Tech.